Find information about restrictions on buying and selling pepper spray. When you purchase pepper spray in bulk for future retail sales, it’s crucial to follow state and local regulations.
The first step to understanding wholesale pepper spray products is knowing what makes them effective. Most manufacturers use Scoville Heat Units (SHU) to indicate the strength of their spray. However, when you buy raw pepper, you can buy it at any SHU you want.
For instance, one of our competitors says his spray uses 5.3 million SHU of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) resin. Read further, and he states he has a 2% formula. His pepper product’s formula has 2% X 5.3 million, or 106,000 SHU.
Another states, “We add a small amount of pure capsaicin (well over 5,000,000 SHU) to boost our CHR to over 230,000.” If you do the math (230,000/5,000,000), you get 4.6% of OC in their formula.
A popular manufacturer states they use 2,000,000 SHU raw pepper and 18% in their formula. They don’t state the SHUs of the formula, only the percentage. That means their formula should be around 360,000 SHU. However, when independently tested by CHROMTEC, LLC, the results were only 175,000 SHU.
Then, there’s the manufacturer that says his heavy-duty pepper spray is 18%, but doesn’t tell you 18% of what. I assume he feels the less said, the better. His sprays tested out at 87,000 SHU.
Another gives no information. Not percentage, not SHUs, nothing. Yet, people still buy them. I guess because they are so cheap — both the sprays and the people buying them.
The point is that it can be very confusing when trying to decide what bulk pepper spray is best for you to sell. You want to be proud of what you offer your customers, and know they can count on it for effective self-defense. You want to know that any pepper spray you sell will do what it says it will do.
OK, ready to find out what really makes pepper spray so effective? It’s not the SHU…
Major Capsaicinoids (MC) are the chemical components of peppers that make them hot. Measuring by MC is a laboratory-conducted and very accurate test for gauging hotness. Oleoresin Capsicum is the oil extracted from peppers, which contains the Major Capsaicinoids.
Now that you have this knowledge, pass it along. Please ensure your customers understand what makes pepper spray effective. And the only number that has any real significance is the percentage of MC in the ingredients.
Our brands, Pepper Shot and Wildfire, have been tested for MC to get you started. Only a few brands in this space have. As the Pepper Shot and Wildfire pepper spray manufacturer, we’re one of them. We went to significant expenses to purchase the best raw material we could so you could have the hottest spray to sell.
Our sprays are equal to or better than the major brands: Mace, Fox Labs, and Sabre.
Pepper Shot is 1.2%, and Wildfire is 1.4%. This makes Wildfire the most effective spray you or your customers can buy. Everyone who considers a purchase or makes one can see exactly how effective this pepper spray is.
I know this is a small percentage, but the FDA has said that 2% MC can cause permanent eye damage.
We don’t want that. That’s why you shouldn’t use bear spray on a person.
Of course, there will be brands trying to fool the buying public. Here’s an example of one well-known company doing this.
They show the raw measurements on the packaging. However, you and your customers need to know what’s actually in the final spray they are selling. This is very misleading.
Using their own numbers of raw pepper at 5,300,000 SHU, Major Capsaicinoids at 35%, and formula using 2% of the raw, the MC would only be 0.7%. That’s just half of what Wildfire is.
Now, you have the knowledge to explain pepper spray’s effectiveness and strength, and how it varies between brands. You can counter any misleading claims with these simple facts. You know what to tell your customers to look for if you are at a gun show, flea market, or trade show.
You can now be more than only a retailer in the most basic sense of the term. You can educate your customers and put them in a better position to protect themselves.
Safety Technology sells products at wholesale to Authorized Dealers, who then resell them at great profit. Pepper spray can be a valuable personal safety item for anyone out and about.
Moreover, its use for personal defense is legal in all 50 states. Its ease of use and general acceptance makes it an ideal product for self-defense retailers like you.
