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  3. Why is Wholesale Cheaper?

Why is Wholesale Cheaper?

Buying from wholesale is cheaper as wholesalers acquire the stock at a much lower cost than other businesses would have to pay for the same stock from the same place. This is largely because of discounts added due to the volume of units wholesalers purchase from manufacturers and producers. Wholesalers will acquire huge quantities of stock which retailers and businesses can then snap up and pass on those products to their customers.

The cheaper businesses and traders can acquire stock from wholesalers, the better the value and savings they can pass onto their customers, so wholesale is a crucial part of the supply chain process. Moreover, due to their research and work that wholesalers do, they're likely to establish close relationships or partnerships with international manufacturers or producers.

As a result, retailers, businesses and traders will find that wholesalers are very likely the best possible please to source their stock for their customers. Pound Wholesale is a leading provider and distributor of lines to pound shops, discount stores and more, and traders can acquire a wide range of stock from us.

Which is Cheaper, Wholesale or Retail?

It is important to understand the vast differences between wholesale and retail. Wholesale and retail play different roles in the chain process of getting products and goods from the manufacturers into the hands of the consumer. The cost per unit is normally far cheaper from a wholesaler, this is because a wholesaler acquires stock from providers and manufacturers at a reduced rate as wholesalers purchase large quantities of stock, at prices that would likely be unavailable to retailers and the general public.

However, consumers normally cannot purchase from wholesalers, meaning they will have to purchase from retailers at retail price, which will almost certainly be higher than the wholesale price per unit. Producers and manufacturers determine the wholesale price, and retailers will determine the cost they will sell to the consumer, largely dependant on the cost they paid per unit from the wholesaler. Although the increase from wholesale price to retail price differs and depends on the product, origin, season and other things, retailers generally hike up the cost per unit by 2 times.