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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!
The retail industry is blessed with a variety of job specifications that anyone willing and dedicated to work will thrive in. These job specifications are tailored to meet the requirements of people and more jobs are being created. The jobber system has been in existence since the 19th century, gaining a lot of popularity and evolving into what it is today. We have been trained to know the jobs of retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers; however, jobbers are people that supply products to stores and businesses that later sell to customers. Tobacco jobbers are, therefore, people who supply tobacco products to other businesses that eventually sell to customers. Tobacco jobbers work as an intermediary between the manufacturer and retail stores. They are regarded as small scale wholesalers.
A tobacco jobber is carefully marshalled through state government offices, based on the delicate nature of their jobs the government require tobacco jobbers to obtain a business license, a sales tax permit, and follow state laws about what brands they sell. Tobacco jobbers’ strategies for selling their products should conform to the regulation of the government on tobacco products in whatever state or area they find themselves. As large scale wholesalers, tobacco jobbers also go into business for profit making. It is necessary for retailers going into business with tobacco jobbers to have a strategy and plan of making profit and not only satisfying the customers. Some of the tobacco products the jobber sells to other businesses are Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipe Tobacco, roll-your -own, and smokeless tobacco.
The tobacco industry is one of the richest industries in the retail business, retailers throng to the buying and selling of tobacco products. Tobacco jobbers give retailers promotional discounts, attractive display units and incentives for prominent placement products in their shops. They have strong allies with tobacco manufacturers and the retailers as well. Fostering a viable relationship is an important trait for the tobacco jobber to have. Tobacco jobbers need to employ excellent strategies to sidestep the stiff tobacco control by the authorities. One of the strategies tobacco jobbers employ is intelligence gathering. This is the study and research of social trends in order to anticipate future challenges, jobbers therefore identify patterns of sales to maximize profit.
If the tobacco industry is looking like the business venture for you, there are a few steps you need to take before certification as a tobacco jobber.
Firstly, call the state tobacco licensing department to ask for licensing processes. The state government is in charge of licensing tobacco jobbers.
Secondly, check the state’s requirements whether your product and company conform to the regulations. If they do, proceed to apply for a license through the state government. This will be done by providing information about your business and personal information about other business owners. After your information has been collated, you can then contact your local government offices to inquire about a location license. Some cities may require you to pay some small fees to become eligible to operate in their location. From here on out you can begin to contact tobacco manufacturers certified by your state and make the necessary documentations.