No matter how bad the economy is, the wedding dress industry will never die. This is an evergreen industry, and no wonder so many people want to enter this field. Whether you want to open a brick-and-mortar store or an online shop to sell wedding dresses, the supplier is really necessary. Brick-and-mortar store needs certain inventory, and online sellers need to show some product pictures for consumers to choose from.
Although their business patterns are different, they all come down to ensure that the quality, style and price of the wedding dress can meet the demand of the brides-to-be. In order to assure the price advantage of products, many store owners would purchase wedding dresses overseas. And the largest exporter of wedding dress is China. For some people who are going to open a shop, importing from overseas doesn’t seem easy. So, let’s introduce how to purchase wedding dresses from Chinese manufacturers briefly.
The first thing you need to do is searching for suitable wedding dress manufacturers. Guangzhou and Suzhou are the primary wedding dress export cities of China, and 80% of the wedding dress products come from these two cities. On some large B2B platforms, you will find that almost all of the wedding dress factories like are from these two cities. And the trading companies are mostly from here, too. It is not easy to find a proper supplier. You need to spend a certain time and energy to determine whether they are worthy of cooperating. If your budget allows you to visit China, you’d better conduct a field study and have a closer look at their factories. Thus, you can judge their specific capacity and comprehensive strength. Certainly, using search engine, such as Google or Bing, to find and filter manufacturers is also a very good method. But the relevant risk is higher.
If you are lucky enough to find a reliable factory, the next step is to order the sample dress. This step should never be omitted. For the rookie, under the circumstances of not contacting with their factories, you must use this method to figure out whether the factory can produce the wedding dress which can meet your expectations. You can judge them through these aspects: material, production process, and making time. Ordering a wedding dress sample, of course, can also help some beginner to acquaint with the relevant process of the overseas import. It will certainly help for wholesaling related products in the future. Usually if your purchase quantity is not large enough, the price will be relatively higher. Wedding dress is not like other small accessories. Manufacturers usually don’t provide free samples, even to a potentially big client.
Delivery method and payment terms also need to be considered. If you purchase a large quantity, shipping by sea is a better choice, and it usually takes about 30 to 45 days from China to United States. While for people whose quantity is not very large but the time is urgent, air transportation can be a good consideration. You can choose to let the factories help you find a forwarding company or you can appoint corresponding forwarder company to them. The most commonly used terms of payment are L/C and T/T. Both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. L/C is relatively fair, but it is complicated to operate. The factories usually won’t use this payment unless your quantity is large enough. T/T is relatively simpler, in this method, buyers generally pay 30% in advance as deposit to vendors for purchasing related materials. After the factory finishes your order, and then provides corresponding proof, you need to pay the rest of the money. When asking vendor to quote, of course, you can choose FOB, CIF, EXW(Ex Works), etc. You can make a choice according to your own situation .
In general, it can save you big money to wholesale wedding dresses from the manufacturer directly, as well as guarantee the quality of products and corresponding making time. Different vendors would put forward different MOQ(Minimum Order Quantity), and the minimum quantity can affect the price of wedding dress. It requires special attention during the negotiation. According to different types and the complexity, it is wise to choose different manufacturers. Don’t blindly believe that large manufacturers must be good, and family workshop must be poor. If you take into consideration everything said above, you will realise wholesaling wedding dresses from China is not so difficult.