How Do You Determine if a Wholesale Supplier is Right for Your Shop?
When qualifying a wholesale home decor supplier there are 8 key factors to consider.
1.Do you like their line?
2.How does their pricing structure work?
3.What quantity do you have to buy?
4.Are there any charges outside of regular wholesale prices, such as shipping and handling fees?
5.What is their lead time on orders?
6.Do they offer payment terms?
7.Are there any digital assets they can provide customers free of charge?
8.Do salespeople seem knowledgeable about the line and industry trends?
Do you like their line?
First and most importantly, does the wholesale high-end decorative lighting supplier have a product line that you like?
A:We have a large scale products,from chandelier pendant lamp, ceiling lamp, wall lamp, mirror lamp, talbe lamp to floor lamp, including modern and classical products,materials from metal,brass,ceramic,crystal,stone,marble etc.We trust you can find your line from our factory,if you sell the above products.
How does their pricing structure work?
Do they have a simple pricing structure or a multitiered complex system that seems to punish smaller retailers with markups 40% or higher between the first and second tier?
A:We are very easy,different quantities for different prices.But we are willing to grow with customers,so we will try our best to turn a profit starting out,and then we will make bigger profits together when your purchasing volume increases.
What quantity do you have to buy?
1)How many pieces do you need to buy to start out and how many per reorder?
A:Some suppliers may require large quantities for you to be able to order by the case.Because it will be better for a factory and can lower down the cost.
But for the first order we don’t hope you will overbuy on a single item that has a huge minimum just to get a lower price. It is better you will have a test on the marke,so a trial order will be better for you,of course for reorder it will be depended on you,you will need to have orders after investigating from market with the trial order.
2)Are there any charges outside of regular wholesale prices, such as shipping and handling fees?
A:For less than a container,we will quote EXW price,if it is a container,then we will quote FOB price.Smaller orders may ship via UPS or Fed Ex.Containers will be shipped by sea.
What is their lead time on orders?
Are the items available now or is there a lead time?
A:Some items we have in stock.But not all of them,because we really have a large scale products.Usually we will need 7-45 days,but anyway we will have some hardware stock but without finish.
Do they offer payment terms?
A:Our payment terms is T/T,30% deposit,before shipment we will need to receive the balance.But of course after the goods are approved by you.We can have video call ,photo inspection,video inspection or third-party inspection or yourself,all of them are ok,welcome to visit factory.
Are there any digital assets they can provide customers free of charge?
A:We will offer a photo service; we can provide access to high-resolution photos you can use for your website or marketing materials. This will save you the time of having to take photos or the cost of having someone else take the photos.
Do salespeople seem knowledgeable about the line and industry trends?
A:If you are working with our salesperson, they do seem knowledgeable about the line and show a personal interest in your business’s success. Tell us about your business and we will give suggestions on top-selling products. What products we think will work best or compliment lines you already carry?
Ready to Get Started Buying Wholesale?
A:Just like the many choices you have for your own high-end decorative lighting, there are a variety of wholesale suppliers. But whether they are possible to out provide high-quality products at competitive prices. We are hoping you can develop a retail business plan first with us. It is worth investing the time to find the right vendor to partner with.
If you are looking for wholesale high-end decorative lighting that will meet your needs with unique designs and no minimum, consider CHINA DECOR LIGHTING as your wholesale partner.
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