This may sound like a stupid, crazy or even silly question however it is one of the most popular questions we are asked when a Lot contains socks, so here’s the answer:
First, let’s define terms:
This is a PAIR of socks:
As you can see, a “Pair of Socks” contains one sock of the right foot and one sock for the left foot.
This is a SET of socks:
A set may contain 2 PAIRS, 3 PAIRS or even 10 PAIRS. Regardless, a SET contains more than 1 PAIR.
In the Wholesale industry, 1 PAIR of socks counts as 1 item, even though it is one right foot and 1 left foot = 2 individual pieces of sock. So, when you buy this:
You are charged for 1 piece.
Equally, though BigBrandWholesale.com, when you purchase a Lot with a sock Set, this also counts as 1 item:
Equally, two SETS of socks would count as two items:
And Three sets of socks would be Three items:
If what you are buying is 3 PAIRS of individual socks it would also count as 3 items if it is not A SET:
IF ANY WHOLESALER IS TRYING TO CHARGE YOU FOR A SINGLE PIECE OF SOCK, DO NOT BUY THROUGH THEM!!!
Because unless you are a sock puppet Etsy seller, you likely have no use for an individual piece of sock.