I can nearly wrap up my thoughts on this week’s Indie Business (@INDIEbusiness) #HandmadeChat into one word – awesome!
The chat rocked and rolled with energy, great questions, and the guest, Alyssa Middleton, of Bath and Body Academy(@bathbodyacademy) lead the chat with very helpful information. Alyssa is also the CEO at Vintage Body Spa, and the Indie Business Local Director in Louisville, Kentucky.
If you have ever considered selling your handmade products wholesale, or even if you already sell wholesale and are looking for a great discussion on the topic, the transcript to the entire chat is at your fingertips (here).
A sampling of questions and answers from the chat:
What are the benefits of selling wholesale?
More exposure–brick and mortar stores receive a lot of traffic, making your products seen by more eyes.
Selling products at wholesale provides a new revenue stream for your business.
Larger order size-you can state minimum order requirements for wholesale accounts (ie $200.00)
Retailers often place orders a few times a year, less work for you, more volume per order.
I hope you join the Twitter chat next Thursday, 6/28/12, 8p ET, when Naturally Good Soaps (@NatGoodSoaps) shares How To Use Herbs And Natural Colors In Handmade Soap.