Starting Wholesale Toys Business

Is a business of supplying toys to retailers something you are interested at? Are you wondering if you can make money by supplying toys to the retailers? Do you wish to start this business? Learn what background you need to have to best pursue this business.

Learn also the basics about finding manufacturers from whom you can order merchandise in bulk at a discount, as well as stores who will be interested in selling toys in retail.

Running a business could be a challenge for one who is just starting out. That is why, in looking for a potential venture to start it is important for someone trying to think of a business to start to discover what he is good at and consider what kind of job he has extensive experience in doing. If you are thinking of starting a business as a wholesale toy distributor, it would be best if you have experience in ordering supplies, perhaps as a purchaser for a department store or supermarket. It would even be best if his experience is in line with ordering supplies for the store’s toy department.
 

Finding Wholesale Suppliers of Toys

Whether or not you have an experience in purchasing, an important thing to have in this business is a source from whom you can order toy supplies in bulk. If you have been a purchaser, this would be easier for you. You can use your knowledge and business connections to get a contract to order merchandise from manufacturers. You’d most likely know where to get items at the lowest price so that you can maximize profits. You already know who truly supply goods at factory prices, and who are merely middlemen (wholesale suppliers who sell to other wholesalers). If you are new in the business, you can look at online directories to find these manufacturers. To assess your target manufacturer’s authenticity and customer service record, you can visit customer forums to see what others are saying about the company.

Finding Buyers of Wholesale Toys

Your next task is finding businesses to which you can sell toys at wholesale, typically toy retailers, supermarkets, and neighborhood shops. This is a greater challenge. Most likely, these retailers and stores already have established relationships with other wholesalers. Your challenge is to convince them that you can give them a better offer. Your sales pitch would depend on what edge your business has against other wholesalers. If your business connections enabled you to order items at deeper discounts than your competitors, you can make a kill with lower prices. If your source is able to offer a greater variety of merchandise, you can use that instead. That is why from the beginning you should be able to define what edge your business has against competitors.

One thing that comes to most people’s mind about wholesale business is a physical location where large volumes of goods are stored. Having a warehouse could cost money, which could eat a part of profit. As a wholesaler, you can use dropship services to lessen your operational expense. With a dropship service, you don’t have to stock the goods and deliver them, the manufacturer from which you order the merchandise will do it for you.

These are just a few things you would have to think of when starting a wholesale toy business. You also have to deal with getting business permits and finding financing. In any business startup, the first key to a successful business is extensive planning.
 

