If you are really serious about making money selling beverages, than it is critical that you find great products and good beverage wholesale suppliers.
It may sound easy but it isn’t. Trying to find beverage suppliers over the internet can be difficult especially if they are a large beverage supplier.
These manufacturers with hot items are very busy selling to large distributors. Most large beverage manufacturers don't make any effort at all to attract small to medium size businesses due to the cost. They sell in container loads and if you are planning to sell beverages from your home, then you can not meet their purchasing requirement.
Large Beverage Suppliers are doing fine selling to large accounts such as Walmart and Costco.
So how does anyone find a good Beverage wholesaler then?
The key is to do your research. While you are doing your research always keep in mind that there are con-artist out their trying to take your money. So the best thing I always recommend is to join a site that monitors and locates legit product wholesalers.
Beverage Wholesale Sources and Ebay
Ebay can be a great place to find beverage suppliers that may be willing to sell to you below what they are auctioning their products at. The only problem is everyone has access to the same manufacturers and the person with the bigger pocket will always get the best price.
Beverage Manufacturer and Distributors
You can find beverage wholesalers by contacting the manufacturer and asking them who their wholesalers are. You can also ask the manufacturer if you can become a wholesaler. There will be a quantity limit but if you can afford it, you can make a killing.
There is no better source than going to the manufacturer directly.
Beverage Wholesale Supplier Directory
If you are having a hard time locating a beverage wholesaler or getting in contact with the manufacturer, you can join a wholesale directory. They can take a lot of the leg work out of finding beverage suppliers. Also good directories will thoroughly research all the contacts they recommend, removing the risk that you'll end up dealing with a fraudster.
Trade shows can be one of the best ways to meet wholesalers. A trade show is where related industries manufacturers gather to present their products to potential buyers.
Trade shows are usually not open to the general public. While at the tradeshow, you can sample the quality of the product and you can also talk directly to the manufacturer.
Most wholesalers will adjust the price of their product based on the number of units you purchase from them.
If you are a very small business with a limited amount of funding, you will not be able to get a lower price compared to someone that is able to purchase a container full of product.
This is also why eBay Power sellers can maintain their status because they are able to get the lowest price. Knowing this, it is important that you focus on a niche like selling energy drinks and shots so you have a very limited amount of competition.