Importance The article identifies the specifics of economic relations between wholesale entities and other market actors. Currently, goods are not regrouped and sorted as part of wholesale trade in Russia. It indicates the underdevelopment of logistic centers. Moreover, wholesale trade in Russia lacks its own dealership network, thus significantly affecting the circulation of goods, complicating the procedure for purchasing and documenting commodities, multiplying interim links and participants. Objectives We provide our recommendations to improve the process and techniques of wholesale trade, which would be consistent with the specifics of the economic relations between wholesale entities and other market actors. Methods The article involves methods of logic study, forecasting, analysis and synthesis coupled with the systemic and information approach. Results We demonstrate how the specifics of economic relations between wholesale entities and other market actors directly correlates with the main patterns the wholesale market of spare parts and components shows in its formation. The article presents our recommendations how wholesale entities should improve the process and technique of wholesale trade. The scientific novelty of the article is that it substantiates the specifics of economic relations between wholesale entities and other market actors, and the main patterns seen in the formation of the wholesale market of spare parts and components, so to determine what role wholesale entities play in the process. Conclusions and Relevance We substantiate why wholesale entities should innovate their processes and techniques for wholesale trade of goods to improve their competitiveness and income.
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