The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

Contacting Suppliers for New Trade Accounts

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.


Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Sep 7, 2015
I'm in the process of contacting new supplier to try to set up new trade accounts and I have no idea of the best approach to take. I'm torn between sending out emails that are
  • short and blunt i.e. just ask to open a trade account
  • something long that talks about my new store, how I plan to market their products, how I can increase their sales etc
What have other fastlaners had most success with?

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Arun Siva

aspiring 大君 of the bourgeoisie
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Aug 31, 2016
what type of supplier are you targeting? Do they have the proper credentials? you have to act accordingly. It is a two way street. They will be thinking about your position or your status as well. You want to come across professional and do all your due diligence up front about screening potential suppliers partners especially overseas. You need to be specific with what you want from them and how much qunaity etc so they can forecast accordingly. You increasing their sales is not relevant yet because it is unknown that you can in the beginning. you just need to figure out what exactly it is that you want and what you want from them what you expect and what sort of course of action it would take to foster a partnering.

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Advanced Upwork Proposals II IS FINALLY LIVE! Here's a look at what's inside: Improved YOU...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Here is where you eliminate uncertainty from the future! I wanted to post this image as I...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE KAK’s “Kill Bigger” Incubation Program- With DAILY personal attention.
Hey Guys! I wanted to give a quick update on what this program has become. In its infancy, we...

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe to become an INSIDER.

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected - Please Disable

Yes, ads can be annoying. But please... support the Unscripted/Fastlane mission (and to respect the immense amount of time needed to manage this forum) please DISABLE your ad-block. Thank you.

I've Disabled AdBlock