Welcome to SaleHoo. Sorry I have not been able to reply to your PM, I'll just reply through here if you don't mind.
Yes, there are some manufacturers and/or wholesalers that prefer to sell only to those with a brick and mortar store, which may seem unfortunate to us who sell solely online.
So long as you are getting your products from an authorized distributor and that the items are indeed authentic then you need not be an authorized distributor yourself. Of course you will not be in any trouble :)
I did a search before but I came up with only one wholesaler. I'll try running another one tomorrow and I'll let you know what I find.
Talk to you then!