Wholesale Music Instrument Distributors - Wholesale Only

Q: What does your company do ?
A: Wholesale music warehouse USA, is a group of musicians, & audio market professionals who created our company to help licensed resellers extend their wholesale purchasing power. Our company is your direct connection to the actual master wholesale distributors and drop shippers here in the United States. Major warehouses are located all across the U.S. Most likely there are several key wholesale warehouses near you. We uncover the real distributors, send them a message about your company asking for wholesale catalogs and sales materials to be sent to your company directly. Get ready for a “storm” of wholesale price lists and information to come your way.


Q: How is Wholesale Music Warehouse different from all the other so called wholesale companies on the internet?
A: The answer is simple. Most of the other “wholesale offers” online are available to the general public. With these other so called wholesale companies, there is no separation between wholesaler, dealer, and the end user (consumer). Real wholesalers will only sell B2B (business to business) any company offering “wholesale deals” that does not require a business license or tax id from you is not a real wholesale distributor. You have to ask yourself, “Do I want to buy from a discounted music retailer or a real music instrument master-distributor? The answer is obvious. With Wholesale Music Club, we only sell our gold wholesale membership package to licensed re-sellers. All 120 wholesale musical instrument warehouses within our network require a business license or tax id from all members. This keeps the integrity in place between the true wholesale supplier and the dealer. Your company buys the music instrument products at the same wholesale price that your local music shop pays. There are still super profit margins out there selling musical instruments.


Q: Do I have to have an actual store front in order to join Wholesale Music Warehouse?
A: No. Among those that purchase the Gold Wholesale Package are small to mid sized companies selling via mail order, swap meets, internet, as well as small retail locations. It is not 100% necessary to have an actual store.

Q: I have seen offers online about a CD with 10,000 wholesale sources. What is this all about?
A: If you need wholesale sources for beans, shoe laces, hay, or bulk fabrics…. the CD is for you. If you are seeking true wholesale distributors supplying musical instrument products to dealers only,…. then you need Wholesale Music Warehouse. Basically the “cheap” wholesale CD’s out there are garbage. Plus, they will sell these CD’s to anyone. The general public has access to the same information. You want real business to business wholesale distributors that don’t deal with the public.

Q: What are the minimum order requirements with the club and the other 120 wholesale musical instrument distributors?
A: Minimum order requirements vary by distributor. Usually the minimum order is between $50.00 to $200.00 Ready to order your Gold Wholesale Membership Package? Click Here Member Testimonials

Q: Are there volume discounts offered for large orders?
A: Yes. All distributors offer volume discounts. Usually additional discounts apply to orders exceeding $2500

Q: Once my company joins Wholesale Music Warehouse, do we order everything through you or do we contact the other distributors directly?
A: You may order any of the 1,000 products offered from the club’s main associate, or you may contact any of the master-wholesale warehouses to buy direct from them.

Q: Are there territory restrictions involved?
A: Yes, in some cases there are territory restrictions. However, there are several master importers & distributors that sell the top name brands with little or no restrictions. Simply ask Rob to help you find what you are looking for. It’s out there! Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: Can Wholesale Music Warehouse help me with marketing/sales ideas & strategies?
A: Yes. This is a big part of our consulting service. Once you are a member, you can call Rob Ferguson anytime during normal business hours and he will be happy to assist you in any way he can. Rob sold over 480,000.00 in consumer audio products his first year online! We build custom web sites – call (760) 994-0710 Rob

Q: What company does the Wholesale Music Warehouse and its associates use to ship my orders?
A: We use UPS. You may calculate estimated shipping charges easily at the UPS web site. www.ups.com Most of the other distributors use either Fed-Ex or UPS. Large orders are usually sent via private trucking company.

Q: What kind of profit margin can we expect to make?
A: On average, profit margins for musical Instruments is between 10% to 150% . Music Instrument accessories yield as much as 300% profit. Guitar straps, cords, tuners, pedals, drum sticks, drum heads etc… are good examples of “high-profit” items.

Q: Are there any pricing examples available for our review?
A: Sure. Example product & pricing is located at www.wholesalemusicwarehouse.com main page. 9 wholesale examples are loaded per visit. Hit F-5 to refresh the page and see 9 more examples. E-Mail WMW

Q: How long does it take to drop ship the items that were purchased after the order was received by the wholesale distributor?
A: Orders ship within 24 hours in most cases. Most all wholesale distributors within the network, ship daily. If an item is not in stock,…. You will be called. However, most all items are on the shelf and ready to ship out daily. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: How do we get notified when a product is out of stock or becomes on back order?
A: You will be called or emailed. It’s a good idea to request confirmation on each of your purchase orders.

