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Added 2021-02-15 (Comments 0)

How to Find a Manufacturer or Supplier for Your Product

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Building a reliable supply chain for your product is a complex process that includes sourcing, verification, negotiation, as well as transport and logistics.


There are a few important questions to consider for you when inquiring a manufacturer:

  • What is your minimum order quantity (MOQ)?
  • What pricing and payment terms can you afford?
  • What would be the transport and logistics costs?
  • What is your turnaround time?


Your first message to a manufacturer should be clear and concise. Avoid telling too much about your company. The first email should verify if a seller can provide a service you are looking for in a time period that will be profitable for your business. Focus on the supplier profile and clear the details about your initial purchase.


Ask for a few prices for different quantities, but avoid asking for too much or too many quotes. Stick to asking for what you absolutely need to assess the fit between you and the supplier. If you’re unsure whether your request is too small, consider giving them a quick call or send a one-question email prior to ask what their minimum order is.


If you're contacting a supplier from overseas, keep in mind that in many cases, they may be using programs to translate your email as well as their reply. Keeping your emails short, concise, well-formatted, and error-free will not only help the manufacturer but ultimately provide you with better replies and answers.


On AsiaNavigator.com you can find reliable suppliers from various product categories to suit your business needs.



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