Lately I have been in communication with shaker bottle/protein bottle suppliers from China. Communication is a bit complicated because of terminologies in the buy and sell market that I’m not familiar with, like MOQ (minimum order quantity). In one of my chat sessions (alibaba has chat feature), the seller and I were getting confused between the quantity per color and quantity that I want to order in total. It was a mess, but we worked through it.
The minimum order for the shaker bottle is 1,000 pieces and costing around $2.50+ per piece for that specified quantity. They would actually be willing to ship less, but the cost per bottle is higher. For the most part, the reps that I have contacted are very proactive… Wanting to make sales… business pros!
I’m trying to get the price per bottle down so my profit margin is higher. So one of the seller is actually suggesting another type of shaker. But I didn’t like it, so I told him I’ll get back to him. So, no deal so far.
Suppliers are also willing to send samples for $100, which they will refund once I make an order. I brought it down to $80 to have the sample sent in less than a week, but the cost per bottle has to go down first. So, we’ll see what happens next.
In the meantime, I am selling stuff on eBay and promoting my resume consultig service.
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