Nearly every person knows that stores contain products that can be purchased directly from a retail business, but how does the product make its way to the public where it can be purchased? for those looking to spread the word of their brand or product, this can prove to be a difficult task.
It is not possible in many to most cases to simply walk into a retailer and offer your product for sale to their customers.
There is a definite process that has to be adhered to in order to have the materials reach the public that will ultimately be making use of the product. Keep reading in order to gain an understanding as to the role of retailers in between the manufacturers and the end user themselves.
When a manufacturer creates a product, the next task at hand is to have the product picked up for distribution. This can be a difficult task if the product is to be consumed by the public, for their are strict laws pertaining to what is allowed for consumption from the Food and Drug Association. In most all cases, this requires having the product evaluated for its contents, consistency and overall benefits of health after consumption. Once the product is approved, the job of finding a distributor is at hand. This takes an evaluation of the packaging being used for the product, as well as the amount of product that can be produced.
Once the distribution aspect has been addressed, the retail businesses have the option of picking up the product for their shelves. In most cases, the better the distribution company you choose to send your product out through, the greater the probability that it will be picked up as one of the retailer’s products.
Advertising your product through extensive marketing procedures may create a buzz around what you are trying to sell, making retail businesses request it from their distributors.
With bigger retail businesses, this will take a lot of work. It may be requested that you show proof of units already being sold to smaller retailers before it can be picked up by a nationwide chain.