The only other Salehoo listings I could find appeared to be discount retailers somehow tagged as wholesalers. (Perhaps I missed other listings?) Would anyone know of any manufacturers who allow factory direct purchases direct to retailer/reseller?
I have a division of my small business enterprise that wholesales Gourmet pet treats, totally organic top class tasty stuff, if I say so myself...lol.
While we nave a distribution contract with a boutique manufacturer, our focus is on a local private retail market, however that is at full retail price. Larger volumes are available at genuine wholesale prices, dependent on volume of course.
Unfortunately there appears to be some distance between us, and while I'm confident with the volume prices we could offer, along with the current value of the dollar, we could provide you with a very viable option, however shipping would destroy most of any margin I'm sure.
You sound like you already have TAX authorisation, so there is nothing to stop you approaching your local suppliers direct and contracting a deal such as we did.
I would actually suggest you look at smaller boutique manufacturers. We certainly found a more creative and exciting range of flavours and products with these types of suppliers, rather than the larger companies geared up for retail trade.
We went this way because we could secure a great price, and we believe that pet lovers want something a little different, a little unique to spoil their dog with. Makes them feel like their dog is getting something special that others aren't....lol
Now at this stage I should say that it is Salehoo policy that members do not try and sell other members anything without first having had their trading detail checked out by Salehoo, just to confirm they are a legit supplier, and while I'm happy to do that if there are actually any members out there interested in pursuing a market like this, I would be more than happy to register here as a potential supplier.
Never even considered it before because I assumed no one would be interested in this market, but I guess if there is one, there may well be others....lol
Probably pertinent to mention that we also a distribution contract to wholesale Gourmet ice cream, Sorbet and Gelato, and we are currently looking at developing our own range of smoothies, including a slightly stronger adult version.....lol
Also got a few other products in the pipeline at the moment!
So, if anyone is interested in these types of products, then drop me a note and we will take a look at opening some distribution channels, and registering on Salehoo in order to abide by the trading criteria.
Btw, inquiries outside of Brisbane only please, unless you have a retail bricks and morta storefront, nothing virtual. We tend to guard our own market pretty tightly and I would not be interested in inviting someone to undercut our own pricing in our own back yard....lol
Outside of Brisbane, go for your life : )