How to Find Global Suppliers
Sometimes, finding the right sources and suppliers at global arena can be the most challenging part of running a business. You don’t want to fall in the hands of global conmen.
Here are several brilliant ways to find you fine product sources and reliable suppliers for your business:
Visit the Trade Show
Trade show is simply a shortcut to find the entire suppliers and resources you will need. Visit their booth one by one and try to find contacts while you review their products and company information.Trade Magazines
Trade magazine posts news on companies and their products. You then can contact them and ask for samples or catalogues to learn more.
Companies and businesses commonly join in association or organization. The key to joining such organizations is you will get more contacts than you need. Reach out to trade associations in countries of interest for information on suppliers for products you are looking for.
Spy on Competitors
You must have fine and challenging competitors. Spy on them. Try to find out where they get their sources and suppliers. Sometimes, it will give you a clue on where and how to find your own.
Use recommendation. You will not get this from your competition. However, you can draw recommendation from your investors and experts that have enough experience on this field. They commonly have fair judgement on businesses, companies, sources, and suppliers.
Some online sources you can use include Google, Global Sources, Alibaba, Thomasnet, kompass. You get specific items you are looking for and reviews from previous buyers.
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