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27 Years of Business to Business Wholesale Experience



Wholesale101 provides value-priced brand-name apparel, accessories, footwear and home goods in bulk to businesses worldwide.


Wholesale101 is an online business founded by Ed Mascolo, President & Founder of NEJ Inc. (www.nejinc.com) a trusted national leader in reverse logistics solutions. Over the past 27 years, NEJ has become an exclusive authorized purchaser for specialty store retailers and famous brands looking for seasoned advice and proven execution strategies for managing excess inventory of apparel, accessories, footwear and home goods. NEJ purchases, processes and resells past season merchandise, factory excess inventory and retail store customer returns to a worldwide customer base of off-price retailers.


Our Pricing is 70% to 90% off MSRP

Wholesale101 provides inventory in lots as small as a single carton (for smaller items like jewelry and accessories), by the pallet, and in truckloads of mixed categories and/or single items depending on the given opportunity we purchased for sale. Because of NEJ’s long-term relationships with its suppliers we can offer our merchandise to you at prices well below retail. Our prices are typically 70% to 90% off MSRP (manufacturers’ suggested retail price). Pricing is listed by lot or by each individual item.


Purchasing

Since all merchandise is owned and warehoused by Wholesale101, inventory ships within 3-5 business days and can be purchased online with a credit card. Product offerings include: apparel, accessories, footwear and home goods. Product sorting availability by solid brand, single style within a brand, or merchandised in assorted styles and sizes by category. All inventory is folded neatly into a carton.

Inventory lot size is sold by: single carton, pallet, or truckload. Pleas note that the pack will be defined in each product offering.



Merchandise Types

Wholesale101 trained staff and management inspects all goods within a strict standard of quality control so all merchandise received can go directly from carton to retail customer. On occasion, Wholesale101 offers “As Is” merchandise lots sold “as is” with no quality control inspection. It will be clearly identified "AS IS" on the lot offering.

Inventory purchases include:

Factory Excess: First Quality closeouts and Irregular products purchased directly from the manufacturer that have never been offered to the consumer.

Customer Returns and Store Stock (CR's): Retail stores and online purchases of previously sold inventory returned based on company’s return policy. Customer Returns are purchased directly from domestic specialty retailers or Department Store retailers.

Past Season Transfers (PST’s): Domestic specialty stores inventory that has was offered for sale in a retail store or online is pulled off the shelves and racks at the end of a selling season and shipped directly to Wholesale101.



Quality Classification

Merchandise received is inspected by trained team members and sorted by quality criteria.

1. First Quality (1st)

2. Irregulars

3. Seconds (2nds)


APPAREL

First Quality (1st): Canceled orders of a brand’s apparel items, overruns or leftover merchandise after a given selling season that never shipped to retailers. First Quality items are retail-ready condition with no defects and/or irregularities.

Irregulars: Apparel items with needle lines, slubs, fabric breaks or striations (parallel lines in solid fabric such as denim that make the fabric appear grainy). Only on close inspection will garments show the slight imperfections.

Seconds (2nds): Fully functional garments with rips, tears, or holes less than 1/4 inch or stains less than 1/2 inch in diameter. Seconds also include garments that are repairable by the customer such as missing buttons, broken belt loops, broken zippers (dresses excluded).


FOOTWEAR

First Quality (1st): Canceled orders of a brand’s footwear, overruns or leftover merchandise after a given selling season that never shipped to retailers. First Quality items are retail-ready condition with no defects and/or irregularities.

Irregulars: Fully functional footwear with small blemishes, nicks, and stains. Only on close inspection will items show slight imperfections.


ACCESSORIES

First Quality (1st): Canceled orders of a brand’s accessories, overruns or leftover merchandise after a given selling season that never shipped to retailers. First Quality items are retail-ready condition with no defects and/or irregularities.

Irregulars: Fully functional accessories with small blemishes, nicks, and stains. Only on close inspection will footwear show the slight imperfections.


JEWELRY

First Quality (1st): Canceled orders of a brand’s jewelry, overruns or leftover merchandise after a given selling season that never shipped to retailers. First Quality items are retail-ready condition with no defects and/or irregularities.


All Goods 100% Inspected

Store Stock Quality Classifications

Merchandise Grading categories:
1. MOS Quality (#1 quality, new goods)
2. Mini Quality (#2 quality, minor damages)


APPAREL

MOS Quality: New apparel items in retail-ready condition free of all defects but have been on retail floors or shelves.

MINI: Irregular and Seconds apparel items that may include needle lines, slubs, fabric breaks or striations (parallel lines in solid fabric such as denim that make the fabric appear grainy) along with fully functional garments with rips, tears, holes less than 1/4 inch, stains less than 1/2 inch in diameter and garments that are repairable by the customer such as missing buttons, broken belt loops.


FOOTWEAR

MOS Quality: New footwear in retail-ready condition with no nicks, blemishes, stains or evidence of wear on the soles. But have been on retail floors or shelves. Footwear will be identified as boxed or unboxed (self-serve).

MINI: Functional footwear with nicks, blemishes, stains or slight cuts that are repairable by consumer. Soles may show small signs of wear and slight irregularities may show on close inspection.


ACCESSORIES

MOS Quality: New accessories in retail-ready condition free of all defects but have been on retail floors or shelves.

Mini Quality: Functional accessories with nicks, blemishes, stains or slight cuts that are repairable by consumer. Slight irregularities may show on close inspection.


JEWELRY

MOS Quality: First Quality new jewelry in retail-ready condition free of all defects but have been on retail floors or shelves.