I have a client that sells to both wholesale and retail customers. He needs to validate that wholesalers are really wholesalers before he allows them to see the wholesale pricing (we are doing this with the Wholesaler app). My question is does anyone have a recommendation for a site / app that can validate Tax ID or other info about a business or customers to confirm they are in fact wholesalers and just retail customers looking to get wholesale pricing? I found FEINSearch.com but it's quite pricey and the minimum they provide is 100 searches per month, which is more than what they need for the price.
Hi Rosario, good questions, this is tricky.
(1) Your client should ask for bank details and run a credit check.
(2) Also check with the Better Business Bureau (if your client is in the United States).
(3) Ask for customer referrals.
Here is a website with resources for a few countries: http://www.wholesaleforum.com/discuss/wholesale-discussion-24/how-verify-your-wholesale-suppliers-be...
Hope that helps,
-Kwaku with Now In Store