Q: How do we get notified when a new product line or brand comes out?
A: If you select our gold wholesale membership, we will contact each wholesale distributor your wholesale catalog request. We will get you on all of the distributors mailing lists, fax lists, specials, closeouts, etc….. You will receive new updated wholesale musical instrument catalogs as they are released. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: How do you calculate your shipping charges?
A: Shipping charges can be calculated by visiting www.ups.com simply enter the zip code of the shipper, and the zip code of the receiver, plus the estimated weight of the package. (s)

Q: What are the minimum levels of inventory on products that are kept on hand by the network of master distributors?
A: Wholesale distributors stock hundreds of pieces of each item. Sometimes thousands of pieces are stocked. Guitars, drums, pa systems, lights, fog machines, and so much more is available.

Q: Do you offer any other services that could be of use to my business? If so what are they?
A: We offer expanded wholesale master distributor sourcing solutions for consumer electronics products as well as musical equipment. Questions? contact us by phone.

Q: I am interested in the Gold Wholesale Membership, is that really a one time fee?
A: Yes, a one time fee of $249.00 Kick your feet up, and let us do the work for you. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: Are the products purchased through the club’s main affiliate and the other wholesale warehouses under warranty?
A: YES. Most items carry the full warranty unless otherwise noted.
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Q: How do you handle returns?
A: If any item is defective right out of the box, simply send it back for a new one. Hassle free. If an item breaks later, call the wholesale distributor you purchased it from ,…. And they will at least repair the item for you. If not replace it all together.
Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: Are any of the products refurbished?
A: Not usually. However, there are refurbished items offered from time to time,….. these items will be clearly marked (R) or (B stock) 99% of the products you will be purchasing for resale are brand new, factory fresh, with full warranty. Basically, if you want refurbished items, you need to ask for them. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What is a manufacturer?
A: A manufacturer is the maker of the brand. Most mass – manufacturers of musical instruments reside in China & Korea. (Although most all of the better music brands do manufacture here in the USA)

Q: What is a distributor?
A: A distributor is a privately owned mass supplier to the music dealers. The distributor has massive buying power and stocks each musical instrument item in large quantities. Most wholesale musical instrument distributors here in the USA sell at the same “dealer price” that the actual manufacturer does. The musical instrument distributor function is to supply the musical instruments & accessories at a closer proximity without a price increase to the licensed dealer. Keep in mind, using “will-call” is a way to save $$. Simply search for the distributors in your state after completion of your membership. You will save tons on shipping – by picking up the orders yourself. (will-call ) There are over 100 massive wholesale musical instrument warehouses across the United States. Chances are there are many near you. Remember, these companies only sell to licensed retailers / dealers / internet sellers / etc. Many real wholesale distributors will only sell to dealers with commercial addresses. Although it is not 100% necessary to have a commercial address. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What is a drop shipper?
A: A drop shipper is a wholesale distributor that is willing to ship to more than 1 location for you. A drop ship distributor will ship anything to anyone, any state. You pay for the product, the drop-shipper ships it directly to your customer. You never touch the product. This saves on shipping costs, therefore increasing your profit potential.

Q: What makes a company a “real wholesale distributor”
A: ALL real wholesalers require a valid tax id and or business license from all applicants. Real wholesale distributors will clearly mark their sites and catalogs with “Wholesale sales only to dealers” A real wholesale distributor will never sell to the general public. Your wholesale sources remain confidential.

Q: What is a factory rep?
A: A factory rep is the guy who calls on the music dealers for the music manufacturers. He sells and trains the music dealers. All manufacturers have “reps”
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Q: What are trade shows?
A: A trade show is the place where all of the music instrument manufacturers show their new products to the music dealers and the wholesale distributors. Each year there are several confidential trade shows for the musical instrument industry. You must be a licensed dealer at least,.. to attend these shows. We of course list all of the best trade shows for the musical instrument industry within the logged in section of the main club site. You will have access within a few hours of activation.

Q: What is a retailer?
A: A retailer is a public dealer / outlet that will sell to anyone. Examples include: Guitar Center & Musicians Friend. These companies buy direct from the manufacturer most of the time in mass quantities. The larger retail powerhouse companies also buy direct “OEM” from the over seas manufacturer as well. Wholesale distributors primarily supply the “independent dealer” or smaller over all dealers.

Q: What is a dealer?
A: see ” what is a retailer” above.

Q: What is a master distributor?
A: A master distributor is also known as a “parallel distributor” These companies carry double quantities as well as have the “harder to locate brands” A master distributor can also be simply a “large scale” distributor. They buy in massive 60 Ft. Container lots and offer amazingly low wholesale prices. Wholesale music warehouse club uncovers the real master-wholesalers of musical instruments of all kinds here in the United States. We make it easy for the small music dealer to plug in to where the big boys buy their goods. Get ready to take your business to the next level and beyond.

