Wholesaler FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Wholesalers.

We’ve designed our platform with wholesalers in mind, so finding products on our site will take you much less time and effort. Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Wholesale Suppliers here are some of the most important questions that are asked.

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What criteria do I have to fulfil to qualify for a listing in the directory?

You must be based in the UK, be holding stock in the UK, show verifiable contact details on your website and supply the independent retail trade.

Do you offer trial listings?

Yes. For details click here (link to prices page). There is no obligation attached to the trial listing. We will always call you at the end of your trial period to see whether or not you wish to continue with your listings.

How long does it take to get my business listed?

From the initial contact, we aim to add listings to the directory within 3-4 days.

How much does it cost to advertise?

Click here to see our prices (link to prices page)

What form of payment do you accept?

Payment is by BACS transfer

Do the listings expire?

Yes, the directory listings do expire and will not remain on the directory indefinitely. However, the business owner can easily request the listing to be renewed.

What do I get for the ‘Business Profile’ package?

This listing type will always appear above all Basic and Enhanced Listing types. Business Profiles get more prominent listings, their own page on our directory that includes 5 images, videos, brochures, offers a custom web address and more. On top of that, you’ll be able to promote your business across categories and counties on our directory*.

Can I have my listing shown in another category?

Yes, this option is only available to Business Profile or Category Sponsorship listings. If you listing to another category you must access our support staff. Alternatively, you could call our sales team

Do I have to commit to a yearly subscription?

No, you need not sign up for yearly subscriptions if you do not wish to. We offer a 3-month subscriptions as well for the convenience of our members

How do I edit my business details?

You should select the category that you believe is closest to your service. The team will make modifications or reach out to you for clarification at the time of approving the listing.

How many categories can I be listed in?

A standard listing entitles you to a listing in three relevant categories. However, extra categories can be purchased.

Do you sell the details of the companies who join the directory?

No, The Wholesaler UK Directory will never sell any of the data or information submitted by its members, however, please remember that the directory is public

How much time does it take to get approval?

We try to make sure that approvals are granted in the quickest possible time. In most cases, approval is granted within 24 to 48 hours. You will receive a notification as soon as your listing is ready to go live we will issue a payment request.

Does thewholesaler.co.uk supply or sell products?

The Wholesaler.co.uk is a website that does not sell anything. Supplier members provide all of the items on TheWholesaler.co.uk. In many industries, we have a diverse set of vendors. You could contact suppliers directly or communicate with them via the internet. All UK buyers can benefit from our online and offline buyer services, which include supplier verification and online email assistance.

What kind of markup on wholesale prices can I realistically add?

It really depends on your overheads, but a good rule of thumb is to multiply the wholesale price excluding VAT by 2.35. A product with a wholesale price of £0.85 would retail for £1.99, while a product with a wholesale price of £2.15 ex VAT would retail for £4.99. Obviously, if you buy products in bulk, you will make a larger profit margin or be able to offer discounts to your customers.

Our opening times

Please note that our offices are closed from 5 pm on Friday and don’t re-open until 9 am on Monday. Any emails received over the weekend period will be responded to within 48 hours from Monday morning.

Testimonials From Traders

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Reviews Of The Wholesaler UK

For over 21 years The Wholesaler UK has proved to be the leading online trade directory for the independent retail trade in the UK, consistently generating results and new business for suppliers who are looking to cost-effectively reach that market from just £1.25 per day.