pdawg23 - 6:15 am on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
i'm pretty sure a lot of these guys that tell you they will make their own really can't...
idk what your product is so can't be specific, but MOST products can't be just manufactured by some silly retailer or mid-wholesaler..
you've been doing this for a while and you are able to move large quantity..
if they were able to manufacture something original from scratch like that, they would've already done so
this is just a scare tactic, seeing if you will bite
unless it's walmart or target trying to move in on you, you really shouldn't worry
and yes, no matter what product it is, you do have to give discount to re-sellers
40% is outrageous, although in my business it's pretty reasonable..
idk what ur product is but i think there aren't that many products that are marked up so much like my field to give wholesalers a 40% discount..
if they're not directly affecting your sales (different state, country, market, etc) i think you should sell them your product..15% is pretty decent..again idk what ur profit margin is
and honestly if they could actually make their own why would they even try to buy from you on the first place?
"a barking dog never bites"