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    brendanbizzell
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    Hi, I am only new to the forum. I have a contact from china that is close with factories that can produce Construction material, Electronics, Clothes, tile and marble, leather goods etc. My only problem is finding people / Market to supply. Do you know where i could find people interested in me supplying what they need ??

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    Dave Gillen – Former FS Concierge
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    Hi there,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Well done for pinpointing the important part of starting a business – finding your customer first!

    What do you think you can offer? Is it the same things they’re already buying, but cheaper? New designs? Better quality? Or something else? What is the advantage that your contact with these factories gives you over current suppliers?

    Which industry could benefit from this advantage? The best place to start is probably an industry that you’ve worked in or have contacts in. Then you need to talk to people who you’d consider potential customers and find out what they need.

    I’d start looking at what they already buy, rather than trying to convince them to buy something new.

    Good luck!

    Dave

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    Hi Brendan,

    Welcome to the forum.
    A good place to meet new and potential clients is at trade shows.
    Get samples of your products, get a stand and meet your customers.

    best of luck,

    Steve

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    Absolute Bargain
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    Hi Brendan

    Can you advise what type of electronics can you provide? And will it meet the Australian standards?

    Thanks.

    James

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    My opinion only.

    If you’re not yet established in the marketplace, I would rather see you specialise in 1 or 2 areas.
    Get as much product knowledge and market research as you can.

    If you try to get involved in too many different products and industries, how will you have the product and industry knowledge to be able to sell your products confidently, unless you hire salespeople with experience in those specific industries/markets/products.

    Also, I believe online is the simplest way to find customers.
    Selling and making money online is very easy, if you deal with in demand products at competitive prices.

    If you only want to be an agent/middleman and not hold physical stock somewhere, I believe you will need a very high level of sales skills to put deal together, but also make sure your supplier holds up their part of the deal.
    Selling stuff you don’t have is easy too, no holding costs and infinity return on investment, but if the supplier does not come good, you will look bad.

    Good luck.
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