Quick Answer: How Do I Become A Licensed Reseller?

Apply for licensing directly from manufacturers.

Contact the manufacturers of the products you would like to sell for an application to become an official licensed reseller.

The application will ask for your business information, selling channels, resale certificate and estimated future sales.

How do I become an authorized reseller?

There are three main ways to become an authorized distributor.

  • Buy an existing business. Do thorough research before buying a company.
  • Start from scratch. You do not have to rely on an existing owner’s reputation.
  • Buy into an existing opportunity.

Is a resale license the same as a business license?

Like a business license, you take out your resale permit where your resale business operates. If you sell in one state but buy goods in other states, you may only need one permit. Most states will let you use an out-of-state reseller’s permit to avoid paying sales tax on resale items.

Do I need a resale license to buy wholesale?

If you are a US citizen purchasing wholesale goods from a supplier within the US, then you will probably need a resale certificate or license from the state in which your business is located. A resale certificate or license enables you to purchase goods wholesale without paying sales tax.

What is a reseller’s permit?

If you have a business through which you are purchasing products for resale, you should have a reseller’s permit, also known as a resale number, reseller’s license, or sales tax identification number. A resale number will also allow you to purchase items from wholesalers and distributors without paying sales tax.

How do I become an authorized Apple reseller?


  1. Verify that your company can meet the minimum requirements for the Apple reseller program.
  2. Commit to purchasing at least a minimum of $100,000 annually from Apple.
  3. Make sure that your company has been operating in business for at least two years.

Generally, it’s not illegal to resell an item that you have legitimately purchased. Once you have purchased something at retail it is yours to do with as you choose. Manufacturers tend to have little or no control over a product past the first customer they sell to.

How much does a reseller permit cost?

How much do sales tax permits cost (2019)?


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How much does a small business license cost?

California Business License Fee

Most cities and jurisdictions charge between $50 – $100 for a small business license, and depending on your type of business you may need industry-specific licenses as well.

Do I need a reseller license to sell online?

For most states, the general rule is that if you sell products or services that qualify for sales tax, a seller’s permit is a must. It allows you to collect sales tax from your end customers. It may also permit you to buy products from suppliers/manufacturers without paying sales tax on them.

How do I get a license to sell clothes?

Licenses and Permits

You must obtain permission from the trademark owner to sell their goods. Your business may also need to obtain a resale license, which allows you to purchase the clothing from the clothing distributor free from sales tax. Your business must then collect the sales tax when you resell the clothing.

Do I need a tax ID to buy wholesale?

Apply for an EIN Number

The first step is to get a federal tax identification number. You can apply for your tax identifier number online, and the number will be issued to you immediately. You can then use it to set a bank account for your business and accounts with multiple wholesale distributors.

How do I get a resale tax ID number?

Resale numbers are issued by state governments. Typically, you apply for a number from your state’s tax agency, which issues you a resale license, permit or certificate bearing the number. Then, when you make purchases that aren’t subject to sales tax, you provide the merchant your license or certificate number.

Who needs a reseller permit?

A seller’s permit is a state license that allows you to sell items at the wholesale or retail level and to issue resale certificates to suppliers. Issuing a resale certificate allows you to buy items you will sell in your business operations without paying amounts for tax to your suppliers.

Do you need a business license to get a sellers permit?

Anyone who sells physical goods must obtain a seller’s permit from their state. In California, you have to apply for a permit from the California Board of Equalization. Mainly, this permit exists so you can collect sales tax from your customers and pay the state government in a timely manner.

Can I shop at Restaurant Depot without membership?

Restaurant Depot is wholesale only. To qualify for a free membership account, on your first visit you need to show a valid reseller’s permit (business license) or tax-exempt certificate (for a non-profit organization) and show proof that you are authorized to purchase for said business or organization.