Wholesale is a large part of my Etsy sales each year. Offering wholesale if you can boost your sales and income of your Etsy shop. Here are some great tips on setting up a wholesale linesheet. Thanks Epheriell!!
Just recently I was lucky enough to get my first serious wholesale inquiry.
My first response was ‘yay!!’.
My second response was ‘huh?’ The retailer had asked me for my wholesale linesheet…. and I had no idea what that was. I figured, by the name, that it was a document showing my different ‘lines’/items… but I had no idea what else I should have on there.
After a bit of research, I figured it out – and I thought I’d share it all here today for people who might be in the same boat as I was!
E-mail, phone and addresss
A short statement about your business – what makes it special
Order Minimum – There should be two numbers here. The minimum amount a retailer must buy from you the first time they order (e.g. $200), and a subsequent minimum amount they must order each time after that (e.g. $100).
Payment – Outline your payment options and policies here. Do you accept cheques? Paypal? Direct Debit? Credit Cards? Will you expect full payment before you begin work on/send the order, or just a deposit?
Shipping Cost and Times – How long will it take you to ship your items to the retailer once they have ordered? How long will the actual shipping take from where you are to where they are?
Valid Until – Make sure you put an end date on the validity of your prices!! Something may happen and you may want to put them up in future – don’t cut that possibility off by not stating it here.
Returns – Do you take returns for damaged/incorrect goods? How long after receiving your goods does your customer have to return these goods? Do you refund shipping costs, too?
Here is my first page (I worked hard to fit all this onto one page) for you to have a look at as an example – it’s in pdf format. I have removed my real phone number and address for privacy reasons.
Epheriell Linesheet Page 1 – http://www.epherielldesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Epheriell-Linesheet-Page-1.pdf
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