How to Find a Manufacturer or Supplier for Your Product Idea

How to Find a Manufacturer or Supplier for Your Product Idea

In this video, we’ll teach you the 5 simple steps to sourcing a supplier or manufacturer for your business. We will look at the best places to search, how you should approach and negotiate with them, and the right questions to ask.

Whether you’re searching for a manufacturer for your own product or looking for suppliers for wholesale or dropshipping, the perfect candidate isn’t always easy to find. If you’ve never done this before, this video is for you. We’ll take this step by step and I’m going to teach you some secret hacks on how you can save money.

Here is what we’ll cover in this video:
00:00 Intro
00:58 FREE webinar: How to find and source a winning product to sell
01:13 How to research manufacturers and suppliers
05:18 Finding manufacturers at conventions and trade shows
07:22 Outreach: how to approach and negotiate with manufacturers
11:22 How to communicate your designs and specifications
12:31 Ordering samples
13:46 Tips for Negotiating with manufacturers or suppliers

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50 Comments

  1. Sasha S. on November 10, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Super helpful 💐

  2. Von Kanon on November 10, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Some of these questions, especially the question of ethics, how can you determine they’re going to answer honestly?

  3. Arabic Kitchen on November 10, 2021 at 9:10 am

    You deserve subscribe too vedio thank you but is there something apart alibaba to work with please

  4. Arty _ Pik on November 10, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Awesome vid, Michelle , thanks 👍👍👍

  5. shamiha jannat on November 10, 2021 at 9:10 am

    helpful

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  7. * Debbey * on November 10, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Shop in AMERICA

  8. Ashok Jassi on November 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Thank so much, lots of very useful info. 👌

  9. Von Kanon on November 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    For hiring CAD or 3D designers, they need to be versed in manufacturing terms and tolerances.

  10. Cornilious on November 10, 2021 at 9:15 am

    whats her @ tho

  11. Elvira Strutovskaya on November 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    #myrespect ❤

  12. Bilotta Music on November 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Damn Im tryna SUPPLY Michelle w dinner and drinks, and MANUFACTURE a long-lasting, healthy relationship 😩 💯

  13. Vietnam Mosquito Nets on November 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    We’re foldable mosquito net manufacturer. Our product is durable, convenient and easy to use. Our product is new, high quanlity and unique design. Can you tell me how to find exporter? Many thanks

  14. Smooth Ball on November 10, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I had a crush on this girl🤣

  15. esakkiraja on November 10, 2021 at 9:26 am

    This is the best video I ever seen about product design 😻😻

  16. Brandon on November 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

    I can’t wrap my head around the fact that people are actually buy these shitty products sold through aliexpress and alibaba.

  17. Maria Kornishin on November 10, 2021 at 9:28 am

    What’s your skin care routine? amazing video btw!!!

  18. Tanya Fluffy Dough on November 10, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I have been struggling to run my small business since 2015. I searched everywhere to get this kind of information, but never find it. And now i am soooo happy and grateful to find your video. This is all i need for a long time ago. Thank you so much 👍👍👍

  19. Eeee eeed on November 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Quality shirts selling in UK or Europe

  20. G GVB on November 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

    This was just sooo good!! Clicked to hopefully learn one simple thing and I learned 30 really crucial tips!

  21. C Nic on November 10, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Sourcing Agents are the good way to find products and i have contact with a few of them in China and i met them all personally.

  22. zain pots on November 10, 2021 at 9:37 am

    You said in Question number 6 " can they grant you exclusivity?" can you please tell me what did you mean by that? thank you

  23. 叁 叁 on November 10, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Hello, I am a dropshipping service provider in China. We can provide your store with lower purchase prices and fast and accurate packaging and delivery (any product:Clothing, electronic products, pet products, outdoor products, jewelry products, toys, etc.). I will give you more beautiful purchase prices than existing suppliers. Looking forward to your reply, I wish you good health and prosperous business!

  24. Nadir Mamin on November 10, 2021 at 9:38 am

    How about paying for an experienced manufacturing consultant as a middle man to negotiate with manufacturers for my product? thanks for the tips

  25. Matthew Novick on November 10, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Some very golden nuggets here. Thank you!

  26. Waleed Hussain on November 10, 2021 at 9:40 am

    .

  27. Masud Parvej on November 10, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Really nice and helpful

  28. MM on November 10, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Well presented, great source and knowledge and a beautiful presenter as well as the environment this was presented in. Nice work all around and I agree with others, underrated.

  29. Henry Tamariki on November 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Hi Michelle another great tutorial. But I need help setting up my store. Not as easy as you may think. Kids and Grand kids are the IT specialists in my house.

  30. Raul Chacon on November 10, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Will manufacturers build your prototype or should you pursue a professional/freelancer?

  31. Jewel Isleta on November 10, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Wow. I learned a lot! I really like the content from start to finish!

  32. Martin on November 10, 2021 at 9:47 am

    thank you for sharing.Are you going to making a video about how to choose shippig agent after place the order?

  33. Muhammad Ali Khalid on November 10, 2021 at 9:48 am

    What’s you need to know about online business,, just come here at this channel.. They are giving tips of 1000k$ for free..

  34. Nikhil Dinesh on November 10, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Informative..

  35. Nabz on November 10, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Great video I’ll save it to my watch later folder, I’ll need it.

  36. San Thanam on November 10, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Video content and articulation is beautiful as you are.

  37. MakeMePreety on November 10, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Incredibly helpful! Sent a like and sub. Thank you so much

  38. Rosa guzman on November 10, 2021 at 9:53 am

    she looks like Camila lol haha

  39. USarmySoldier80 on November 10, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Very good video, helped a lot 👏

  40. Everardo Pardini on November 10, 2021 at 9:54 am

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  41. Chicken &Rice on November 10, 2021 at 9:54 am

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  42. Sara Eldein on November 10, 2021 at 9:55 am

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  43. Pat Se on November 10, 2021 at 9:55 am

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  44. Promise Dibiah on November 10, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Really insightful. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Lara zeli on November 10, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This was super helpful. Very informative. Thank you ❤️❤️

  46. rebbenful on November 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Thank you so much Miss Bali, great work and info

  47. Learn With Shopify on November 10, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Glad you enjoyed the video. All the best!

  48. Rachael Thonnard on November 10, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Wow this is perfect! Thank you!!!

  49. Arabic Kitchen on November 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Wallah I’m tired to search for suppliers and in alibaba same suppliers they sell on eBay and Amazon

  50. Neroly Sosa on November 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

    great video!

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