Posted by on August 21, 2010
June marks the height of wedding season. The most popular wedding gifts make their home in the kitchen. Outfitting a fully functional kitchen is expensive. Calling on friends and family members to help stock it appears to simply be a rite of passage these days for engaged couples. Wedding gift registries have become the length of small novels for the largest of weddings!
Cynical though it may be, too many marriages end before all of the wedding gifts are even unwrapped! If your customers don’t wish to spend big bucks for products on the registry at a house wares super store, offer them the wholesale alternative. Flatware, knives, gadgets, and small appliances are some of the most popular wedding gifts requested. Fortunately, all can be found at the best wholesale outlets.
Chances are the silverware drawer for the bride and groom is a mixture of hodge-podge, cheaply made eating utensils. Some might even be, ahem, “souvenirs” from the college dining hall. Wholesale retailers can offer drastic discounts on sets of flatware. Major retail stores are constantly pulling older styles off the shelves for new models. Choose to stock common brand names like Hampton Forge that can be found at numerous retailers so gift recipients can finish the set.
To go along with the forks and spoons, a decent set of knives are a must! Unfortunately, retail prices on knife sets are more than a pretty penny. This kitchen staple is easily picked up on the wholesale side, and most wholesale knife sets include a variety of other kitchen tools. Look for wholesale sets that include measuring cups, serving spoons, spatulas, and peelers. Overstock specialty knives like a cheese knife, grapefruit knife, and an extra paring knife are also welcome additions to any kitchen.
As Seen On TV Gadgets
We’ve all heard the slogan “for only $19.95…,” and strongly resisted the urge to pick up the phone. This isn’t to say that all kitchen gadgets sold mainly through television infomercials are poor quality, or not handy for certain tasks. Like any retailer, television advertised gadgets have overstock and liquidation needs. Wholesale retailers can pick up famous As-Seen-On-TV gadgets like the Magic Bullet, at bargain prices. Plus, your customers looking for a unique wedding gift have found one, and chances are it won’t be a duplicate on any master registry.
Probably the greatest savings can be found in offering wholesale small kitchen appliances. First, there is a wide selection thanks to customer returns and factory refurbished units. Second, companies like to produce the same products in different color schemes and configurations each year, so there exists a healthy source of shelf-pulls. Kitchens soon to be cooking for two love small appliances like wholesale blenders, shelf-pulled coffee makers, and refurbished toaster ovens. Top brand names, such as Cuisinart, are always a great opportunity. The married couple will never know it was wholesale, not retail.
The most appealing aspect of wholesale kitchen wedding gifts is the infinite shelf life. A liquidated toaster oven can sit in a back stock room for over a year and still fully function right out of the box. Plus, customer returns are commonly a failure to match preexisting items, or the product was an unneeded gift. Therefore, unless it was due to malfunction, the customer return will be in the original packaging. In the event it was due to malfunction, a company refurbished product is rarely not distributed in new company packaging. Either way, this summer’s tune of wedding bells could be a great opportunity to offer wholesale kitchen wedding gifts. Stock them soon though, because June is just around the corner.
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