4 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing a Supplier

Alright guys, so you’ve got your business plan sorted out, you’re done with the market research and you know the exact product(s) you want to start selling. Well…congratulation! You’ve only won half the battle 🙁 Your products aren’t just going to fall from the sky; you are now at the juncture where you have to find a supply for your products. The truth is that there are a ton of suppliers out there who are involved with the product of your choice, but not all of these guys are good guys, not all of them can deliver good/sellable products.

So, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? You’re in luck; this is where we come in. Today, we will be looking at tips on how to choose the perfect supplier for your product.

Here we go!

1. What is the quality of their products?

Verifying the quality of your suppliers’ products is of utmost importance since your customers will be the ones making use of these products and giving reviews on your listing. This is the reason we suggest you ask for samples of their products and analyze these samples. Poor product quality can make or mar your business relationships. In our sells like hot cakes video course, I go into more details on how you can analyze your suppliers’ products, it involves step-by-step instructions and will be very helpful to you. Go check it out here

2. Are they local or foreign?

Using foreign or local suppliers both have their merits and demerits. For example, if you work with a foreign supplier you have to consider the costs of importation and shipping, although the product cost might be lower compared to working with domestic or local suppliers. You should carefully weigh your options and make a decision that will cut costs and ensure the smooth flow of your business.

3. What is their experience level?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the aphorism – “Experience is the best teacher.” Well… this is true. Suppliers who have experience working with Amazon are more likely to do a better job and give better results and fewer hassles, compared to those who are fairly new to the process.

4. Legitimacy Issues

This is very important. It is crucial you investigate the legitimacy of whichever supplier you choose to work with. You don’t want scammers to get a hold of your hard earned $$ and then just vanish into thin air without delivering on their promises. There are a lot of fraudsters out there so be wise and investigate before committing to anything.

Our video course does great justice to this topic of finding the right suppliers. There we’ll show you how to find suppliers without spending money; how to analyze suppliers on alibaba so you can pick the BEST, also key questions to ask your potential suppliers so you can make the best decisions and avoid being scammed.

You can check this out and so much more in our video course here.

 

See ya later!

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 Mike says at 22:34 et
hi David! FOB means that the seller ships the goods to the port (such as FOB Shenzhen Yantian Port), and then the remaining responsibilities (sea freight, picking up and customs clearance) will be taken by the buyer . EXW is factory price.. . It means that the seller finishes the products and the goods is placed in the warehouse and the buyer needs to pick up the goods from the seller's warehouse.
 
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Claudia says at 07:39 et
If it's your first shipment I suggest to use "door to door" to avoid delays and hassles.
 
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 pat says at 23:12 et
I'm also launching new product next month.. will keep you posted!
 
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 Elena76 says at 21:09 et
if i dont speak good english wehere i can hire some writers to help me wiht copyrightings?
 
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Claudia says at 21:09 et
Check hirewriters.com freelancer.com and upwork!
on fiver there are specific gigs on writing the amazon product descriptions even.
 
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 Theo says at 21:10 et
fiverr.com is good enough if you are just starting Elena... Dont overpay!
 
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 mya says at 21:29 et
I am excited to start and ready to ship first product... How to print the labels??
 
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 little_tiger says at 21:29 et
Just buy a simple Laser printer and print on the sticky paper! EASY :)
 
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 JO says at 21:30 et
Where can i run retargeting???
 
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Claudia says at 21:30 et
There are many advertising networks allowing you to start a retargeting campaign for your online store. Facebook, Google, Twitter. Use retargeting apps such as Rontar (for retargeting on Google) and RetargetApp and Shoelace (for Facebook retargeting).
 
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 Oli says at 17:32 et
how to decide which amazon fulfillment center to ship to in the US?
 
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 Violet says at 17:32 et
Amazon will decide when you create a shipment. sometimes it goes to all in one, sometimes you ship to separate.
 
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 Ted says at 23:34 et
hi guys! I finally reached broke the $500 per day in sales mark recently after 3 months of launch! Just wanted to thank you all for the great help you give to the community!
 
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 Lane says at 23:35 et
Congratulations Ted! that is fantastic.
 
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 little_tiger says at 23:36 et
Thanks Ted for sharing your experience with us.
 
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 Chuck says at 23:36 et
Awesome job, thx for sharing! That's my goal too!!!
 
