Medicine Wholesale Business

If you want to start a medicine wholesale business, you should have a business plan. You can use it as a guide or for applying business loans from potential lenders. You have to find the ideal location and secure state licensing.

When you have addressed all startup issues, you can operate soon.

Many people these days are suffering from various kinds of health conditions. Because of this, the need for quality and affordable medicines is continually increasing. This is the best time to enter the industry and open your own medicine wholesale business. The most important concern here is securing a business license. You see, the process is not that easy and you must know the ins and outs. You have to consult the concerned office in your region or state to find out the certification requirements. Selling medical supplies is a serious business and you must operate it legitimately to avoid problems.

Legal Requirements

Since you’re going to be on wholesale, the requirements will be different from that of retail businesses. Why don’t check with national suppliers. You don’t have to exactly tell them that you’re a budding competitor. A state license is usually needed. You can consult with the American Medical Association and the State of Medicine. These agencies can help you in complying with the required documents and paperwork. You have to get things done quickly so that you can already start the business. Find the best location where you can have the office. You will need a larger place where you can keep stocks of the medicines and supplies.

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Other Concerns

You have to contact major medicine manufacturing companies. Finding a reputed supplier is important so that you can negotiate for the best deals. Don’t buy from new companies that are not very popular. You have to provide quality medicines to your clients. You also need to identify the target market like hospitals, clinics, and retail drug stores. Make sure that you sell the items at a reasonable price. The good thing about selling at wholesale is that you can get the product at a much lower price. This will allow you to make larger profits in comparison to retail medicine businesses.

Hire the needed staffs. You will also need a vehicle that you can use when delivering the orders to clients. The office should have enough space to store the medicines properly so that you can avoid potential problems. Secure business insurance and determine the salaries of your employees. Make sure that all legal aspects of the business are addressed. One mistake can cost you to lose the business. Avoid committing any violations that may lead to closeout. Provide quality and the best products and services. For the startup capital, you can use your own savings or you can use a business plan to secure funding.

