Distributor

Definition: Includes Wholesalers, Distributors, Brokers, Importer and Exporters of finished products. To qualify as a Distributor, you must be a 3rd party distributor of more than one manufacturer's product line or brand in addition to any brands owned by your company.

Distributors sell finished products that are ready to be sold to an end consumer. Suppliers provide "ingredients" for manufacturers to use in finished products.

If you distribute ingredients or other "products" to be used in the manufacturing of finished products, see Supplier/Raw Ingredient Distributor. If you "distribute" plastic containers or packaging for use in a finished good, you are classified as Business Services. If you distribute (or represent) only one manufacturer's brand line, see Manufacturer.

Acceptable forms of business proof include one of the following:

  • Website that sells finished products (from multiple manufacturer’s brand lines) to a, Retailer or Health Practitioner.
  • Order forms showing multiple manufacturer’s product/brand lines
  • Letter of Intent* (from an attorney or bank on official letterhead stating the intent to start a business – this is acceptable for new businesses only). Letter must indicate company name, company function, and registrant’s name. *Letter of Intent only valid for business started within the last year, may not be utilized for access to event for multiple years.
  • Brokerage agreements from multiple manufacturers