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What is more traditional than candy, for
centuries a treat for the young (and young at heart)? How
about wholesale candy as a tradition? It's true. While many
of the largest sellers of wholesale candy today have had
a nationwide or worldwide presence for 10 years or less (World
Wide Web/Internet) there are many makers and suppliers of
wholesale candy who have offering their goodies for decades.
For example, several companies have been
in the wholesale
candy business for nearly 100 years and those that have
kept up with the pace and demands offer thousands of items.
Individual buyers can find these sweets at outlet stores
or through online lists, with discount prices as a bonus.
Those who are established in the retail/resale candy business
have dozens of choices for wholesale candy.
Many of these tradition-rich wholesale
candy suppliers only sell directly to retail stores and
resellers, choosing not to participate in the "affiliate" programs
such as school and church fundraisers. Others have success
in both areas. When working in the wholesale candy business,
no matter the method of reselling, it is best to find a supplier
with a strong customer support program. This is the best
way to ensure that the quality of the wholesale candy will
meet customer expectations.
Tip: Nearly all the wholesale candy
merchants will ask for a copy of your business license
or seller's permit. You may have to supply this in the
form of a sale tax identification number (from the state
in which you operate your business). Non-profit groups
usually supply a copy of their tax exempt certificate.
Generally, if you buy as an individual from a candy supplier,
you are getting discounted prices, but are not really buying "wholesale
Aside from the business terms and methods
of buying/selling wholesale candy, what makes this such
a popular and profitable business? Choices and memories
have to be at the top of the list of reasons. There are
literally thousands of sizes, shapes and tastes in wholesale
candy, with many suppliers offering bulk candy, nuts, boxed
chocolates, cookies and more. If you want to pursue the
wholesale candy business, be sure to ask about seasonal
and custom items. These are becoming a huge part of the
industry. Another tip: Ask about the source of the candy.
Many suppliers of wholesale candy actually make some, if
not all, of the items right there in their own "kitchen."
Memories also play a large part in the enjoyment of candy,
as well as in the success of the wholesale candy business.
Nearly everyone remembers one or more types of candy enjoyed
as a child. Thousands of people are now trying to find these
original recipes or a supply of their favorite candy. Recapturing
one of the joys of youth can drive a major sector of the
wholesale candy industry.
Whether you want to buy wholesale
candy as way to raise funds for your group or you
want to find a great source for bulk chocolates, hard
candies, jelly beans and other hard-to-find confections,
the opportunities are almost limitless in the wholesale
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