Guidelines for buying Ruby Red Paint at below suggested retail...

at wholesale for resellers
as a distributor for resellers in volume
as a super distributor in volume
as a non-profit group
or as a high volume professional

Also posted minimum order quantities, minimum published pricing and shipping policy. last updated Feb 2014

To learn more about Ruby Red Paints go to www.rubyredpaint.com/about.htm resale inquires or those interested in private label should contact gary@rubyredpaint.com

The purpose of this page is to explain our discount policy which is to protect the true wholesalers and also reward those distributors that deserve the generous distributor discounts. Our purpose is to send retail customers to purchase from legitimate resellers. This web page is to define clearly the overall discount strategy. We also have policies in place to make sure our resellers can maintain decent profit margins (MAP pricing). We do not allow the "dumping" of products on the market at low pricing by resellers. This is explained at the bottom of this page.

From time to time we find individuals with a tax id number that have been buying at wholesale that do not deserve this monetary reduction. Many of these should be referred to other wholesalers to buy at retail. Likewise, there have been those that have been receiving the 30% off of wholesale discount that do not carry the purchasing volumes required for such a large discount.
 

WHOLESALE
In order to buy at wholesale you must meet the following minimum guidelines...

1) you must buy the minimum of $ 250 per order (a mix of all items in the order)
2) you must be buying the product for one of the following...
   A) resale (federal tax-id AND sales tax number required) not for own use but to sell to others
   B) for a legal entertainment business (amusement park, family entertainment center etc.)
   C) A professional clown or face painter that buys in volume OF OVER $500 (which will net you about $1000 in product)
3) you must provide ONE of the following...
   A) your tax id number
   B) articles of incorporation  
   C) Not needed if your order is over $500 at the wholesale price if you are a volume clown or face paint buyer
4) you must provide ONE of the following...
   A) a photo of your retail establishment (a store front photo and inside your store)
   B) a copy of your published catalogue or brochure
   C) a URL location of your active e-commerce web site
   D) photos of face painting as a part of your business (not just a face painter, this must be your primary source of income),  your entertainment facility (example a Chucky Cheese, Six Flags or the like.), your haunted house attraction etc.. You need to PROVE SOMEHOW this is your business. Again We may require you to provide your previous years taxes to prove this is your primary source of income. NOT NEEDED if your wholesale order is over $500.
   E) If you teach face painting classes and sell products at those classes you must show a track record of such events.
5) In order to retain your wholesale account you must...
   A) in your first calendar year buy at wholesale at least $500
   B) in your second calendar year and thereafter buy at wholesale at least $1000 (if you are a reseller)
7) you must pay your invoices in a timely manner. Most lower volume resellers must pay for goods in advance by credit card or other payment.
    Note: If you are in Mexico the minimum order for wholesale is $500US.


DISTRIBUTOR

In order to buy at the distributor discount level you must meet the following minimum guidelines... (by doing so you may receive 30% off of wholesale pricing ON MOST ITEMS)

1) you must buy the minimum of $250 per order with an opening order of $2500 (after all discounts) AND order all items in increments of 6.
2) you must be buying the product for...
   A) resale
   B) for a large scale entertainment business
3) In order to retain your distributor account you must do the following..
   A) place a single order in the amount of $2500 to start the distributor discount ($2500 after discount)
   B) in your second calendar year order at least $2500
   C) in your third calendar year order over $3000
   D) in subsequent years increase sales each year
   F) YOU MUST BE ACTIVELY PROMOTING THE LINE OF PRODUCTS and be able to prove it TO REMAIN AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL

SUPER DISTRIBUTOR

In order to buy at the super distributor discount level you must meet the following minimum guidelines... (by doing so you may receive an extra 10% off distributor price ON MOST ITEMS)

1) you must buy the minimum of $250 per order with a purchase of $10,000 during the calendar year (after all discounts) AND order in increments of 40
2) you must be buying the product for...
   A) resale
   B) for a large scale entertainment business
3) In order to retain your distributor account you must do the following..
   A) buy a minimum of $10,000 EACH YEAR
   B) in your second calendar year order at least $11,000
   C) in your third calendar year order over $12,000
   D) in subsequent years increase sales each year
   F) YOU MUST BE ACTIVELY PROMOTING THE LINE OF PRODUCTS and be able to prove it TO REMAIN AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL

  NON-PROFIT

In order to buy at wholesale as a non-profit group you must meet the following minimum guidelines...

