Since we are a buying agency, you would naturally expect us to give you various logical answers to this question [sometimes buying agencies also come up with illogical responses just to persuade you.
However, with Apparel Sourcing Agency the case is different. In this article, we will only focus on what hiring a reputed buying agency with years of experience in the industry can offer you and how it can add value to your business. Bangladesh has achieved the status of second largest exporter of ready-made garments and apparel by producing high quality garments and apparels for various companies. The role of buying agents in helping Bangladesh clinch the spot is very critical. They not only bring business for local manufacturers but also ensure that foreign buyers/ retailers/ brands get what they want.
BENEFITS OF HIRING AN APPAREL BUYING AGENCY
Buying agents act as an intermediary between a client in need of garment or apparel products and a manufacturer capable to meet the client’s expectations. Buying agents connect the two parties who can satisfy each other’s demands. However, since we already have a roster of Bangladeshi garment and apparel manufacturers, thus this article will focus on the benefits of hiring a buying agency from a company’s, fashion retailer’s, or brand’s perspective in need of garment or apparel products.
The garments and apparel manufacturing industry of Bangladesh is dependent on foreign buyers, and foreign buyers need apparel sourcing agencies to connect them with the leading manufacturers. Often the original idea gets lost during direct communication between manufacturers and clients, and this is where buying agents come in. Apparel sourcing agencies and buying agents are experts in understanding and documenting the requirements of the client and conveying them properly to the manufacturers.
Garment buying agents understand the dynamics of local industry, comprehend requirements of foreign buyers, know the entire quality control process, and are aware of the entire shipping process. All this makes the role of apparel buying agents a whole lot more crucial.
REASONS FOR HIRING AN APPAREL BUYING AGENCY
Following are few of the many reasons (logical ones only) you should consider hiring a reputed apparel buying agency like Apparel Sourcing Agency.
Retailers when considering getting their products manufactured from another country are generally after saving cost. Apparel buying agents can provide the best quality products in the most competitive price, and help retailers gain competitive advantage.
Without proper care, developing a new product is as difficult as turning a dessert into a forest. It’s not impossible per se given the latest technologies we have, but it would require a lot of efforts and capital.
High product development cost means less profit, thus killing the primary objective of getting the products manufactured from another country. However, when you hire an apparel buying agent, you don’t have to worry about anything. Companies, brands, and retailers hire buying agent for the very reason of ensuring that every product meets their expectations.
Whether it’s ensuring compliance, inspecting quality, or delivering on time, apparel buying agents do it all. They exist to give clients peace of mind and ensure that every supply chain process functions smoothly. Buying agents acting on their clients’ directions are always monitoring the production process, and quality to ensure that finished products meet the expectations of clients in terms of fabric quality, cuts, design, labeling, and packaging.
Complete technical knowledge, expertise, and skills are mandatory to ensure proper communication.
Apparel buying agents obtain detailed information about clients’ requirements and transfer that information to the manufacturers in a way that they understand it completely. Garments buying agents know the languages of their clients and manufacturers, which enable them to maintain strong communication.
Quality assurance is one of the primary functions of apparel buying agents, because garments industry of Bangladesh follows a complex supply chain process, and thus it requires someone to be present at the production facility for quality assurance purposes. Apparel buying agents specifically for quality assurance purposes hire quality experts who know each and every quality touch points, so that their clients’ reputation among their customers remain intact. Without the support of a buying agent,companies often face difficulty in getting their desired product quality.
QUICK DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
From manufacturing facility to the market, speed is what determines success in the highly competitive garments and apparel industry. Retailers need to continuously develop new products and when they focus on product development, shifting their attention to manufacturing and quality assurance becomes really difficult. Apparel buying agencies speed up the process and provide ample support to retailers and enable them to make new products available in the market when they want.
MINIMIZING THE LOCAL EXPORT LAW COMPLICATES
Foreign buyers doing business in Bangladesh often get tangled with local business laws, export regulations, tax laws and other related affairs. Apparel buying agents are abreast with local and international export laws and procedures and can handle such affairs amicably.
Apparel buying agencies only connect their clients with manufacturers who have international standard quality assurance methods, and supply chain processes in place. Garments buying agents manage the governance, environmental, and social performance effectively and responsibly. Moreover, apparel sourcing consultants also educate their clients about all the risks that may come with in dealing with local manufactures and also recommend preventive measures to ensure that they don’t get embroiled in any controversy.
WHY HIRE APPAREL SOURCING AGENCY?
Apparel Sourcing Agency connects its clients with leading apparel and garment manufacturers of Bangladesh. Working with Apparel Sourcing Agency gives our clients unique advantage of getting their products manufactured from top factories. They get what they want and when they want that too within their budget. Our quality experts remain involved from the beginning of the production process till the shipment is delivered. Our aim is to build long-term relationship with our clients by focusing on providing them quality products within their deadlines. This is how we are winning new customers and helping them achieve their market ventures