Good luck on your search. I am a newbie so I read posts to get familiar with terminology before I ask questions. In do photography and I see the attacks on new people who ask the wrong questions or word things not quite right, so I try to watch what I ask on here. Sometimes it is just trial and error. I think that supplier and wholesaler are one and the same to me. At the end of the day, I bought supplies from them, making them my supplier. Hopefully over time, people will respond with more patient, kind responses versus people getting angry assuming that people are asking for their private suppliers info. Over time, terminology will be more clear and us newbs will know how to talk correctly.