The minimum wholesale order size is:
Thomas Ferguson range: £400 (€475 / US $500)
Thomas Ferguson however consider these very small orders and do not encourage wholesale customers to place orders this small on a regular basis. They are not good for us or our customers. As at wholesale prices they cannot cover overheads, and are disproportionately expensive to ship. Few manufacturers survive by offering wholesale prices for retail quantities.
To encourage larger order sizes there is free packing and delivery within the UK and Ireland for orders over £1,000 in value.
There are currently no minimum orders on the Thomas Ferguson online wholesale store for repeat business, of stock items. However, to open an account an initial order of £300 ($500) must be paced to demonstrate a degree of commitment, and to help pay initial account set-up costs.
For any specials we really need an order of several hundred pounds to be able to quote competitively. If it is a special we have made before, possibly for someone else, some of the set-up and development costs are already paid so we may be able to accept smaller orders. The minimum order size for any special (non standard item) is currently £150. If no other items are being ordered it is of course the full £400.