1. Requesting a Quote
After you get the right supplier of the showerhead, what happens next? Do not be in haste to send them your product specifications and a request for their quotation. You should take the time to plan your interaction with them. You should consider what questions to ask and what to say. Some questions you can ask are:
Cost of Production: How much will the product cost?
You should know the cost per unit of each showerhead so you can compare it with your budget and decide if you can afford to produce that quantity of showerheads. You can request for the cost of many products and see if there are discounts for bulk purchases.
Samples: What am I getting?
You can ask for samples of the product so that you can have an idea of what products you are purchasing. Depending on the company, you may have to pay for these samples or get the samples with no cost attached.
What is the minimum quantity I can order?
This should be one of the questions you should ask the suppliers so that you can have an idea of the cost and if it is within your financial capacity.
How long will production take?
You have to factor in the time that it will take the company to produce your showerheads and decide if you can wait that long. That should come in a written agreement so that the company holds its own end of the contract.
Payment Agreement: How do I pay?
Some companies will request for full payments upfront before they begin to produce your showerheads, while others will take part payments and collect the balance after they have completed your work. You have to know how the company that is supplying your showerheads works their payments.
Manufacturers get bombarded with quote requests from global clients at all times that are just ‘kicking the tires’. So sometimes, suppliers ignore requests, and to avoid this, you must make sure you stick to the following rules:
i. Do not ask for too little supply: if you go far below the company’s minimal supply quantity, they will ignore your request. So you should look for a company whose minimum amount is within your budget.
ii. Avoid long emails: your emails should be precise and direct. The companies serve many businesses and ignore any bulky mail.
iii. Avoid bugging the suppliers: your questions should not be ambiguous and try not to ask for too many quotations. You should stick to details and only necessary explanations that will not exasperate the producer.
2. Negotiating Minimum Order Quantities
MOQ represents the least quantity of products that the manufacturer can supply to you. Bulk production is a lot cheaper than the production of goods in small quantities and reduces wastage of materials, so the MOQ protects the manufacturer. However, this is a disadvantage for you if your resources are limited or you want to try out a new product and order small quantities. The good news here is that you can almost always negotiate the MOQS.
3. Identifying reliable manufacturers
After going through all these processes, It’s time to pick the most reliable one from several supplier you have approached. You still need to check for the following qualities in your supplier and make sure that they are fit and reliable to supply your showerheads:
Do they have certification to manufacture and supply? If they do, it means they have self-discipline and focus enough to go through all the rigors of obtaining a QCA certificate, and you can trust them to have the same level of dedication in producing your showerheads.
Creativity and self-improvement: does the manufacturer take time to improve their production, and are their works unique and authentic? Your manufacturer should be one who is never satisfied with past successes but always wants to do better.
Do they have a platform where they display their works? Their previous work should be accessible to everyone and should inspire creativity in others.
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4. Start Your Shower Heads Production.
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