A wholesale company is a type of business that buys and sells goods in large quantities to other businesses, rather than to individual consumers. Wholesale companies typically purchase products from manufacturers in bulk at a discounted price, and then sell them to retailers, distributors, or other businesses at a markup. Wholesale companies can specialize in various types of products, such as electronics, clothing, food and beverage, or industrial supplies. They play an important role in the supply chain by providing an efficient means for manufacturers to distribute their products to a wider market.