If wholesale herb is what you are looking for, then here are some tips to
help you find the needle in the haystack:
There are many small producers that will give a good price and a decent
product, but you have to be certain they can deliver on a constant basis. Some
small time producers harvest the herbs two seasons and then sell the herbs, it's
even worse in bottles, they could have stored it for a year or two, then you
come along and buy the whole lot. You sweat to get customers to try the product
and accept it, maybe even loose some money. Finally, when orders start pouring
in, you find out that they are out of the product! To have a constant stream of
the product and a certainty they will deliver again and again is very important.
Also, small producers that offer wholesale on herbs can have an inconstant
quality control, a good elixir one year may not mean a good elixir the next, or
even within the same shipment the products will not have the correct blend every
time, take samples of a couple of seasons and try out the bottles to be sure
they are able to produce the same results every year.
There are many price ranges, but a discount of 25%-50% depending on the
product and producer is generally what you will get. For specialized physicians,
herbalists and doctors there could be some samples, brochures and additional
tips and information on the herbs offered.
Make certain the products are of a reputable company and that the product
speaks for itself, if you offer too many products and are not sure of their
effectiveness, word gets around quickly, people that like natural medicine and
natural products just hate people going for the buck, even more so if you are
selling healing herbs.
Some producers are very specialized, so much they only offer one product for
wholesale. Herb concentrates are an example; be sure the formula is not too
diluted, people want the best but sometimes wont pay the price, and an
intermediate product is ideal for such situations.
If you own a web site, there are very interesting affiliate products, some
very good commissions (I've seen some of up to 30%) and of reputable companies
that will make it much easier to sell the goods, you will not have to hold any
inventory and orders are processed in the seller's site. A good brand name in
herbs like Gaia herbs will give your site the immediate reputation it needs to
start selling right away.