Q: What is e-bay?
A: E-Bay is an auction house. Small dealers and private sellers list their goods for sale to the highest bidder. Our members have much more success selling through custom web sites, although if done right, you can make thousands on e-bay. Its all about finding nitch products. It can be done,….however, we suggest selling through small shops, and custom web sites made for selling music gear. The flea market, local high schools….. are also great places to sell music instruments and accessories.

Q: Why sell musical instruments & accessories?
A: Billions are spent each year on musical instruments. Do you know anyone who doesn’t own a keyboard, microphone or guitar? Why not sell things people need and use. Everyone uses musical instruments! Plus, you love musical instruments too right? Go ahead and put some of those profits in your pocket. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What does net-30 mean?
A: Net-30 is where you buy products on credit throughout the month and the music instrument wholesale distributor sends you a bill for the entire months purchases. N-30 = net 30 days

Q: What is COD?
A: COD means cash on delivery. UPS offers COD services.

Q: What is an open account?
A: see ( net-30 ) above. An open account is where you buy on credit from the distributor. You will be invoiced monthly for your purchases. You must apply for any and all net-30 or open terms. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What does pre-paid shipping mean?
A: Pre-Paid shipping means that you have reached the desired volume or dollar amount to qualify for the order to be shipped “Pre-Paid Freight” the distributor is paying for the shipping. Usually this happens at the $2,500 level.

Q: What is a container?
A: A container is a “Railway Container” these are the big shipping containers you see on the railroad lines. Large volume distributors and retailers order in this way. There are 40 Foot and 60 Foot rail containers.

Q: What is a skid?
A: A skid is a pallet of merchandise found in a wholesale warehouse. Usually a skid will be shrink wrapped and ready for transport. If you can, it’s best to buy “a skid” at a time from the larger wholesalers. You will receive discounts based on volume orders. Every wholesaler will offer additional discounts based on larger volume quantities. It is not necessary to buy “skids” Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What does volume order mean?
A: Volume means quantity. The larger the volume, the larger the quantity.

Q: What is an importer?
A: An importer is a large warehouse that brings in its merchandise from outside of the United States.

Q: What is a parallel distributor?
A: A (parallel) Distributor is a wholesale distributor known for carrying brands that can only be purchased parallel through other mass merchants. In other words, they are not direct with the manufacturer. Often the warranty from such distributors is “repair only”
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Q: What does purchase order mean?
A: Purchase order means to place an order for purchase. The “buyer” of the store usually generates store purchase orders to be filled by the various wholesale distributors.

Q: What is a PO ?
A: See “purchase order” above

Q: What is a Purchase Order Number?
A: A purchase order number is the number assigned to the purchase order for record keeping by the music shop and the supplier.

Q: What is an RMA ? ( Return Merchandise Authorization )
A: RMA = Return Merchandise Authorization It is customary to receive a RMA reference number from your supplier prior to sending any merchandise back for repair or re-stock.

Q: Why do I need an RMA?
A: Most all wholesalers / distributors & manufacturers require a RMA prior to acceptance of your return. If you send something back without a RMA, its likely it won’t be processed.
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Q: What is a tax ID ?
A: A tax id is a number that is assigned to you by the federal government. This number gives you the right to buy at wholesale with no sales tax. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What is a business license?
A: A business license is a license issued to you by your state. This gives you the legal ability to buy & re-sell items as a “business”

Q: Where can I get a Tax ID or Business license?
A: For information about business licensing, contact your state capital. They can best assist you.

Q: What does wholesale music warehouse club do?
A: Wholesale Music Warehouse Club provides wholesale musical product solutions as well as business related wholesale services that connect your company with the best and the largest real B2B consumer musical instrument wholesale master distributors. We maintain the most informative confidential wholesale data-base in the USA. We provide a broadcast communication service for you as well to all of the distributors and manufacturers so you will have fresh catalogs and dealer price sheets from many of the top US wholesale music instrument warehouses. Speak to a wholesale consultant @ (760) 994-0710

Q: What is a profit margin?
A: Profit Margin is the difference between what you paid for it and what you sold it for. Member Testimonials

Q: How much profit is made on musical instruments?
A: Billions of dollars each year are spent on musical instruments. All you need is a little slice of that huge pie. Profits range from 10% to 300% (accessories make upwards of 300%)

Q: What are some of the ways that the other members sell musical instruments?
A: Online through a custom web site, through e-bay, through the flea markets, through high schools and friends, through your garage, through a small or large store, through mail order.

Expanded FAQ Wholesale Music Warehouse:

Q: Do musical instrument wholesale distributors prefer brick and mortar dealers? ( Re-sellers with actual store-front commercial location? )
A: Yes they do. However, there are several “key” master importers and wholesale distributors that do deal with home based and e-commerce licensed re-sellers. We give you this vital information through your username and password to the confidential back end site.

