Retail & Wholesale

Reduce overhead costs to maintain your competitive edge.

An HR solution created just for you

The wholesale and retail industries are rife with challenges, from attracting and retaining employees to finding time for lengthy administrative tasks to staying compliant with local laws and regulations. With access to incredible benefits to attract top workers, risk mitigation assistance that will help you maintain compliance and a technology platform that automates many administrative tasks, you can rest assured that your HR solution is working for you.

Keep costs under control

Because minimizing operational and HR costs is paramount to your success, our robust technology platform offers powerful tools and data analytics you can implement to help you predict overtime expenses, optimize workflows and more. Our solution helps bring down your overall costs so you can stay competitive against large wholesalers and e-commerce giants.


Wholesale distributors and manufacturers who plan to improve employee productivity as a means to cut costs.1


HR-related expenses due to recruitment costs, including third-party agency fees, background checks and advertising costs, among others.2

  1. Modern Distribution Management, The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2018 (March 2018).
  2. SHRM, 2017 Talent Acquisition Benchmarking Report (Dec 2017).
Real-World Example

A local clothing boutique was looking to fill two full-time positions—a store manager and an inventory planner, both requiring distinct qualifications and experience. Using TriNet’s advanced applicant tracking system, the owner posted both jobs online and edited the requirements with a click of a button. Using this powerful app, she could easily book interviews and keep track of candidate profiles. It even helped her conduct background checks for finalists. In the end, she hired her two new employees and the entire process was completed in less than three weeks.

Take time-consuming activities off your plate

With the experts and technology in place to handle your HR needs, TriNet can help you do more in less time. Get help managing payroll for employees in multiple states—including full-time, part-time and temporary workers—as well as benefits administration, workers’ comp, plus other time-consuming tasks. Free up more time for meetings with potential buyers and sellers.

Real-World Example

A North Carolina-based wholesaler was planning to open a warehouse in Illinois to be closer to the manufacturer and its growing retail market. With our guidance, the company quickly set up their new payroll system, helping them immediately build their presence in Illinois while having HR support throughout the process.

Maintain workplace safety and compliance

TriNet can help you protect your employees, your business and your bottom line by offering best practices guidance, worksite safety assessments and training, plus comprehensive workers’ comp coverage and claims management when the need arises. And while wholesalers and retailers often operate in multiple states with numerous regulations, you can rely on our substantial industry expertise to help you maintain a safe workplace.

Top 3 concerns

A growing talent gap was cited among the top three worries of wholesale distributors and manufacturers for 2018—staffing concerns ranged from “hiring skilled workers” to “finding capable people” to “recruiting new talent.”1

  1. Modern Distribution Management, The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2018 (March 2018)

Secure and retain top talent

With some of the highest turnover rates of any industry, retailers are constantly on the lookout for new hires—especially during the busy holiday season. Our advanced applicant tracking system can help quickly find and screen qualified candidates, while access to a wide range of benefits can help you secure and retain the best talent. And with tools that streamline many time-consuming tasks like onboarding, scheduling and offboarding, our technology platform enhances your efficiency and adds to your bottom line.

Working Together for You

A team of HR experts who look out for your business
Administrative help with managing payroll and benefits
HR best practices guidance on complex and sensitive issues
Workers’ compensation insurance
Risk mitigation services to help prevent employer liability, such as workplace lawsuits
Employee Support Center offering professional help with common HR questions

Explore Our Services

Our extensive industry experience means we understand the role of HR in a creative work setting, so we can provide best practices guidance on a wide range of issues.

With online payroll processing and automated tax reporting and remittance, we streamline this burdensome process so you can focus on more important things.

By offering access to premium benefits, we help you compete against larger agencies and holding companies for top talent.

Our team of experts and employment practices risk management program help you stay on top of HR regulations and complex employment issues.

Our advanced platform and mobile app offer flexible ways to stay on top of HR tasks and administrative duties, freeing your team to spend their time on billable projects.

* These reviewers were offered a gift card to thank them for their time irrespective of their opinion.

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