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What certifications do retailers ask you for most often?

Jessica Martin

Rabbits Pantry LLC

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Are there any natural/organic/eco-friendly makers here?

Bex Bucci

Happy Little Flame

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Fulfilling our 10th order on Abound, and Growing fast

Leann Campas

Ecomended

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Is it common/helpful to have a separate email list for wholesale accounts?

Bex Bucci

Happy Little Flame

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Do you ever send sample products out to Social Media Influencers? If so how effective has that been?

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How do you keep track of your inventory while having multiple sales channels?

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What is the most helpful collateral do you, as a rep or retail buyer, prefer to have from a brand when considering it for representation or purchasing?

Amy Wienecke

Marcus York, LLC

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At what point does adding a UPC barcode to packaging become necessary?

Desiree-Antonella

Yourlixir Superfoods

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Looking to expand into Canada? Direct discussion with Canada based Agent

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How can I make my product of Brazilian origin acceptable in American retail?

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Shipping - Anyone know how to get the best ground shipping rates for a startup?

David Bezar

DazzleWrap

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What is the best way to reach out to retailers to carry your product?

Hall Banks

6:24 Handcrafted

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What is the going rate for a rep?

Red Roo Gear

Redroo Gear llc

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Does anyone have thoughts on product exclusivity clauses? Pros, cons?

Charles Flemming

Chess Kingz Brands

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Can you offer feedback on my IG Content Marketing?

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If the internet is eliminating middlemen, why will reps still matter for brands?

Craig Mays

Mays Innovations

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What marketing/promotions have you used to drive retailers to your site?

Vicki Gross

Pine Designs

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How do you stand out on your site when everyone is competing to sell online?

Vicki Gross

Pine Designs

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Vicki Gross

Pine Designs

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Hi I am Vicki Gross with Pine Designs. I sell handmade signs and I am anxiously awaiting to sell on Abound. How long does it normally take?

Vicki Gross

Pine Designs

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What is the ideal retail markup range for food & beverage?

Rachael White

Pepper Nectar LLC

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What is your research on Classified Ads and their impact?

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Hi, what is the best way to find a good sales rep for our jewelry collections? And what is the traditional method to pay the rep? by commission or base Salary?

Felix Zhang

Felix Z Designs

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Who would be the best rep company to call to represent essential oils or bath and body products?

Stacey Martin

Urban's Edge

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Looking for reputable PR agencies that work with small, indie natural beauty brands.

Kasia Rothe

Rustic MAKA Natural Deodorants + Body Care

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What is the best practice when offering a product on consignment or is it only recommended for very high end products?

Sandra Mimran Smith

élevé intimates

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What does this mean? Use 100 Momentum to unlock a free product profile

Norma McElroy

Norma's Bath & Body

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What reps are best for handcrafted jewelry designers?

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How to negotiate a wholesale percentage for your new product?

Mary Anguiano

SmartBooks

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For those of you who had to scale up production quickly from hand-making to getting items manufactured in a facility , how did you go about finding the best fit for you? Do you have any advice or tips for first timers? Thanks!

Desiree-Antonella

Yourlixir Superfoods

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Attention store owners!! your store shelves can be an attention getter with my cupcake soaps wholesale! it's fruity.. it's handmade and it's unique! people will fall in love with them. great seller... more.

Norma McElroy

Norma's Bath & Body

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What is the best way to market your products when you are new and the budget is tight?

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Ross Dacres

Fresc Oral Care