47 Comments

  • sylvester langa said on January 3, 2010
    i would like to get into a wholesale business with you, if given the opportunity and i also have a good link in nigeria where we are a registered agents and wholesalers of general goods.
  • ajeet nawadiya said on January 25, 2010
    i would like a start business, i have a garment shop also. I would like to start a business in new delhi, INDIA
  • yadava krishnan said on July 6, 2010
    I would like to start wholesale toy business in India, please advice, Thanks
  • ravi said on March 2, 2011
    i would like to start wholesale business of cosmetics & toys Please help about min capital & manufacturer
  • bimbola said on March 7, 2011
    pls help me with information on how to start a kid toys and clothing business
  • Abid Hussain said on May 17, 2011
    I am presently based in Srinagar (J&K) India with MBA and want to start a business in Wholesale.
  • sandeep agarwalla said on February 11, 2012
    I m from Guwahati, Assam,India,interested to become a toy wholesaler or distributor for this region pl guide me
  • amith said on April 2, 2012
    i'm from kerala. i would like to import some innovative item from china and distribute it in india. i heard that for importing i have to take import-export license which is costly. i would like to know what are the other possible way to import products from B2B places like AlIBABA.COM and global sources.com. Pls give me a feed back
  • Iso Waikhom said on April 19, 2012
    Hi! I'm from Imphal (state of Manipur), in North Eastern region of India and would like to be a wholesaler of various rage of plastic toys, if any manufacturer wants to expand their business then please do forward email to this email address iwaikhom@yahoo.com and also my mobile no. is 9862199429 (Iso Waikhom). Market for toys is good enough in our region. Thanks.
  • Joydeb Sharma said on May 21, 2012
    I have experience of over 10 years in Automobile Sales and insurance Sales. Now really got interested to start Baby Toys Distributorship business for which our market is very good. i am from Silchar, Assam, India. Regards, Joydeb Sharma 9957566170
  • Dinesh Bamankar said on December 18, 2012
    Please help me with information on how to start a kid toys and clothing business in Pune Maharashtra India. My Contact No. is 09673071897
  • Priyanka said on January 22, 2013
    Hi, I am interested to kids toys, plz give me all information to start my business how minimum expenses comes in it.
  • Chichy said on January 27, 2013
    I would like to start business in selling of good quality children cloths, shoes and toys.
  • ohiare Olubusayo said on March 26, 2013
    My business is located in Lagos, Nigeria. I would like to know where to buy toys at wholesale prices and at a great discount and how to ship the toys in at not too high cost that would be able to leave me with little profit. Kind regards, Olubusayo.
  • sudhir gautam said on June 14, 2013
    Please help me with information on how to start a kid toys and clothing business in chittorgarh rajasthan India. My Contact No. is 09673071897
  • saravanan said on July 18, 2013
    hi, i started wholesale kid toys items in bangalore but not going well i want very low price toys. please help me my email - saravanansv2010@gmail.com
  • Florence said on July 30, 2013
    i want to start a business: dealing in children clothes, shoes and toys. Please give more information on where to buy them in whole sale, shipping costs, etc. my contacts: +256-0782-546361/0702-143829.
  • gajanan narwade said on July 30, 2013
    i am from pune maharashtra. i want to start wholesale toy business i want to know where i can get cheaper toys in mumbai
  • Mahesh Jiwatramani said on August 23, 2013
    I am planning to start a retail outlet for kids clothing, shoes and toys and other accessories in Nagpur. I am planing to put a shop with minimum 1000 sqft are with another floor of same size. Please guide me with design and where to purchase from all this goods. My no. 9422860492. Many thanks in advance.
  • krunal said on August 30, 2013
    @Gajanan and @Mahesh :- write me on Write me on ourbestdeal7@gmail.com, I've a bulk for these product at a cheaper price any one can give you on. I am in Pune and from Nagpur only
  • najaf ali said on November 12, 2013
    i want to start a business: dealing in children clothes, shoes; walkers toys etc. Please give more information on where to buy them in whole sale, shipping costs, etc. my contacts:09419500175 and i am from leh jammu and kashmir
  • Vibhas Jadhav said on December 10, 2013
    I want to do kids toy business. Guide me. Vebbhas Jadhav 9881199687
  • amruta said on January 15, 2014
    Hi, Can u guide me for starting this business in Nasik. plz, send me details on this mail id amrutakachole@gmail.com
  • sahir said on January 29, 2014
    i would like to become a wholesale distributor of chlidrens toys in kerala. pls guide me . 09995513393
  • Ali said on March 21, 2014
    Hey i started newly manufacturing toys business in delhi and want to build up. If any one is interested for bulk orders or want to deal in wholesale can contact me. On 9968342872
  • jithinsamson said on May 26, 2014
    I am interested to start a toys wholesale business(selling toys to retail store, neighborhood shop etc..)in kerala. can you suggest a wholesale dealer who are dealing at a factory price across in india. padavujithin@gmail.com
  • Saroj Nayak said on August 21, 2014
    I want to start retail kids variety toys store in rourkela. please guide me, where i got cheapest price of toy in india or near by rourkela(odisha). distributor and wholesaler please guide me. sarojnayak108@gmail.com
  • pandiyarajan said on August 30, 2014
    I want to retail toys business in Coimbatore Tamil NAD
  • tito said on November 5, 2014
    Hi, thanks for the guide. Would you have any wholesalers who would sale their goods on a discount f.o.b zambia/ zimbabwe. With Regards, t. madeya
  • kamal said on November 19, 2014
    i want to start wholesale toys business i shimla. pl guide from where i can purchase toys from cheapest price.
  • shekhar said on March 21, 2015
    I want to start wholesale toys business in dehradun pl guide from where i can purchase toys from cheapest price.
  • Abhishek said on April 27, 2015
    Hi, I want to start the toy business in Guwahati, Assam. Please advise me regarding the sourcing and all the details. Thanks in advance.
  • Sachin said on June 18, 2015
    Hi, I want to start the china toys business in karnal, Haryana. Please advise me regarding the sourcing and all the details. Tells in China toys importers in delhi. Thanks in advance, 09034222881.
  • abhimanyu said on June 23, 2015
    i want the information about the marginal percentage of china products in India in percentage. if it is approx 30% then should i do the business in madhya pradesh. for Wholesaler of Toys.
  • jayashree said on September 15, 2015
    Want to start a toys shop in mysore (karnataka) searching for wholesale suppliers and distributer can you please help me in finding.
  • Deep chand Kashyap said on September 19, 2015
    I want to know more about toys varieties of china products . its price range , dealers margin or percentage to a Dealer. I am operating my business as Trader/ Dealer / Retailer . Guwahati , Assam
  • Chitharanjan said on October 12, 2015
    I want to know about china Toys.Its price range We have tow toy shops in kerala ph.9496781420 www.aparnakidsmall.com
  • Santi Bhandari said on February 14, 2016
    Sir i am going to newly start a kids items , gift items ladies items shop in arunachal pradesh so kindly inform me where from i hv shopping in guwahati my contact No is 8257943903 and email..chetrysanti7@gmail.. Kindly help me plz
  • nitin said on March 29, 2016
    I want to start a toy business in delhi please do contact me with best available price of toys with images. mhlrealty88@gmail.co
  • Santhosh Soman said on May 2, 2016
    I am planning to start a retail outlet for kids clothing, shoes and toys and other accessories in Kerala. I am planing to put a shop with minimum 1000 sq ft are with another floor of same size. Please guide me with design and where to purchase from all this goods. My email id is SSoman@adpjv.kz.Many thanks in advance.
  • Dibyajyoti said on August 23, 2016
    Hi, I want to start on the same domain in West Bengal. Help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. my mail id is dibyajyoti2561@gmail.com
  • Satish said on November 3, 2016
    I'm starting wholesale toys business, help me
  • Mohammed badiuzzaman said on February 5, 2017
    I am planning to start a retail outlet for kids clothing, shoes and toys and other accessories in odisha. I am planing to put a shop with minimum 1000 sq ft are with another floor of same size. Please guide me with design and where to purchase from all this goods. My email id is Badiuzzaman1586@gmail.com
  • ALBERT said on May 29, 2017
    i am already running a textile shop and ladies store with some toys retails. i would like to buy toys electronics and normal toys from a whole sale supplier ,my shop is in Alappuzha seeking ladies store items also mail albalukose@yahoo.co.in
  • TAMILSELVAN said on July 12, 2018
    i would like to start the wholesale business of toys & fancy. tell me where the wholesale manufacture with low price
  • uma maheshwari said on April 22, 2019
    wants to start my wholesale toys business
  • Shameer said on May 14, 2019
    Want to start wholesale kids items like garments, footwear, toys, baby care items, etc Please send me kiddybazar2018@gmail.com/ whatsapp-9539588212

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