FFL Wholesalers & FFL Manufacturers
Getting an FFL is often a small obstacle, where setting up new accounts with wholesalers and manufactures to buy direct at wholesale pricing is often a larger obstacle than getting the FFL itself. With limited supplies of firearms, the manufacturers and wholesalers can be picky about who they sell to. One of the great benefits to using FFL123.com is the help we provide with getting those accounts set up after FFL is approved and in your hands. We’ve heard reports back from many of our customers raving about the success they’ve experienced by utilizing the specific contacts and wholesalers we provide. But the best success story we’ve heard when it comes to getting the ball rolling on accounts comes from one of our customers who took the help we gave him one step further…
This particular FFL123 customer, who we’ll simply call “Mike” to help protect his privacy, developed a concise packet of information containing all of the items that wholesalers will ask for when it comes to having an account with them. With all of these different documents put together, it cut down on time spent on back and forth communication between Mike and the wholesalers and manufacturers trying to get all of the correct documentation to setup and approve his new account. In fact, he reported that it cut down on wait time an estimated 75%!
Mike’s packet includes some of the more obvious documents, such as a letter explaining his desire to have an account with the wholesaler/manufacturer and a copy of his newly approved FFL license, but also other documents that are not typically asked for until later in the account approval process. That was his key to cutting down on wait time.
We interviewed Mike about his idea to send out the packet. When asked where he got his idea from, he said it began with advice we gave about contacting desired wholesalers, and then he progressed it further to increase his odds of success. He wanted to take the most professional approach possible. Mike chose twenty of his preferred wholesalers out of our list of over 30,000, printed out his packet along with a cover letter, and mailed to each of this individually. Additionally, he scanned in all of the documents and emailed them to each wholesaler. Mike said he had a couple of accounts already by the end of the day!
Creativity, thinking outside the box, and a little extra work lead to his great success. Mike certainly found success in setting up wholesaler accounts by utilizing a simple idea. If you’ve got ideas of your own for effective best practices, feel free to tell us about them! You can also join FFL123.com to access our exclusive member content and see just what exactly Mike put into his wholesaler information packets to ensure he was approved when so many others are being ignored or denied! We thank Mike for sharing his store and have now added to the member only forums. See our frequently ask questions about getting an FFL as well for more information!