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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► How to Find a Manufacturer or Supplier for Your Product Idea: https://bit.ly/3jIx7a7
► How to Develop a New Product (From Concept to Market): https://bit.ly/3abZdaA
► How to Find and Work With Reliable Dropshipping Suppliers: https://bit.ly/2MWmDYJ
► Alibaba Dropshipping: How to Safely Source and Manage Products From Alibaba: https://bit.ly/3pcanAt
► Management System Standards List: https://bit.ly/2N0h8s3

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43 Comments

  1. Rachel Smith on June 16, 2022 at 2:52 am

    Alibaba no longer works and got an F with the bbb. What else you got?

  2. Jenny Perez on June 16, 2022 at 2:53 am

    Hi! Thank you for your videos,. They are very helpful. I would like to ask you about the sourcing products so We can buy the products straigt away from the manufucter or we have to do dropshipping? sorry I am a bit confused because i heard a lot of shopify dropshipping?

  3. Nawal El Abbassi on June 16, 2022 at 2:53 am

    love this video, all so well explained thanks

  4. Rickyy2Clean on June 16, 2022 at 2:54 am

    What to do about copyrighting so no one can take ur idea and launch the product as there own??

  5. Farura999 on June 16, 2022 at 2:54 am

    What an amazing video

  6. Tanvir Hasan on June 16, 2022 at 2:54 am

    Really appreciated- very helpful video –
    Thanks ✌️

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  8. KVVVN on June 16, 2022 at 2:54 am

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  9. Learn With Shopify on June 16, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Our pleasure, Zap! Hope you’ll find the perfect supplier or manufacturer for your business!

  10. Cherisse Plair on June 16, 2022 at 3:01 am

    This information is golden! Thank you

  11. 33succeed on June 16, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Thats the most beautiful presentation I’ve ever seen.

  12. Abiel Wubet on June 16, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Very Nice

  13. dmprdctns on June 16, 2022 at 3:05 am

    Well done… Thank you…

  14. Shrinidhi Alva on June 16, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Great Video for small business owners

  15. zeromiles2empty on June 16, 2022 at 3:08 am

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  16. Learn With Shopify on June 16, 2022 at 3:10 am

    Hey Patrick! Thank you for reaching out. To find a supplier that fits your needs and sells beer glasses, I’d recommend checking out our 12 Best Dropshipping Suppliers Blog: https://bit.ly/3MKKuVu. AliExpress for example, offers some great options! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  17. Denise Sherrod on June 16, 2022 at 3:11 am

    What about a confidentiality form, will I need to present one to the manufacturer?

  18. Learn With Shopify on June 16, 2022 at 3:13 am

    Hello there! I would recommend you ask the suppliers directly as they would have the best info on that for you depending on their own requirements.

  19. Fabian on June 16, 2022 at 3:14 am

    Hello! Great info. How do I find a list of manufacturers in Vietnam for certain category? I have called the embassy business phone number but they couldn’t help me! I need this before I book my flight to Vietnam so I know which airport I should choose!

  20. Learn With Shopify on June 16, 2022 at 3:15 am

    Hey Denise, great question. I would recommend contacting a legal representative to determine if this would be necessary.

  21. familyone BD on June 16, 2022 at 3:16 am

    lot of thanks for sharing your business experience here i love your video

  22. Rahil S on June 16, 2022 at 3:18 am

    Legit video. By far the best one I found for high levels of info and low levels of annoyance 🙂

  23. Nischal Rai on June 16, 2022 at 3:18 am

    U r awesome

  24. Angel Owlgang on June 16, 2022 at 3:18 am

    Amazing video! Very informative !!

  25. Arghyadeep Ghosh on June 16, 2022 at 3:19 am

    This was a great video! But on a side note, I’d just wanna say… She’s beautiful…

  26. patrick digilio on June 16, 2022 at 3:20 am

    trying to sell beer glasses. can’t find anything anywhere….

  27. Jo Jo on June 16, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Wow, this is an amazing video. Great detail information <3. I am so grateful to you for sharing! Bless you.

  28. Klaas Victor on June 16, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Packed with value!! Thank you!

  29. StreetDreamz on June 16, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Love these videos

  30. yoyo bee on June 16, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Am i the only one who fell in love with Michell?

  31. Lijon Pichon on June 16, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Your presentation on Finding a manufacturer was both extremely informing and comforting. You are a beautiful person and knowledgeable individual. Thanks for the tips!

  32. Gunnar Haldorsen on June 16, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Very professional! Thank you!

  33. Caz Bot on June 16, 2022 at 3:36 am

    This is SUCH an amazing and helpful video. I learned so much in just 15 minutes! Thank you so much.

  34. izabella serna on June 16, 2022 at 3:36 am

    So helpful and well said. You talked about so many good topics and are so well spoken and straightforward. The tips and links to useful websites is even more helpful, thanks so much for sharing. I learned so much from this video.

  35. Pro Era on June 16, 2022 at 3:38 am

    this is the most beautiful woman I have ever laid my eyes on

  36. Chris Tafari on June 16, 2022 at 3:39 am

    super informative, thanks!

  37. LivinLifeBlac on June 16, 2022 at 3:40 am

    I don’t see the information for certifications

  38. Renaissance Ear-Candy on June 16, 2022 at 3:40 am

    What if I wanted to have something PERFECTLY replicated that is rare, elaborate and hasn’t been made for about 80 years? How would you go about that?

  39. carol kind on June 16, 2022 at 3:41 am

    do you have an email address need to talk some more about business

  40. Joyce Avenue on June 16, 2022 at 3:41 am

    Thank you so much for this! How do I make sure that the manufacturer would not produce my unique design to other sellers?shall I need to patent my design frist and make a contract with the manufacturer?thanks

  41. Antarah Narayan on June 16, 2022 at 3:42 am

    This video was AMAZING! Thank you! One question though, you mentioned about 100% Quality control initially, but if we open the product that was meant for the customer , does it not make the product used before we could ship ?

  42. Olurinola Stephen on June 16, 2022 at 3:44 am

    This video is really helpful

  43. Bradley Clum on June 16, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Superior machine & tool inc. Kenton, ohio, cnc manufacturing, fabrication, and many more. And various quantities. Looking to bring back usa manufacturing for you

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