CRM+Email marketing for Amazon Sellers
To put it simply, product sourcing is the process of finding products that you can sell through your business. The source of products may be either domestic or international.
“Alibaba is one of the best websites to connect with manufacturers in China.”
Here’s a link to Alibaba homepage
About that list of Suppliers
Authentication of the shortlisted suppliers
Confirmation prices and MOQ should be done manually as the ones listed can be misguiding!
Contacting suppliers via Alibaba messaging system or chat option.
Points to remember
None of the above means that the supplier listing is a scam.
Best way is to keep it very short by asking one or two questions at a time. Preferable start is price and MOQ.
Understanding the supplier is one of the hidden agenda in the entire communication process. Keen observations can alert of fake people, middlemen and the suppliers who may just be pleasant to get an order.
The costing at this stage is not final. Suppliers negotiate prices and MOQ to a certain limit which is to be respected to keep quality in check!
Profit (approximate idea)
EAN (applicable for sellers in UK)
Here’s a link to the GS1 website
Ways to pay the suppliers
“It is never advisable to make any payments to supplier via direct bank transfers also called TT (Telegraphic Transfers) initially”
Shipping options (not for samples)
“There are hidden charges like loading/unloading and clearance which need to be added over the shipping charges provided”
“No method is good or bad!”
Placing an order
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