Your Guide to Ordering Wholesale Fashion
Select the right stock in the right quantities
When choosing your stock your ultimate goal is to be able to clear it all, therefore you need to be careful that you are buying sensibly.
These top tips will help:
- Classic styles rarely date so will have a longer shelf life.
- Look for items such as ponchos, wraps and accessories, which generally have year round appeal.
- ‘One size fits all’ items are great for appealing to a wider audience. When buying sized items, make sure you are buying packs which contain a mixture of sizes. These packs are usually have more of the more popular sizes, which helps ensure that you stock the right balance of sizes to suit your customer.
- There is no avoiding the fact that if you buy cheap, poor quality merchandise you can almost guarantee that it will be returned.
Try or just buy
When you begin ordering from Continental, we understand that you are likely to want to receive your stock as soon as possible. We can arrange rapid delivery, which is free on orders over £200.
You may prefer to view stock samples before you buy, especially if it is the first time you have shopped with a particular wholesaler. Our wholesale customers are always welcome to visit our Regent Street showroom or our offices in Manchester, and we operate visits on an appointment only basis. We find that our many returning customers no longer need to preview our lines as they are happy that Continental provide consistently high quality stock.
Place your order
To shop from Continental Textiles you simply have to select your stock (to a minimum value of £200) and check out as you would on any online site. There is no need to register an account with us, however you may find it beneficial to sign up, as our registered customers are kept up to date with our newsletter.
Buying in bulk
Buying in bulk is a great way to keep costs down for the retailer, and it also ensures that identical stock is available in a guaranteed range of sizes.
Continental’s stock is only available to buy in wholesale quantities, with a minimum value of £200 per order. Each pack will be made up of a spread of different sizes, generally sized S, M, L and XL or ladies sizes 8, 10, 12 and 14. Specific size details are clearly stated in the individual product descriptions online.
The average pack size is 12 and packs will usually be made up with a higher quantity of the more popular sizes. For example, in a pack of 12 items there may be two Smalls, four Mediums, four Larges and two Extra Larges.
Delivery and Shipping Costs
When selecting your stock don’t forget to factor in delivery costs. At Continental we operate a free delivery service to UK Mainland for orders over £300 and elsewhere in the UK for orders over £400. We also deliver to numerous EC countries, however different delivery costs will apply according to distance and size of order.
Pack prices indicate the price for the bulk amount of goods, with the unit price indicating the price per item. You can then determine how much you would like to sell each item for in your outlet.
No one can resist a bargain, especially when it comes to securing high quality items at discount prices. Reduced price wholesale fashion can be particularly cost effective, as it usually results in a profit at the retail stage. We have an entire section on our site dedicated to Special Offers, where you can make some great savings. When choosing sale items don’t just be swayed by the attractive price, be realistic that you will be able to shift the stock. If you have adequate storage space you can take advantage of snapping up discounted seasonal stock, eg, swimwear, bags, hats, scarves etc. Ensure that you are selecting timeless styles and avoid high fashion items as you may find that they are no longer on trend when it is time to bring them out of storage.
As experienced retailers we are well aware that happy customers are more than likely to become regular customers. As a result, we have a great relationship with many retailers all across Europe. As a commitment to our customers, we will do everything possible to ensure that you receive the best service possible from us. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the goods that we supply and wish to <href="#returns">return them, simply get in touch with our customers services team and we will help rectify the problem.