In Start Your Own Wholesale Distribution Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Bridget McCrea explain how to begin and run an effective wholesale distribution business. In this edited excerpt, the authors provide a glance at the competitive industry of wholesale distribution.
Distributors serve to go product from manufacturer to advertise. Some are retail distributors, who sell right to consumers (customers). Others are referred to as merchant wholesale distributors; they buy products from the maker, or another source, then move them from their warehouses to companies that either want to resell the merchandise to get rid of users or utilize them within their own operations.