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Finding suppliers should not be done as a packaged business. Some importers do not use their ideas to find reputable suppliers for many reasons. Lack of information is one of them. Help tips in this section will be useful in several ways. Most importers imagine their idea to buy only at Alibaba (Alibaba.com), the largest online B2B platform. However, there are similar popular B2B online markets for your information, including Global Sources, Made-in-China, everything, and China.
1.Research & organize relevant information about the goods
True keywords & related searches — key to getting clear results
You use the right keywords to search? For example, you might search for product keywords in an online trading platform and display product results with similar or similar tags. You may not be able to find more products due to the use of a limited-phrase or a wrong phrase. You should look for such keywords that will direct you to several suppliers. As a result, you can scan more products to find the right products.
Reduce the supplier list by classifying the goods manufacturing locations
In general, a purchasing representative in China who is familiar with purchasing from Chinese suppliers knows that most of the products used are produced in Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces. Wenzhou Ningbo, Yong Kang, Jinhua and Guangzhou, etc., are popular cities of production. Aside from these provinces and cities, if you find another party that claims to supply, just know that they are not producers but traders. In addition, their unit price will be higher than real producers. In fact, there are more commercial companies that buy products from suppliers and sell them at 10-20% higher prices … even if it shows that they are Alibaba suppliers.
2.Know your needs and choose the
Manufacturer/trading company consequently
You already know the traditional “supply and demand” dialogue, and that’s most important. What is the real demand for your product? How big is your market? Knowing that producing a product is simple and easy, manufacturers in China produce the same amount.
You have to decide on the companies’ purchase order producer or trading companies based on the order quantity. If you have a bigger order quantity, suppose 2000+ bottles, you should choose the manufacturers because they have the MOQ (minimum order quantity) policy. Nonetheless, if you have an order quantity of 200-500 units, you should go to a trading business.
To choose the best trading companies, you must confirm the name and address of the company. Next, you need to look for the exact product details on the B2B e-commerce site and if not, skip it. Businesses can offer countless similar products that you need, so you should check the same.
When looking for manufacturers, it is best to seek a professional Chinese sourcing company that can offer you the right products at the right price. It reduces the endless research you wanted to face.
3.Stronger communication for effective
Getting a long list of suppliers is easy, but you need to scan through them and choose the right one. Communication plays a key role here. You can decide on the supplier of your choice based on that.
Therefore, check the following suggestions for making a choice:
A) Goods description and details from professional suppliers
Do you know the product well? You may or may not. However, you can get relevant information from suppliers. In general, suppliers will be eager to provide such information and will do so gladly.
B) Ask questions to check the supplier’s authenticity
You already know how important it is to understand goods, their features and other details before ordering. Because you will invest, its scale and scope are much greater than buying a grocery store in a department store. Therefore, you should ask the supplier variable questions to see if they are sufficiently qualified or unskilled traders or suppliers.
C) Check how many years the supplier has been a member of the B2B eCommerce sites (Alibaba / Globalsources/Made-in-China etc.)
Typically, a longer membership means better quality and more professionalism. The small supplier is always removed from the market within five years. If possible, choose a supplier with a longer membership age. 5+ years will be good
D)Compare both supplier and price
Yes, this is very important. You can not trade with an inexperienced supplier who offers a lower price because it may cause some problems later. Instead, work with professional merchants who offer products at slightly higher prices. At the same time, you should not ignore suppliers with higher prices than traders. If your order quantity is large, it is better to choose a manufacturer.
It does not matter if you choose a manufacturer or a trader; it is necessary to check the samples before ordering to check the quality and do the testing. Check the quality of the product and check the certificates of products such as CE, ETL, UL, REACH, ROHS, CA65, and so on.