Below is a list of questions commonly asked by those interested in trading with Toowoomba Saddlery.
What are your accepted payment methods
Credit card or Direct Deposit(bank transfer) are preferred. Cheque is available. Cash is available if paying in person. For payments via Direct deposit or cheque, we may require that the funds are cleared into our bank before proceeding.
Is a registered business name the same as a trading name?
No. Registered Business Names superceded Trading names in 2012. For more information see ASIC’s web article: The difference between a Trading Name, Business Name and Company Name ►
If you are looking to register an ABN or business name, you can do so through the government website:
https://register.business.gov.au/registration/type (opens in a new tab)
Do you offer terms of credit?
Most customers arrange to pay for their orders before despatch however it is possible for some customers to be provided with credit terms of Nett 30 days (End of Month). Credit terms are provided at Toowoomba Saddlery’s discretion. New customers may ask to have their account reviewed after the first year to assess their eligibility. Eligibility factors include: credit history, trade references, ongoing order quantities and ongoing order values.
Do you offer any lay-by or pay-later facilities?
Not at this time.
Do you offer goods on consignment (where payment is not due until the goods are sold)?
Do you offer additional discounts for bulk purchases?
In addition to the indent pricing on our price lists for trade customers, additional discounts may be available for leather orders of 10 pieces or more (Leather types can be mixed however some exclusions apply) or for saddle orders with a quantity of 5 or more.
Can you make or source saddles or other products with my brand?
If this is possible, minimum quantities and deposits would apply. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and options.
What is your returns policy?
Trading as a manufacturer
Are you a saddler or manufacturer looking for wholesale supply of leather, hardware, webbing or other raw materials?
We are proud to supply hundreds of craftsmen and manufacturers in Australia and internationally. Toowoomba Saddlery started out as a manufacturing business run from a garage, and has grown over 50 years to become what we are today – so we understand the needs of manufacturers at every scale.
We supply primarily to craftsmen and manufacturers of saddlery or pet equipment, belts and other leather accessories. Our customers are serious about their trade. They hold an ABN and a Registered Business Name (or international equivalent) pertaining to saddlery or their relevant manufacturing industry. Click here to see our full terms and conditions ►
Click here for some examples:
E.g. 1: Ace makes leather bridles as a hobby and has started selling his products on social media. He does not hold an ABN or registered business name.
✗ Ace is not eligible for wholesale pricing.
E.g. 2: Kelly has an ABN and trades under ‘Kelly’s Horse Rugs’, but the business name is not formally registered with ASIC.
✗ Kelly is not eligible for wholesale pricing.
E.g. 3: Fred has an ABN. His registered business name is ‘Fred’s Garden maintenance’ and he also makes leather gear on the side.
✗ Fred is not eligible for wholesale pricing.
E.g. 4: Jamie holds an ABN and has registered the business name ‘Super Leather Craft’ with ASIC.
✓ Jamie is eligible for wholesale pricing, subject to verification.
The first three examples would still be able to purchase raw materials but won’t be eligible to access wholesale pricing. They could easily become eligible by properly registering their ABN and business name with ASIC.
Benefits of a trade account
Manufacturing items are available for sale to the general public without an account however trade members receive a number of benefits:
- Access to wholesale and indent pricing – saving you up to 50% on materials.
- Online ordering 24/7.
- Backorder facility.
- Find out about new products, sales and clearance specials before everyone else when you subscribe to our e-newsletters (optional).
- Record of purchases – all sales are recorded on your account.
- No minimum order $ amount.
You know we stand by our materials because we use them in our own products. We hold stock in Australia and import container shipments on a regular basis. We are the sole Distributor of Hermann Oak for Australia/ New Zealand. A world renowned leather brand preferred by many custom saddle makers.
If you are interested in becoming a trade customer and believe you meet the requirements:
Trading as a Distributor
Are you looking to distribute Toowoomba Saddlery’s finished goods (saddles, tack, belts and other accessories) – either as your sole business or in addition to making your own goods?
We cater to new and established retail saddlery stores, agricultural stores and similar businesses who care about supplying quality saddlery products to their customers. We already supply hundreds of stores in Australia and internationally.
Applicants must hold an ABN and Registered Business Name relevant to the saddlery industry (or international equivalent). While we do not set official sales territories, proximity to existing distributors and potential markets are taken into account. Importantly, Applicants must hold a physical shopfront. We do not supply to online-only stores. Click here to see our full terms and conditions ►
Benefits of becoming a Toowoomba Saddlery Distributor
- Access to wholesale and indent pricing.
- Access to retail items including saddles and tack.
- Online ordering 24/7.
- No Minimum order amount.
- Dropship service available.
- Get additional exposure for your business by appearing on our website’s Distributors page.
- Access to Toowoomba Saddlery exclusive brands including our saddles, TS Pro series Rope gear, Tanami saddles & tack.
- Access to screen-ready product images you can use for your website and marketing, with High-resolution images available upon request.
- Find out about new products and sales ASAP when you subscribe to our e-newsletters (optional).
- As an Australian supplier we can provide local support, with many of our products manufactured locally.
- Wholesale guarantee
If you are interested in becoming a distributor and believe you meet the requirements:
You can also complete the form as a PDF and return it to us via fax or email: Click here to download the PDF form ►
Once your application is received we endeavour to process it as soon as possible. When your application has been processed we will contact you to confirm the result and if approved, will provide you with your account and website login information.
If you need more information regarding ABNs or business names, click here: https://business.gov.au/Registrations/Register-for-an-Australian-business-number-ABN
Please note: in our experience, it can take up to 48hours for your ABN/business registration to become publicly visible. To avoid additional delays and costs, we recommend organising your ABN/business name directly through ASIC and not through a third party. You can do this through the government website: https://register.business.gov.au/registration/type (opens in a new tab)