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21 11, 2016

4 Things to Consider When Your Supplier Quotes a High Price

A buyer opens the quote sheet, their eyes immediately float to the price per piece and they see a high price. “Sigh, the search continues for a quote. Was hoping that supplier would work out, but they gave me a high price”. They close the sheet and continue searching and shopping about. Frustration plagues the process. But before you write off a supplier based on a “high price” here are 4 considerations to ponder. […]

4 11, 2016

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Emailing Your Quote Request

Buyers frequently rush out quote requests to their suppliers as if structure or readability have absolutely no importance. Here are 10 questions to ask numero uno (you!) before emailing your RFQ to your China or offshore vendor. […]

19 10, 2016

8 Ways to Facilitate the Quoting Process

The quoting process frequently becomes an extended ordeal because the RFQ lacks info that otherwise would’ve greased the engine of smoothness. Here are 8 ways to avoid time loss, misunderstandings and help your supplier be more efficient in the quoting process. […]

5 09, 2016

Stylistic Tips For Your Promo Product RFQ – Part 2

Successful promo product campaigns start with a professional RFQ. In China sourcing, if the RFQ lacks, it’s no surprise that the vendor’s price quote also lacks. Initial low effort sets the project on the WRONG path. From the beginning, work to optimize your promo product RFQ. […]

26 08, 2016

Things to Include in Your Promotional Product RFQ – Part 1

An effective RFQ is the start of a successful China sourcing project. As we all know the RFQ is the “request for quotation” and it’s basically when you contact the supplier to provide you a quote. So what to include in that RFQ? Let’s get to it…. […]

8 08, 2016

Be Thorough in Your Initial Inquiry

When quoting an offshore campaign, be as thorough as possible in the initial inquiry. In China sourcing, there’s already going to be sufficient questions and emails back-and-forth between you and your Chinese supplier. Minimize misunderstandings by being thorough in that first RFQ or inquiry out the gate. […]

13 03, 2016

Promo Item Sourcing: Reviewing Supplier Price Quotes

China sourcing requires frequent interaction with supplier price quotes. Clients may have multiple price sheets per week to review. Thoughtfully reviewing supplier price quotes will avoid some of the inefficiencies that plague the importing process. […]

23 03, 2016

Tips on Strengthening Promotional Product Inquiries

Let’s talks about strengthening promotional product inquiries in China sourcing. In the promo industry, a common complaint when quoting offshore, is that the supplier didn’t answer, didn’t answer on time or didn’t thoroughly answer the inquiry. […]

10 03, 2016

Price Quote Questions in Promotional Item Sourcing

What questions come to mind when you look at your price quote? The post will obviously be geared to the promotional product distributor & importer… […]

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