Wed 2 Jul 2008
Advantages of Having Online Suppliers for Your Small Business
The winds of change have affected the way people live, shop and do business. You might have bought that new swanky mobile phone and even registered your small business on the Internet.
But have you decided to start purchasing your inventory online? Here are some advantages of having online suppliers for your small business.
No Boundaries: In the past, traditional purchasing would have meant searching for suppliers that were near your place of business.
By going online you can reach out to any supplier that might be in another state or even in another country.
Wider Choice: By going online, you have access to a wider choice on both suppliers and products.
This can help you in increasing your product offerings; and your clients will benefit by getting access to an increased variety of products.
Product and Rate Comparison: By going online, you will be able to do an online comparison of various products and their rates, so that you can get the best possible quality at the lowest price.
Be sure to calculate the shipping costs before placing an order. If your shipment is ordered from another country, then make sure you include customs duties and other charges.
You Can Do Business 24/7: You can post product inquiries, receive quotes and place your orders on a 24/7 basis.
This will enable you to save valuable time and money.
You Can Create A Niche Market: By scratching under the virtual surface of your market, you can ferret out suppliers that deal in rare or extremely high quality products.
By joining hands with them, you can stock those products and carve out a niche market for your small business.
Use the power of the Internet to your advantage and forge virtual ties with your suppliers to locate and procure your products online.