How to Buy Alaskan King Crab Wholesale


Whether you are opening a restaurant, hosting a large party or just enjoy purchasing food in bulk, buying wholesale is a way to acquire large amounts of food while saving money, especially when dealing with expensive food items such as Alaskan king crab. For someone who is not familiar with the food industry, attempting to buy wholesale food can be a difficult task, especially if you do not know where to start.

Buying Online

  • Find a website that sells wholesale Alaskan king crab. You can do this by simply typing "wholesale Alaskan king crab" into a search engine. Kalisof Seafoods ( ) ships wholesale Alaskan king crab straight from Alaska to your door.

  • Determine the amount of king crab you would like to purchase. You will need to decide how much you want and how you will be storing the crab. Keep in mind that most wholesalers require the purchase of at least 20 pounds of crab before allowing you to buy at the wholesale price. Also keep in mind that frozen king crab can last up to 12 months, if properly preserved.

  • Call the number provided on the website to place your order. Websites will often not let you order online because of variations in price and supply throughout the year. While on the phone, the wholesaler will arrange with you the method of shipment and delivery for your order.

Buying from a Local Source

  • Go to a local market that sells fresh Alaskan king crab.

  • Ask the manager or seafood attendant (if they have one) what company supplies their crab. Some stores will not provide you with this information; however, many will. If the first store does not tell you who brings them their fish, ask another.

  • Call the company that supplies fish for the local market and inquire about placing a wholesale order.

  • Obtain information about their minimum order size and delivery arrangements; then place your order.

Tips & Warnings

  • Most wholesaler prices are negotiable. Don't be afraid to try and haggle for a better deal.

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