The BizBuySell Small Business Community

  • Get Expert Advice

  •  • Find Local Service Professionals

  •  • Share Your Experiences

What are pro's and con's of wholesale distribution of durable goods?

I want to get into the wholesale distribution of durable goods. Particularly in the flooring industry but don't know the pro's and con's of getting into that sort of business. I know the upfront cost is high due to inventory but what should I expect in ROI? Is buying a pre established business better than a start up? I have no experience in it, just interest. What else should I have?

No User Photo

Answer This Question

max 5000 characters

Web Reference (optional)

e.g., "www.mywebsite.com"

Review Community Guidelines

Help keep our Community clean and on topic. The BizBuySell Community is a place where you can discuss your questions, concerns and knowledge with others you can trust. It is not OK to use this forum to solicit others for personal or financial gain, or to rant about personal issues. It's all in the guidelines.

Submit Your Answer
Answers (1)
No User Photo
The BAF Group LLC
MD

Chad, you could write a book about such questions. The best thing to do is to select the item you want to distribute, largely because you know something about it and feel there is a continuing and growing demand, then write a detailed Business Plan to address your questions. This means you doing the research, not second hand, free advice from people whose levels of expertise are largely unknown. We write a blog about buying or starting businesses, and some of these issues are addressed in our blog. One of the posts is found at http://combrokerbusiness.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/what-kind-of-business-should-i-buy-or-start/

Apr 16, 2014

Start a Discussion