I've been thinking about becoming a vendor for Dollar Tree (a chain store selling everything at a dollar). I have never been a vendor before, but I want to start with one item and expand later. I speak fluent Chinese and have found manufactures willing to sell adorable items for very cheap. For example, these pens
costs only $0.10 each. I figured that most items at Dollar Tree aren't as pretty, and that I have a chance at reselling things with some profit.
Is there anyone else here who have experience with being a vendor/supplier for a major chain store? Because I feel like everything's so intimidating. First, you have to sign up to be a vendor. Next, you have to have to buy vendor's insurance. Next, you send in samples to be tested and examined. Then, you are told how to package the items and how the label is done. After that, you send in a complete package for review. Once it's proved, then you can ship your items.
It's a bit of a let down seeing how complicated things are. I haven't applied to be a vendor yet.
Do you think I should go on with it? Do I even have a chance?