Due to Illness, the Open House at Heritage Wholesalers Has Been Rescheduled

Open House 11 29 2015

open house!

Sunday, November 29
1:00-4:00 pm
at Heritage Wholesalers


Perk up your holiday flea market or other vendor display with some groovy new (or not) inventory!  Or just check us out…

Get Info On Our Wholesale Program 

Free Munchies
Door Prizes
Meet Other Vendors & Share Ideas!

 No Entry without a Valid Resellers Certificate!

 

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Main Location: Heritage Wholesalers is located in the R H Enterprises Retail Center, which consists of Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street; Heritage Collectibles, 189 Main Street; and the Heritage Gallery at 183 Main Street in Lewiston 04240.  The shops are housed in the same building, around the corner from one another.  Entry to all three shops is gained through the main entrance at 189 Main Street.
Hours:  Generally on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm. We’re also open by appointment.
Contact us:
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
Inventory Information:
Heritage Wholesalers gets its inventory from a variety of sources, including auction, close-outs and clean-outs, and donations.  We sort through the merchandise we get and make sure that what’s available to vendors/retailers is in good, clean condition, ready to sell.  We also put a suggested retail price on all items, although you are free to price inventory as you wish once it leaves our shop.
Because of the sources we use in obtaining merchandise, if you see something you’re interested in, you should consider buying it then, as it is highly unlikely we’ll get the exact same item in again.

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Open House at Heritage Wholesalers!

Open House 11 22 2015

open house!

Sunday, November 22
1:00-4:00 pm
at Heritage Wholesalers


Perk up your holiday flea market or other vendor display with some groovy new (or not) inventory!  Or just check us out…

Get Info On Our Wholesale Program 

Free Munchies
Door Prizes
Meet Other Vendors & Share Ideas!

 No Entry without a Valid Resellers Certificate!

 

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Main Location: Heritage Wholesalers is located in the R H Enterprises Retail Center, which consists of Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street and Heritage Collectibles, 189 Main Street in Lewiston 04240.  The two shops are housed in the same building, around the corner from one another. .
Hours:  Generally on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm. We’re also open by appointment.
Contact us:
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
Inventory Information:
Heritage Wholesalers gets its inventory from a variety of sources, including auction, close-outs and clean-outs, and donations.  We sort through the merchandise we get and make sure that what’s available to vendors/retailers is in good, clean condition, ready to sell.  We also put a suggested retail price on all items, although you are free to price inventory as you wish once it leaves our shop.
Because of the sources we use in obtaining merchandise, if you see something you’re interested in, you should consider buying it then, as it is highly unlikely we’ll get the exact same item in again.

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Asian Wall Art, Porcelain Carousel Horses, Cookbooks…

New merchandise!

Wednesday night we went to an auction and picked up a pick-up truck load of books (including cookbooks), Christmas decorations, Asian wall art, porcelain carousel horses and more!

We don’t have pictures yet because we haven’t finished unpacking the boxes, but hope to have them up soon.  These items will be available for the general public at Papa’s Thrift Shop once renovations are complete beginning in October, and via Heritage Wholesalers for the wholesale buyer on Monday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. (Heritage Wholesalers is located within Papa’s Thrift Shop).

Get ready to stop in to Heritage Wholesalers on opening day – Monday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Don’t forget to bring your resellers certificate!

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Main Location: Heritage Wholesalers is located in Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street, Lewiston  ME 04240.
Hours:  The first & third Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm. We’re also open by appointment.
Contact us:
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
Inventory Information:
Heritage Wholesalers gets its inventory from a variety of sources, including auction, close-outs and clean-outs, and donations.  We sort through the merchandise we get and make sure that what’s available to vendors/retailers is in good, clean condition, ready to sell.  We also put a suggested retail price on all items, although you are free to price inventory as you wish once it leaves our shop.
Because of the sources we use in obtaining merchandise, if you see something you’re interested in, you should consider buying it then, as it is highly unlikely we’ll get the exact same item in again.

