I am Ante Juric, engaged in selling Stevia in Russia, thus, it is extremely important for me to select a reliable supplier of Stevia.
Google "Company Name"
A renowned company name usually shows a great deal results on Goolge Search, because its company name is frequently searched by their customers or cited by other web sites.
Take "Foodchem International Corporation" as an example, as has been showed in the below picture, there comes out more than 298,000 searching results on Google.
Size of Team
Member Size of suppliers or manufacturers also plays a very important role; generally number of manufacturers is slightly larger than traders. A complete overseas trade involves a lot of sessions; To perform perfectly, each session requires well-professional persons. A well-founded overseas trading company generally includes online marketing, sales, logistics, purchasing, service, administration departments, etc.
Normally we can scan through the vendor's web site or some third-party social networking sites to confirm suppliers' team size.
Shipping and Payment
In order to meets different needs of buyers, according to intercoms, Stevia suppliers often provides several payment ways, such as FOB, L/C, D/P, T/T and so on.
Qualified Stevia suppliers tend to have more elaborate and professional web site, with better user experiences and less bugs or faults.
Warehouse is also important for Stevia suppliers, Stevia traders make judgments through Stevia market situation. On one hand, while Stevia is in the upside, traders purchase bulk Stevia for storage, and sell with the price advantage; On the other, vendors need to keep cargo in warehouse in case customers need LCL loaded.
Foodchem International Corporation owns an EDC warehouse in Shanghai, an advanced warehouse system which only few trading companies in Shanghai can provide, it avails fast delivery within 1 week.
While Googling a company website, there will be attached links along with the website on result page. It is an effective and reliable route to judge company scale and brand awareness since not a single company is able to impact Google's objective valuation towards any company.
Stevia suppliers will never ever lose the opportunity to communicate with customers face to face on exhibitions. Although with rapid development of the network, some people choose not to attend exhibitions, while substantial companies still avail these opportunities to meet their clients and looking for potential clients.
Therefore, exhibitions provide a efficient solution to find Stevia good suppliers: Visit suppliers' websites to see their participation in the exhibitions.
Sales of Supplier
There are tons of suppliers of Stevia in China, thus, supply scale should be important, Stevia suppliers with a certain size suppliers tend to have more bargaining power, in some country, we can even find their Stevia supply volumes through customs data.
A formal operation supplier of food additives normally passes ISO certificate as well as other well-known certificate like halal, kosher, ect.