How to locate wholesale suppliers for small businesses?

Finding a wholesale supplier is the next step if you're interested in using one. These are five methods for locating wholesale suppliers of the goods you require.

  • Go to trade exhibitions

Manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers in the sector come together at these events. It also provides you with the opportunity to interact with people and view things in person.

  • Make use of an internet marketplace

Thousands of suppliers with reasonable rates and large orders are listed in wholesale directories such as SaleHoo, Thomas, and Wholesale Central. To choose the best vendors for you, you can filter based on product categories, shipping options, and location.

  • Speak with the producers

Manufacturer information is typically included with products. To be certain you're dealing with a trustworthy wholesaler, you can get in touch with manufacturers and see if they have a list of approved distributors.

  • Get trade publications as a subscriber

A list of active wholesalers with their most recent contact details can be found by looking through the advertisement sections.

  • Visit the website of your chamber of commerce

There may be directories with verified vendors in some chambers.

  • Request recommendations

Speak with other companies to find out if they can recommend trustworthy and dependable suppliers.