What’s the best way to buy wholesale fireworks?
This is another fundamental matter you should tackle early while starting a fireworks business. Almost all new sellers begin with physical sales at a tent or stand, which obviously requires sufficient inventory. This article will show you the basics on how to do that with a reputable wholesale company.
Black Cat’s Approach to Buying Wholesale Fireworks
The wholesale purchasing process is actually very simple with Black Cat.
We’re a distributor brand, which is handled through several distributor dealers. The primary dealer for Black Cat Fireworks is Winco Fireworks, which has seven warehouses all across the United States, and is headquartered in Grandview, Missouri. They’re a terrific resource, provided you live in the Midwest region (more on regional considerations below).
You can learn more about Winco by going to their website to find wholesale fireworks, but we also work with several other distributors. A great way to find anything you need is to type “wholesale fireworks” into a Google search. That will direct you to several options.
Just be careful not to pick a retail store by accident since some of them like to use the term even if they’re just a fireworks store. You’ll tell they’re a wholesale company because they won’t have prices on their website most of the time. They usually require you to fill out some information, contact them, and then wait to hear from them with further instructions.
Only Buy Wholesale Fireworks from a Reputable Wholesaler
You want to deal with a reputable fireworks wholesaler because this is a heavily regulated industry. Those are the ones who will be proactive about remaining compliant with federal, state and local laws, and help you do the same.
It’s all about selling safe fireworks, ones that are AFSL (American Fireworks Standard Laboratory) approved. In fact, that’s one of the first things you should verify with any wholesaler to make sure you’re buying tested and approved products.
Then, you’ll need to make sure they’re in the same region as you to avoid spending a fortune to have fireworks shipped to you from long-distance locations. That’s a fast way to incur excessive freight costs by ordering products.
When Is the Best Time to Buy?
When should you order your fireworks?
You can order them year-round as long as you have legal storage. Many sellers will order them in May or June to have everything ready for 4th of July. It helps to do it early (often in the spring) to make sure you get everything you need, especially if there are shortages on particular items.
As usual, talk to your vendor about the best time to order fireworks based on your personal business circumstances.
Research Fireworks Types to Know What You’ll Need
Although you may be an experienced fireworks enthusiast, it isn’t necessary to become a successful salesman. You will, however, want to learn as much as you can about the various types of fireworks. It’s great to have a solid baseline knowledge of everything on the market, from sparklers and novelty items all the way to the big reloadables and fountains.
Contact Black Cat for More on How to Buy Wholesale Fireworks
We hope this helps you gain a better feel for when and how to buy large quantities of fireworks to fill your tent, stand, or store. Black Cat Fireworks is happy to provide further guidance on this since your success helps us gain more brand recognition for our products. That’s how we’ve earned the reputation as America’s top fireworks brand.
Contact us anytime to learn how to buy wholesale fireworks and take your business to the next level.