People need clothes for everyday use and they buy new ones every other few months for a couple of reasons. First is that as an additional to their wardrobe specially when an occasion has come up or they loved the design of those they found. Another as replacement for older ones specially when they grow taller or bigger and the previous shirts do not fit.
This is why having a clothing business is a good investment as long as you have the patience and passion in doing this. Buying stocks for your venture is essential, so when you do, buy wholesale brand name apparel instead of purchasing them individually. This allows you to save some money because their prices are lower.
So first, you must find a wholesaler where you can make these purchases for your retail stores that you will be establishing. Do this through searching the internet of those that are selling clothes in wholesale and find out which ones could deliver on your area. This is important since some are only doing business to certain areas.
Another way to find them is through the suggestions from your friends and relatives who happen to know a company that does this. They might have their own retails store and are willing to help you set yours up by providing their source. Or they have found that information in different ways or just randomly.
Other ways in finding them include attending trade shows, checking out trade magazines and talking to brand manufacturers. Wholesalers may attend these trade shows making them a great venue for your search and there are useful apps which could help you in locating the nearest one for you. While magazines have advertisements posted on them.
Talking with brand manufacturers directly is possible though they only sell in high volumes normally and you might not need that much yet. But they could suggest a wholesaler to you or distributors which will sell in wholesale still. These entities are selling to small businesses after they have bought the clothes from the manufacturers.
Check these companies out and learn more about them as much as you could so you would know how trustworthy and reputable these are. Find out what others stores are getting their supplies from them to have an idea on their trustworthiness. This is because these shops will not continue to buy from them without trusting them.
Another is to know what others are saying about them which is possible by reading the reviews written by their clients. These are available in websites dedicated to these stuffs and most of them have a rating system for easier ranking. Higher ratings are usually those with more satisfied clients and are normally the better choice.
Ask the potential supplier that you have found for their order processing time, return policies and volume discounts. Be prepared in negotiating delivery schedules, pricing terms and minimum order quantities before you sign the contract with them. Make sure to add these revisions on your agreement and let your attorney review them before signing.