Wholesale distributors sell all sorts of products like furniture, clothes, toys, groceries, office apparatus, business supplies, magazines, beauty products and samples, stationery, party supplies, etc.
As a wholesaler, you buy products from the manufacturer at a very low price and sell it to retailer making profit, who in turn sells them to consumers making a profit of their own. The wholesale distributors provide great growth to the nation's economy.
Wholesalers and suppliers are somewhat classed as middle agents, wholesalers are only effective when the price they charge for goods and services is less than the value placed by customers. By facilitating the transfer of title of goods, they are involved in the bulking and distributing of goods. There are various types of wholesalers such as clothing wholesalers, Wholesale Craft Supplies, trade suppliers, fashion wholesalers etc.
In developing countries, wholesale distributors are located in regional cities and take the products from the rural assembly market to the traders. Terminal wholesale distributors are located in populated areas and usually deals with the traders and retailers in order to distribute the produce to the customers.
Many wholesale operations are themselves, owned by retailers or manufacturers. Wholesalers are extremely important in a variety of industries, including cars and autos, grocery products, plumbing and drainage supplies, electrical supplies, and raw farm produce.
Wholesaling plays a main part in the marketing process in which acts as a mediators, i.e., those between the producer and end consumer, buy and resell goods, making them available to an expanded buyer's market over an expanded geographical market area.