Where do you start if you want to order avocados in bulk with no existing experience? Where do you start? If this is how you feel right now, don’t worry, we’ll guide you through finding the best avocado wholesaler for your next order.
A good avocado wholesaler should help you establish a constant supply of fresh, quality fruits. One such avocado exporter is FrutPlanet exporters. We have been in the business for years, helping budding and established business source quality fruits and vegetables.
With the information in this article, you should be able to make an informed decision and find a reliable avocado wholesaler.
Step 1 – Search for Wholesalers Online
The world has been reduced to a global village, making everything just a few clicks away. By just researching online, you have great chances of finding the best avocado wholesalers. But how do you do the research?
First, be certain of what you want including details such as variety and volume. Then use your favorite browser and search for “avocado wholesaler” or any term that expresses your intent. The search engine should offer you with a few leading exporters, including FrutPlanet.
The search engine will shortlist possible wholesalers within your area. Visit the wholesaler’s website for reviews, product pricing, and more. If the product is listed on Google My Business, you can view their google reviews, and Google reviews are more likely unbiased than those hosted on the company website.
Once you have shortlisted a few companies you can work with, check for recommendations from industry directories, social media interactions, and more. Peer-to-peer reviews are trustworthy.
Step 2 – Check their Quality Guarantee, Price, and Delivery Options
A good wholesaler should guarantee that you deliver quality products affordably and within predictable timelines. Check the texture, colour, firmness, and physical appearance of the avocados they deliver. Check out their Google My Business profile pictures and examine whether they meet quality.
In addition, confirm whether there are any complaints from previous customers about the avocados they delivered. Go the extra step and ask for a sample if you should to ensure it meets your standards.
Once comfortable with the quality, compare the pricing of the wholesalers that you’ve shortlisted. Remember that the pricing may vary depending on the seasons and location.
For example, at FrutPlanet, we advise customers to contact us for a quotation before committing.
Once quality and price are confirmed, it’s time to discuss the delivery timelines. At FrutPlanet, we offer delivery within 48 hours once the products have been sourced, and some wholesalers may take a little longer, depending on their workforce.
Step 3 – Check the Company Certifications
You want to work with a company that is certified in its area of operation. That way, your order will be safe and traceable. Certifications guarantee that the avocados are grown sustainably and will be delivered to the right standards.
For example, in Kenya, FrutPlanet ensures that your product will be certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service, and Agriculture and Food Authority.
Internationally, FrutPlanet ensures that its products meet the Global G.AP and Sedex global supply chain standards. We represent growers as part of the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK).
Choose a wholesaler who’s committed to meeting food safety standards. You can ask them, the wholesaler, for their certifications or check if the respective authorities recognise them.
Finding the best avocado wholesaler requires researching online and carefully examining your shortlisted candidates. The internet is the largest, easiest database to begin your search journey. Once you have several companies you can work with, check the quality and cost of the products they’ve been exporting.
If you’re looking for the best avocado wholesaler in Kenya, FrutPlanet can help. We’re a certified fruit and vegetable exporting company with an extensive reach of growers, and we handle bulk orders and help you export products to global destinations. You can contact us via email or call our customer service team.