Your business will struggle to deliver well-priced goods and services unless you find a reliable supplier.
All of the identified criteria are must-haves.
Checking reviews from others may be a reliable source of information on the supplier.
While calling for bids you should ask about potential suppliers’ raw materials planning and sourcing.
ISO compliance documentation or product sample can give you the certainty of Vendor‘s legitimacy
You shouldn’t negotiate contract terms once you choose a bid.
You should focus on writing the contract on your own because you are an expert in your own case.
You can terminate your contract if the supplier regularly ships orders late or sends incomplete orders.
You can find a good supplier once you clearly define your needs up front, ask questions, and keep an open mind while evaluating bids.