By Meaghan Brophy
R&M Wholesale is a direct importer and wholesale distributor carrying an impressive array of general merchandise. Founded in 2006, this Ohio-based wholesaler recently quadrupled their warehouse size due to an increase in demand over the past several years. They carry a wide variety of products including apparel, accessories, jewelry, electronic accessories, home goods, kitchenware, seasonal items, pet supply, and outdoor goods. According to founder Raymond Weng, R&M’s most popular products include their large collection of snapback, baseball, cowboy, and winter hats. This year, the company will be expanding their selection to include bucket styles, women’s summer hats, and “bling” bedazzled hats.
In addition to their headwear, R&M’s best sellers are many of their pet supply items, such as leashes, toys, collars, and carriers. Seasonal impulse buys are also a hot commodity for this wholesaler. Their winter accessories such as scarves, gloves, mittens, and fleece leggings are top sellers for any merchant. For warmer months, outdoor novelties such as wind spinners and yard sprinklers are top choices for flea and fair vendors. The best choices for your business depend on what markets you participate in and your geographic location. However, regardless of your demographic, R&M has products that will fit the bill for what you are looking for.
R&M works directly with manufacturers in China to source their merchandise, so their wholesale prices are extremely competitive. Since R&M has strong manufacturing connections, if you are looking for a custom-made item, their team can negotiate to create that special product. R&M is also currently running a promotion on their most popular styles: purchase 60 dozen hats, and you can mix and match styles while still receiving case pricing. Through their website, there is a $100 order minimum. Items are always in stock, so orders are shipped right away and generally arrive within a week. “Our quick service,” is what sets R&M apart from other wholesalers, says Weng. “We can get items out on the same day they are ordered. Everything is always in stock.”
879 Oberlin Ave. SW
Massillon, OH 44647