All you need to know about buying clothes in bulk

All you need to know about buying clothes in bulk

Whether you are buying clothes in bulk for your boutique or just trying to outsmart the normal supply chain to stock up for your closet, you need to know how to start and where to start. Buying clothes in bulk has a similar yet different process to retail purchases. If you’ve been thinking about this for a while and do not know where to start, this article is a good place to start. It promises to expose all there is to know about buying wholesale clothing. Below is a list.

● Clothing Variety

Contrary to what you might think, wholesale clothing suppliers are spoiled for choice when it comes to their clothing inventory. If what you are looking for are women’s clothes, you will find dresses of different types, cardigans of distinct designs, bottoms, denim wears, etc. It is advised that you check out what different suppliers have in-store before making a decision.

As dynamic as most suppliers’ inventory is, however, you may not find any luck if what you are trying to find are designer clothes. Luxury wear is not a common feature on most popular online wholesale fashion stores.

● Payment Method

The payment methods offered by any of these online wholesale stores are similar to what you will find in any retail store. Most of these stores will allow you to pay via Paypal, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, etc. The choice of payment methods they make available is sometimes influenced by the location of the store and the payment methods that are legally permissible. Because you are buying in bulk and the cost of the total of your order could quickly skyrocket, most provide options for wire transfer when your order surpasses $500.

● Shipping Information

Shipping is an important facet of any online wholesale clothing store. This part is important so that you can rightly predict your delivery date. There is usually a processing time allotted for each order you place. This processing time could be up to 24 hours of business day and it is during this time your order is received and physically dispatched. You will find that each store has different shipping merchants and each has a different delivery time estimate. The shipping information available for most of these clothing merchants is similar so you can take this as a one-size-fits-all situation although it is advised that you check for disparities.

● Customs and Taxes

This is one of the trickiest parts of wholesale purchases. Each online store will show you how much of your order is tax deductible in a breakdown they’ll provide, but this doesn’t mean the end of taxes. Depending on where your order is heading to, you could incur extra charges at the ports to clear your purchase. It all depends on where the store is physically registered and where your order is getting shipped.


There is a lot to cover when it comes to wholesale fashion shopping. However, this article has ensured the basics have been covered. With the information here on the variety of clothes most stores have, the payment methods afforded you, the shipping information available, you can go on to make your first purchase quite confidently.