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How to Buy Products at Wholesale

Whether it's for home or business, buying products at wholesale prices is the way to go to save money.


  • Step 1: Present the assembled documentation to the wholesaler to prove your eligibility for registered buyer status.
  • Step 2: As an option, consider joining a wholesale club for homeowners if you are in the market for furniture or other household goods, or if you are building a home.
  • Step 3: As still another option, ask manufacturers whether they sell products that have been used as demos or samples at wholesale prices. Happy shopping!
  • FACT: Barbra Streisand landed her first major acting role in the 1962 Broadway musical _I Can Get It For You Wholesale._
  • Step 4: Assemble personal identification such as a driver's license or passport.
  • Step 5: Assemble any documentation required to show you own your business or that you are an employee. This could be a business card, company credit card, or insurance card.
  • TIP: If you do not meet these requirements, ask the wholesaler whether they allow the general public to shop during special hours. You may have to pay a little more than the wholesale price, but you will still be paying less than retail.
  • Step 6: Assemble any required documentation as proof of your business. This might include a resale permit issued by your state, a business license, or a fictitious business registration.
  • Step 7: Assemble proof of industry affiliation. This might include a photo of your storefront, or wholesale invoices.
  • Step 8: Contact the wholesaler you wish to do business with and ask about the requirements to become a registered buyer.

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