A nice woman from Singapore contacted me recently about wholesale distribution in her country as well as other SE Asian countries (specifically Malaysia ); she has also requested to be the contact/sales rep for other inquiries in her geographic area. Upon requesting verification of her company, she gladly gave me a synopsis of her business in fashion accessories and mentioned all the positive points about doing business in her country. She seemed legitimate, so I then sent her links to my line sheets and order forms. She’s also accepted my terms of having everything paid up front. So it *seems* everything is as it should beâ€¦that she’ll be placing a wholesale order, paying for it and selling/marketing the handbags as she said to boutiques and department stores. What percentage is appropriate to pay her for the work she does as a sales rep? 12-15%? What questions should I be asking before anything is ordered/paid for? Like I said, I just have a weird feeling I’m missing somethingâ€¦..maybe that’s due to my lack of experience with sales reps in general. I am new to wholesale order-taking as well.
I don’t have any experience with this although I know there are some convoluted scams going on. Also, I wouldn’t mess with having her rep the stuff; I think she should just buy it herself and resell it (long story). Visitors: what are your experiences with regard to selling and shipping to overseas buyers? Any tips?