Incorporating our products into your inventory is simple and straightforward. With our wholesale pepper spray distributor strategy. Keep reading to learn more.
Our business model as a pepper spray wholesale supplier is based on the concept of drop shipping. We like to explain it this way: we sell the wholesale pepper spray to you, the retailer, without actually shipping it to you for stocking in your warehouse.
Instead, we wait until one of your retail customers places an order. You order directly from us for the customer. Then, we ship the product to them in packaging that bears your name. You pay us the wholesale price while your customer pays you the retail price.
The primary benefit of the dropship model is that you do not invest money in overhead. You don’t have to buy stock, rent warehouse space, hire staff to handle shipping and receiving, or any of that. All you do is sell at retail prices through whatever means you see fit. We take care of everything else.
This business model makes us pepper spray drop shippers. We can ship to every state that does not have shipping restrictions in place. So that you know, there are a few states that we cannot ship to. You can learn all about state restrictions by visiting our laws and restrictions page.
As long as you don’t live in one of those restricted states, you can sell at retail and get it through us at pepper spray wholesale prices. Selling personal safety items can be either a dynamic side gig or, with some time and marketing effort, a full-time business.
Among the many benefits of working with Safety Technology is that we are the source and our reputation is essential. When you buy from us, you can do so with the confidence that you’ll receive high-quality and effective products in return.
Safety Technology is the manufacturer of Wildfire and Pepper Shot. We also offer colorful, attractive displays for retail counters and gun show display tables to present them more professionally. You’d be surprised what a difference these displays make; they sell themselves.
Whether you use a retail display or sell online, the Wildfire, Pepper Shot, and Mace brands sell very well. They are the brands customers trust the most for dependable personal protection. Wildfire is known throughout the industry as one of the most popular brands due to its strength. Lab tests have shown Wildfire to be the strongest pepper spray on the market.
Carrying these top three brands should also boost your reputation as a retailer. The “big three” tell your customers that you care enough to give them access to quality. Wildfire, Pepper Shot, and Mace wholesale pepper spray products will effectively drive customers to you.
Another aspect of marketing to consider is visual appeal. If you don’t think the visual appeal is important, stop and ask yourself how much money corporations put into packaging. A lot goes into the packaging because visual appeal sells.
In self-defense products, the concept of “bling” does make a difference. Consider the Silver Rhinestone version of the Exquisite pepper sprays. This powerful self-defense product is in a silver rhinestone case that easily fits in a purse.
The rhinestone design is not only attractive, but it also prevents others from immediately recognizing what it is. This gives the owner an advantage should she ever have to use it.
If you think the bling rhinestone is incredible, how about one that looks like lipstick? That’s right, and Safety Technology sells lipstick pepper sprays as well. This is a product built into what appears to be a lipstick applicator, available in a variety of colors. It is an ideal personal safety device for women.
Any woman uncomfortable with a man who seems to be getting too close can casually reach into her purse and grab her “‘lipstick.”’ If necessary, she can quickly remove the cap and spray the offender in the face. He won’t know what’s coming. He’ll be looking at what he thinks is lipstick only to quickly find out it’s not.
You can make good money selling online, at flea markets, gun shows, or anywhere else you decide there is a viable market. We can help you as your drop-ship pepper spray supplier. Being a wholesaler allows us to offer you the best possible prices and a convenient dropshipping model.
If your business model includes selling at live events like gun shows and flea markets, you’ll be happy to know that you can also buy in bulk from us. You don’t necessarily have to go the drop ship route if you don’t want to. Then again, you can do both – buy products in bulk for in-person sales and still use a website for dropshipping.
We make it as easy as possible to get the self-defense products you and your customers need, when and how you need them.
Safety Technology is all about personal safety and self defense. If you share our passion for keeping people safe, now is the time to start selling. You can sell pepper on its own or with the other personal safety products we carry. If you are a gun dealer or retailer of unique safety products, why not add our sprays to your existing inventory?