Choosing a distributor isn’t a decision to take lightly. If you run a business and you need to stock up on fresh seafood at all times, then you’ll want to make sure you partner up with a distributor that can provide you with high-quality seafood products.
Here are a few helpful pointers before you start scouting around for wholesale seafood distributors.
Check for a license
Many states require companies to obtain a license before they can sell seafood, Your Business says. Check if the firm has one. If it doesn’t, then it’s in your best interests to move on to other options.
Think about experience
When you browse through wholesale seafood distributors, be sure to check out companies that have had a long experience in the field and business. Extensive experience is a good indication that you’re hiring the right seafood distributor. After all, the company must be doing something right if it’s survived years in the business. They’re also more likely to have the expertise, knowledge, and team to get the job done and done right.
Give it a try
The best way to find out whether the distributor is a good option or not, is to give it a try. Put in a small order for seafood staples in your kitchen. Your future buying decisions will depend a lot on the results you’ll get from your first order.
Once you’ve tried out the products from the distributor, consider the quality of the seafood. Are the products fresh? Do they have a good appearance? Is there something weird about the smell of the food, or is everything in order? If you’re well-satisfied with the quality of the products, then that’s good. You now have a new supplier to add to the list of distributors you work with.