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 tyro_meg says at 23:37 et
Congrats ted!!! thanks for sharing, very useful and inspiring for us who is starting out!
 
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 henry says at 23:38 et
very inspirational!!! $500 per day! where are you from? In my country it's a monthly salary!
 
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 Eddy says at 23:38 et
Next goal $1000/day!!! You can do it my man!
 
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 Nicholas says at 23:39 et
this is really encouraging, thank you Ted!
 
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 Gus says at 09:45 et
HI ROCKSTARS!!!! SUPER EXCITED! Today is my first $2000 day! I launched 2 months ago. It's spring & Summer product. (not hammock!) I'm very excited to see more!
 
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 Chris says at 09:47 et
Well done gus... the best is yet to come! like in a song!
 
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 Ted says at 09:47 et
Inspiring stuff. Thank you for sharing GUS!!!
 
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Qqq2 says at 09:51 et
May the force be with you !!!
 
Butz says at 13:47 et
Does this work for residents in Australia?
 
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Claudia says at 13:48 et
of course. You dont need to live in USA to get started.. In fact, I am not even from USA but I sell on Amazon and Shopify just fine! It does not matter where you live, it matters where you SELL.
 
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Leslie says at 01:27 et
Videos provide two examples of searching niche. I need more. By the time I go to camel, and best finder, and video, back and forth, i get lost. I thought I found something, all looked good, until I went to aliexpress. Price was more than amazon! That was hours of research for a dead end. Maybe I'm not doing it right.
 
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 Father says at 01:30 et
Aliexpress price does not have to be lower than amazon.. Aliexpress is only good for Shopify Dropshipping business.

If you plan AMAZON FBA business, then check prices on Alibaba, not on amazon! hope it helps!
 
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Leslie says at 22:56 et
Can't do FBA until business succeeds. The lower the price when buying, the better one can compete with anyone. I don't want to stock or ship, so I'll stick with the dropshipping model. I'll Keep searching I guess.The videos however are very good. Some company tried to sell me $3500 dollar CDN course on dropshipping. Was already doing what they are teaching. This is way better!
 
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Claudia says at 22:57 et
Thank you Leslie. Don't buy into overpriced courses. All the tools you need is right here. FBA model you can also start without big investments using the "alibaba wholesale" instead of whitelabelling... One of the videos cover it.
 
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william says at 02:26 et
? I have went thew 4 of the 4 videos in Module 1, my question is should I go back and work one module and work that one before going to the next one is this how this work
 
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 Mike says at 02:27 et
Well, it's best to finish full module so you have a big picture of tools that you can use and full understanding of the structure, and then implement it!
 
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 Speedy says at 02:35 et
i agree with mike. but in some videos where they show specific apps, it's good to install those apps when you already have a store installed , or just re-visit the video again later! Cheerssssss
 
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william says at 01:07 et
thank MIKE WILL DO
 
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Ricardo says at 07:30 et
We are improving a lot our fb ads, yesterday we've reach 200 orders, and today we are closing with almost 900, but I have a question: How do you manage lots of orders? I use oberlo but is it anything beside 'clicking' to every order? I also, how to deliver automaticaly to my customer when their tracking code is available(?) (this hugh increase is because I just started facebook ads, before I just do everything organic) thanks!
 
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 Alice says at 07:45 et
900 orders per day??? wow that is amazing result Ricardo, well done! With such big volume you need to hire virtual assistant to help you "clicking". Oberlo automates prefilling the forms, address, sync of the orders but still some clicking is needed!
 
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 Caleb says at 07:46 et
WELL DONE BRO!!! WAY TO GO! Your story is very inspirational. Are you selling only to Mexican audience with such success?
 
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 Roman says at 10:41 et
Great success always inspiring for me, thanks for sharing!
 
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Ricardo says at 07:30 et
we are targeting, USA and Our own fan page, we have 3.2 Million people of our niche and more than a half are from mexico, and other parts of the world (latinoamerica for most), I started some years ago managinf only fan pages and make them viral, recently I have this new adventure of ecommerce. If you want you can visit one of them here: fb.com/elrockescultura.org anything else glad to help!!
 
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
I thought "boost post" was a big no- no, and should instead use ads manager? Can someone drop some knowledge on me?
 
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 Eddy says at 06:38 et
Boost post is the same as using ads manager if you already created audience and just want to quickly boost the post for $10-15 when building community.