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It's fun and it can be profitable. That's
what many entrepreneurs are saying about the wholesale
scooters business these days. With the growing concern
about transportation costs and the desire for new ways of
enjoying spare time, wholesale scooters have become a huge
As is the case with new automobiles and motorcycles, many
manufacturers and their representatives work exclusively
with authorized dealers. For example, several wholesale scooters
merchants purchase from factories in large numbers (ship
container, truck load) allowing them to keep their prices
low for those buying at the wholesale level. But to enter
the business at the retail dealer/reseller level, interested
entrepreneurs must have a state sales tax number, other required
business licenses and, most important, repair and service
What makes the wholesale scooters business so enticing now?
Let's list a few of the key factors.
*Electric scooters are cheaper to run
*Gasoline scooters use less fuel than cars
*Scooters are available from many sources other than retail
*Manufacturers and wholesale scooters pros want to help you get started
*You may be able to start in the reselling business by purchasing wholesale
scooters at auction (liquidation, closeout etc.)
*Start up costs may be less than you think
Many wholesale scooters merchants also offer ATVs, dirt bikes and other motorized
products, so they generally have the sales and mechanical expertise to help
you if you are interested in working in the wholesale scooters trade. Tip:
Ask if the supplier has direct shipping at the lowest prices from factories
in China and elsewhere. This will make a lot of difference in the price the
wholesale scooters merchant can quote to you.
Some of these merchants have a dollar-amount minimum for
orders from their true wholesale customers. Others will require
you to purchase at least two or three scooters with each
order to qualify for wholesale pricing. If the merchant has
a significant inventory and does not have to broker a scooter
at the time you order it, you can probably expect delivery
in a few days. Things speed up a bit if you are an approved
credit customer. Most wholesale scooters suppliers will ship
free of charge for customers at this level. But be sure to
ask about his and all other policies before agreeing to the
purchase. Tip: Be sure to understand the requirements for
street legal scooters, though this will be less of a problem
for retail/resell clients than for the individual who is
fortunate to buy from a wholesale scooters merchant.
One of the keys to success in the wholesale scooters business
is being able to back up the sale of the product with technical
support and repair help. This may not be a problem for the
individual who buys from a local retail shop, but for the
wholesale businessman parts and repair are a major consideration.
This is something that each wholesale scooters merchant should
have in place.
Prices on scooters vary widely, with the more well-known
names commanding a higher price. Some of the top name scooters
can cost several hundred dollars more than less-recognized
brands. In some cases, a true wholesale customer can buy
2 or 3 scooters for the price of one major name scooter.
This in itself may be enough reason to try the profitable
field of wholesale scooters. But keep in mind that, due to
the repair/parts factor, choices are somewhat limited when
it comes to wholesale scooters.
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