Since you’re not crafting, welding, or injecting your product yourself, you’re going to need a supplier. This article breaks down the three categories of suppliers – trading companies, wholesalers, and manufacturers, with tips on choosing the right one for your product.
After deciding on product, your next step is to find suppliers. For most importers, the go-to supplier marketplace is Alibaba, but there are several other great sourcing channels. First up, though, you need to know about the different types of suppliers.
How do you find the perfect supplier with the perfect product? This chapter provides an overview of sourcing channels, including digital marketplaces, trade shows, agents, providers, and more.
Trade shows can be a phenomenal way to find the right supplier…or a huge waste of money. Here’s how to find the right shows to visit, prepare correctly, not get lost in the noise, and walk out with a plan of action.
Online sourcing marketplaces have changed the way companies source products. This chapter discusses the core advantages of some major platforms. while providing advice on how to search correctly and communicate effectively with potential suppliers.