Hi, Can anyone with experience dealing with manufacturers on Alibaba, chime in as far as how long it takes manufacturers to get back to you? it has been 2 days and none of the 10 supplier we’ve contacted has gotten back to us. Could this be because we are new on the platform?
Btw we tried to get verified on Alibaba but Alibaba was not able to recognize our EIN and other information. So we are trying to get business cards to become verified.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
I have tried many times to source from China, but the shipping cost usually doubles my per unit cost and the price I can get on Amazon is only about 2x cost (not worth it after FBA fees). So far I have not been able to save enough money to order enough to where shipping costs become reasonable on a per unit basis. Good luck. If anyone has ideas, that would be great. I am open to partnering on a product.
What everyone else here said basically. Cheapest will be sea, but air is faster and in many cases the faster you can sell the faster you can turn that money around into more inventory and continue selling more etc so it’s worth considering just doing air perhaps to start until you’ve got your timelines figured out best to handle sea.
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