Listen to the dialogue between HaiSports Buyer (HB) and Supplier(s)
HB: we need to be receiving deliveries by mid-April realistically.
S: if you place an order with us this week, then we can get started.
HB: Well our plan is for you to sully all our tennis, badminton and squash racquets.
S: Can you give me an idea of the sorts of volumes you’re going to want?
HB: We want to buy 1,000 of each initially and then place a follow-up order later in the year.
S: Those quantities shouldn’t cause any real problems as far as I can see.
HB: Also, we need to receive unbranded goods, since we’ll be putting our own branding on everything.
S: That’s fine, why don’t you run you through our payment procedure quickly?
HB: Go ahead. That was next on my list anyway.
S: well we expect to receive full balance of payment within 30 days of the goods arriving at your warehouse.
HB: You had better send all the pricing infomp3ation through to us as well.
S: Yes, I will fax you everything through later today.
HB: OK. Then we will be able to send you our order within the next few days.
S: You also mentioned delivery times earlier.
HB: Yes-how long will it take when you have our order?
S: For an order of that size, you’re looking at a lead time of three to four weeks.
HB: Up to four weeks? That seems to be rather a long time.
S: Yes, but then you can place regular follow-up order and have a steady stream of deliveries coming in
HB: That makes pretty good sense, but it’s a bit early to be worrying about follow-up orders really.
S: Sure, although you might find that some models sell faster than you expect.