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Heritage Wholesalers – The Good Old Frequently Asked Questions!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is Heritage Wholesalers?
A:  Heritage Wholesalers is a new division of R H Enterprises, Inc, which also includes Papa’s Thrift Shop and Heritage Collectibles.  Heritage Wholesalers sells merchandise to flea marketers, small retailers and other vendors on a pick & choose basis right off our shelves, with great discounts (up to 60% off retail) for small purchases, and even deeper discounts on many items for bulk purchases of $625.00 (retail price) or more.

Q:   Who owns/runs Heritage Wholesalers?
A:    Heritage Wholesalers, Papa’s Thrift Shop and Heritage Collectibles are owned by the husband and wife team of John & Linda Snyder.  We are well-known in the community, long-time members of the Chamber of Commerce, and active on various boards & committees. The businesses are (supposed to be) part-time ventures for us.

Q:   What kind of items are at Heritage Wholesalers?
A:    We never really know!  It all depends on what we get at auctions, cleanouts & other sources.  Right now we have angels, Asian wall art, candles, carousel horse figurines, Christmas decorations, Coke advertising collectibles, cookbooks, kids & other books, costume jewelry & jewelry boxes, dish sets & glassware, posters & framed prints (animals such as tigers and kittens, vehicles, scenery, fantasy unicorns & wizards, teddy bears, etc), record albums, salt & pepper shakers, and small placques & other decoratives, as well as lots of miscellaneous items. The selection may vary widely from month to month (or even day to day).  We do not carry food items.

Q: Why would I buy from Heritage Wholesalers?
A:   Wow… There are lots of reasons!  It’s quick & easy (much better than digging through dirty basements & throwing out half of what you find, and far less time consuming than clean outs or auctions… believe us, we know!), there probably won’t be other  vendors with the same merchandise, we’re local & nearby, the pricing is designed to be very profitable for you, and while there’s no minimum or maximum amount you must purchase, the more you buy, the more you save!

Q:   Does Heritage Wholesalers have its own separate shop?
A:    Nope.  The retail center at 5 Park Street (Papa’s Thrift Shop) and 189 Main Street (Heritage Collectibles) in Lewiston is open for fun, quality shopping to the general public – and some of that inventory is available at a discount for flea marketers & other vendors.    The only real difference is in the pricing.  Those with Resellers Certificates can buy any product(s) in the shop at discounts that may be 10%, 25%, 33%, 50% or even 60%; with bulk purchases, for those items with 33%, 50% or 60% discounts, there can be even greater discounts.

Q:  Can anyone buy from Heritage Wholesalers?
A:   Anyone can buy any of the merchandise that’s in the retail center.  However, only those with valid State of Maine (or other state) resellers certificates can get the wholesale discounts offered by Heritage Wholesalers.

Q:  How does the discount system work?
A:   All of the inventory at Papa’s Thrift Shop & Heritage Collectibles is tagged with the retail price at which it’s sold to the general public, and also coded with the amount & type of discounts offered to vendors.  For example a framed print might be priced at $12.00 retail, but would also be color coded, with the color of the tag identifying the level of discount offered to vendors.  The more you buy, the deeper the discount on many items.  For more information, please visit our blog at HeritageWholesalers.net, under the tab “About Heritage Wholesalers”.

Q:   Do you negotiate with or allow discounts for the general public?
A:    No.  We’ve certainly had customers at both Papa’s Thrift Store and Heritage Collectibles (our arts & antiques shop that’s just around the corner at 189 Main St in Lewiston) try to talk us into giving them a discount on everything from 50c items to those   retailing for several hundreds of dollars.  Some “customers” have tried tactics that range from asking for a price break so they can afford to buy food for their pets (we are known to be huge animal lovers), to saying they would have purchased a piece of furniture if we’d let them use the bathroom but now they’ve changed their minds (that was pretty blatant! sheesh…).  We no longer negotiate.

Q: Aren’t you concerned that retail customers will complain about not getting wholesale prices?
A:  We’re aware that some people might, and if it becomes a real issue, we’ll always have the option of shutting down the retail portion.  However, we believe the combination of retail and wholesale customers will help to make this new venture successful for everyone as the combination will make it possible for us to keep prices as low as they currently are… our prices are less than found at many of the big name thrift shops.

Q: What are the hours at Heritage Wholesalers?
A:  Beginning November 16th, flea market & other vendors will be able to purchase inventory via the Heritage Wholesalers option on most Mondays from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, and on the 2nd Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm, as well as by appointment.  As demand grows, so will our hours.

