What's the difference between an online carpet store and a discount carpet wholesaler? What's the difference between buying carpet retail and wholesale carpet? Cheap Carpet Prices, of course! Their are other differences , however. Online carpet stores are established to extend their carpet retail business beyond their local geographic area. Discount carpet wholesalers are not traditional retailers, because they sell carpet wholesale to online carpet stores. There are many discount carpet wholesalers located in the Dalton, Georgia carpet manufacturing hub. Some of the best discount carpet wholesalers may never be found just by visiting, because they may be 6 miles out a one-lane road and they may have an abandoned basketball gym for a warehouse (filled to the gills with discount carpet). There is no need to buy cheap carpeting when you can buy good carpet - cheap, through Dalton carpet wholesalers.
Discount carpet wholesalers typically have lower overhead expenses because they don't have to be located on a busy thoroughfare and they don't expend valuable resources on newspaper advertising and radio advertising. Discount carpet wholesalers do not have fancy showrooms with leather sofas that make you feel cozy. While they do have carpet samples, these samples are displayed for the occasional walk-in retail customer. Most of their sampling is done in "deck boards" which have a large 27 by 22-inch carpet sample on the front and 3" by 3" color samples underneath. Many of these discount carpet wholesalers have carpet fibers in their blood. Their entire family has been in carpet for 50 years. Their cousins, nieces, and nephews all have discount carpet shops.
While most discount carpet wholesalers will sell wholesale carpet to consumers, their primary emphasis is to sell truckloads of carpet to storefront carpet retailers and online carpet shops at discount carpet prices. How do you think 200 or so carpet shops survive within a 20 mile area with less than 100,000 people? It's really no different from the High Point, North Carolina area where much of the furniture is made in the U.S.
These discount carpet wholesalers survive through their carpet wholesale web sites and phone blitzing specials to carpet retailers across the country. When I was a Georgia Carpet sales rep, shipped to Indiana in the 1980's, I used to hate these guys. I worked directly for one of the largest carpet manufacturers and my retail customers were buying carpet from these discount carpet wholesalers, cheaper, than I could sell direct from the manufacturer. My only defense was to explain that the carpet "probably fell of the back of the truck"- a reference to the once notorious theft of truckloads of carpet from manufacturers during the 1970's and 1980's.
Dalton, Georgia discount carpet wholesalers are located in the heart of the manufacturing hub. They carry and have access to all carpet manufactured. Their strengths, however, are in selling off shades, discontinued products, overstocks, older goods, trial runs and other non main stream products. Recently, while I was shopping for carpet for my newly-built office, I found a 70-ounce Stain Master residential product at the bottom of a stack of carpet rolls in one of these discount carpet wholesalers. It had been there a while. I asked to see it and the wholesaler said "are you kidding? Do you know how long it would take me to move all those rolls on top of it? Give me $75 to move all that carpet and you can have the whole roll, if you'll help me get down to it" The back stamp told me the carpet had been manufactured 14 years earlier but it was a beautiful, high density trackless and would have retailed for $30 a yard. I bought the carpet for about $2 a yard, but anyone off the street would have only paid $4.99 a yard.
These discount carpet sellers can save you money on most any carpet style, but the really big savings are in the irregular goods mentioned above. It is good to visit their showroom so you can get a better idea of the quality and savings, but you could save hundreds on a style you select in your own hometown and use our Carpet Price Quote form to email this request to discount carpet wholesalers.
Many carpet retailers in your local area may buy wholesale carpet from Carpet Buyers Handbook carpet wholesaler site partners at the same carpet prices that you can buy direct from them. These discount carpet outlets work on high volume and low profit margin.
About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.