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Wholeslae Xmas trees UK?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by stressfree, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. stressfree

    stressfree Senior Member

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    Every every year i say i am going to do this......buy a number of Xmas trees wholesale and sell lto the public. The markeup must be masive and people do not seem to mind getting ripped at Xmas on a good tree. I think i paid about £45 for mine last Xmas.

    So anyone in the UK know of any good sources for this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Chunks

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    I can supply but I'm in Canada.
     
  3. stressfree

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    LOL I think shipping costs will kill me.
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    My Grandfather used to drive up to Scotland in a Bedford truck years before the M1
    to buy wholesale Christmas trees.
    So it must of been worth it.
     
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    I believe you're better off getting authorization in a nearby country and chop them down yourself.
     
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    check out the exchange rate.

    Euro in US Dollar.
     
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    Well, to get started its a couple thousand dollar investment (I've looked into it). The fake trees are heavy, so the weight and the size of the package makes the items non attractive to shipping in ways such as air freight because of the cost of shipping per unit. I'm assuming maybe 8-12 trees fit in a CBM, so if you are wanting the cost of shipping to be low so that the cost of each individual item can be low so that your profit will be higher, then you are looking to purchasing enough to fill a section of a container as a LCL, and with the cost of fees, I would recommend purchasing about 8 CBM's, being about 64 to 96 trees. kupaitoy@hotmail.com (Chinese national) has a profitable low quality tree for about $7 USD per tree, which would be suitable for something like an office. A nice tree that you could easily sell for about $180 USD or $200 USD is going to cost you about $65-$70 per tree. You will have to make your best judgement to purchase a selection of items ranging from low quality to high quality.