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957 Comments

  • roshan kumar said on January 6, 2011
    want to (medicine) wholesale and with own (medicine) marketing company, ludhiana, punjab. please guide me how to start that business.
  • ansari said on January 20, 2011
    want to medicine wholesale and own marketing company in najibabad uttar pardesh. please guide
  • Varun singh said on January 28, 2011
    Want to start wholesale of medicines in dehradun, uttarakhand in india.
  • rajesh said on February 2, 2011
    I want to start up a whole sale business at Allahabad
  • jatinder chaudhary said on February 8, 2011
    Interested to start a veterinary medicine wholesale in the city of punjab. plz give me some important keys to get start.
  • devesh kumar pandey said on March 21, 2011
    i want to start medicine distribution/wholesale agency in uttarpradesh(varanasi), so i want information about requirement of this business & how much i will invest. please help me .......
  • kaushik das said on March 25, 2011
    myself KAUSHIK DAS from kolkata. i'm about to start a medicine whole sale business.. sir, plz guide me to inform the total investment criteria, from where i can get loan & where i should contact to grow up my business.. also tell me other valued information what i need to start up my business.. sir plz help me......
  • anindya sasmal said on March 26, 2011
    want to know the details of how to start medicines wholesale business and also the place from where it buy and their phone numbers and the amount be invested to start this business. Also want to know the eligible company which might be suited.
  • Mohit Vashistha said on April 9, 2011
    Hi, I want to start my medicine wholesale business in Ghaziabad. kindly guide me regarding total investment, availability of loan, how much space is needed, and what are the prerequisite for starting it. Thanks
  • deepesh said on April 18, 2011
    hi, i have a medical shop in allahabad and want to start wholesale medical business. help me out.
  • Rajdip Banerjee said on May 3, 2011
    want to start a medicine wholesale business.please help me out.
  • rahul said on May 14, 2011
    i want to start up a medicine wholesale in ghy so kindly inform me about how much i have to invest and about the license and requirement equipments
  • Virat Singh said on June 1, 2011
    Sir, I am planning to start a medicine whole sale business at Ballia dist at Uttar Pradesh. what are the needed license to be taken before starting of the same? also please let me know the names of reputed manufacturing companies in the area? what will the expected heads under which requires initial investments?
  • sumit said on June 11, 2011
    i want to start business in lucknow city pls guide me how to start business in low investment and also looking partner for business pls contact me
  • harshad rathod said on June 13, 2011
    i want to start medicine distribution/wholesale agency in ahmedabad,gujarat. so i want information about requirement of this business, gud company for dealing & how much i will invest. please help me .......
  • vivek shaw said on June 16, 2011
    i want to start a wholesale medicine business how much capital it is required
  • Tarun sharma said on June 26, 2011
    i am interested in investing around 500000/- in wholesale business in lucknow kindly guide me on this also wanted to ask do we require some medical training for this business as i am not from medical background? thankyou...
  • shaikh navid said on June 29, 2011
    Hi sir, I want to know that how much money we have to spend to start the wholesale distributors.
  • bharat p kourani said on July 5, 2011
    hi to who so ever it may concern. i m looking forward to invest 35 lack rupees as a start up amount for starting up a medicine retail chain, would appreciate your guideline, warm regards, Bharat P Kourani
  • Aravind Paikaray said on September 12, 2011
    Now i am working as manager purchase in a mnc and i want to set a medicine wholesale at ps balugaon dist khurda state orissa in both homeopathy and allopathy. So please suggest me how can i arrange this unit and how can i get the required legal license . From where i can get medicine
  • vikas rana said on September 23, 2011
    i want to start wholesale drug store at kangra himachal pradesh. plz guide me in detail
  • Raj gupta said on September 26, 2011
    sir,i want commence wholesale business of medicine but i don't have any knowledge about it .please guide me .my contract no.9804879713
  • Rahul sharma said on September 27, 2011
    Dear Sir, I want to Start medicine wholesale and own marketing company in Yamuna Nagar Haryana please guide me about the project and also tell me the budget required for that. as soon as possible.. Thanks
  • anand kishor dwivedi said on October 10, 2011
    sir, i want to start medicine wholesale & own marketing company in katni, dist.-katni, m.p. please guide me about the project and also tell me the budget required for that. as soon as possible. thanks
  • Mushthaq Ahmed said on October 14, 2011
    I am interested to start Surgical Disposables business in Hyderabad city Andhra Pradesh, India.Please kindly let me know the procedure and the capital requirements etc. Thank You
