When you are looking to buy merchandise, you should consider the cost of the items. You will want to weigh the cost of buying merchandise in bulk against the cost of buying items individually. When you buy merchandise in bulk, it will be cheaper per unit. However, if you don't need all those items, it may not be worth it. Therefore, when deciding whether or not to buy merchandise in bulk, consider how much money you have right now and how much time and effort you want to spend stocking your store.