What legal requirements must I meet to resell other brand's products under my product name?
I want to open up my own beauty zero waste shop where women & men come to my shop and refill their lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc. with the items that I have in bulk.
Before I do this, I want to test the waters by doing it online. I would ship people the product in a stainless steel bottle, have them use it and send it back once it’s done to replenish it, then send it back again. It would be a subscription that goes on forever in order to go plastic free.
The problem is I dont make shampoo or any of these products. I want to know how can I get trusted companies that already make organic & cruelty-free beauty products to ship me their products in bulk so that I may be able to do this. Also, would it be legal to add a company's product (i.e. Garnier) into a container with my label (Green Tenderfoot) while giving them credit at the same time?
Hello Ana Duque,
The best way to accomplish this:
There are many ways to find manufacturers that cater to private label resellers. Where you start your search depends largely on what type of products you want to sell under your private label. Here’s a look at some top places to start your search and we’ll explore each in more detail below.
Alibaba, IndiaMart, Global Sources - All types of household, apparel, sport, tool, accessory products and more. The leading import marketplaces lists millions of products that you can import for less than most US-made goods.
Google - General search and finding US manufacturers specifically. You can find US manufacturers for food, cosmetics, vitamins, and other items that must meet health or safety regulations.
Wholesale Buyers Markets - Meeting manufacturers and distributors in person. Buyer’s markets exist for every imaginable product category and are a great place to find potential private label products.
Malls & Stores - Getting ideas, seeing products in person & finding manufacturer names Product labels are a goldmine of manufacturing information, plus you can check the quality of items personally.
Hope that helps :)