  • tapas patra said on October 18, 2011
    I am interested to start a medicine wholesale business in bhubaneswar,orissa.please guide me the process of registration and other factor needed in it.
  • VIKAS SHARMA said on October 25, 2011
    want to apply for a wholesale drug license in ludhiana punjab.guide me
  • Poly Kundu said on October 26, 2011
    I am interested to open a medicine wholesale business Bally , Howrah ,kolkata. Please guide me the process of registration and other procedure.
  • piyush paliwal said on October 30, 2011
    hello sir, i m piyush paliwal and i want to open whole sale medical store immediately in BHOPAL M.P.,INDIA,pls sugest me . thank u
  • jai yadav said on November 8, 2011
    i want to open wholesale hospital supply injection and life saving medicine in varanasi,uttar pradesh
  • RINGKU DEBNATH said on November 15, 2011
    i want to open a wholesale allopathic medicine store in coochbehar dist. in west bengal. plz help me .
  • Ketan sojitra said on November 16, 2011
    I want to start wholesale of medicine in navimumbai
  • Meghal Patel said on November 17, 2011
    I am at Ahmedabad,Gujarat,India. I want to start Medical Wholesale business. So please let me know , Good Profitable Business ? Which license i need to start business? Any other special advice before starting Business.
  • John said on November 18, 2011
    Currently trying to set up animal medicine and dosing supply wholesalers in Ireland. Is this more profitable than retail side of things. Can you give me some advice on setting this up?
  • JUNAID AHAMAD said on December 8, 2011
    I want to start(medicine) wholesale business and (medicine) marketing company in Darbhanga, Bihar later we can cover other districts also. please guide me how to start that business.
  • BHASKAR CHATTOPADHYAY said on December 21, 2011
    I want to start a medicine whole sale business in West Bengal. Please guide me how much fund I require and How can I get Loan from bank and is there any government subsidies available.
  • Ajay said on December 23, 2011
    I want to start a medicine whole sale business in New Delhi.Please guide me how much fund I require and how to approach in gaining good profit from it. Any other special advice before starting Business.
  • Asis kundu said on December 26, 2011
    I've no experience in medicine whole business. So how can i get the legal license for this business. I've nice and enough place in kharagpur, west medinipur, west bengal, India. Please give me some idea about it. Ph- 91 7501169903
  • prashanth reddy said on January 20, 2012
    i want start a wholesale\retail drug business at please give me some idea about it should be very useful to me .
  • manoj bhagde said on January 25, 2012
    I want to start a medicine whole sale business in mumbai. Please guide me how much capital I require and also advice me which licenses are needed for this business. (mob no 9892288705)
  • Ankit goel said on February 4, 2012
    Sir i'm from Gorakhpur, i have purchased shop for Wholesale medicine business in main market(Bhalotia mkt). I would like to know in which product line/Division i should enter through i can attract customer.(No.-7860388319)
  • SHAILENDRA said on February 6, 2012
    i want to start a medicine wholesale business in auraiya or etawah. i require and also me which license are needed for this business.
  • Vimal sharma said on February 22, 2012
    I want to start wholesale medical store in and i spend ~800000rs in this business.and i completed b.pharma. allahabad. u.p., india
  • Ravish Ranjan said on February 25, 2012
    I want to start wholesale medicine business in patna.Please guide me about investment and proper planning.
  • sazzid mahajan said on March 8, 2012
    Good Morning Sir , i want to start my wholesale medicine shop in amritsar punjab please guide me that what will be the investment and what are the documents which i need to start a shop. thank you sir
  • avishek acharya said on March 10, 2012
    sir/madam,i am interested in setting a business based on medicine and life saving drugs etc... in kolkata as a wholesale dealer,pls guide with proper investment required and planning to set up the business...contact no.7278554893. Thanks and Regards...
  • Soumya Mohanty said on March 13, 2012
    Sir, I am interested to start whole sell business of medicine at odisa. I need information about medicine company and business idea. If any one have please contact to my mail .
  • ASHIQUE MAHMUD TAHA said on March 14, 2012
    Hello! This is A.M.Taha from Malda, I would like to know about drugs distribution business and the procedures to be followed for having a valid license. Please inform me , my email id. ashique.taha@gmail.com
  • Rajat Kumar Seal said on March 19, 2012
    sir, I am interested to start wholesale medicine business in Kolkata, based on Teghoria area. I would like to know about drug distribution procedure and to be followed for having valid License. Please inform me and oblige. My contact no. +91 9339774391
  • manoj khavse said on March 23, 2012
    i want to start wholesale business in bhopal please suggest me.
  • James expert adviser said on March 24, 2012

