You’ve decided you’re ready to get in the paint business, and now you have some questions.
Here’s where we answer those questions for you. We want to help you make the decision to partner with
us, so we try to cover the most asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t covered on this page, just let us know and we’ll be happy to answer it. (Be sure to read the information on our Become a Retailer page)
Q: “How much does it cost to get started as a Blackberry House Paint Retailer?”
A: It costs $1150.00, payable in 2 payments. There is also an additional charge of $97 for shipping for all the product we ship you for the set-up. This is a 30% discount off the actual shipping charges it takes to ship all of this product.
Q: What do I get for that amount?
A: You get a 12 color starter package that includes the following: 12 colors (we pick the first 6, you pick the next 6), 2) 6 ounce jars, 2) 16 ounce cans, and 2) quart size cans of each color.
You get 6 Natural Wax (3 large, 3 small), 3 Barely Brown Wax (small), 3 Dirty Water Wax (small), and 3 Rough it Up Instant Age (small), 2 pints of Clear Coat Super Shield in Matte, and 2 pints of Clear Coat Super Shield in Satin.. You get a display size hand painted color chart, 100 color sample cards, a set of laminated product information sheets for your display, a 2 ounce jar of each of our BHP 60+ colors to make samples with, samples of our DIRT , SHIMMER, and MAGIC METAL products, samples of our Weathered and Furniture & Brush Cleaner, a sample wax and sample clear coat, 10 jars labeled for mixing products with the samples send you (so you can see how all of our products work together), a retailer information folder, and membership into our retailer group page with some of the nicest folks in the biz.
Q: How can I get a sample if I’ve never tried it?
A: Fill out the retailer application, and once we verify your business, we’ll send you out some samples with some of our products for you to try.
Q: How do I get started if I’m interested in becoming a retailer?
A: You go right here and fill out a simple application letting us know of your interest. (This in no way obligates you, it simply allows us to start building a file of information on you for reference.) https://www.blackberryhousepaint.com/find-a-retailer/become-retailer/
There is a lot of information on that page if you are interested in becoming a partner with Blackberry House Paint.
Once we receive your application, we will call you.
Q: How long does it take to receive my paint once I sign on?
A: It takes up to 10 business days to ship your starter kit. Actual delivery of it is up to the processing of the carrier.
Q: Can I order products even if I don’t carry them in stock?
A: Absolutely, we want you too. Regardless of what you stock in your shop, you can order for yourself, or for a customer, any of the full line of products that we sell. Many of our dealers place special orders for customers on a weekly basis. And besides, special orders help you to know what you need to add to your line as you get familiar with our products. Most all of our dealers eventually work their way up to our full line.
Q: Do I have to sign a contract?
A: No. We do however, ask you to sign an agreement between us and you to verify that you agree to represent BHP in an ethical and upstanding manner, and agree to promote the product line on your social media pages.
Q: Do I get an exclusive territory and how do you determine that?
A: We determine territories by shopping districts. You will be the only dealer in your shopping demographic. We typically do not place other dealers within 25-30 miles of your store location except in large city situations. For instance, Nashville, TN is a big city. One dealer would not cover that entire city, and people will not get on those crazy interstates and drive very far. So, we determine that Nashville is big enough for 9 dealers because of the way the market is laid out based on shopping demographics. None of those dealers overlap anyone else’s customer base.
Q: Can I sell paint in more than one location?
A: Yes, you can. You can sell in up to 3 locations in your own market. If there is a city close to you, but outside of your market, and you would like to sell there, you may do so as long as no one else is already in that market. We have many dealers who have paint in 2-4 locations.
Q: Do you have a minimum order amount for reorders once I get signed on?
A: No. You can order only want you need.
If you have other questions please just reach out to us and we’ll be happy to talk with you.
If you’re interested in partnering with BHP, just click over to the application and fill it out.
We hope to talk with you soon!