More and more buyers are hoping to get the lowest price for their suppliers, so they insist on the lowest price in the procurement negotiations.
There are many people who think that middlemen or traders eat too much of the profits of the products so that the purchase price is pushed up, and they should go to the factory to buy the goods directly so that they can get the lowest price. So topics such as “how to find a direct factory” have long been a hot topic on the social networking site Facebook and LinkedIn.
And now, whether in the exhibition or on the market, foreign purchasers meet the Chinese suppliers in the first sentence, they Are asking Are you factory?
As a matter of fact, no matter whether we meet at the wholesale market or the suppliers we meet at the exhibition, it is impossible that all of them are factories, but no matter who you ask, are you factory? They’re sure to tell you Yes.
In this case, how do you select a real factory in a vast, smoky supplier? The following points are for your reference.
1. The product
The factory will be specialized in one class or a few kinds of products, because of the input of machine equipment and the limitation of technology, a factory can’t do too many irrelevant products. Traders, on the other hand, need a variety of products because they are mainly sold in the market, wholesale or retail.
When you ask to see the factory on the spot, if there are no other factors, the factory will readily agree to visit anytime and anywhere. However, the trading company will find various excuses to put it off. For example, the order is not sure to see the factory, and the customers‘ patented products are inconvenient to visit, and the new customers are not allowed to see the factory.
3.Watch the recruitment information on its website
If a company‘s website has long been hiring only sales staff and has never seen a recruiter or a technical engineer, it is likely to be a trader. Because the factory has a great demand for technical personnel.
4.The speed of quotation
When a new product is offered to the supplier, it is easy for the factory to set the price for the engineers, so the quotation will be faster. However, trading companies should contact their suppliers for quotations, and then offer them to customers after receiving the quotation, which will be a little longer.
The general factory in its own profile or product book will be printed on the workshop pictures, workers working pictures, the factory’s detailed address, etc.; But trading companies typically have only one office address, and the picture in the company profile is all about salespeople or office work.