Wholesale Trade
- SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance

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Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance

Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance

What's the best way to describe your company's business operations? Are you involved in the Wholesale Trade industry?

If so, then your business classification falls under Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance. Insurance companies use SIC codes to identify customers by industry code.

SIC Division codes help insurers with several analytical processes involving marketing, underwriting, exclusions, loss control, forms, pricing and other operations.

Division F - Wholesale Trade - SIC Manual

This division includes establishments or places of business primarily engaged in selling merchandise to retailers; to industrial, commercial, institutional, farm, construction contractors, or professional business users; or to other wholesalers; or acting as agents or brokers in buying merchandise for or selling merchandise to such persons or companies.

The chief functions of establishments included in Wholesale Trade are selling goods to trading establishments, or to industrial, commercial, institutional, farm, construction contractors, or professional business users; and bringing buyer and seller together. In addition to selling, functions frequently performed by wholesale establishments include maintaining inventories of goods; extending credit; physically assembling, sorting, and grading goods in large lots; breaking bulk and redistribution in smaller lots; delivery; refrigeration; and various types of promotion such as advertising and label designing.

The principal types of establishments included are:

  1. merchant wholesalers-wholesalers who take title to the goods they sell, such as wholesale merchants or jobbers, industrial distributors, voluntary group wholesalers, exporters, importers, cash-and-carry wholesalers, drop shippers, truck distributors, retailer cooperative warehouses, terminal elevators, cooperative buying associations, and assemblers, buyers or cooperatives engaged in the marketing of farm products
  2. sales branches and sales offices (but not retail stores) maintained by manufacturing, refining or mining enterprises apart from their plants or mines for the purpose of marketing their products
  3. agents, merchandise or commodity brokers, and commission merchants

Establishments primarily engaged in selling merchandise to construction contractors, institutions, industrial users, or businesses are included in Wholesale Trade with a few exceptions. These exceptions are made necessary because of sales to both the general public for personal or household consumption and to businesses, industrial users, or construction contractors. These exceptions are lumber yards; paint, glass, and wallpaper stores, typewriter stores; stationery stores; and gasoline service stations which are classified in Retail Trade, Division G.

However, establishments that sell similar products only to institutions, industrial users, and establishments that sell merchandise for use exclusively by business establishments or to other wholesalers are classified in Wholesale Trade. Establishments primarily engaged in selling such merchandise as plumbing equipment; electrical supplies; used automobile parts; and office furniture are classified in Wholesale Trade, even if a higher proportion of their sales is made to individuals for household use. Establishments primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of used products are classified on the basis of the products sold.

Guidelines for the classification of establishments primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution and construction or installation of equipment manufactured by other establishments are outlined in the Introduction to Division C, Construction.

How SIC Classifications Effect Your Commercial Insurance Cost

But how does your Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance classification affect your premium and insurance cost? Insurers selling commercial insurance use SIC codes in many ways - to analyze and classify the businesses they insure, or choose not insure. Some small business SIC code classifications can result in you paying higher premiums for your business insurance. It is important that your business is classified properly.

SIC Major Group Structure

Following is a list of the Major Group codes and titles for Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance. Let's look at some of the the SIC codes under your classification:

Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance

We hope this information on Wholesale Trade - SIC Division F - For Commercial Insurance has been helpful. Your classification determines how much you pay for your business insurance and more.

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