    @manoj khavse, do you have any prior experience in business and medicine? What is your educational background? What kind of finance you have for this business?

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Nirmala Khanna said on March 31, 2012
    I want to start medicine wholesale business in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh....please guide me how to start...how much to invest...how many employees can i hire...what are the tricks in marketing..where can i get the valid license...please inform me...it will be very thankful...
  • Prosenjit Mukhopadhyay said on April 6, 2012
    I am from Kolkata, and am interested in starting a wholesale medicine Marketing & distribution company. Please guide me with the procedures, statutory requirements, working capital requirement, space and manpower etc. And any other special advice.
  • lotha said on April 8, 2012
    sir i want to start medicine distribution/wholesale agency in nagaland/wokha. Please guide me with the procedures, good company for dealing & how much i will invest. please reply me..
  • raman p kochhar said on April 14, 2012
    sir, I want to start medicine marketing in Punjab and other states.. plz guide me and tell me how much i will start own business..my contact no +91-9464551774... plz contact me...
  • CHETAN VERMA said on April 15, 2012
    i have a wholesale shop in a medical market of jaipur, rajasthan. i have a franchise of a particular company for all over rajasthan. i want to grow my business. but how i dont know. i belong from jaipur rajasthan. thank you
  • Muhammad Imran Siddiqui said on April 20, 2012
    Currently i am working in jeddah hospital (Saudi Arabia). i belong from Uttarpradesh Lucknow. I want to run Medical business in India. I don't know how to get the wholesaler and distributorship license.
  • ASHOK SHUKLA said on April 27, 2012
    Need to start Wholesale Pharma Business How to get License in Lucknow. Please Help
  • pankaj kumar sahoo said on May 4, 2012
    sir, i completed my b.tech course. now i am interested for medicine wholesale business. how i can start this business please help. thank you.
  • Prakash Jadhav said on May 7, 2012
    I want to start medical whole same business in Satara & pune district.kindly guide me for legal requirements & expenditure & other requirements to start the business. Thank you
  • RAKESH said on May 11, 2012
    can u provide the drug license numbers of retailers of Dehradun?
  • pankaj dhingra said on May 15, 2012
    want to start a wholesale medicine business plz help me
  • Mohitsindhav said on May 24, 2012
    Pls guide me i want to start a medical agency at rajkot in gujrat india. give me full information for that.my contact no 9408383957
  • piyush sharma said on June 1, 2012
    hi i want a medicine wholesale & to make own marketing company. pls guide me for finance & planing. Thanks
  • rajive m. said on June 3, 2012
    i am a chemist in a small town if utter prsdesh & want to launch Some products in market. Please guide me how to start.
  • yogesh said on June 8, 2012
    I want to start medicine wholesale business in ghaziabad, U.P. How much investment is required. I am in Maharatan Company in middle level management. Should I resign from my service for this. My aim is not only to make profit but also serve the society as well. regards
  • jaimin said on June 19, 2012
    I would like to start a pharmacy wholesale business for that I need to have some information. Can you help me for that?. I want to know how to start a pharmacy wholesale business? what is the license procedures? how much investment required? Do I need any experience related to such business? and all.
  • kiran said on June 19, 2012
    sir i want to start pharmacy wholesale business in bangalore, please guide me
  • anand srivastava said on June 20, 2012
    Sir i want to start pharmacy wholesale distribution in varanasi i have wholesale license/ own Place available. I want a reputed company please guide me or contact me cell no.9935417100
  • pavana said on June 20, 2012
    I want to start a wholesale pharmacy distribution in Bangalore. I want to know how to start a wholesale pharmacy distribution? what is the license procedures and other procedures? how much investment required? Do i need any experience to start that? And If i want to open medical shop business in Bangalore, what is the procedures? and all... please guide me
  • Pritam Dey said on June 21, 2012
    Dear Sir/Madam, I want to start my own medicine business at Kolkata.please guide me how much fund I require & how much loan I will get?
  • mahendra amule said on June 26, 2012
    i want to start wholesale shop with our own marketing company, please give me the right suggestion and give me the name of very good company name who is profitable and reliable.
  • rajeshwar dayal said on June 28, 2012
    How much area is reqd for wholesaler to stock & sell the medicines & OTC. Lock & key are required for medicines or OTC or both.
  • Puneet said on June 29, 2012
    Hello Sir, I want to start a wholesale business at Moradabad (U.P.)in India.
  • Vimal said on July 1, 2012
    Dear sir i want to start wholsale medicine buisiness in vadodara, Even i m m.pharm n working as prod.executive..but want to start buisiness and i can able to invest more than 50 lacs rupees..plz give me some ideas..plz contact me on 09558897102
  • Shiva KUmar Reddy S R said on July 6, 2012
    HI this is Shiva form Gowribidanur town Chikkaballapur (Dist) Karnataka,India i already completed my my B.com with M.com 1 year Exp in marketing in agrigold now i want to start my own business in medicine business i have TIN NO also to start ,,... plz send me any business opportunities. I'm waiting for your mail. Thanking you, Shivu
