Apparel
Art/Crafts
As Seen on TV
Automotive
Bath and Body
Beads
Books
Candles
Candy
Carpet
Cellular
Closeouts
Coffee
Collectibles
Computers
C-Store
Electronics
Fabric
Flags
Flooring
Flowers
Food
Fragrances
Furniture
Gift Baskets
Giftware
Gen Merchandise
Greeting Cards
Housewares
Incense
Inflatables
Jewelry
Knives
Lawn/Garden
Merchant Services
Military Goods
Novelties
Perfume
Pet Supplies
Regional/Ethnic
Restaurant Supplies
Ribbon
Security products
Scooters
Sporting Goods
Store Supplies
Sunglasses
Tools
Toys/Games
Truck Parts
Video Games
Video/Music
Watches

Home > Wholesale Articles > Lawn and Garden

Wholesale Lawn and Garden

For the most part, wholesale lawn and garden activity is a business-to-business activity. As with many wholesale products, there are numerous companies who manufacture, buy and warehouse lawn and garden products, then sell to retail stores and professionals at wholesale prices. These customers have generally filed state sales tax information and business license information in order to get an account with one of the suppliers of wholesale lawn and garden products.

Basically, many wholesale lawn and garden merchants sell only to "qualified" retailers in the lawn, garden, lake/pond and wildlife areas. To keep this business focused on those who are qualified resellers, most distributors and warehouses reserve the right to refuse sales to others. In fact, over the past few years, as suppliers of wholesale lawn and garden supplies have adopted Web site presence, many new customers cannot view prices until they provide the required tax and business information.

Not only that, but this wholesale lawn and garden industry is built on volume orders and volume shipping, so most individuals will not be able to purchase products in sufficient quantities to satisfy minimum order levels. While most manufacturers and distributors will try to keep these requirements low, pricing is based on customers buying in volume.

One of the unique features of the wholesale lawn and garden business is the seasonal nature of demand for products. Some companies will not back-order certain supplies because the need for them is tied to the calendar. Tip: Make sure you understand the merchant's policies on out-of-stock items and on return of products that cannot be used or were not used for various reasons. This could save you, the retailer or lawn care professional, a lot of money and stress.

Price is, of course, the guiding factor in working with any wholesale business. Sometimes the natural ingredients in a product or a change in weather/seasons can have a significant effect on the supply and demand of wholesale lawn and garden items.

When considering a venture into the wholesale lawn and garden industry, it may be a good idea for entrepreneurs to consider the statuary and fountain sector of this profitable business. Several companies manufacture and distribute a wide variety of ornamental items and practical items, including fountains, figures and birdbaths. A select few of these merchants have design staff, manufacturing facilities and huge warehouses for their one-of-a-kind products.

In general, established customers such as retail lawn and garden stores and lawn care professionals can expect to get fountains, bird baths, wind chimes, figurines, lanterns and many other items at 50 percent of retail or a bit less. But prices can vary widely with each and every wholesale lawn and garden supplier, so it is always best to ask questions to clear up any doubts from the beginning. With so many wholesale lawn and garden suppliers in the business, it may take a bit of time to determine if the large company can supply all of the retail and professional needs in this field, or if it may be necessary to work with two or three distinct companies to get just what is required for a successful move into the wholesale lawn and garden arena.

This article may not be copied, altered or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of 4WholesaleUSA.com. All rights reserved.


Wholesale Suppliers
(want your ad here?)


Featured Articles
Wholesale Art
Wholesale Automotive
Wholesale Apparel
Wholesale Candles
Wholesale Bath & Body
Wholesale Coffee
Wholesale Fabric
Wholesale Gifts
Wholesale Jewelry
Wholesale Lawn and Garden

Home | Featured Ads | Advertise | Flea Market Directory | Links | Wholesale Articles
Credit Card Directory | Wholesale Partners | Listing | Terms/Privacy | Contact Us | About Us | Site Map

Partners
Global E-commerce Marketplace | Wholesale Products Directory | Doba Wholesale Directory | Salehoo | Worldwide Brands

© 2014 4WholesaleUSA.com
All Rights Reserved.