Wholesale & Dropshipping
AuthenticProduce.com, with its wholesale and dropshipping distribution systems for manufacturers and original brands, is seeking Worldwide strategic partners; suitable for manufacturer’s wholesale account services, and with a customer-base that would benefit from your combined excellence.
We look for qualified and professional health product partners that add incremental sales, marketing education, and professional customer service for our brand client’s popular products and ranges.
There is a significant infrastructure in place with AuthenticProduce.com for cost-efficient fulfilment and order management systems, so we are pleased to share the benefits of this with you and your customers through the systems we provide on behalf of the manufacturers.
Our retail partners have a loyal and well cared-for existing customer base, through their own website, email newsletters, shops and surgeries, so please read all information here carefully before applying to ensure your request is appropriate to our care and consultation recommendations for alignment with the brand’s values.
Once your application is approved, we will change your website login to a wholesale account – the pricing will reflect your reseller cost prices, with facilities to manage your brand identity on invoices, and delivery addresses per order.
Our manufacture clients are primarily located outside of the EU – so we strongly recommend you check import duty costs and regulations relevant to your country here: dutycalculator.com or here: ups.com/globaladvisor
After analysing all costs and regulations, the majority of our wholesale customers choose to dropship, using our infrastructure to send goods directly to their customers. These personal import allowances and restrictions are for import by individual consumers, with their personal-usage allowances for personal importation.
However, for bulk-shipping distribution, retail shops and outlets, we direct you to research the information on the regulations for your country – to ensure you remain compliant with all relevant authorities for your jurisdiction.
We offer access to bulk-buy wholesale pricing from manufacturers, and direct-to-customer dropshipping services from third-party warehouses, with an emphasis on minimising delivery mileage and handling costs, to give consumers the best possible value and full traceability.
Your custom and success is important to our team in building manufacturer to partner relationships, and relies upon your customer-facing feedback to help manufacturers continue to develop the best health products for consumer needs.
Smaller and new online resellers may find the direct dropshipping service is more cashflow-friendly and scalable than the additional step in the supply-chain to customers that are created by stocking and delivering themselves.
Both dropship and bulk-wholesale options are often available to all accounts, so you can use this service to build up your experience with minimal stock-holding risk, and transition to self-delivery when you are more experienced with your customer requirements and market.
High-street resellers, when pricing for shop shelves, should bear in mind the total cost to customers for postage and packaging when buying a single item online, to be competitive to customer’s online comparisons. The elimination of customer delivery costs should help you remain comparable to internet pricing, and leave a comparable margin to invest in your personal customer service.
Wholesale accounts are for trade customers only, including; high-street shops, health & beauty practitioners, doctors, surgeries and independent websites.
Please note; we do not facilitate wholesale products to customers for resale on Amazon or Ebay in any country without express written permission – these channels are monitored, and attempts to circumvent this policy will be in breach of our manufacturer agreements and may result in your orders being held or cancelled. These channels are typically already serviced direct by manufacturers, and customers are happy with the direct relationship and value already delivered – we have this policy to maintain traceability and avoid counterfeiting, anonymity and customer service confusion, so we value your cooperation in respecting this.
The margins for online product sales are reducing, with abundant competition, and increased logistics efficiency over pre-internet historical ‘rules of thumb’ for mark-ups. So you will need to make sure your costings are comprehensive and accurate for your ongoing resale success, concentrating on cost-efficiency and value added marketing.
We always encourage passing on the best possible prices and value to customers, so we can assist in your pricing calculation strategy once we understand your business more, with data feeds, imagery, marketing material, editorial, news, and cost-control advice.
There is typically no fixed percentage discount for wholesale pricing from the retail prices you see to to the variety of product properties. You should check all lines individually because margins will vary depending on supply, demand, and economies-of-scale for each product’s manufacture.
Buyers will be responsible for all carriage costs and import duties, so should factor these into costing. We do not add any handling fees on to postage or courier costs if we arrange for this on your behalf, but reserve the right to approve all collection carriers based on their compliance with our individual manufacturer and third-party warehouse policies and integration systems.
The majority of low-value goods originating from outside the EU will not be liable for personal import duties or sales taxes, but if you wish to commercially import into the UK & EU, for stocking and resale, you will have to consider all commercial import costs, currency-conversion, handling expenses, taxes and restrictions for your country.
A range of localised stock is available from UK warehousing for customs-cleared and duty-paid delivery throughout the EU, offering you a choice from multiple dispatch location options to optimise ordering according to your priorities with regard to; speed, administration and costs.
Please note; drop-shipped personal customer imports for small items do not typically incur import or sales tax, however commercial imports do, so you will find that the margin for wholesale pricing on bulk-imports may not always be sufficient for your business strategy if you have a business strategy reliant on attempting to discount below the prices already offered to personal customers online.
We encourage sustainable business models with investment in customer service, marketing and education – we will be able to assist you with this once we understand more about your business strategy and customer base.
Wholesale orders are subject to a minimum order value of £200 (excluding taxes and shipping). We monitor account sales channels to ensure they continue to be legitimate trade accounts with a sustainable pricing policy – reselling within resale licence agreements, terms & conditions. We have a large amount of resources available to grow your business, so please speak to your Authentic Produce Relationship Manager to see how we can help you.
Thank you for your interest in Authentic Produce – we look forward to our partnership in growing a healthy business with you.