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Why YOU Should Buy From Craft Wholesalers

The Benefits Of Buying Wholesale Craft Supplies

Yes, buying from wholesalers saves you a ton of money.  Obviously, that’s the greatest advantage of buying from a craft wholesaler.  But what about the other reasons why you should choose to buy from a wholesaler rather than from a retail store?

If you only need some craft supplies for a small project, then by all means, buying from a retail store is much more convenient for you.  But if you really think about it, if you and your friends were to buy in bulk from a wholesaler, then you’d all be saving money plus you’ll have some extra materials should your project fail.  If your craft project doesn’t look too good, then you’d have to go back to the store and buy more materials.  How convenient would it have been if you bought a dozen at half the price and have extra materials should anything go wrong?

Wholesale means buying in bulk at a much lower price.  So if you only need one piece, then it wouldn't make sense if you bought 11 more pieces.  But if you’re an avid crafter or hobbyist, you know how convenient it is to have materials readily available at the house even when you didn't really need them when you bought them.

If you have a business, then buying from a craft supply wholesaler is something you will of already experienced and be involved in.  When you sell at retail price, you’d want to get the most profit as possible and you can only do that if you get your supplies from  a company set up as a wholesaler. They get better prices as they buy in bulk so they can pass those savings on to you. This way when you retail the craft materials you can still make a good margin and probably be cheaper than the main high street.

If you’re an individual however, it can be difficult to buy in bulk from certain wholesalers.  Some businesses strictly operate from business to business.  The other definition of wholesale is transactions made from one business to another.  This means they won’t sell to you unless you have your own store or you have registered first as a sole trader business.

If you’re already selling products on-line or from your home and you really need to buy supplies from a wholesaler but they have strict conditions, then you can still register as a business using your home address even if you don’t have a physical bricks and mortar store. You can then show your business registration number so the supplier can sell their products to you.  Getting VAT registered is another level and for all information on registering a business go to  https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business-uk/register-your-business-in-the-uk

Besides, if you've been selling your crafts for quite some time, you have probably already done that but if you now need to step it up a level the above website is the place to go.  You’ll be hitting two birds with one stone in this case.

Aside from the obvious reasons like more value for your money, saves you time, and convenience, the greatest thing about buying from a craft wholesaler is the strong relationship you’ll get to build with your supplier.  Having a good business relationship with your supplier is key to having a good retail business.

The longer you trade with them then usually you get better deals, better info on new products, being the first to try products. So it's very worth your while to have good relationships with your suppliers, but only if the price is right. Always be looking out for the best price to protect your margins and your long term profits, as your customers are going to want good prices too remember.

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