Whether you're launching a product for the first time or considering changing your current supplier, sourcing online can be a daunting task.
With access to thousands of suppliers, finding the right partner takes time. General searches can help narrow the pool of potential vendors, but individual vetting is labor intensive and frustrating. Suppliers also format their webpages differently, requiring you to hunt through their sites to find relevant information.
Even after you've identified several potential candidates, individually reaching out to suppliers is both time consuming and inefficient. Tracking your messages and working across different time zones can also complicate and slow down your correspondence.
Wouldn't it be easier if you could post exactly what you were looking for, and have the right suppliers find you?
With this one easy step, millions of buyers are saving time and money!
Request for Quotation (RFQ)
The RFQ service is a customized request form where buyers specify their desired product requirements. For example, you can submit specifications for product material, color, size and order quantity. You can also include custom designs and logos, which further personalizes your request.
After submitting your RFQ form, Alibaba.com matches you with the most relevant and top-performing suppliers.
Within 24 hours, you will receive multiple quotes from vendors around the world.
Your messages will also be directed to your Alibaba.com account, where they are searchable and easily organized based on your preferences.
Your time is valuable, and finding suppliers shouldn't slow you down. RFQ has helped millions of small businesses quickly and efficiently connect with the right suppliers.
Below is a step-by-step guide to using RFQ:
1. Create a product title
2. Enter the minimum order quantity
3. Fill in product details and attach custom designs
4. Select value-added services to improve your RFQ results
5. Click "Submit" and receive multiple responses from targeted suppliers within 24 hours