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Candles may be one of the oldest forms of
lighting and also one of the oldest crafts known to man,
but wholesale candles as an industry is comparatively new.
Sure, people have been selling candles in quantity for years,
but with the advent of the World Wide Web, express shipping
and credit card payments, wholesale candles have rapidly
become a huge business.
Dozens of individuals have parlayed a small,
home-based pastime into a lucrative wholesale
candles operation. Some of these now rival the largest
retail candle shops and chain stores. They not only offer
the traditional wax candles in various shapes, sizes and
scents, these merchants have added all the accessories to
their catalogs. Some even market soybean candles, one of
the few real innovations in the wholesale candles business.
(More about that later)
Let's look at an example of a successful, modern seller
of wholesale candles. (This summary is actually a combination
of the best features of several merchants and ideas, designed
to give you a good picture of the wholesale candles industry
Many sellers of wholesale candles offer dozens of the traditional
taper candles and Colonial style candles, with colors now
ranging from red and green to blue, burgundy and lemon yellow.
Most merchants in the wholesale candles line also offer the
shorter, scented candles that have become increasingly popular
in the last couple of decades. One of the interesting changes
that has taken place in wholesale candles is the introduction
of themes, with scents, colors and accessories designed to
fit a certain vision and decorating idea.
Many of these suppliers manufacture
their own candles and sell wholesale candles and other
products to qualified wholesale buyers only. This usually
means that you would have to be in the retail or craft
line as a business, supplying your license and sales tax
information, before getting an account. The end user must
usually buy candles through a local retailer or buy them
through an online retail site that many of the manufacturers
have established. If you intend to pursue the purchase
of wholesale candles for reselling, be sure to ask about
minimum orders (such as $250 or a specific number of candles),
lower pricing for large orders, and "free" items
with consistent purchase from the same supplier.
A brief look at the wholesale candles
business will reveal an interesting innovation – soy-based
candles. This sector has grown to the point that some wholesale
candles merchants offer a dozen or more scents or styles
in soy candles alone. If you are concerned about the possibility
of toxins in traditional wax candles, you may want to look
at soy-based candles (though many of the modern wax candles
are lead-free as well as free of some of the more problematic
Most of the top-sellers of wholesale candles
advertise their business as a true wholesale
candles distributor. Yet many have added customer service
to the mix. For example, not only will these merchants carry
hundreds of different styles of candles and related accessories,
they have someone available during business hours to answer
questions about size, shape, scent etc. Custom candles are
also a possibility in this ever-expanding industry.
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