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      New distribution business & initial stock


      New to this site and the forum.

      I'm in the process of setting up a distribution business and I'm unsure about how to proceed with initial stock. Do I...

      A - Order a full container of stock and sell products once they arrive in country? (I'm sure they will sell)
      B - Order a limited amount of stock and use the products as show pieces and for demonstrations? Customers can then see the products in action and make pre-orders for the first main delivery.

      Has anyone got any advice? Do I order a whole load of stock up-front or should I take things slowly to begin with to generate some confirmed sales / pre-orders before ordering my first big order?

      I'm confident products will sell and I already have people interested in the products. My concern is that I won't have the stock available to meet demand and people will want them immediately!

      Anyone set up a distribution business before and got any top tips about how I should proceed?

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      Definitely go with option B, unless it is a time limited opportunity (eg seasonal stock). Samples will also help you gauge any additional features your buyers may require, you can then approach the manufacturer again to customize the product to your specifications.
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