One of our readers from Reimagine Goldendale asked this on Facebook:
People are constantly being encouraged to shop local, but small town retailers have a tough time keeping their prices down when their wholesale costs can be so high. Do you have any advice on how to order wholesale so retail prices can be more competitive? Are wholesalers ever “small business friendly”? Seems to me we need to get the wholesalers to rethink how they do business, not just the small town residents.
We’ve talked before about living with the higher prices wholesalers sometimes charge small town retailers, but never about how to get the wholesalers to improve. What would you suggest?
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