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Mr. Checkout is a national association of independent wagon-jobbers and full-line distributors. We distribute product to approximately 35,000 independent stores around the country and are always seeking the next hot new product. If you have a product, we want to hear from you!

What Are Jobbers?

HOW TO GET JOBBERS TO PICK UP YOUR PRODUCT

  1. Understand you client: Before you spend a lot of time and money creating a product, you should know if anyone will want to buy it. Learn more about Market Research
  2. Learn if it’s protectable: Know if you can defend your product against cheap copies if it gets knocked off. Learn more about Copyright and Patent your product
  3. Test your product: Make sure that there’s a demand for your product and the customer understands what you are selling when it’s on the shelf and nobody is there to explain it. Learn more about Product Testing
  4. Perfect your pitch: Before you speak to decision makers, know your numbers, know your retailer and know your logistics in and out. Learn more about Pitching Your Product
  5. Don’t do it alone: If you haven’t been successful in retail before, a secret of success is that you can’t do it alone. Having great sales staff, customer support and marketing partners can take you from zero to success faster than if you tried on your own. Learn more about Retail Partnerships

Snack Jobber

Snack foods are smaller then a regular meal, they are designed to be portable, quick, and fulfilling. A distributor is agent who supplies goods to stores and businesses that sell to conumers. When you combine the two you get what we in the distribution business call a “Snack Jobber”. To go into more detail, a snack jobber functions as a intermediary between food manufactures and the food service Independent retail stores ( i.e. a Independent convenience store markets, bodegas, and niche grocery stores). The most important thing to remember when speaking to a snack jobber – they look for profitability. So before you pitch put yourself in their shoes. they’ll be asking questions like : The level of profit they can make on your product, The cost of stocking and refilling your product, whether your product is scalable, and whether you sell multiple products.

Tobacco Jobber

What is a “Tobacco Jobber” you might ask? A Tobacoo Jobber is someone who
supplies goods to stores and businesses that sell to consumers, they work as a intermediary between manufacturers and retail stores. A tobacco jobber is monitored through state government offices and are required to obtain a business license, a sales tax permit, and follow state laws about what brands they sell. To clarify, Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipe Tobacco, Roll-your -own, and smokeless tobacco are all classified as tobacco by the federal government. If you’re attempting to get into contact with a tobacco jobber it’s important to remember is they are looking for profitability. So before you pitch put yourself in their shoes. they’ll be asking questions like : The level of profit they can make on your product, The cost of stocking and refilling your product, whether your product is scalable, and whether you sell multiple products.

Wagon Jobber

A small food service distributor is often referred to as “Wagon Jobber”. A wagon-jobber is a wholesaler who services retailers with merchandise (as grocery specialties) carried on a truck and thus combines selling with delivery. These wagon-jobbers will purchase food in bulk and deliver small quantities to independent retail stores. If you’re attempting to get into contact with a tobacco jobber it’s important to remember they are looking for profitability. So before you pitch put yourself in their shoes. they’ll be asking questions like : The level of profit they can make on your product, The cost of stocking and refilling your product, whether your product is scalable, and whether you sell multiple products.

DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Mr. Checkout is a national association of independent wagon-jobbers and full-line distributors. We distribute product to approximately 35,000 independent stores around the country and are always seeking the next hot new product. If you have a product, we want to hear from you!