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    Become a Distributor

  

        As a distributor you will have the rights to a defined market area and         will be the only one selling the product in your market.

                   

   We NOW have the ability to house and ship your badges on demand

      In any emerging market, as demand for a product increases, so does the need for distributors. On the      other side of every new trend is a team of distributors hard at work to help them bring their product to

 the retail market while making a profit. 

       What's more, product distribution can be lucrative. The most successful distributors have experience  spotting trends in their industry, as well as with building relationships with photographers and event  planners. If you're  interested in becoming a distributor, use the checklist below to get started. 

   

     One of the first steps to making it as a distributor is to start building relationships with Photographers,  Business Marketing Managers and Event Planners you'd like to work with. 

   

  To give you a head start, you’ve already done the hard part for you. You already you know your industry  and have connections with  other photographers and or event planners.

  

                                         Becoming a Distributor Checklist: 

       

    What is your strategy? - Some of the first things you should think about when becoming a distributor is     what kind of distributor you would like to be and choosing the distribution channel you want to work             within. This means figuring out how closely you want to work with the end user and how to accomplish       the delivery of the product to this person.

    

      What industry do you want to be in? - Decide what product market appeals to you. Research different  industries and products, compare them to openings for distributors in these areas.

     

      Who is the end user? - Consider the kind of companies you will be selling to. This is dependent on the       type of product you want to sell and the manufacturers you want to partner with. Think about whether

  you want to deal with event planners, photographers, or businesses        

        

        Build relationships – Networking is the foundation of the distribution industry. Relationships and    connections will define you. Gain a deep understanding of your target market and clients to develop  stronger partnerships. Keep communication open and available.

        Know where your experience lies – Have management skills, supply chain knowledge, finance and

     accounting experience, and sales and marketing training in your back pocket. Team building and leadership abilities are a

     must. 

        Don’t forget the basics - Draft a business plan. Include a distribution model, start-up costs, and a strategy to help

     your start-up distribution business soar.

        Logistics – Think about where your inventory is coming from and where you will store your inventory.  The logistics are a monumental component of the success of a distributor. Stay organized and have  clearly defined strategies for operations, assessing everything from customer management to delivery.

        Website – Technological advances and trends cannot be overlooked. As the world goes digital,  commerce is slowly integrating itself more and more into current processes in the wholesale market,  

 according to Entrepreneur. Always be on top of what is coming next to be able to plan for these kinds of  changes that may affect distribution processes.