We serve many customers around the world, some of whom are retailers. They are usually new to the importing world. They order very little but buy more frequently than importers and wholesalers. And most factories can’t help retailers get what they want. Why? Because the minimum order quantity (MOQ) is much larger than they actually need.
Yet, there are still a large number of retailers trying to import products directly from manufacturers. They need better prices to get more profit than buying from wholesalers in their country. It’s all about profit.
By importing directly from the manufacturer, you can get a custom product at a better price and therefore as an inventory model.
The price may be a big issue in finding a supplier, but service is a very important factor.
First, you need to figure out what you really need and how much you will buy per year or per month. Then, you can find the best factory for you. You may have encountered some bad suppliers before, who always ignore your information or requirements, or even quote you very expensive prices. That’s not because they are terrible suppliers, it’s just because you are not the right customer for them in terms of order volume. So they treat you with a negative attitude instead of doing your business.
Next, sort the information. A common problem that arises in purchasing is communication with each other. In order to keep the conversation going, you need to categorize the information you receive. And send it to the supplier via email as a PDF or Excel file for inspection.
The advantage of this action is that you will get proof when quality issues occur. The more details you enter in the file, the more evidence you get. You can then request a counter-claim or a copy of the merchandise.