Here at Alietc we are committed to creating a worldwide digital marketplace that brings together manufacturers, suppliers and buyers, helping to establish mutually beneficial and long-term, lasting business relationships.
The key to success as a buyer can rest on a number of individual factors, so to maximise your chances of success on Alietc, we have compiled this useful Buyer’s Guide to help you avoid many of the common mistakes made when trying to buy products.
The key to creating a good reputation with manufacturers and suppliers is to pay promptly
The more you use Alietc, the more you will realise that your personal reputation will count for a great deal and will help you close deals with ease. One of the most critical elements in relation to your reputation as a buyer is how promptly you settle your account with the supplier or manufacturer. It may be that you have agreed to pay 50% up front and 50% on delivery. It could be that you have agreed with the supplier or manufacturer that you settle accounts within 30 days of receipt of goods.
Whatever terms you agree to for payment, stick to them and, if you want to foster great long-term relationships with suppliers and manufacturers, pay sooner than they may have expected payment.
Building on trust
One common theme you will discover when you use the Alietc platform is that we place a great deal of emphasis on trust. Trust, in business, is almost a commodity in its own right, and with an established reputation as a trustworthy buyer, your buying power will increase considerably. As an example, a manufacturer may be inviting offers for a product they are selling and that product is of interest to you. Imagine if the manufacturer has three offers, two from buyers with no reputation, and your offer, which is slightly lower, but they know that if they deal with you, they will get paid without any problems, Chances are that while yours may have been the lowest offer, it is the one that is accepted because you are seen as a trusted buyer.
Good communication is so important
From the very beginning of any transaction, good, clear and regular communication is vital. Don’t be afraid to ask the supplier or manufacturer any questions about the product(s) they are selling, including delivery schedules, etc. It is too late to complain about something once the order has arrived.
Of course, communication should not end once your order has been completed and the goods have arrived and are to your satisfaction. Let the supplier or manufacturer know that you are entirely happy with everything and that you hope to do business again in the near future. Part of the success of Alietc is based on the number of good, long-lasting relationships made between buyers, suppliers and manufacturers.
Here at Alietc we fully appreciate that as we are a global marketplace, not everyone will speak the same language. Because good communication is so important, we have complied a list of translators who will be able to assist you in your communications.
Contacting suppliers and manufacturers
Because buyers do not have to become members in order to buy products on Alietc, we decided that the safest way to begin negotiations is to come through us first. Whether a product is for sale at a fixed price or the supplier/manufacturer is inviting offers, your first point of contact has to be Alietc.
This is so that we can avoid ‘spammers’ and to weed out non-genuine enquiries. Once we are satisfied your enquiry is genuine, we will provide you with the seller’s or manufacturer’s contact details and you may then deal direct with them, you do not have to include Alietc any further.
You can use our powerful search engine to find manufacturers or suppliers of the product(s) you are looking for and contact suppliers for free.
You can place a bid on any products that are listed for sale on the Alietc platform. For this solution you need to subscribe to any plan.
Finally, you can place a product request, in which you make it clear what products(s) you are looking to buy and what you are prepared to pay for it (them) – any supplier/manufacturer who can supply the product(s) you are looking for will receive instant notification of your product request and will then make contact if the price you are looking to pay is of interest to them.
If you are looking to purchase products, then you have definitely come to the right place. Alietc is a veritable “Aladdin’s Cave” of just about every imaginable product or raw material you could imagine, and many that you may not have even known existed.
As a digital B2B marketplace, Alietc has been designed with the sole intention to introduce buyers to suppliers and manufacturers of products at an attractive price while ensuring high standards of quality. What you will also discover is that, depending on what you are looking to purchase, you may well find several sellers, whether manufacturers or suppliers, which means that they will be keen to offer you products at a price to suit you in order to begin what will hopefully be a good, long-lasting relationship.
Through extensive use of targeted SEO practices, we have created a unique B2B digital marketplace that does not just have products for sale at specific prices as you may find on platforms such as eBay or AliBaba, but it also encourages direct negotiations between buyers and sellers, both of whom are members of the Alietc platform, which means that both are genuinely keen to do business.
What is important for you to understand is that you have total control over how and from whom you buy products, as will be revealed below.
What you need to do next
Once you have signed up to Alietc, you will then be able to create your profile.
Please take a little time to create an eye-catching profile that will appeal to potential customers – we have created a useful Guide to Creating your Alietc Profile which is exclusively available to members. Along with our other invaluable user guides, your profile creation guide will help you hit the ground running and save you wasting unnecessary time.
Last, you may need to sign up to one of our membership plans, if you want to place a bid or add a product purchase request.
Once you have signed up to Alietc, you are free to begin your search and source for products to buy.
This can be done one of three ways:
- Search and contacts suppliers. You can use our powerful search engine to find manufacturers or suppliers of the product(s) you are looking for and contact suppliers for free.
- Place bids. You can place a bid on any products that are listed for sale on the Alietc platform. For this solution you need to subscribe to any plan.
- A Product Purchase Request. You can place a product request, in which you make it clear what products(s) you are looking to buy and what you are prepared to pay for it (them) – any supplier/manufacturer who can supply the product(s) you are looking for will receive instant notification of your product request and will then make contact if the price you are looking to pay is of interest to them. For this solution you need to subscribe to any plan.
If you still have any questions
Because you will not have used Alietc before, you may well have some additional questions you want answered. Whatever the question you want answered, we are here to help you, so just get in contact and we will respond promptly.
Please Note: In order to ensure that everyone who uses the Alietc marketplace does so in the full spirit with which this marketplace operates, depending on your level of membership, you may have to pay a small listing or bidding fee. Our aim is to eliminate ‘spam’ and non-serious users on the platform, and this has proved to be the most effective way. This is explained in greater detail in the Membership section.