  • Ashin thakur said on July 8, 2012
    I have completed D-Pharmacy and B-Pharmacy ,Now i want start the wholesale & Retails business , so give me some idea about this business
  • saqibadeelgill said on July 9, 2012
    respected sir! Good morning I want to start a medicine distribution in Pakistan. I know how to start a medicine distribution. what is the license procedures and other procedures? how much investment required? sir, plz guide me to inform the total investment criteria, from where i can get loan & where i should contact to grow up my business.. also tell me other valued information what i need to start up my business.. sir plz help me....
  • chandrakumar said on July 9, 2012
    sir,I am completed in D-pharm .I want to wholesale & retail business in tamilnadu . some i request in more ideas .
  • Rehan said on July 10, 2012
    Dear sir I want to start medical wholesale business in south delhi. since I am the beginner in this field so I need ur proper advice to set up my business. I will be highly obliged to you if I could get some better tips from ur side thanks in advance .
  • sambasiva said on July 10, 2012
    i am working as a software eng .I want to start new medical wholesale business in anhdra .can you guide me
  • vinay yadav said on July 12, 2012
    Sir I'm already supplying medicines to retailers. I am an indirect distributor. I want to know from where I can get cheapest medicine. what is this cutting medicine.I want to increase profit margin. what abt own marketing firm. plz tell me.thanks waiting for ur reply. delhi is my location. but got to know that I can get cheaper medicines in up. is it true.
  • saurabh pandey said on July 12, 2012
    hi, i am interested to open a new business in medicine field.... interested in working with medical field person which have good knowledge about Medical relationship with Doctors and shopkeepers..... Medical Representative, Lucknow, 9311409864. interested in partisanship/Medical Representative/ Local persons....
  • Amanpreet said on July 13, 2012
    I want to start medicine wholesale business in Ludhiana. can you please let me know how to apply for drug license and documents need for applying drug license.
  • Shibnath Das said on July 14, 2012
    I want to start medicine wholesale business in Burdwan[Dist.-Burdwan, West Bengal]at my own house. can you please let me know how to apply for drug license and documents need for applying drug license. Is there any mandatory rule for construction with shutter?
  • shubhesh mishra said on July 16, 2012
    Hello Sir, I want to start a wholesale Medicine business at Lal bangla, Kanpur, U.P. so plz guide me about investment, about what type of license are required or any type of formalities required to start the same.
  • Ankit Patel said on July 18, 2012
    I want to start medicine wholesale business in Ahmedabad. i am a pharmacist and i am interested to start this business. So how to get drug license and other necessary requirement to start this business? Please, reply me as soon as possible. Thanks 7 Regards, Ankit Patel
  • SOUMYAJIT GHOSH said on July 19, 2012
    i want to open whole sale medicine bussiness pl guide
  • ALIK BHADURI said on July 24, 2012
    hey i want to start a medicine wholesaling business in ulhasnagar and i have the pharma certificate . so i need help, from where the best medicine can i get and what are the procedures of getting drug license and many other things which i didn't listed. so please help me and reply me as soon as possible .......
  • Smita Prasad said on July 24, 2012
    Dear sir, I'm keen in starting up a medical wholesale distribution business in Bangalore city. I've 2yrs of work experience as a field officer with Alkem labs ( Bergen)from the year 2000 to 2002. I'll be indebted if you can let me know as to how I go about in getting a drug license. Regards Smita
  • Mohammed Jameem said on July 28, 2012
    Dear sir, I'm keen in starting up a medical retail distribution business in Kerala. I'll be indebted if you can let me know as to how I go about in getting a drug license. Regards Jameem
  • mohanraj said on July 29, 2012
    Now i am working in medical retail shop. i am interested to start medicine wholesale. please kindly help me....mobile number 9943040401. (indian - tirupur)
  • priyanka keshari said on July 30, 2012
    sir, i want to open wholesale shop or distributor in medicine field in varanasi, what are the requirements, plz guide me.
  • nilesh patil said on July 30, 2012
    sir i stay at vapi gujarat i want to enter into wholesale business for pharma drugs as a stockist kindly guide me
  • Rahul said on July 31, 2012
    Hiii i m rahul 4m Nagpur i want to start my wholesale business plz help 09545233399
  • R K Pant said on August 2, 2012
    district pauri garhwal in uttarakhad. actually i want to provide medicines on a nominal cost to the people of society
  • Rajendra Gupta said on August 3, 2012
    Wanted an distributorship for medicine for Maharashtra, Mumbai, Goregaon (East & West), Malad (East & West), Kandivali (East & West). Please suggest Good Company's product. My Mobile No. 9004238131
  • kripamoy deb nath said on August 4, 2012
    wholesale in medicine business,in assam,completed DMLT. PLZ suggest me documents required for opening medicine business.ph-08486450777
  • Nitesh jaiswal said on August 4, 2012
    I want to start a wholesale business of medicine in allahabad ( uttar pradesh ).
  • KRUSHNA CHANDRA SAHOO said on August 5, 2012
    I want to start a third party manufacturer pharmaceutical company. please suggest me what should be the procedure.

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