Gabi and Shai Bar: Want to start an international e-commerce business choosing the best suppliers for your business? We will show you a path to doing so
Have you ever considered how to maintain a cross-continental relationship with different cultures, build trust and interpersonal communication as a basis for continuity and a global growing business?
We present to you a communication model for the creation of an international business, where communication is mostly virtual for your idea.
Finding a reliable supplier – a supplier that meets the criterion of a competitive price relative to market conditions of the product category
Tips and streamlining working with suppliers
It is important to take the time to find a supplier that meets your criteria, and in order to do so you should negotiate with at least 3 suppliers; you are the inspectors tasked with examining them. Once that is done, choose the supplier who presents you with the best overall offer.
To best communicate with your supplier, it’s preferable to use Wechat, Skype, Email or WhatsApp.
Points to keep in mind when approaching a supplier
Sample orders – prior to production orders
To ensure that your payment transfers are as safe as possible, make sure on supplier’s Alibaba website that your chosen supplier is covered by Alibaba’s Trade Assurance program. After the order is placed, the supplier will send you a link specifying all order details. Once you have confirmed the details, you should then proceed to select your preferred payment method. The options are:
An example of TCM’s relationships with its suppliers around the world:
At TCM we work with suppliers from different countries on a daily basis and maintain close business relationships with them.
The suppliers whom we work with provide us with the highest quality products and our relationships are mutually beneficial.
For his part, the supplier provides us with quality products at competitive prices and on doing our part, we provide to the supplier work.
Below is a short video clip showing what an order from one of TCM’s Chinese suppliers looks like.
Keep in mind that it’s not the first order, but a long-term relationship between a supplier and TCM that brings about amazing results in sales on Amazon, so the quantity of products that we order from the supplier should be enough to satisfy the brand’s huge customer base.