2 Website disclose very important information
Dump a supplier if they don’t have a website or email! Come on, we live in 21st century, we shouldn’t trade with a company who we doubt is doing business and live in a cave.
So when we are given the website url of a supplier, it is important to check the information the website disclose, you should try to check the following:
a. Do they give a detailed address or they doesn’t give an address at all? Is their address located at a residential area? Do they give an address in City A, but have the telephone No. in City B?
Don’t do business with a “company” that won’t disclose their address on their website, it is first not professional, but most importantly, very risky to trade with. I have been advising my customers to stay away with supplier that don’t want to disclose their address.
An office in commercial building is required to format a company, it is a big minus to have one’s office located in a residential area, briefly, if an address goes like this: Room 403, No.8 Building Harbin city, it should be a residential area, if the address goes like this: Room 403, Zhongrong International Building Harbin city, then it is a commercial buiding. The difference is the commercial buidling should have a name, while residential building normally have a Number for the building.
This morning I checked a “company”, they claimed they are a company, they don’t have a company name on the website, their address is in Wuhan City, but Telephone Number is in Beijing. When I called their Beijing number, I was told that they are wrong number. We could see that even for scammers, there are 2 types: professional scammer and loser scammer.
b. check if they have about us page, be extremely cautious to do business with those who even don’t have a about us page to introduce themselves.
c. search their website url+scam, see what you get
d. google give high ranking to website that have last for years, I also give credit to website and companies that has established for many years. Briefly you can tell that by checking how many searching results related to that website and company, the more the better, as which suggest that they are active in business for a period of time.
e. for a trade company or manufacturer, a website with both chinese version and english version seems more professional, that also means they have been doing business in domestic market. Interestingly, I have found that most scammer website only have english version. but business that only serve overseas customers should be excluded.