I just had a chat with customer service for Petra.com, I was surprised how quickly they answered my call and how straight forward they were with me... Bottom line: if you want to partner with Petra or any legitimate wholesale supplier, you need a credit card for your business!
I asked the customer service lady (can't remember her name) "I'm first time business owner. I have a Tax ID, business license, and my my own e-commerce store, I just don't want to go live with my site until I'm confident in my suppliers. I did a lot of research and came upon Petra with some great reviews. Would Petra partner with me?" She said "Do you have a credit card?" I said "I have a PayPal Business Debit Master Card." She said "We don't accept PayPal or Debit Cards, If you're a business owner, you should have a Credit Card anyway." I was like "Well, I started so I'm not sure if I'll be applicable for a credit card yet..."
She laughed and said "If you have a business, you can get a business credit card! Just get a credit card and fill out the application, we'll partner with you." So with that said... Anyone have any suggestions?