Posted by Multiflora Greenhouses on November, 13, 2018 10:00 am
Looking for a wholesale plant nursery? At Multiflora Greenhouses, we understand that you have options. That’s why we focus on ensuring that we deliver quality plants and excellent customer service. To help you make the right choice for you and your business, we’ve compiled some questions you should ask your potential greenhouse before entering into a wholesale agreement.
7 Questions to Ask Before Buying Plants Wholesale
Asking these questions can help you better understand what your wholesale partnership will entail and help you enlist the best greenhouse partner for your needs.
What plants do you carry and when?
Depending on the nursery or greenhouse, you may find that some organizations only sell during certain seasons and that they grow a limited type of plants. This allows them to focus their energies on ensuring those plants are hardy and healthy and allows them to become specialists in the cultivation of those plants. Make sure that any greenhouse you choose sells the plants you’re interested in and that they’re open when you need them to be. For example, Multiflora Greenhouses carries different seasonal plants for spring, summer, and fall/winter. In addition, we also maintain a plug warehouse. We sell vegetables, herbs, annuals, and perennials, while also specializing in seasonal favorites. Multiflora also offers retail sales, so you can always stop in and see for yourself the plant quality.
What guarantees do you have against pests or disease?
Your greenhouse is only as good as the plants it delivers! Check to see what guarantees they have in place to help ensure you only get healthy plants. We love our plants and focus on growing hardy plants that will grow well wherever they end up.
When must orders be placed?
To get your seasonal plants delivered to meet customer demand, you’ll want to check when the optimal ordering times are for popular plants like mums and poinsettias. This is especially important for businesses that are further away and that will require a longer delivery period. With an experienced wholesale greenhouse like Multiflora, you should be given direct answers for ideal ordering and delivery times. We understand that this sort of planning is essential for your garden center or store’s success.
What delivery options do you offer?
It’s important to check what delivery options are available to you and whether you need to make a specified minimum order to qualify for particular delivery methods. Will your wholesaler deliver straight to your location? How much will the delivery cost? Does the wholesaler contract out the delivery? Make sure you know who is responsible for getting your plants to you and what the cost is.
Do you offer order pick up?
Do you live near your preferred greenhouse? If picking up your plants is easier than having them delivered, make sure to ask that pick up is ok. If you choose to go this route, you’ll want to make sure you can safely transport your plants and that you have space to do so. In addition, you’ll want to verify if there are any procedures in place to make the pickup go smoothly. For example, maybe you’ll need to park in a certain place or call ahead of time.
What are your order minimums?
Most wholesalers have an order minimum. These minimums may be per purchase, per season, or per year. Make sure you’re clear on the order minimums before starting a new relationship with a grower. For example, at Multiflora Greenhouses, our wholesalers must make an initial order purchase of $250. Subsequently, they must spend a minimum of $500 with us yearly. Note that many other greenhouses require much larger orders and that they may not work with smaller companies.
What payment options do you offer?
Will your order be COD or are you expected to pay upon ordering? Can you pay with a credit card or apply for credit with the greenhouse? Understand the payment terms to ensure any agreement works for you and your business. At Multiflora, our orders are COD and we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Plus, we offer net terms with an approved credit application.
Multiflora Makes Wholesale Simple
Multiflora makes it simple to purchase plants wholesale. The Multiflora sales team can work with you to design a program that is tailored to your business’s needs. We work with large retailers, independent garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, florists, and other greenhouses and understand that they have varying needs. We are skilled at creating personalized programs that work and look forward to helping you craft yours!
To qualify as a wholesaler, you’ll need a copy of your Resale Certificate. Wholesalers must make an initial purchase of $250, and to maintain their status with Multiflora, must make annual purchases of at least $500.
Multiflora offers free delivery depending on location and order size. To qualify, speak to Multiflora representative who can help you determine what the order size is for your specific location. Currently, Multiflora Greenhouses delivers to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.
Outside of the delivery area? It’s still worth inquiring with us. Depending on where you’re located, the size of your order, and the timing of your order, we may be able to deliver to your location.
If you haven’t signed up with Multiflora Greenhouses as a wholesaler, you’ll need to do so before making purchases. You can sign up easily on our website and if you have any issues, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-722-3630.
Once you’re signed up with Multiflora, ordering’s a breeze. Visit your account page to place orders and to check on the status of previous orders. We’re constantly updating our plant availability to ensure our wholesalers have a pleasant experience. (In fact, we just redid our entire website to help make ordering even simpler!)
And as always, you can contact us with any questions to make your experience easier and more enjoyable. We hope to hear from you soon!