I’m a Melbourne mum of 2 cheeky teenage boys and 2 super-cute puppies. And I know what it means to juggle motherhood and this crazy thing called life with running a profitable business you love.
I’ve struggled with it at times. But I’ve also succeeded. In a BIG way.
Wholesale distributors would benefit greatly from learning how to approach retail businesses and sell their goods there. It will be far more important to know the best approaches to take in 2023.
Directly contacting retailers can be a successful strategy for small businesses to boost sales and grow their clientele. But, if you’ve never done it before, approaching retailers can be frightening. We’ll provide you with some advice in this blog post on how to properly approach retailers and place your products on their shelves.
Spend some time learning about a retailer’s business before contacting them. To get a feel for their brand, aesthetic, and target market, take a look at their website, social media profiles, and in-store displays. This will enable you to customise your pitch to their particular requirements and interests.
Make sure you have a concise and clear pitch when you contact a retailer, outlining why your product would be a suitable fit for their establishment. In addition to providing details about pricing, minimum purchase quantities, and delivery periods, you should also highlight the special qualities and advantages of your product.
Being respectful and professional is important. Make sure to utilise proper language and spelling when addressing the recipient by name. Ensure that the formatting and reading ease your email or message.
Never be scared to contact a retailer again if you don’t hear back from them after your initial contact. If they haven’t had a chance to read your pitch, follow up with a courteous email or call. But be careful not to come off as forceful or demanding.
Offering a retailer a sample is one approach to pique their interest in your goods. This will give them the chance to examine your product firsthand, judge its quality, and choose whether it is appropriate for their store.
Retailers might have particular demands for their vendors, like minimum order requirements or packaging requirements. Be ready to be adaptable and work with the retailer to come up with a solution that benefits you both.
Receiving a response from retailers might take some time, and getting your goods on their shelves can take even longer. Be patient and persevere even if you don’t hear back right away. Until you locate the ideal merchant for your product, keep pursuing leads and improving your pitch.
Directly contacting retailers can be an effective strategy for expanding your business. You can build trusting connections with retailers and broaden your reach into new areas by doing thorough research on the merchants you want to work with, creating an effective pitch, and being persistent in your outreach. You can effectively manage the world of retail and meet your business objectives with the appropriate strategy and a little perseverance.
Remember that retailers are always on the lookout for exciting new products to offer their customers.
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