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I wonder if someone can help. I’m working on a project where the client has a b2c e-commerce site and in the footer of this site there is a ‘wholesale’ link. This is brings visitor to a page of products that they offer to wholesale customers. The visitor can’t purchase these products directly on site they need to ring up and make order. Now because there is hardly no traffic to this area I’ve suggest this b2b channel needs to be thought out properly and have its own storefront and allow customers to purchase online.

They currently have about 300 product variations in the wholesale offering, however these are duplicate products to what is on b2c site. There seems to be a rel cananocial tag on the b2c product pages which is good so google have not indexed the b2b product. However we want to remove the b2b product duplicates so my question is what is the best way to go about this should we put 301 redirects on over 300 b2b product pages and direct them to the general info page which informs customers to email or call a certain number to discuss wholesale purchases.

Is doing this many redirects bad practice and will it slow site down?

Also do we even need redirects if these pages don’t seem to be indexed by Google?

Is there a quick way of knowing if all 300 b2b product pages have been indexed by google.

The average page views overall to wholesale products per month in the past year is around 25-30 page views per month so hardly nothing.

should I just removing these pages from being live and not worry???

Thanks in advance,
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