You’ve already reached Level 1 as a buyer at www.globalsources.com. Now, you want to take your sourcing experience higher by moving towards Level 2. Here’s our suggestion: Remember the two Rs: RFIs and RFQs.
Send an RFI (Request for Information) – Send an RFI to a supplier when you’re at a product profile page. Got some questions about the product that you want to source? Click INQUIRE NOW, and you’ll be directed to the messaging page. There, you’ll be able to send your inquiries to the supplier.
You get to save time because Global Sources automatically fills in your contact details so that you don’t have to. Reliable message delivery is guaranteed because Global Sources makes sure that your inquiry gets to the supplier’s inbox. Sending an RFI shows the supplier that you are a credible buyer.
Send an RFQ (Request for Quotation) – Submit an RFQ by clicking “Get Quotations” at the Global Sources homepage. In a minute or so, you’ll be able to get quotations on your preferred product. Fill in the details for Product Name, Product Category, About Your Product, Estimated Order Quantity and Validity dates as specifically as possible.
The more specific your product descriptions are, the higher your RFQ score will be, the more suppliers will reply quicker
Sending an RFQ on a product allows you to compare quotations from different verified suppliers at Global Sources. You’ll be able to choose which options are best options for you.
Send those RFIs and RFQs today. Experience your best sourcing journey as a buyer at Global Sources.