Q: What does your company do ?
A: Wholesale music warehouse USA, is a group of musicians, & audio market professionals who created our company to help licensed resellers extend their wholesale purchasing power. Our company is your direct connection to the actual master wholesale distributors and drop shippers here in the United States. Major warehouses are located all across the U.S. Most likely there are several key wholesale warehouses near you. We uncover the real distributors, send them a message about your company asking for wholesale catalogs and sales materials to be sent to your company directly. Get ready for a “storm” of wholesale price lists and information to come your way. ( usually within as little as 72 hours after sign up )

Q: When did Wholesale Music Warehouse Start?
A: We are going on 14 Years serving the musical instrument re-seller community. However, our main company, POWERLINE AUDIO started in 1999. We started as a manufacturer (private label) of audio capacitors, we also were factory reps for many brands of 12 volt audio in the early 90’s. We have extensive experience working with dealers & re-sellers.

Q: Do you accept credit cards ?
A: Yes we accept most major cards. Visa, MC, Discover and American Express.

Q: How do I set up a NET 30 credit account with real master distributors?
A: Ask your sales rep for an “open account” application.

Q: Is the $249 fee really a “one time” payment?
A: Yes.

Q: Will there be someone there at your company available by phone to help me?
A: Our hours of operation: 8:30am to 5:30pm Pacific Time Zone* Monday through Friday

Main Office Telephone (760) 994-0710

Q: What is the best way to begin re-selling musical instruments?
A: We recommend opening a local small commercial location, or selling through a booth at your
local flea market. E-commerce is a tougher way to go, although the better e-comm resellers
do quite well.

Q: Can I search for distributors by brand?
A: Yes. Our system also provides a search box for entering brands, types of products, or cities and states etc.

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Pacific Time Zone

Q: Is it best to buy direct from the manufacturer?
A: It is always a benefit to buy as close to the source as possible. Yes. If you can open direct wholesale accounts with key manufacturers, your company should do so.

Q: What types of specific things do manufacturers require, usually… to set up a direct wholesale account?
A: 3 trade references, business bank account, tax id or local business certificate, or LLC / Corporation paperwork, and possibly a business credit card on file, and most important, a commercial location.

Q: Can I re-sell items on e-bay?
A: e-bay is a good place to get your feet wet. We recommend building a custom site with shopping cart.

Q: Are there reliable, friendly wholesale drop shippers willing to stock, pack and ship my orders directly to my customers?
A: Yes. We connect you instantly to the best drop shippers in the business. Very friendly and ready to help you build your business.

Q: Can I check inventory online?
A: Many warehouses do offer online inventory checking ( Real Time ) Ask the specific wholesalers you are thinking about using.

Q: Can I place purchase orders online?
A: Most wholesale distributors do offer a online ordering system. Ask the specific wholesalers you are thinking about using.

Q: Are there toll free numbers available for placing orders?
A: Yes, in most cases a toll free number will be given to you for placing orders.

Q: How much should I mark up the items?
A: Average mark up’s are from 30 to 300% ( 300% being accessories like cables, strings, polishes, etc )

Q: Are flea markets a good place to re-sell?
A: Absolutely. Keep in mind, most flea market customers are looking for cheaper goods, so make sure you purchase the best priced items for resale at flea markets.

Q: Should I create a catalog of my own that I can mail to music schools, universities, etc?
A: Yes. Selling to schools, churches etc…is a fantastic way to keep your products moving.

Q: How much profit can I make?
A: We make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent these products and services and their potential for income. Earning and Income statements made by our company and its customers are estimates of what we think you can possibly earn. There is no guarantee that you will make these levels of income and you accept the risk that the earnings and income statements differ by individual. As with any business, your results may vary, and will be based on your individual capacity, business experience, expertise, and level of desire. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. The testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, which do not apply to the average purchaser, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation. There is no assurance that examples of past earnings can be duplicated in the future. We cannot guarantee your future results and/or success. There are some unknown risks in business and on the internet that we cannot foresee which can reduce results. We are not responsible for your actions. The use of our information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that our company is not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our information, products and services.

Q: Are there really master distributors that will pre-pay my shipping out of their pocket?
A: Orders over $2,500 usually qualify for pre-paid shipping. Ask each distributor what their minimum is for pre-paid freight.

Q: Do you offer a testimonial section?
A: Yes. Click Here to see what other companies are saying about us.

Q: How do I set up my account with Wholesale Music Warehouse USA?
A: You may set up your account by using our secure order form ( link found above at top of screen ) or by telephone. (760) 994-0710

Q: Is your order form secure?
A: Absolutely. Look for the “lock” at the bottom right of your screen, when on our secure form.

Q: Can I call and speak to a representative to sign up over the phone?
A: Yes. We are here from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Fri Pacific Time Zone* Reach a wholesale team consultant at (760) 994-0710