Sourcing plays a crucial role in starting a business.
Request for Quotation (RFQ) service on Alibaba.com is the first step to realizing your business. Check out how RFQ help these founders set their business up for success!
Jennifer Jackson, Laila London Founder
“Request for Quotation service on Alibaba.com is very useful because normally we get a response from them within 24 hours so we don’t have to keep waiting for an answer and we can get multiple quotes from different manufactures for a same item.”
Kate Smith, The Makery Founder
“I recommend using Alibaba.com Request for Quotation service because it saves you lots of time. You only have to put in your request once and Alibaba.com will contact relevant and approved suppliers that can meet your needs.”
Natalie Petrov, Fifteen Fifteen Founder
“Request for Quotation service is very convenient because you are able to reach plenty of manufactures and suppliers at a touch of a button. The information you get is timely and collated in one place so you don’t have to be searching through multiple spreadsheets for quote comparisons.”
I am a new member of alibaba from India. Had opened an account with an intent to sell at Online marketplaces in India. But what I noticed is that most of your products are priced keeping in mind the American and European sellers.
There are hardly any items which any South Asian member can purchase here and sell in their local region. It is not at all competitive.
It's just a feedback. At least you should have some section dedicated to south asian traders.
Friend could you help me?
Friend would like to know if this company is reliable in Alibaba
Shenzhen Flyda Technology Co., Ltd.
I sent the RFQ for a product and i recieved very encouraging response. However, i didnt get the response on ali baba message centre. I got quotations from multiple cuppliers though emails. I even checked with few who confirmed that they are not on ali baba. They can take orders outside directly.
I dont understand how does this work. Will RFQ generate response from suppliers linked but not on ali baba?
I fount that many buyers did't state all necessary information to quote on RFQ so that we cannot quote a accurate price through alibaba RFQ.
To ensure the suppliers can read your message timely, alibaba will automatically forward your message from online system to supplier's email box. It's legal. Don't worry.
alibaba system will automatically send RFQ to supplier email box so that the suppliers can respond to your RFQ in time. But as I know we cannot get buyer's email address untill the quotation is successfully sent to you through alibaba.
the suppliers verified by alibaba should be numbered according to the number of years.
for example: 6years