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Can I call up retailers and try to sell them my imported product?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by beingink, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. beingink

    beingink Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am trying to start a small business but because I cannot afford the registration of a company I am thinking of calling retailers of that product and try to sell them in a wholesale rate.

    Now the product itself has many variety under it so I can try to get them see, I already have 20 samples.

    My question is whether is this possible? do retailers entertain people like me ? or will it be just a waste of time?
     
  2. kypso

    kypso Junior Member

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    Well, let's say it this way. It is always worth a try - but many businesses work only with established connections and it is hard to go through that line of "defense". Also many of businesses do not accept calls and are on the Do-Not-Call list. It is possible that you will have to pay a penalty if you are getting caught.

    K.
     
  3. GlobalSolutions

    GlobalSolutions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd say give it a try. You'll need to register a company for this purpose though as most retailers would want to do it officially with a proper agreement in place.
     
  4. theqbot

    theqbot Registered Member

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    Try contacting small retailers who have business-wise owners. They are usually glad to sell stuff unofficially as long as they are making profit ;)
     
  5. gu3sswh0

    gu3sswh0 Regular Member

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    Small retailers and sole business owner companies care less about paper work. Start small but when you gain traction get your business licensed properly. Once you move up people will want to deal with a legit company only.
     
  6. SERPkiller

    SERPkiller Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have you thought about a MLM scheme for your product? Maybe you can get a decent amount of people selling stuff for you, without having to deal with companies.