Wholesale Stair Treads
Everyone wants a deal, but unless you have a wholesaler's license, you're not going to be able to purchase any stair parts, at wholesale prices. Even if you do have a wholesaler's license, you might have problems purchasing any kind of stair tread. Some wholesalers won't even talk to you unless you're going to purchase a large quantity from them or at lease purchase from them on a regular basis.
Watch Out For The Wholesalers
While searching through the Internet for wholesale stair tread
manufacturers, I ran across a couple of companies that were advertising,
wholesale prices. This could be considered creative advertising and you
need to be aware of it.
If you're looking for the lowest prices and you don't have a wholesalers license, simply look for the lowest prices. Don't get caught up in the advertising.
For example, Jim's stair tread store is having a 50% sale on Saturday. The Oak stair tread that you're looking for is listed in his store for $70 each. However, with a 50% discount, you can now get them for $35 each, but you have to buy them on Saturday.
Tom's stair tread store isn't having a sale and sells his Oak stair treads everyday for $32 each. Get it, not everyone needs to fall in love with the shiny objects or discounts that really aren't discounts.
What's The Difference Between Wholesale And Contractor Prices?
Usually a contractor receives a small discount from a stair parts
distributor or store. The discount will vary and is usually attached to
how much money they spend at that particular store, each year.
For example, when I was ordering hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of lumber, I would usually receive a 10% discount, from the lumber yard. It's simple, the more you order, the better of the deal that you should receive. If you're looking for the best prices, you might be making a lot of phone calls
A wholesale price is the price that the stair parts distributor or store pays for their products, from the manufacturer. For example, the manufacturer sells an individual Oak stair tread for $15, to the parts distributor.
The parts distributor, charges the contractor $30 and the contractor charges their clients $35. Everyone needs to make some money, in order to survive in business, otherwise, why would you want to be in business..
Some stair parts distributors, make their own stair treads, eliminating the middleman. Some contractors take it one step further and make their own stair treads, eliminating both the manufacturer and the parts distributor. Some homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, will end up reading some of our articles and eliminate the long train, by making their own wholesale stair treads.