Wholesale tool supplier wanted.

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  1. lee1970

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    Hi all, I’m in the process of starting an online tool sales company.
    As a sole trader.

    I’m finding difficult to find wholesale, that are will to sell to me.


    can anyone tell me who imports us pro tools/ Bergen tools?

    Any feed back would be great!
     
    Posted: Jun 12, 2020 By: lee1970 Member since: Jun 9, 2020
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  2. fisicx

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    The chances of a wholesaler wanting to trade with a sole trader are virtually zero.
     
    Posted: Jun 12, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Mr D

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    Contact the brand owners you want to trade with, find out who the UK distributor is, contact them.
    Whether they choose to sell to you is open to question - some companies have minimum opening orders, some brands refuse to deal with 'online only' businesses.

    You cannot force someone to trade with you.
     
    Posted: Jun 12, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  4. Craftymetal

    Craftymetal UKBF Newcomer

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    There’s a guy near me that imports us pro I don’t know the actual company name though.

    more to the question the two brands in question are probably the most widely available possible. There’s tonnes of eBay sellers, Amazon, market traders and also traders selling out of vans Visiting garages really you need to come up a way of getting people to buy from you rather Than the already existing saturated market.
     
    Posted: Jun 13, 2020 By: Craftymetal Member since: Nov 23, 2017
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  5. fisicx

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    Doesn’t change the fact that you need to be a company. A sole trader isn’t even going to get a reply.
     
    Posted: Jun 13, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. Mr D

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    Post replies that help people or comment on the subject instead of simply trying to get people to contact you.

    Be helpful and over time people will want to contact you. Without spamming.
     
    Posted: Jun 18, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  7. Filipe Carreira

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    I see no better way to help than to describe my company's capabilities. if you don't understand then i'm sorry. My time is too precious to dedicate myself to SPAM
     
    Posted: Jun 18, 2020 By: Filipe Carreira Member since: Jun 18, 2020
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  8. alan1302

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    Spamming is what you are doing! LOL :)
     
    Posted: Jun 18, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  9. Mr D

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    Yet that appears to be what you are doing. Spamming to get people contacting you.
     
    Posted: Jun 18, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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    Posted: Jun 18, 2020 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  11. calhib

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    i am also in this process and have been really struggling. i have come across a website called aa tools based in somerset but cannot find much else about them would be great to hear from you to see how you have gotten on
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2020 By: calhib Member since: Jun 27, 2020
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  12. CHUKTC

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    Another thought is to consider selling another as yet unknown brand rather than trying to compete in a crowded established brand market place where judging by the above comments you may struggle to make a margin assuming you can even buy. It may be worth looking at changing the model and sourcing similar tools from other suppliers around the world,
     
    Posted: Jun 28, 2020 By: CHUKTC Member since: Jan 2, 2019
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