Mostly wholesale cosmetics manufacturing companies in UK don’t copy brands. They are genuine branded companies who don’t compromise on quality. But many UK wholesalers in order to maximize their profits try to procure products from the low cost sources like China and India. The chances of getting hands on replicas of branded cosmetics become great here.

When your target is to sell wholesale cosmetics to the UK people these replicas of the branded wholesale products can be dangerous for your survival. The reason being, the UK people are very much conscious about the quality and reliability of cosmetics. People here bother to look at the labels and ingredients of cosmetics to ensure if they are real or not. So, getting your hands on the replicas mistakenly can spoil your business reputation. Here are few tips for the UK wholesalers to identify replicas of branded cosmetics:

Check out the ingredients of samples:
First of all, wholesalers should not forget to check out the ingredients of the samples. Real branded cosmetics are made up of natural ingredients and pigments. Make sure lead contents and chemicals like propylene glycol and Lauryl sulphate aren’t present in cosmetics. These are included in replicas. You can check the ingredients form the labels.

Check out the official address:
Suppliers selling replicas are mostly unreal. They don’t have physical presence of their offices but pretend to have so. You should check out if they are verified or legal. Also, check their contact numbers and office addresses to make sure if they are genuine suppliers or manufacturers of branded items or not.

Test the cosmetic samples:
Ask for the samples before placing your orders but asking for the samples is not enough. Test cosmetics yourself and watch its results. If their results are effective it means cosmetics are genuine. Testing before hand saves you from loosing a great pool of customers.

Beware of payment method:
Payment method also shows if your supplier is unreal dealing in fake wholesale cosmetics or not. Don’t release payments unless you get complete supply of real cosmetics. Also, don’t transfer money if your supplier uses cash payment transfer system. Pay pal payment mechanism and online transfer shows the supplier is real dealing in genuine products.

Don’t get hands on large quantities in the start:
Always place small orders initially. It’s a possibility that your cosmetic supplier may turn out to be dealing in fake supplies later on. Build a trust by placing small orders in the start and once this trust is developed, keep on moving towards large orders.

Author's Bio: 

William King is the director of UK Wholesale Suppliers, Manufacturers , Wholesale Products and UK Wholesalers . He has 18 years of experience in the marketing and trading industries and has been helping retailers and startups with their product sourcing, promotion, marketing and supply chain requirements.