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Advice Centre

Advice Centre

Articles, interviews, guides and reports on the business of wholesale

Everything you need to Know about Wholesale

With over 20 years of experience in wholesale, we have a lot of advice to share. In this section we will provide advice for both our customers and other wholesalers who are just starting out. For customers, we’ll cover topics such as how to select a reliable wholesaler, how to put together your product portfolio and what the best approach to price negotiation is. Other wholesalers can expect technical guides on how to find the right commodity codes, advice on how to excel at trade shows and discussions of the pros and cons of an e-commerce platform.

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A Journey Through The Most Magical Gift Shops In The World

Witches' apothecary, pirates' supply port, super hero gadget cave — take a tour of the most magical gift shops in the world. But these are not for the faint hearted, for around any corner you may encounter horrors ranging from a slavering werewolf to an enraged T-rex. Use this handy guide to navigate the world of the weird, and pick up some memento mori along the way.

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The Wholesaler's Bible

Welcome to the definitive online resource for all things wholesale. We’ve scoured the web and handpicked the following articles, videos, guides, calculators and other tools to put all the information you could possibly need on the subject in one neat place.

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Importing Series: 1. How to Find the Correct Commodity Codes for your Goods

Gov.UK have handily outlined exactly what you need to do in order to start importing. Unfortunately, some of the requirements aren't as easy to figure out as their single bullet point write up suggests. This series will cover each point, detailing what is involved in fulfilling the specifications and pointing you to other resources that can help you to ensure you're meeting all requirements. First up: how to find the right commodity codes.

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How to Spot a Reliable Wholesaler and not get Scammed

A quick Google search will turn up a huge variety of different suppliers, but more choice isn't always a blessing. Hidden amongst these supposed wholesalers will be a fair few scammers and certainly some less reliable suppliers. This article will help you tell the difference between a wholesaler that can be relied upon and those you should avoid.

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Seasonal & Occasions

At Puckator, we know that gift selling takes on a whole new face around certain times of the year. Whether it’s Halloween and Bonfire Night, Mother’s Day, Easter or Christmas, our many years of experience put us in an ideal position to share advice about the lessons we’ve learned. Or maybe you’re looking to group your displays in terms of occasions so consumers know exactly where in your store to head when they need a christening gift or wedding favour. In this section you’ll find resources relevant to the season. So read on! As the next seasonal event or occasion will be along before you know it!

Religious Gifts and Giftware — Profiling Some of Our Best-Sellers

Religious gifts is a broad category that includes products based on imagery drawn from many different religions around the world. A popular area of sales, these gifts are popular in most types of stores and appeal to a wide range of consumer.

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Christmas Gifts and Collectables — Profiling Some of Our Best-Sellers

Shopper set out each year on their mission to the scour the shops in the run-up to Christmas. But what items are they looking for? For all the facts and figures, read our handy guide.

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Christening Gifts — Profiling Some of Our Best-Sellers

Many parents choose to christen their children. And with the rise in popularity of baby-naming ceremonies, non-religious families now have to chance to partake in similar activities. Look at our guide to find out some popular gifts to give at this time.

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Wedding Decorations & Favours — Profiling Some of Our Best-Sellers

It is traditional to not only receive, but also give small gifts on your wedding day. Here are some of our most popular wedding gifts, alongside some of the top-selling items used as wedding decorations.

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Fire, Festivities and the Macabre: 10 of the UK’s Weirdest and Most Spectacular Halloween and Bonfire Parties and Events

The end of October marks the beginning of a special time in the UK calendar, when homes up and down the country celebrate the macabre and unearthly between October 31 and November 5. Here is a list of the top 10 Halloween and Bonfire parties on offer.

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8 Of The Best Christmas Markets And Fairs In 2015

8 Of The Best Christmas Markets And Fairs In 2015

Christmas markets are becoming increasingly popular with the public, with festivities beginning ever earlier each year. They’re great for ideas and can help get you in the festive mood! Find out which ones make our pick of the top, and see what’s special about them.

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Our product guide provide detailed information about all the different types of products that we sell covering basic information about what the products are to providing customers with essential information like how well the products sell, how they should be displayed and other useful information for our retail customers. We also provide links out to our FAQ sections providing information about topics such as how to place orders, delivery and shipping and a general buying guide.

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