Types of Wholesalers



Merchant Wholesaler


Broker and Commision Agent



Buys from various sources for resale to retail stores

Manufacturer's Agent

Intermediaries between Manufacturer and Wholesaler
Selling Agent

Individual or Firm that operates on contractual basis to sale entire range

Cash and Carry wholesaler

Handling limited line sof product

Drop Shipper or Direct Mill Shipper

Wholesaler who accumulates orders from retailers and purcahse large quantity from Manufacturer at a Discount