Bulk is Better

Buying scrapbook supplies in bulk is one way some crafters save money on what can really add up to be an expensive hobby.

If you tend to scrap a lot or you want to make money on the side selling extra materials, then you might consider tapping into the wholesale market. In nearly all cases, a wholesale supplier will give you a discount on your bulk order, and then you can make money by repackaging the items and selling them to other scrapbookers.

The idea may sound great at first; however, before you opt to take the bulk route you might consider a few factors:

Space: If you struggle to find room to store your current scrapbook stash, there is likely no way you will be able to accommodate mountains of memory book-making materials. Bottom line: If you don’t have the space, don’t buy in bulk.

Money: It is very rare that you will be able to buy small quantities of merchandise from wholesale purveyors. Since you will be buying more, you can expect your bill to be larger. For those on a tight budget, this can do real damage to your checking account.

Materials: Not all scrapbook materials are sold in bulk. Typically you can purchase the following from wholesale suppliers: Pens, markers, albums, refill pages, adhesives, stickers, scissors, paper punches, rubber stamps, ink, and die cuts. Keep in mind that often bulk deals are only available to businesses, not to individuals.

Selling: One way to save money on a bulk purchase is to gather a bunch of friends together and place an order based on your collective needs and wants. If you chip in for the merchandise, but still have leftovers in the end, simply split up the remainder of the items and sell them individually to fellow scrappers.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.