1) you must buy the minimum of $ 250 per order (at the wholesale price)
2) you must be buying the product for a non-profit group. This can be for groups like the Girl Scouts, the First Baptist Church, American Cancer Society, Lincoln Middle School or the like. You must fax in your request for wholesale/non-profit status on organization letterhead the e-mail ( admin@rubyredpaint.com ) or fax your order ( 972-221-8625) You should also request the link for the wholesale order form. Fax this in with your organizations letterhead of some sort. If you have any non-profit documentation or identification number that will also work. If you have a web site for your group you can use that to identify yourself.
3) you must pay your goods and shipping at the time of the order.

In order to get your appropriate discounts you must...

send in your orders in increments equal to your volume discount. Those increments are explained below. One may order in lower quantities but they will be charged accordingly. The greater the discount the more you must buy of that specific item. A distributer or super distributor level customer may be able to buy one item but instead of getting their distributor or super distributor price break they would be paying the wholesale price for that one item. As we say... "if you want discounts like the big boys, you have to order like the big boys.

Retail and wholesale customers may buy singles of any product. Wholesale however must have a combined order at the wholesale price to be at least $250.

Distributor level customers must order in increments of six in order to get the distributor level discount.

Super Distributors must order in increments of 40 in order to get the Super Distributor discount.

As an example: If a distributor orders in increments of 6, they would be buying that particular item at distributor pricing and not the receive the super distributor discount. If they buy less than six, then on that item they would be charged the wholesale price.

ASK US TO E-MAIL YOU THE LINK TO WHOLESALE OR DISTRIBUTOR PRICE SHEETS gary@rubyredpaint.com

MAP PRICING is in effect (minimum advertised pricing)

We do not allow resellers to offer "low ball" published/advertised pricing. Generally offenders of this policy will be selling online or on sites like Ebay even for small orders. This is not allowed. We allow our resellers to offer the Ruby Red products at a discount of up to twenty percent off of the suggested retail price. The suggested retail prices are noted at www.rubyredpaint.com/PDF/orderformRETAIL.pdf You can sell at prices that are 80% of those prices if you wish. We monitor all pricing and if you are found selling at below this guideline we will stop selling to you at discounted prices. This is to maximize the profit margins of those reselling our quality products. Some sell our products on popular bidding sites like Ebay. For those sites you must either start your bid at zero, which is very high risk for you, or you can start your bid meeting the 80 percent rule. Your "buy now" price can never be below the eighty percent rule. From time to time we offer resellers LIMITED TIME PROMOTIONAL PRICING but these must be approved in writing before you post them. For example... during October you might request pricing to offer the "Classic Palette" that normally sells for $15.00 at a price of $11.00 which is close to a thirty percent discount. GENERALLY we approve limited edition specific promotions. Our volume resellers can offer discounted prices below the 80 percent rule but it would be for volume orders, non-profit and off the internet. If you have a customer that buys in volume, you are allowed to negotiate a back door discount of your liking but it just can't be a published price. We want published pricing (in writing or on the internet) to be 80% of the suggested retail or higher.

See shipping/handling guidelines at www.rubyredpaint.com/shipping.pdf

Any questions regarding wholesale or volume purchases should be sent directly to:

gary@rubyredpaint.com
1214 Metro Park Blvd.
Suite 201
Lewisville, TX 75057

972-221-8665 phone 972-221-8625 fax

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