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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!

Convenience Store Supplier

Convenience stores are very popular and the foot traffic in them is mostly high due to the strategic positioning. They are near residential areas, in gas stations, in the corner, etc. they are practically the nearest stores to consumer public.

Convenience stores are those retail outlets you can conveniently get to from where you are or live. They are strategically located for easy accessibility. When you run out of milk or you need that duct tape, you would first think of a convenience store. It is just that outlet that makes shopping something convenient to do. Convenience stores can be very convenient for automobile owners as many gas stations feature convenience stores. They can get what is needed while buying gas and continue on their journey.

Sourcing can be an issue for convenience stores due to their sizes. Big retailers have the size and capacity to draw several kinds of distributors near. However, retailers in smaller outlets have to get lists of suppliers who will be available to supply at the quantity and price they are looking for.

Here are some pointers that can help convenience store operators on reaching out to get supplies.

Contact the Manufacturer First and Cut Out the Middlemen

If you are looking at offering unbeatable prices, then you need lesser people in the supply chain. Cutting out the middlemen can be very helpful in reducing the price of multiple handling in the chain. Big brands use this method as one of the ways they sell at lower prices.

However, if you can’t get to the manufacturer easily, then you can try wholesale suppliers. These can help you get the product you need in bulk quantities though pricing may differ.

Make Sure to Have a First Productive Contact with the Wholesale Supplier

When you have the list of wholesale suppliers distributing what you want, start contacting them one after the other. You are looking at getting the minimum order requirements and their wholesale unit prices. Thus, screen them properly to get what you are looking for. It is very important that you are honest. You shouldn’t look for lower wholesale prices or other benefits by sounding bigger than you are. Let them know your size and be straight to the point. Be polite and friendly so as to start a productive business relationship.

Avoid Drop Shipping Arrangements at the Start

Drop shipping arrangement can be exciting especially if you just opened your online store as an aspect of your brick and mortar store. You don’t need to stock any product. Once an order comes in, you simply place the exact same order to the drop shipper and collect the profit based on the difference in the selling price. You are not taking inventory and you don’t have any fulfillment obligations. However, the drop shipper can disappoint and you cannot ascertain the quality of the product. You don’t want the disappointment drop shipping can bring. It can rub off on the reputation of your store.

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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!