Why Work with Us
Find Indian suppliers, manufacturers and exporters
Sourcing Trips offers services to Find Right Indian Suppliers, Manufacturers and Exporters. We cater to all end to end requirements for sourcing from India. Our services are comprehensive from creating a prospective Indian suppliers list to shipping products at your doorstep. As a result of meeting us, Customers have met Right Suppliers to source from India. Some Customers have changed their existing suppliers as we found them better suppliers. We got them better terms from Indian Suppliers,maybe On their own they would have not got. Similarly, we negotiated better price from their existing suppliers and have built furthermore stronger business relationships for them.
Differentiators for Sourcing from India
We believe that clients should not look to just source their product, but source from the right supplier. Sourcing Trips deliver significant value to individuals & organizations by assisting them to find Indian Suppliers to do long term business with. We assist our clients to build strong relationships with the Right Indian Suppliers. Due to our differentiating approach clients are impressed with our services. Also because of some our most noteworthy values, Clients are happy working with us. Hence they refer us gladly. Client Referrals are Sourcing Trips biggest source of advertising & promotion. Most New Clients prospects we get are through Word of Mouth.
We have assisted enterprises with their buying needs across diverse industries & businesses of all sizes. If you have worked with other agents, you shall be able to experience what difference an experienced team can bring. Our experience guides Buyers to meet best India suppliers for their products & source at better terms from the Indian suppliers. Sourcing Trips will not find any supplier for you, We find the Right Supplier for you.
We have raised the bar for buying agents in India. Many of these Indian buying agents are opportunistic, doing moonlighting & part-timers. We are available 24/7 to respond to your needs. We cater to your requirements with utmost professionalism. We serve with the best of our abilities to fulfill your needs. Our first-time customers are often astounded by our attention to detail and level of communication.
We have no affiliation with any Indian manufacturer or Indian supplier. Our recommendations are not biased by any special relationships. We understand that you are circumspect while working with buying agents. We are happy to provide you with suitable client references. We share information freely with our customers. Our transparency is cornerstone of our long term business relationships.
We objectively pursue best interests of our customers at all times. We are possibly the only Indian firm that offers you exclusivity. If you work with us your proprietary information is secured, we give you written assurances as set forth in our contract. We ensure absolute confidentiality. Our service agreement stipulates that we cannot and shall not work with our customers’ direct and known competitors’.
Time & Cost Savings
We simplify the sourcing process for our clients. We make sourcing from India convenient & hassle free for buyers. Whether you are first-time sourcing from India or already sourcing from India, we will bring you significant cost & time savings. Our clients delightedly report that had they not found us, they would have spent more time & money looking for suppliers in India and maybe give up on Sourcing from India.
One Stop Shop
We offer end to end sourcing services to our customers. For your sourcing from India, we are the One Stop Shop. Our mutually exclusive services are designed to provide requisite support to our customers at each and every step of their sourcing process. We offer flexibility in choosing these services. All your needs of Sourcing from India, met under one roof @ Sourcing Trips.
What Work We Do
Sourcing from India Services
Sourcing Trips offer range of services for sourcing from India. We function as your Virtual Procurement Office in India and work with Indian Supplier, Manufacturer & Exporter as your internal team. Our services are flexible & Clients can choose any of the services. We manage all your sourcing requirements in India & by being in India. Sourcing from India is now easy and convenient for you, with Sourcing Trips.
Our Sourcing Process
Sourcing Trips begins your work weeks before you land in India & continue after you have left India. We give you the peace of mind by managing your orders from start to finish. Sourcing Trips more importantly ensures that ethical standards and best manufacturing practices are followed by the Indian Manufacturer. We supervise the process of shipping is smooth & done as instructed by our Client. Please have a look at our below services. The Sourcing process we follow is apt and its what you need for effective and efficient Sourcing from India.
Sourcing Trips deliver insight into industries and product categories to enable effective sourcing strategy. We do preliminary research on the Indian suppliers, manufacturers & exporters. This information is just not collated from the Internet. Internet can be unreliable and lead towards fake suppliers & traders. We collect information from the industry & regulatory bodies. We visit the Indian suppliers offices & factory and interact with Owners & Management of these manufacturers & exporters. We vet Indian suppliers for you before you interact & meet them.
