I received an email from a reader who bought one of our guides asking if I would supply a couple of email templates that can be used while product sourcing.

“I just started in this business. I need to learn more and make new contacts. For now I will send emails to companies to request stock. I would appreciate if you have a template that you can give me to use.”

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Here is a template you can use when requesting wholesale pricing or supplier catalogs:

Good Morning [Afternoon]

My name is Rob Cyr and I have a company called [replace with your business name], I am interested in purchasing wholesale from your company. Please email and/or mail your catalog at your earliest convenience.. My resale number is SR AP KH7842 1485

Thank you for your time,

Rob Cyr
530-455-5555
123 Anystreet Dr
Little Big Town, Ca 97154

Note: sometimes you might want to tell the prospective company about how you resell merchandise, i.e. storefront, eBay, Amazon, flea markets, etc

Here is a template you can use when looking for excess, overstock, and customer returns:

Good Morning [Afternoon]

My name is Rob Cyr and I’m with New Venture Products [replace with your business name]. I am interested in purchasing overstocks, overruns, customer returns in large quantities. Inventories can be emailed or faxed to 530-857-4123

If this email has reached the wrong address, please forward to the person who handles UN-sellables.

Thank you for your time,

Rob Cyr
530-455-5555
123 Anystreet Dr
Little Big Town, Ca 97154

While there is no special template needed, I hope the two example above help you get started. The main thing to remember is be professional and make sure you send all of your contact information. I can tell you from experience, be patient when looking for responses, especially when contacting large corporate chain and catalog retailers.