Bob Goldstein (left) and Dirk Nieuwenhuis at a Dollar General with Stacker Energy Shot display.
Wholesale-to-Distributor Warehouses / Cash and Carry Wholesalers
By Bob Goldstein, President & CEO of Mr. Checkout Distributors, Inc.
Profitable distribution of general merchandise to grocery and convenience stores depends on reliable sources. Wholesale to distributor warehouses, also known as cash and carry suppliers, are located in most major cities. With the right suppliers, you can buy wholesale and distribute as a very profitable venture.
I have been in the wholesale distribution business for over 20 years and have purchased direct from major manufacturers and importers. As a distributor, I have discovered that using regional Cash and Carry companies and Wholesale-to-Distributor Warehouses has many advantages over buying direct.
Wholesale-to-Distributor Warehouses, also known as cash and carry are a form of trade in which goods are sold from a warehouse operated either on a self-service basis, or on the basis of samples or a combination of the two. The customers are small distributors, caterers, institutional buyers, retailers, etc. that settle the invoice on the spot and in cash and carry the goods away themselves.
Wholesaling consists of the sale of merchandise to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.
Wholesalers assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots. Many of these Wholesalers and Cash and Carry companies will promote their deals and assist you in building your distribution business.
If you are interested in buying merchandise direct from manufacturers, you should first consider contacting and visiting a Wholesale-to-Distributor Warehouse or Cash & Carry in your marketing area. It may just save you money and warehouse expense as you build your business.
Bob Goldstein is the founder and President of Mr. Checkout Distributors, Inc. Mr. Checkout is an organization of 250 + convenience store distributors & wagon-jobbers servicing over 44,000 c-stores coast-to-coast. Visit http://www.mrcheckout.net to subscribe to his ezine on Wholesale Distribution.
In-Store Marketing Programs:
To win in-store, you have to be in-store…
Food distributors, beverage distributors and wholesalers can introduce their established products and new products to independent grocery and convenience stores nationwide. The Mr. Checkout in-store Blitz will put your product on the checkout counter or in the cooler with point of sale signage. For a nominal fee, you will receive a digital pic of your product display along with the name, address, phone number and manager’s name sent to you in an Excel spreadsheet for 100% verification.
Once we place you product and it has an opportunity to sell for a week or two, our distributor will get feedback from the retailer and push for an opening order. When we find a winner, and sales are flowing from you to our distributor, we will come back to you to request a brokerage agreement to present to our corporate chain stores and big box stores. The independent c-stores are a fantastic way to launch and try out new products. A in-store photo gallery will show the world that you are in-store via our exclusive landing page that features you product with your direct contact information.
To learn more about the Mr. Checkout in-store Blitz, call your Mr. Checkout sales rep or us directly at 800-367-0076.