Our curated Indian Supplier list along with our industry insights build a strong foundation for your Sourcing Trips to India. As a result of our research, Clients are pleasantly surprised to find Indian suppliers (not on their radar earlier) to do business with. We strongly believe Buyers’ searches should go beyond the basic objective of finding their product. A more important task is to find the best possible Indian supplier that fits your criteria.
Many buying agents have existing relationships with some of the Indian manufacturers & suppliers. They are biased in their recommendations and push Buyers’ towards these suppliers. We conduct our focussed research and gather supplier information after receiving the Buyers’ requirements. Our procurement research and supplier information is exclusive and latest. Our India sourcing research & curated supplier list act as the guiding tool for making an informed procurement decision. We do the leg work for you with our research, ensuring you achieve the said objective on your sourcing trip to India.
Once the travel dates to India are confirmed, we create for Buyers’ an efficient travel itinerary to make most of their time here. We optimize your travel here so that you get as much face time with suppliers including factory, office visits. Armed with our Sourcing research and fresh suppliers list, our Buying Trips are perfect . Rest assured Buying trips put together by us will be a comprehensive Buying tour and holistic buying experience. Apart from offering an effective travel itinerary and arranging on ground travel requirements, we also accompany Buyers’ on their Buying Trips to India. Our Buying trips achieves the desired results for Buyers’ of finding the best supplier in India.
We organise sourcing trips to India for Individuals as well as Groups. We arrange exclusive Buying Trips for Sourcing Managers & Purchase Executives. We offer buying trips for tourists Visiting India. We create a special itinerary for them so that they can dedicate days during their travel to India for Purchasing. We do special & curated buying trips for professionals like architects, interior designers who are looking to source different products across varied categories for their client projects. It will be satisfying for you to go on Buying trip by us, with us.
We source samples from Suppliers to send to Buyers. Some Buyers prefer to source samples after they have visited the suppliers but most buyers prefer to source samples before they visit India. It also depends on the product and the requirements of Buyers. In either case we work with factories on samples for a wide variety of product types, diverse projects and clients. We work closely with our clients and suppliers from start to finish of the sample development process.
Our role is to work with you in working with your designs and translating them to our suppliers in a way they understand. We understand that communication, on both sides of the process, is the core component to achieving our client’s desired outcomes particularly in regards to sample development or new product development. We understand the attention to detail required and are able to manage the back and forth communication to make sure the products are manufactured correctly.
Our team work continues long after the visit is over. Our office helps Clients organize all the work that has been accomplished during their visit, sends detailed lists on all the purchases, provides a photo catalogue of the items. Once a PO is issued or an order list is finalized, we take over & under see the order production in the supplier’s’ factory. We provide our clients with ongoing production updates throughout. Also conduct early QC checks to identify any serious production flaws for fixing prior to final stage QC checks. We maintain clear communication between Client and the factory to polish a product’s specifications.
As your Virtual Procurement office, we integrate with your sourcing operations. We deliver you services as your on ground partner in India, probably just as we were your own Satellite Procurement office in India. Our order management services gives you indirect control over your Order production in India. We have a strict quality control team that inspects each piece before packing, making sure your goods arrive to you in perfect condition. We organize the logistics for the final exporting of the goods. Our job is not complete until all the purchases on order have reached their final destination – your doorstep.
We follow a two-level quality assurance model. This model focuses on both in-process & final product inspection. Our in-process inspections ensure that all shortcomings found in the products are addressed while the production process is on. The final product inspection act as an additional cushion for ensuring high quality of product. We make sure there is no skimping on quality and high quality is maintained as per clients specifications. Our resources are present at supplier factory during order production ensuring product meet the quality parameters
Issues of quality are brought to the buyer’s notice and shipped after buyer’s approval. Our quality assurance process ensures that issues are resolved before the product ever leaves the supplier premises. We avail sometimes the services of external agencies. Along with you we define and monitor daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reviews. We help you communicate with your suppliers and also to determine how to scale your operations up or down. Our QC dashboards assist you measure and track supplier performance.
