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Getting signed up with distributors is as simple as contacting them, filling out their dealer application and then faxing it back to them in a timely manner.

However, before contacting distributors, it’s important to have your business set up and ready to operate and your business name should clearly state that you’re selling those products which the distributors are offering.

It’s important to have your website online and have at least one webpage built with a logo and company description in order to build instant credibility with distributors. It is also important to have your sales tax license in hand before contacting distributors as well. And your sales tax license should be in your business name and not your personal name.
When distributors see a sales tax license in the name of the owner of the business instead of the actual business name then many times the dealers’ application will be rejected.

The reason being is that distributors see resellers with sales tax licenses in their personal name as people who are looking to purchase products at wholesale for personal use instead of purchasing for resale. And those are not the type of resellers that distributors want to deal with.

Therefore, set up your business first, build a one page website and then obtain your sales tax license in your business name and proceed to contact distributors. And when you do contact the distributor, it’s best to keep the initial conversation short and simple.
Ask to see their line card (list) of manufacturers they represent and then request or download a reseller application from their website or have them fax it to you.

Write any questions down that you may have for the distributors before contacting them. Try not to ask too many questions as this will cause them to see you as an inexperienced individual, and unfortunately, most distributors don’t want to spend time dealing with such matters.

They’re more than happy to help a new business get started by opening an account with them but they don’t have the time to educate new business owners on how to run a business.

They’re in the sales industry just like you are. They want to take orders and make money. And all they want you to do is place your orders with them and let them take care of the rest.

Note: When filling out the dealer application do not ask for net terms (if you’re a new business). Most distributors will not offer net terms to new businesses. Furthermore, do not tell distributors that you’re working from home as well. And when filling out the dealer application, all you have to do is enter in your business information just as requested.

For trade references, you can give them bank references, and then enter the words “new business” for all other questions which do not apply to you. If you’re already signed up with other distributors then you can list those distributors as trade references as well.

Once you’re done filling out the distributor application then sign it and fax it back to them along with a copy of your sales tax license. And then once your application is approved, you can go ahead and start adding their products to your website and start selling their products online.

There are many distributors that you can get signed up with. However, it is only needful to get signed up with one or two major distributors and then try to do the bulk of your business with them in order to get better pricing and better services as well.

Yet it will be to your advantage to get signed up with multiple distributors to use those extra distributors as back up, especially during the holiday seasons.

Furthermore, when distributors see that you listed their competitors as trade references on your dealer application then they will begin to compete for your business and get you the best deals possible.

Getting singed up with distributors is as simple as contacting them, filling out their application and then start selling online. And then all you have to do is start taking and placing orders and leave the shipping to them.
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Main Article Index Page
How to Succeed in Your Online Store Business
How to Start Your Online Store Business
How to Choose Your Niche Market
How to Create an Effective Business Name
Check for Domain Name Availability
How to Register Your Business Name
Should You Use a PO Box or Home Address
How to Choose the Right Business Entity for You
Sole Proprietorships Explained
Corporations Explained
Partnerships Explained
Limited Liability Companies Explained
Incorporate Your Business Online
How to Obtain Your Sales Tax License
The Best Selling Products Online (Intro)
1. Books
2. Computers, Computer Hardware
NEW:Start a Computer Reseller Business Online
3. Computer Software
4. Consumer Electronics
5. Apparel, Clothing
6. Toys/Video Games
7. Videos DVD’s
8. Health and Beauty
9. Music
10. Jewelry
11. Office Supplies
12. Linens/Home Décor
13. Flowers
14. Sporting Goods
15. Footwear, Shoes
16. Small Appliances
17. Tools and Garden
18. Gifts
About Distribution
Choosing the Right Distributors
How to Get Signed-Up With DropShip Distributors
Books Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Computers, Hardware, Software DropShippers
Apparel, Clothing Distributors, DropShippers
Toys/Video Games DropShippers, Wholesalers
Video DVD  DropShippers, Wholesalers
Health and Beauty Distributors, DropShippers
Consumer Electronics DropShippers
Music Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Jewelry Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Office Supply Distributors, DropShippers
Linens/Home Décor DropShippers, Wholesalers
Flowers Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Sporting Goods Distributors, DropShippers
Footwear, Shoes Distributors, DropShippers
Small Appliances DropShippers, Wholesalers
Tools and Garden DropShippers, Wholesalers
Gifts Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
How to Find More DropShippers, Wholesalers
How to Open Your Online Store
How to Build Your Own Online Store
How to Build Effective Product WebPages
Building Your eStore with Website Templates
Designing, Planning and Organizing Your eStore
Implementing Graphic Elements
How to Create Your Own Company Logo
Create Search Engine Optimized Product Pages
How to Create a Content Rich Website
Choosing Your Web Host Provider
Create a Search Engine Optimized Domain Name
Check for Domain Name Availability
Top Web Building Software Programs
Top 10 Web Host Providers
Top 10 Complete eCommerce Solutions
Top Website Developers
All About Shopping Carts
All About Payment Processing
All About Merchant Accounts
Using PayPal as a Payment Processing Solution
More Merchant Account Providers
All Merchant Account Providers
Setting Your Prices
Setting Shipping Charges
Maintaining Your Online Store
Your Internet Marketing Master Plan
All about Search Engines
The Top Search Engines
Search Engine Optimization Guide Pt.1
Search Engine Optimization Guide Pt.2
All about Building and Exchanging Links
Purchasing Text Link Ads
All about Press Release Marketing
All about Pay-Per-Click Marketing
All about Discussion Forum Marketing
All about Article Marketing
All about Email Marketing
All about Banner Advertising
How Offering Free Shipping Can Boost Sales
All about 800 Toll Free Numbers
How to Beat the Competition
How to Run an Online Store Business
Dealing with Customers
How to Minimize Interaction with Customers
How to Deal with Customers via Email
How to Take and Place Orders
Paying for Products with Your Customers’ Money
How to Collect Sales Tax for Internet Sales
Avoiding Credit Card Fraud
How to Ship International and Overseas
How You Get Paid Each and Every Day
Dealing with Product Returns and Exchanges
Sample Return Policy and Procedures
Sample Privacy Policy
Sample Terms and Conditions Policy
Internet Business Resources
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