I have currently been importing New Era Hats from a secret site that not many people have come accross. I am buying them in orders of 100 at $15(NZD) and selling them at an average of $50 on Link hidden: Login to view
(New Zealand version of ebay). But It is quite hard to sell 100 hats on trademe a month because all the main buyers have now bought enough hats, or already have bought the hat I am selling. I am selling 5 each of 20 popular styles. At the moment these hats retail at footlocker at $80-$110 (NZD). Footlocker sometimes buy hats for about $50 off people (just one at a time) if they are brand new and footlocker think they can sell it for $80+. The hats I order in are of very high quality and extremely more popular than the currently plain hats footlocker sell. Since I am finding it hard selling all my hats, I thought it would be a good idea to supply for a shop such as footlocker at about 100 hats a month (there are around 6 stores in my city that stock quite a lot each) at $40 (that way they double there money at least and they have definite selling styles). I often get taxed %12.5 at customs and sometimes customs confiscate a whole order. I figured also that if it is labeled footlocker as the recipient I might be able to get around this (they must get around it with their stock). Or I could ask them how they get around it (maybe it needs a special code or something). Anyway I have never supplied to a shop and they may also want GST codes which I don't have.
I don't want to mess up the whole idea by not saying the right stuff when I contact them (I don't want them to walk all over me). I would highly appreciate it if someone from this site could guide me through it or tell me how to supply for any shop and the process of it.