Hi, i am having trouble finding suppliers that are economically viable.
For example i was looking at a particular type of knitting wool that is manufactured in Europe - I contacted the manufacturer direct, who said i could not buy from them direct I had to go to the Australian distributor - the Australian distributor sent me a price list - they charge $15 per ball wholesale - the retail price of this wool in America and the UK is $11 per ball - which means it is cheaper for me to buy it from retailers in America & Uk than to buy wholesale in Australia
I assume because UK/US sell for $11 that the US/UK wholesale price is $6.50
example 2 - American homewares co
cute cups that sell for $21 retail in stores
again the American manufacturer said I had to go through the Australian wholesale contact person whose wholesale price is $21 per cup
& what is really silly is that the postage from Overseas to Australia is cheaper than the delivery fees the Australian wholesaler wanted to charge me , so again it would be cheaper for me to buy retail from overseas than to buy at wholesale prices in Australia -
in both instances there is no profit in it for me
how do other Australians get around this problem?