Wholesale FAQs

What is the PatternVine Wholesale Program?

The PatternVine Wholesale Program will allow businesses to purchase PatternVine patterns at a wholesale rate and resell them through their businesses at a retail rate equal to or higher than that listed on the PatternVine site.  Wholesalers are qualified, approved businesses who have provided their business information, have uploaded their EIN certificate, and have provided a Sales and Use Tax certificate or equivalent using our Wholesale Application, and have been approved in writing by PatternVine.

Is the PatternVine Wholesale Program available now?

YES!  We are thrilled to be able to give local craft shops the power to offer a wide range of patterns in their shops!  There's no better way to inspire customers than through the amazing designs offered by pattern designers!

Which patterns are available at the wholesale rate?

Wholesalers may purchase those patterns at the wholesale rate that have been tagged by sellers/designers as "Wholesale".  If you're interested in selling a designer's patterns in your brick-and-mortar shop through patternvine.com, reach out to them and inquire with the individual designers you're interested in.

What is a wholesaler and how does does this program work?

Wholesalers are qualified, approved businesses who have provided their business information, have uploaded their EIN certificate, and have provided a VAT/Sales and Use Tax certificate or equivalent using our Wholesale Application, and have been approved in writing by PatternVine.

When you are approved for the wholesale program your account will be set up to receive the 40% wholesale discount we offer our program members.  Your account will also be set up to be tax exempt.  THAT MEANS YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING ALL LOCALLY APPLICABLE VAT and/or SALES AND USE TAXES.  YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR SUBMITTING SALES TAX RETURNS AS REQUIRED BY YOUR LOCAL, PROVINCIAL/STATE, AND NATIONAL AUTHORITIES.  PatternVine is not responsible for any part of the sales tax/VAT collection/return process for wholesale program members.

Is my shop eligible?

Brick-and-mortar shops are eligible for the PatternVine Wholesale Program.  Shops with physical locations who also have websites are eligible to apply for the PatternVine Wholesale Program, but are not permitted to sell PatternVine patterns on their sites.  They can, however, link to patterns on PatternVine to provide inspiration for customers!  Shops selling exclusively online, and businesses without a permanent physical retail location are not eligible for our program.

How do I apply for a PatternVine Wholesale Program Membership?

Here is a link to the PatternVine Wholesale Application Page:  https://patternvine.com/pages/wholesale-application

What is required of designers/pattern sellers?

Pattern sellers and designers who list patterns for sale on PatternVine do not have to do anything different.  All patterns made available for sale on PatternVine are also available at a wholesale rate to our Pattern Vine Affiliate Program members.

What am I allowed to do with my PatternVine Wholesale Discount?

Patternvine.com Wholesale Program members may:

  1. Purchase patterns at a 40% discount via their wholesale login.
  2. Resell patterns purchased at the wholesale rate to in-store customers at their shops' physical locations.

What am I NOT allowed to do with my PatternVine Wholesale Discount?

Patternvine.com Wholesale Program members MAY NOT:

  1. Purchase patterns at wholesale and distribute them to multiple customers beyond the customer to whom they were to sell the pattern at a retail rate.
  2. Distribute any copyrighted material in any way - printed or digital - without purchasing the material, or first getting the express written permission of the designer.

By signing and submitting a PatternVine Wholesale Program Application, what am I agreeing to?

Here is the exact agreement wording from our wholesale program application.  By signing the application, you are stating that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the following:

"By submitting this application, I, the undersigned, certify that all information on this application is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. In addition, I, the undersigned, acknowledge and understand that the wholesale agreement is strictly offered to patternvine.com WHOLESALE Program members, and is intended to solely to allow WHOLESALE Program members to purchase patterns from patternvine.com at a wholesale rate with the express purpose of reselling them to the applicant’s customers at a retail rate at or above that listed on the patternvine.com site.  Applicant agrees to provide patterns purchased at wholesale rates directly, and ONLY to the customers for whom they were intended, either in print or digital format, and only in the quantities actually purchased on the patternvine.com site for resale.  Distribution of patterns fraudulently constitutes a violation of copyright laws, and will not be tolerated by patternvine.com.  Patternvine.com reserves the right to reject this application or terminate the wholesale privileges of WHOLESALE Program members at any time for violations of this agreement and/or violation of patternvine.com’s Community Policies: https://patternvine.com/pages/patternvine-community-policies. This application does NOT grant wholesale status."