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Discussion in 'Reefs' started by tomjmcd, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. tomjmcd

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    Hi, I'm starting up a business selling/mailing frags in the north west...

    I'm currently looking for coral wholesalers in the U.K. That can supply boxes on a regular weekly basis.
    TMC won't trade with me because I don't have a shop open to the public.
    I have a pet trading licence and hopefully one day in the near future will open a shop for all my fellow reefers.
    If anyone has any information or can guide me in the right direction. It will be greatly appreciated!


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  2. steve861uk

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    Will be happy to guide your frags in my direction :) But can't help with the boxes - sorry (but best of luck to you and your aspirations for a shop :beer-toast1:).
     
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    Perhaps you could approach someone like mailordercorals.com (one of our sponsors) and ask them where they get their boxes from?

    Or google polystyrene boxes/poly box, comes up with lots of suppliers, such as these guys: https://www.custompac.co.uk/polystyrene/boxes/4.5L

    On average most sites charge around £10 for p&p, which would cover the cost of the boxes and pay for a courier, with a little left by way of profit.
     
  4. tomjmcd

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    No one will tell you where they get their boxes from trust me Haha I've asked many many people and got no where


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    Then google it is my friend :), the link I sent you works out at less than a couple quid a box (and I bet if you ring them and order in bulk, or become a regular they may cut you a better deal).
     
  6. tomjmcd

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    I meant boxes of coral... they get shipments of boxes full of coral


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    Ahhhhhhh.......got yer!
     
  9. tomjmcd

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    Sorry haha I should of made it more clear


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  10. shady

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    Not many places will tell because they don't want to give away their suppliers to competitors, I know a few - if you google coral importers it flags up a few. I can pm you of the few I know.
     
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  11. tomjmcd

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    Please if you don't mind... I don't have a shop and most only trade with people who do so that's why I'm struggling to find someone


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    Pm sent - if it works my fee will follow - a few frags :)
     
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  13. tomjmcd

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    Most certainly :)


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