How to Buy Wholesale for Resale?

May 15, 2003

Grocery OwnersHi everyone!
I'm looking for some places to get (wholesale) items to resell. I have a small embroidery shop- but would like to carry other gift items as well.




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June 3, 20030 found this helpful

Here are some links for some wholesale gift outlets.

These people have a registration set up to sell from a catalog

Wholesale Decor Gift

Wholesale Directory

There are Gift Shows usually in the summer for Christmas offerings in most large cities. This is a good place to look for unusual items. Also ask other shops where they buy their goods. Hope this helps.


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June 4, 20030 found this helpful

I have some handcrafted items that might fit in with your embroidery items. If you are interested, please email Susan at for details.

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June 16, 20030 found this helpful

First, have you tried looking on eBay? I frequently see items selling on eBay for less than what I see the same item selling for at so-called "wholesale" companies. I hope some of the following wholesale sources are helpful. I've never bought from any of them so I don't know anything about them.


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Luxury Brands @ Liquidation Prices

National Mail Order Association Wholesale Search Engine

Roden Surplus Imports

Stanyard Enterprises

Vickie Toy Factory


DollarDays International, LLC

I hope these links provide you with a good source for your gifts. Good luck with your business!

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By Sparrow (Guest Post)
July 28, 20040 found this helpful

Your local Sam's club has many items for retail stores, such as gifts and stuff. Also and if you don't already have those. We are currently opening a store as well so I have been on the same journey as you have.


One of the best things is to contact a particular interesting company directly, that way you will attract collectors as well as gift buyers. Enesco products to very well ( of course) they do cherished teddies, precious moments and lots more. is for businesses only but they carry a GREAT many different lines. One other suggestion is contacting Carlton Cards and carrying their ornament collections (similar to Hallmark) for the holidays. If there is no Hallmark near you, hallmark also would offer you merchandise.
As a last suggestion, candy is always a big hit. has a gigantic selection of prepackaged candy in different themes to make everyone happy.
Hope this helps!
God Bless

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By D & T Woodcrafts and Collectibles (Guest Post)
August 19, 20040 found this helpful

I have over 3,000 unique items for gift shops and resell at low wholesale prices. You must be a business. Please email me at : for more information.

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By Good Luck (Guest Post)
August 28, 20040 found this helpful

I found a website with all sorts of wholesale merchandise and wholesale distributors. A good place to find wholesale clothing and accessories.

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By Moua Thao (Guest Post)
September 11, 20040 found this helpful

Hi! please come to visit my store at I have alot of wholesale items and very low price. Don't miss! come to visit my site.

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By Melissa (Guest Post)
November 11, 20040 found this helpful

I'm looking for LTD Commodites

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By lisag (Guest Post)
November 19, 20040 found this helpful

I sell unique and unusual and elegance products.
to glass products,holidays products, or just a special gift for someone,also sell noveltys mugs, key chains to home decor,or decorate an office up a new inviduals, or sets its your choice.I been selling over a year in my town. These products have been sold in walmart.That should tell something!Im willing to find out more.E-Mail me. at

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By cindy (Guest Post)
February 4, 20050 found this helpful

looking for the lookalike bags at wholesale ive bought then at retail for 40.00 anybody?

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By kimberly (Guest Post)
February 19, 20050 found this helpful

Im looking for more companies similar to abcdistributing and ltd commodities

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April 3, 20050 found this helpful


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By (Guest Post)
May 21, 20050 found this helpful

i provide items @ wholesale prices, if any 1 or business owner is interested they can contact me @, plus u can visit my promotional page from there u can get a feel of wat i carry, plus u can order a catalog 4 my full line of items. as i said its a promotional website the full context site will be up soon.

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By Jerry (Guest Post)
July 29, 20050 found this helpful

Hello, I am a wholesaler/liquidator of all kinds of merchandise, if you would like to see some of the items we have just shoot me an email with what you are looking for or a general category and I will send you the lastest deals, mind you most of my merchandise has a min order or by the truck load.


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August 11, 20050 found this helpful

Does any of these wholesale shops offer a buy now pay later with no credit card or credit check? Can I pay the invoice at a later time? Is there a price limit?

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By Specialadi (Guest Post)
November 16, 20050 found this helpful

In an Effort to help

I am Kreatimages (Kristina)

The Christmas Holiday is fast approaching, and on behalf of those who are less fortunate to buy Christmas gifts for their family members, I make an appeal to you for help.

My appeal is Gifts for Pennies or Less. Less means buy two get one free.

If you have things in your home that you may be throwing away because you no longer use them or fit them, I would be grateful if you would donate them to: Kreatimages Pennies or Less, located at 6933 Main Street in Lithonia GA.


Just ask for Kristina; call (404-808-5912) or email me ( ).

People can come and shop for their family Christmas items for Pennies or Less. Items will not be free of charge, but I assure you that all of your donations will be sold for $5.00 or Less. Donations can be any items you desire to give, no monetary gifts.

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April 25, 20060 found this helpful

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April 1, 2007

I am thinking about buying items wholesale and selling out of my home. Can anyone tell me how to get started and give me any good websites to buy wholesale. Also, for anyone that already does this out of their home, would shoes and handbags be a good idea to start off with? If not, what about junior clothes for girls?

Pam from Georgia

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March 22, 2006


I am wondering if anyone knows where to find wholesale plants?

Hardiness Zone: 4b

Jim from Faribault, MN



Are you looking to get into the business, or just looking for a price break on buying a large quantity of plants? Here is a helpful link to nurseries in the state of Minnesota:

To purchase plants at wholesale rates, most nurseries require a tax ID number and/or a nursery license. Unless you're in the business, gardeners are not allowed to purchase plants wholesale, or there would be no one left to buy retail. Still, if you are looking for hundreds of bulbs or a large number of one type of item it might be worth checking an individual nursery's policy regarding price breaks for buying in bulk. It has been my experience that the smaller, local nurseries are more willing to negotiate price breaks.




By Jess (Guest Post)
December 30, 20060 found this helpful

You might try your phone book under Wholesale Nursery. I found one here in Indianapolis that way. They had unique species that the big box stores didn't carry for a good price.

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September 14, 2010

I am wanting to start a small business. I want to buy jewelry wholesale and resale it at local bazaars and possibly in homes with groups of women. I do not know where to begin. Do I just need a tax ID or a reseller's license?

I live in Indiana and was wondering if someone else out there is doing the same thing and would be my mentor? Someone who would not mind my questions. Thank you and I look forward to the feedback.

By Pam from Lafayette, IN

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March 15, 2012

Where do I go to buy discount groceries to sell in my store?

By Theresa

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January 15, 2010

Can I purchase canned goods and other products for resale in a convenience store? How would I go about this?
Also, please give me an idea on prices.

By Jacquilyn Harris from Lacoochee, FL

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January 5, 2010

Where can I buy wholesale burlap totes so that I can monogram on them?

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August 30, 2005

I was wondering if any one knows where to buy wholesale fabric. A friend of mine is thinking of starting her own sewing shop. I live in Kentucky.



By Memere (Guest Post)
September 2, 20050 found this helpful

One needs a "resale" number issued by your state in order to buy wholesale. In other words, one must legitimately set up as a business, with license, resale number, sale tax number, etc. Contact your local state or city/county office for requirements.

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