Successful Appointment With PP Woven Shopping Bag Manufacturers
As an importer, it is important to find a quality PP shopping bag manufacturer. The best way to do this is to travel to their factory and examine it, so that you know that quality work is being done. This also allows you to communicate with the manufacturers so that the end product is exactly what you are looking for. This simple meeting can save a lot of time and money for both the client and the manufacturer. There are, however, a few things that you should keep in mind about your meeting. If you follow this advice, the meeting will go seamlessly.
Contact the manufacturer via email or telephone, and let them know that you would like to look at the factory and talk about your specifications. Let them know the schedule of your visit and where you will be staying. Be sure and get contact information and an address for the factory, if possible.
Usually, they will be more than happy to arrange a meeting. They will be willing to help you have as easy of a visit as possible – they may even be able to pick you up from your hotel to take you to the factory. Let them know how long you will be in the region and what hotel you are staying at, as well as your name or room number. This will ensure that the driver arrives at the right hotel and notifies you accordingly.
When you get to the factory, ask to meet and work directly with the director, as well as other people who make important decisions regarding the manufacturing process. This is much more efficient, as the director will have the answers to any questions that you may have about your order. It is also a good idea to have your questions planned out ahead of time in a precise manner, perhaps even written down on a list so that you remember to ask them.
If you have worked with other PP shopping bag manufacturers in the past, be sure and let the director know how that went and what improvements you would like to see. If there are any aspects of your order that require special attention, let the director know ahead of time. After that, ask for a general tour of the factory and see how they manage their workers. If you have any questions about the process, be sure and ask while you are on the tour of the facility.
After the tour, the manufacturer may invite you to lunch. This is a great time to relax and get to know this potential business partner – try to take the focus off of business for a little while. Just remember that you are maintaining a professional image, so don’t drink too much, especially before signing your contract.
If you avoid the typical downfalls such as having an unspecific schedule, not preparing for negotiation, or leaving without an agreement, the meeting will be very productive for both you and the manufacturer.