Q: The retail center is pretty small.  Will you be expanding?
A:  Absolutely!  We fully expect the demand for Heritage Wholesalers to grow rapidly, and as soon as it does, we’ll be moving into larger quarters – and in fact, have already been discussing this with our landlord.

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Main Location: Heritage Wholesalers is located in the R H Enterprises Retail Center, which consists of Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street and Heritage Collectibles, 189 Main Street in Lewiston 04240.  The two shops are housed in the same building, around the corner from one another. .
Hours:  Generally on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm. We’re also open by appointment.
Contact us:
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
Inventory Information:
Heritage Wholesalers gets its inventory from a variety of sources, including auction, close-outs and clean-outs, and donations.  We sort through the merchandise we get and make sure that what’s available to vendors/retailers is in good, clean condition, ready to sell.  We also put a suggested retail price on all items, although you are free to price inventory as you wish once it leaves our shop.
Because of the sources we use in obtaining merchandise, if you see something you’re interested in, you should consider buying it then, as it is highly unlikely we’ll get the exact same item in again.

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Opening in October – Heritage Wholesalers!

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If you’re a flea marketer, shop owner or other vendor, come check out Heritage Wholesalers, where you can buy just a few items or many!

Heritage Wholesalers is located within Papa’s Thrift Shop at 5 Park Street in Lewiston (ME).  Papa’s is a boutique (i.e. very small) thrift shop that’s open to the general public, but is set up to make wholesale shopping a breeze.  Every item at Papa’s is tagged with its retail price, but also coded for wholesale buyers.

You’ll find a good variety of quality, clean merchandise at Heritage Wholesalers – merchandise that you can pick and choose from, without having to take junk that you’re not interested in. (We know how that goes, and how time-consuming it is to pick through and clean off stuff from garage sale or basement clean-outs to find the very few worthwhile items in the lot!!)

Heritage Wholesalers gets its inventory from auctions, clean outs and donations, as well as from markdowns of items that don’t sell at Heritage Collectibles, our arts & antiques shop just around the corner at 189 Main Street.

The donations are generally targeted towards our Low Income Voucher Program, which allows case workers to provide low income people with monthly $25.00 vouchers to “buy” for free anything at Papa’s Thrift Shop.

We’ve learned that some of the donated items we’ve received are of less interest to low income people, who tend to be in need of household basics, rather than flea market or retail shop type merchandise, so combining the Low Income Voucher Program with sales to the general public, and now to wholesalers is a wonderful fit.  However, we of course couldn’t keep the Voucher Program going without those greatly appreciated donations!

PLEASE NOTE:  Heritage Wholesalers is for vendors with a valid resellers certificate ONLY, and is only open to wholesale buyers at specific times so there’s no confusion for the general public or people with low income vouchers.

Heritage Wholesalers will be open on the first and third Mondays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, as well as by appointment.  If the demand exists, we will expand those hours.

Among the items in our current inventory (with much more to come) are:

  • angels
  • candles
  • Christmas decorations
  • Coke advertising collectibles
  • cookbooks
  • costume jewelry
  • dish sets
  • framed photographs
  • jewelry boxes
  • posters
  • record albums
  • small placques & other decoratives

Sorry… but because of the way we obtain our inventory, there is no guarantee that merchandise you see today will be there in the future.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

We’re actively seeking out other collectibles and usables – we’re interested in a boxful or a barnful!

Heritage Wholesalers will be expanding into larger space late this fall or early winter (December|January) when that space becomes available.

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Main Location: Heritage Wholesalers is located in Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street, Lewiston  ME 04240.
Hours:  The first & third Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm. We’re also open by appointment.
Contact us:
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
Inventory Information:
Heritage Wholesalers gets its inventory from a variety of sources, including auction, close-outs and clean-outs, and donations.  We sort through the merchandise we get and make sure that what’s available to vendors/retailers is in good, clean condition, ready to sell.  We also put a suggested retail price on all items, although you are free to price inventory as you wish once it leaves our shop.
Because of the sources we use in obtaining merchandise, if you see something you’re interested in, you should consider buying it then, as it is highly unlikely we’ll get the exact same item in again.

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