How to purchase building materials through a buying agent?
You might think of buying building materials in China, but how can you get there and communicate with the suppliers? Finding an agent sounds a good idea, but do you know what should agent do, and how to recognize a reliable agent and a terrible agent? This article might make out some of your puzzles.
Building materials do not like other stuff, they are more diversified and complicated. Different parts of building materials have different markets, like tiles market, sanitary market, lighting market etc. Each materials and packages also are different. A reliable agent can save the buyer lots of time. Through this article, the buyer might know what agent should do, and agent’s duties are also as follows.
To Be a Guide and Show the Buyer Where the Market is
To Effectively Communicate with the Suppliers
To Inspect Goods the Buyer Has Ordered
A reliable agent will have a field visit to the suppliers’ factory/warehouse, then inspect all goods before delivery in case of the suppliers afford the buyer bad quality goods. Take tiles as an example, they are very fragile, so they need to be packed well with wooden pallet. After inspecting all goods, the agent will make an inspection report for the buyer. Through the report, the buyer, who just stays at his or her country, can see all inspection details of goods. Besides, the buyer does not need to worry about whether the agent will tell a lie. A reliable agent is very professional and good at international trade operations, so he or she will definitely be responsible for the buyer and will not let suppliers have any chance to cheat the buyer. Only in this way can the agent develop long-term cooperation with the buyer.
To Arrange the Loading of Container
To Associate with Shipping Department
After confirming all goods and paying the deposit, the agent starts to deal with the shipping. The agent will help you to book a container, custom declaration and custom clearance. Generally speaking, lots of international trade company do not have their own Shipping Department, not like ours. Our company has a sound system, we not only have the Merchandiser Department, but also have the Shipping Department. It will cost the buyer a lot if he or she finds an agent does not have the Shipping Department, and will waste the buyer’s time to find another shipping company. Not every shipping company has good English-speaking staff.
All in all, we hope you can have good experience for buying building materials in China. We provide professional buying service in China for 12 years, we have rich experience in building materials & furniture, if you are planning to come to China then we are pleased to assist you.
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