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Small Business and Insurance and WholeFoods?

I have been contacted by my local WholeFoods regarding my products( MyWIckedGarden.com). They are interested in selling them, but have told me it is mandatory to have 2 million dollars worth of insurance before they will stock my items. Also I was told I need bar codes on my products. Any one gone threw this or have any advice for me?
Thanks :)

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Comment by Seamus O'Conner on January 21, 2010 at 12:26pm
Y. es I have. You need to get UPC codes. I think it will cost about 2000-3000 for up to 100 codes. Take a look on line for more info.
I am sure you do need the insurance.
If you are in the LA the buyer is Diane Snyder at their corporate office.
Comment by Cornelia on January 25, 2010 at 10:58am
Hi Lizz, Yes, that's my experience in the Northeast region. The insurance and licensing of products are those huge things that keeps small businesses from becoming larger small businesses. :) The insurance coverage should not be too expensive - it just sounds expensive. Good luck! The creams I ordered from you this summer were a huge hit! They were so yummy smelling and moisturize really well. You've got a great product, don't let the bureaucracy of going retail get you down.
Comment by Lizz on January 25, 2010 at 8:18pm
awwww thanks Cornelia:)
Seamus, thanks for the advice:) UPC are expencive for a little biz like myself. I was hoping they only needed barcodes.....


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