When it comes to picking a supplier for steel, there are many choices available. Depending on your needs, the Chinese market can supply you at a less expensive cost and easier than local markets. Importing steel, when the average cost is 10% less than buying locally, makes sense from an economic standing.
Steel prices are depressed because of a combination of economic and political factors that have created a buyer’s market where prices are low and customer service is high. Finding a supplier for your steel that will work with you and has your interests at heart is the most important thing.
Of the many Chinese steel companies, the best one for you will depend on a number of factors. Whether you are in the market for corrugated galvanized steel, hot rolled steel plate or whatever steel needs you have, there are some basic factors that are desired in a supplier:
Quality assurance. Your steel manufacturer has to be able to provide 100% quality in all of their products. Tested and guaranteed to perform exactly as expected. Your quality requirements need to be met by the manufacturer.
Price guarantee. If the price of steel drops after you place an order, you should get the best price if your order has not been completed. Find a company that keeps your costs in mind, no matter what fluctuations the global market is going through.
Expansive range. In addition to saving you time in ordering, having all of your needs supplied by one manufacturer will save money on shipping. Keeping your costs down is one of your most important concerns. Find a steel manufacturer that will keep your needs in mind and isn’t afraid of making suggestions to keep your costs down.
On time delivery. Your schedule is critical for manufacturing, you need a company that makes meeting your schedule their top priority. A large enough company will have stock on hand and the raw materials to create special orders without a significant time delay.
Flexible payment options. Not everyone has cash on hand to pay for orders when they are made, working with a company that understands this and has already set up multiple payment options will make getting the contract through your own company easier.
Cost saving options. Not all customers need the finishing touches that add extra money to the bill. You need a company that will work with you on the finishing requirements of your order, no matter what size it is. A company that is willing to find your tax rebate and cost saving options can save you thousands of dollars on your order.
Finding a company that offers all of these advantages and more should be your goal. You also need a company that can weather government regulations and global market downturns.
Legislation is becoming more aggressive for China steel suppliers and you need a company that is willing to put your interests to the forefront.
Learn what to look for if you need Corrugated Galvanized Steel from a Chinese steel exporter.