How to use this Website
The Internet's original and largest FREE wholesale directory
WholesaleCentral.com is the Internet's leading B2B directory of active wholesalers and wholesale products. Operating since 1996, WholesaleCentral.com offers you thousands of prescreened wholesalers for all your merchandise sourcing needs. Hundreds of thousands of active wholesale buyers like you rely on WholesaleCentral.com to find reputable, true wholesale suppliers — and the latest wholesale merchandise. No registration is required to search the site and shop for great values in wholesale merchandise. The site is strictly business-to-business. No consumers or retail sales permitted! WholesaleCentral.com never gets involved in your transactions with wholesalers, assuring you of the lowest pricing opportunities.
What kinds of wholesale companies are listed here?
The businesses listed on WholesaleCentral.com include wholesalers, distributors, importers, and manufacturers of merchandise in every major product category. The companies are primarily based in North America, though wholesalers from around the world are included. Approved Asian companies can be found on our Asian Sources pages, for those larger buyers who wish to source directly from China and the Far East.
Are the suppliers reputable?
Unlike other directories, WholesaleCentral.com takes three important steps that make us the most trusted source of wholesale suppliers.
- We charge a fee for suppliers to be listed in our directory. This ensures that our wholesalers and importers are committed to you, the buyer, and to delivering quality, ongoing service after the sale.
- Our staff reviews and screens each and every company that is listed on Wholesale Central to assure that they are true wholesalers.
- We investigate any complaints and remove any company that is uncooperative with you, the buyer.
Of course, buyers are always encouraged to proceed with caution when establishing any new business relationship from any source.
How to purchase products
When you find a supplier on WholesaleCentral.com, you click on the link and visit that supplier's website. From there you deal directly with the supplier. WholesaleCentral.com does not get involved in transactions between buyers and sellers, and we charge no transaction fees for bringing buyers and suppliers together. This allows you to get the best prices possible, while allowing suppliers to maximize their profits.
From the home page on WholesaleCentral.com, you can search by category or by product. From either search results page, when you click on a link you will find the supplier's website, see their product offerings and direct contact information.
10 Great Features to help you
- Search for suppliers by category
A directory of 52 major merchandise categories is displayed on the home page. Clicking any category displays a list of major PRE-SCREENED wholesale suppliers in that category. Most categories have subcategories, allowing you to narrow your search within a category.
- Search for wholesale products
The home page offers a unique feature called the Wholesale Power Search. When you enter any search term, the Wholesale Power Search searches for it in all of the approved wholesale storefronts of the suppliers listed on WholesaleCentral.com. This effectively gives buyers specific item access to hundreds of thousands of wholesale-only products from one convenient search box.
- Product Locator Service
WholesaleCentral.com offers an exclusive product locator service to buyers who are registered members of the FREE Buyers Network. Buyers may post an inquiry for a specific or hard-to-find product, and WholesaleCentral.com automatically delivers the request to all qualified suppliers listed on WholesaleCentral.com! If a wholesaler can supply the product, they will reply with their product and offer directly to the buyer. Again, no middleman! Sign up for the free Buyers Network today.
- Company Search
Buyers can search for companies by company name on the Company Search page.
- Advanced Search
The advanced search page provides all available search methods on one page, including the ability to search within any category by geographic location.
- Wholesale News
WholesaleCentral.com maintains an extensive article archive dating back to 2007. The articles cover new product announcements, product trends, company profiles, and business news and strategies invaluable to the buyers, retailers and wholesalers who use WholesaleCentral.com.
- Deals & Steals & Closeouts
The companies listed on WholesaleCentral.com use the Deals & Steals page to post their current sales, specials, closeouts, and other deals. This page is a tremendous way for buyers to find rock-bottom pricing on wholesale merchandise. Looking for just closeouts and liquidations? Be sure to visit CloseoutCentral.com.
- Tradeshow Calendar
All of the leading tradeshows for the general merchandise industry are listed on the Tradeshow Calendar page.
Useful links for buyers, retailers, and wholesalers are listed on the Resources page.
- Top 100 Product Searches
Each month WholesaleCentral.com posts the top 100 most searched terms from the previous month. These are the terms that buyers entered using the Wholesale Power Search, and it provides a terrific indication of what items are currently popular in the industry and selling well in the marketplace.