India is a culturally different country. Cross culture communication has been a challenge when sourcing from India. Our team after understanding your requirements, clearly expresses them in terms the supplier “gets”. We provide our guidance for conducting effective negotiations with suppliers. Our legal and statutory local knowledge assists Buyers’ in making strong agreements and enforceable contracts. We assist in issue resolution, if surprises happen. Our Supplier Management service aids you in building stronger, successful and long term mutually beneficial relationships.
Sourcing Trips offer Supplier Management as an exclusive service for those having suppliers in India and existing sourcing relationships. Some of our client have used only our Supplier Management services. They are averse to changing the Supplier. We work as their local contact in India for those who want to continuing to work with the same Supplier. Sometimes we are called to amend stalemate situations between Buyers & Suppliers. Also, we are often hired to fix broken Sourcing process. We are happy to bring our experience and skill to such situations. Apart from giving you best possible advice & offer solutions. Furthermore, We execute as your representatives and implement advice, solutions effectively.
Whom We Work For
Challenges to Find Indian Suppliers, Manufacturers & Exporters.
We understand the challenges involved to Find Indian Suppliers, Manufacturers & Exporters meeting your criteria. Our sourcing process is not restricted to just find you right product but the right supplier. Sourcing Trips mitigates the risks of Sourcing from India. We make better business relationships with the Right Indian Suppliers for you. Best Quality & Meeting the project timelines of your order is our goals, when we do your Order Management.
Sourcing for different clients, diverse industry & varied products.
Sourcing Trips works with all client profiles for their sourcing from India. In such a short time, we have successfully worked with Entrepreneurs, Startups, Small Businesses and Million Dollar Enterprises. We have worked with different professionals in Sourcing, Purchasing, Procurement teams across diverse industries.
Our contracts and fees are flexible. We offer contracts, terms & conditions based on our clients’ profile. Fees are monthly retainer and/or commission % on order value. Below is list of type of Clients’ & also job profile of individuals within our clients’ organization we have worked with.
Big Box Retailers & Well known Brands hire us as Consultant to source from India. We understand the needs of the Procurement team and have worked with executives in the Purchase teams to source from India.
- Sourcing Managers ! Sourcing Assistants
- Purchase Assistants ! Purchase Executives
- Procurement Agents ! Buying Agents
Effective sourcing is critical for business Success of Private Labels & Boutique stores.
- Designers: We have broadened horizons for designers by giving them opportunities to see what India has to offer & assist them in exploring their creativity.
- Owners: We have worked with first time Entrepreneurs & long time Owners of these Boutique Stores and found them cheaper alternatives to source.
Sourcing Trips assists professionals like Architects & Fashion Designers, Interior Designers & Artists, etc in bringing their Creative Designs to Life. Sourcing Trips provides the requisite sourcing support to them, Be it making a Prototype or Developing a Sample, Be it Launching their Own Label or Executing their Client Projects.
- Own Labels
- Client Projects
In todays ever changing business environment, E-commerce Stores need to keep a competitive edge. Efficient Sourcing gives an added edge to these stores to keep them ahead in the game. Sourcing effectively is such a key component of their business success. Sourcing Trips works as Virtual Procurement offices of these stores assisting in sourcing to the Sourcing/Finance/Design team of Online stores.
- Merchandise Managers
- Product Managers
- Brand Managers
Are you wholesaler looking to extend your offerings including Indian Suppliers products? Are you buying agent based overseas looking for an alternate to your existing Indian Supplier? Sourcing Trips can help you. We worked with Independent Buying Agents and Wholesalers and their team with their Indian Sourcing requirements.
- Buying Agents
- Purchase Assistants
A hospitality project has multiple needs from furniture to crockery, furnishing to decor, etc. We work with the Owners’ or Architects’ of the hospitality projects. We can cater to all your requirements. Designers can see their creations come to Life in shortest amount of time and at best costs working with suppliers with our assistance on hospitality project.
- Architects & Designers
- Owners & Managers
Whether you are tourist in India or looking to buy from India for your Home, office, business or yourself, Sourcing Trips will suggest & find your right products at best prices. If you are looking to source customized or specific products, we can get you the right suppliers. We also arrange Sourcing Trips for Groups.
- Group Tourists
- Individual Tourists