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      How much should I spend on the first order with my supplier?

      How much should I spend on the first order with my supplier?
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      Place a small first order and ask the supplier for three or four samples. The goal is to find out if the vendor has good quality products worth the price. This way you will not waste your money in the future on large orders that you might not be happy with. Ask the supplier about discount and how to earn it.
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      Some suppliers are not willing to send samples. You should tell the supplier that this is a test order and bigger orders will follow, provided the test order looks fine. Try to negotiate a better price with the supplier. It is best to negotiate with a supplier once you have established a good client relationship with them. Remember, suppliers have the same motives as buyers. Their goal is also to make a profit. If you ask for a discount on your first order, do not be too surprised if the seller does not call or want to do business with you in the future.

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      The amount you spend also depends on the types of items you plan to purchase from the supplier.

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      I think large suppliers are less risky to do business with than small suppliers. If you have a large order that costs thousands of dollars, go for a large supplier that has been in business for at least five years. Large companies have the resources to devote to backup systems, just in case something goes wrong.

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      The amount you spend on a supplier on your first order depends on how reliable and stable the supplier is. It is good idea to do your homework first. You may want to look up the supplier's business on the Better Business Bureau and other websites. Good suppliers will ship your items on time and in good shape. If the supplier is not too far from your home, if possible, visit their location and/or talk to their employees before making your first purchase.

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      You may get a better deal if you work with a small company. If you spend hundreds of dollars on merchandise, you are likely to get more attention and better service than if you are a small customer of a large supplier. It is a good idea to choose a company that has been in business a long time.

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      The amount I spend on my first order with a supplier depends on the quantity. If I need to buy in bulk quantities, I would consider splitting the order among two suppliers that have high approval ratings. Suppliers may offer discounts of 50 percent or more or free shipping depending on the quantity purchased.

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      I would ask for quotes from several suppliers that had no minimum order quantities and choose the lowest price. There are several suppliers with no minimum order quantities. So the amount you spend on each order is up to you. It is possible to purchase as few as 1-20 items on your first order.

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      Or some companies will let you order a smaller number of items to check out the quality before buying a big order. Obviously though, they're usually much cheaper when buying in larger bulk.

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