Re: Dealing with Chinese Suppliers
Posted 13 Apr 2011 01:41
Good reply, and it seems that you have a good understanding of Chinese culture.
Spoken English may be very important in the business. But it is only a communication method, if both of the parties can understand each other, languange will not be the most important problem. Trust between two parties is the most important in the trading,
We are Chinese suppliers, and we also want a mutual benefits during trading. As buyers, the things most cared are the quality of goods and the price for these goods; while as a supplier( especially manufaturers) of course pay attention to the quality of goods, and the payment for their goods. Payment and delivery and aftersales service need the cooperation between the seller and the buyer.
In my experience, not all of our potential or existingcustomers speak good English. As non-native English speakers, e-mail and message are the two good methods for international tradings. Even with native English speaker, and your oral English is good, there is time difference because of the globle location. In order to telephone a customer, we need to calculate for the time difference, you know.
So language will not be the most important elements during international tradings, it is important because it is a communication method, but I think the most important for trading is trust and to be honest.
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