How Do I Get Suppliers To Work With My New Amazon Business?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns2L8U8s7MI

How do you get suppliers to work with a new Amazon Business? ┬áIn today’s video, I share a few strategies that have helped me find suppliers willing to work with me as a new business owner.

Watch to see how to get suppliers to work with a new business!

Transcript:

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what do you give me answer a question

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from another bootstrapper hey great idea

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do that today hey welcome back for

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another episode of the bootstrap

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boutique we’re beginners build

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businesses and I am glad you’re here

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today because we’re going to answer a

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question from another bootstrapper now

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this question wants to be a private

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message on YouTube and I answer the

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question to the person and then ever

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wrote back and said hey do you mind if I

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use this in a video in the future and

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they never responded so I’m going to

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give you the question but not their name

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just in case for some reason they don’t

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want it out there just just you know

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respect privacy subcision exactly tell

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me I could use it but here’s the

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question hi Megan thank you for your

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video is very helpful flattery is always

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welcome I’m currently in the process of

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reaching out the suppliers via Alibaba

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to source my product for private

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labeling however I am hesitant to reach

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out because I’ve read that suppliers

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prefer to work with established

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businesses to have major purchasing

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power do you have any advice on how I

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can convince suppliers to work with a

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brand new business Thanks

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I sure do let’s talk about baking it

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until you make it so this is a great

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question because if you put yourself in

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the shoes of a supplier who would you

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rather work with somebody that’s going

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to ask a bunch of questions and maybe

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only order 250 or 500 units or somebody

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that pretty much knows what they’re

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doing already and it’s going to order

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like 10,000 units at a time it’s not

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hard to see who is going to be more

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favorable to work with now does this

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mean that suppliers only want to work

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with large suppliers and will never take

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on a smaller order absolutely not and I

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would even hazard to guess that with the

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rising popularity of selling via FBA and

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in the private label ways that people

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are going about doing that and placing

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the test orders and then building up to

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larger orders from their that suppliers

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are probably becoming more comfortable

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with small orders to start now let’s get

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back to faking it until you make it

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here’s what I do not want you to do I

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don’t want you to lie I don’t want you

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to misrepresent who you are or what

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you’re doing but I do want you to

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represent yourself in the best light

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possible so you have the best chance of

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a relationship with the supplier that

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yes we’ll start small but hopefully it’s

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going to grow into a much more

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profitable fulfilling relationship for

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all parties involved so how do we

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convince a supplier to work with us well

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step one is to make a really good first

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impression in your initial email where

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you’re reaching out to ask questions

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about the product and see about getting

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a sample so let’s take a look at these

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two examples and you tell me who you’re

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going to respond to if you’re a supplier

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your supplier I am a new Amazon FBA

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seller and wants to launch my first

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product I’m hoping you could send me a

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sample of your fun roller please what is

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the least amount I can order if I like

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your product how much would that cost

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how would I pay you please respond and

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let me know if you can thanks Riley face

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Megan option 2 dear supplier my name is

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Megan and I’m the owner of downtown gem

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a company that specializes in selling

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gin accessories to home workout

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enthusiasts we are expanding our product

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line to include thumb rollers and would

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like to request a sample of your 14 inch

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foam roller for possible private label

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opportunities please respond to the

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following questions to see if it is

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possible for us to work together Thank

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You Megan John time Jim I mean I know

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who I’d rather work with

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I absolutely rather work with the person

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that’s got their mess together because

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the person in letter 1 sounds like they

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don’t really know what they’re doing and

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they’re going to cause you a lot of

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headaches you know how I know do I need

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to remind you about my supplier that

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told me they wouldn’t work with me

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anymore I’ll link it because it’s really

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still a little too painful to talk about

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go back to letter – I mean that is

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really the best way to present yourself

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while you are being totally honest about

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what you’re trying to do here you don’t

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need to tell us supplier yeah I’m doing

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ten million dollars and I’ve got five

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years in business experience if that’s

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not true if it’s true it absolutely

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builds credibility but if you’re first

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starting out don’t fall into your the

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site that you’re brand-new that is a way

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to get suppliers to not want to work

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with you and not take your small order

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there are some suppliers that are not

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going to respond to you there are some

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suppliers that are going to say yeah our

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minimum

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order quantity or moq is 10,000 units

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and we’re not budging on it that’s fine

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because they’re some I don’t say yeah we

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dictate your order here so you get your

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sample is fifty five dollars to ship it

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which is totally normal and you can go

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on from there you will find supplier

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that will take your small order when

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you’re just starting out so the second

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way to ensure that you’re able to find

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suppliers that will work with you is to

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contact a lot of them it’s okay to email

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10 15 20 suppliers because they won’t

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all respond to you or they won’t offer

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what it is that you want to sell so just

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cast a wide net and narrow down from

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there and that’s another way you can

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ensure that you will find somebody that

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wants to work with you

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I got a link in the description box

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below to a swipe file that you can use

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to contact suppliers it’s just kind of

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my own take on a lot of the other ones

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that are online you can absolutely go

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search email simple at descendants of

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fliers to request private label products

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or however you like to google phrases

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you probably don’t meet that many words

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that’s just well you guys have figured

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out by now I am a little worried but

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that will help you get started take it

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use it make it your own and happy

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sourcing I will talk to you guys next

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time get here

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