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Old 11-11-2014
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I'm thinking about asking my China supplier if she can do me a favor and see it's ok for me to pay half the cost of my order now, and then the remaining cost after I re-sell them to customers. (plus an additional $20 for the favor) Re-selling them all should take about 14-20 days once I get them in the mail.

I've been buying from this woman for a year & a half now. She's really nice and I hope she'll be open to this. Has anyone else done something similar with a supplier? How did you approach them about it?

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I've suppliers send me the merchandise 1st then pay later....but it's all on the relationship you have with them. Other than pissing them off there's really nothing you lose by asking nicely.
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Relationship is key - MM78 has good advice
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My advice,

Find something you can offer you Chinese supplier, try to understand Chinese people and what they want from life, for their family future etc. Depending on your country you might be able to offer something to them or their boss that real has some value.

Live in the UK? just look at the amount of Chinese students travelling from overseas to gain UK degree - is your supplier thinking of sending his kid over? there will be a lot you can do to help.

Live in Canada? buying real estate there is huge for Chinese, anyone you know working in this field that you can connect some dots with?

Success these days means you have to really think outside the box and give yourself some added value. Im sure if you think hard enough you can give your supplier something that will be of value to them.
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