Does Anyone Actually Order From These People???
Further distressing is a lack of understanding of our language and industry involved. In one situation, a factory soliciting business in a LinkedIn industry business group was asked if they were a member of PPAI or involved with ASI. There was no reply.
Anyone who has any experience knows that cultural differences also exist and can contribute to lack of understanding and clarity. And with the details involved in even the simplest order, a simple, legitimate misunderstanding can spell disaster.
And English is a difficult language to master. By no means do I want to indicate that someone's less-than-perfect grasp of the English language makes them unqualified to do business with. But many of the solicitations are downright laughable in their lack of understanding of even basic language skills. If you can't communicate even partially effective in a simple correspondence, how can there be a level of confidence that an order will be clearly understood?
I apologize if some find this line of questioning offensive, but those who follow my writings know that I tend to be candid with my thoughts. That's one of the reasons my industry resource program FreePromoTips is so popular. I simply am sharing how I feel on things we have all seen. Perhaps you feel the same way I do?
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If you haven't seen or received any of the solicitations I am referring to, here are some UNEDITED SAMPLES of those solicitations.
SAMPLE 1: Is there anything that this supplier doesn't do? They seem to be trying to cover all bases.
Fuzhou Yongyang Advertising Gifts Co., Ltd:
"we would like to introduce ourself as yr qualified promotion gifts supplier.Hope that we have the pleasure.
Lanyard,bracelets, rubber products and pens are our strong product.Our quality is welcome by all of our clients, we accept small quantity order.
And Of course ,we also sell other various promotional items like shopping bag,electronic items and so on."