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I struggled with a title for this... I have noticed in the past few months, people really are only buying if diapers are on sale somehow, even if it is only a dollar. Most of the wholesalers have recognized this and offered great promotions to lower the cost and boost sales. But one extremely well-known company will not lower the prices or offer any promotions on their two biggest products. I cannot sell them anymore b/c of this. They also have a very restrictive agreement that we cannot advertise any lower prices. I look around and I see other stores advertising much lower prices, but when I have tried this in the past, I got "in trouble." What would you do in this situation!
 

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Are you just trying to get rid of the stock you have?<br><br>
Do you have some sort of agreement with the expensive diaper company that you'll sell x a month for 12 months?<br><br>
If you're just trying to get rid of your stock, can you offer a promotion? If you buy wipes/bag/etc when ordering these diapers you get $3 off the wipes/bag/ect? That way their getting a deal, but you're not lower in the price of snotty diapers.<br><br>
If you have to sell x for a specific period that suggestion isn't going to help you much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I don't have to sell any in a specific period... I just can't sell them at all now that people are so price-conscious. But your idea of giving the discount on something else is a good one - thanks! I'm also just venting... the way they do business really bothers me.
 

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I see where you're coming from. Vent away! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I hate feeling like I'm being "come at from all sides". Causes a lot of stress.
 

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I've worked with a couple of companies before that have unrealistic price fixing. I dropped them because their stuff didn't sell for me.
 

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That would be really frustrating. Sorry you have to deal with that. {{Hugs}} Feel free to come here anytime and vent!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've worked with a couple of companies before that have unrealistic price fixing. I dropped them because their stuff didn't sell for me.</div>
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My dad said, "Sell them at a discount and if they rescind your wholesale agreement, who cares, b/c you couldn't sell them anyway!" Which is not exactly the way I want to do it, but I may stop carrying them anyway. Thing is, they are the 500 lb gorilla, and I don't want not having them to hurt me.
 

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Sorry, I didn't mean I dropped the price, I meant I dropped them as a wholesaler....stoppped carrying their products. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, I didn't mean I dropped the price, I meant I dropped them as a wholesaler....stoppped carrying their products. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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No, I understood you. I am scared to drop them as a wholesaler b/c they are such a big brand.
 
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