Sourcing Products - How Can I Find Suppliers For My Custom Product?
Posted by Live Now Education G Support Team on 23 March 2018 01:14 PM
When sourcing a unique wooden product, you might not find any suppliers with an 'off the shelf' item already made and this could be why you're not having much luck with the suppliers you've contacted so far.|
Therefore you need to find a true manufacturer who specialise in making wooden products (or what ever commodity the products are made from) and have your item custom made to your specific requirements, instead of looking for a supplier that already specifically deals with these types of products and here's a few ways to do this:
1) Search websites such as Alibaba or Made-In-China etc for a supplier that has similar wooden items (or any product using similar types of wood) and see if they are the true manufacturer and can custom make new products for you
2) Put a 'Request For Quote' out for suppliers to contact you through Alibaba at this link: https://rfq.alibaba.com
3) Use a 'Sourcing Service' where you pay companies such as Made-In-China to find your products, find out more at this link: http://sourcing.made-in-china.com/tradeservice/private-sourcing-meetings.html
4) Go to a 'Trade Fair' in the appropriate phase to find wooden suppliers such as the Canton Fair, find out more at this link: https://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/Home/Index/
Once you have found a supplier, we also recommend checking what fumigation certificates they either already have, or can provide you with to ensure the wooden products will pass through Customs without any delays or additional fumigation costs on this end.