Wholesale (in this case furniture) can be defined as the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers, or industrial, commercial and institutional, or other professional business users, or to other wholesalers and related services. In general, it is the sale of goods to anyone other than a standard consumer.

In the case of the title of this article, the term Garden Furniture (also known by the name Outdoor Furniture and Patio Furniture) is a specific form of furniture designed for use outdoors. The most typical form of garden furniture that is available on the mass market is a table, four or six chairs and a parasol. However, picnic tables and chaise lounges are also very common examples of garden furniture. This furniture is typically made from weather-resistant materials, such as certain woods (such as wicker) and metals (such as aluminium and wrought iron) and plastic. Because these examples of garden furniture are constantly exposed to the elements, it needs to be treated on a regular basis (particularly if it is made from wood).

Teak is the most commonly used material for treating wooden garden furniture as it naturally contains silica (making it resistant to fungal decay, many of the harmful effects caused by water such as swelling, rotting and warping, as well as chemicals). Teak oil has also been proven to be resistant to acid and alkalis as well as fire.

As spring and summer are swiftly approaching us, it is likely that a large number of people will be seeking to purchase outdoor Furniture in order to be able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and the pleasant weather that the seasons are supposed to bring. However, if you look to purchase outdoor furniture from a specialist provider of such goods, or from a garden centre or home ware supplier, it is very likely that the furnishings have come from a place of wholesale.

If, however, a potential stockist or buyer is looking to purchase a set of garden furniture from a wholesale supplier, it is more than likely that they could make considerable savings in comparison to buying from a specialist dealer. There are many websites now that specialise in the wholesale of items ranging from clothes, electrical equipment and (as already suggested) wholesale garden furniture

A great advantage to a stockist or buyer when shopping on the internet is there is a likelihood that there will be a good range of products to choose from for their clientele's needs. Also ordering from a wholesaler on the internet means goods can be dispatched and delivered in good turnaround times raising product levels available in their stores.

Source by Natalie Eastaugh