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Getting Product

The first stage of stocking your store is acquiring items. Some retailers will be selling products that they make, but most will exclusively or at least partially sell items made by other companies, which requires winning support from these companies or individuals.

Building Relationships with Manufacturers, Distributors, or Yourself

Unless you are building the products yourself, you'll need to build comfortable relationships with manufacturers and distributors. It is not always easy to win their confidence. A lot of work goes into establishing the type of successful relationship that will benefit your business.


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