a sourcing agent and buyer I can tell you what is a good quotation for me: it
includes all relevant information ! My job is to find a reliable supplier at a
reasonable price in the shortest time possible.
It is very possible that
I will choose a supplier whose price is a few percent higher but the quotation
is complete. That means, it includes: - FOB price, with seaport marked! (I often
get FOB quotes without location. Obviously for me in Europe a FOB Shanghai price
is higher than a FOB Xiamen price, since shipping rates are different).
Delivery time (so far no Chinese supplier was able to keep the promised delivery
time for my projects - 90% delay, 10% early)
- Package unit (carton
details) Carton weight, size, volume, content, material. It is very important.
Usually this point is simply left out by suppliers. But I - and most full-time
buyers - have just simply no time to beg for any details separately. If a
quotation misses this, I simply delete it. I have no time to ask for these
points, but I can only calculate my shipping cost with this info.
Payment conditions must be exactly discussed.
I hope suppliers will
consider these points in the future. If you include all relevant information,
you can really help your partner in his decision. And for the supplier, it is a
job done once, you needn’t work out each detail separately.
老外的建议不错 不过delivery time有时候不能保证