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A buying lead is an invitation to suppliers to send you a quotation. To send a buying lead:

  1. Sign in at My , click "Buying Tools" and then click "Post a New Buying Lead."
  2. Fill in the buying lead form with all essential information including your desired product, price and amount.
  3. We suggest you attach a photo of your desired product. Click "Submit" when finished.

Subject: A striking and concise subject will enhance your chances of being searched. Please do not add price and insignificant adjectives, such as "high quality" or "beautiful," or list many products.registration form, you will be registered as a free member with .

Keyword: Keyword means the word that your company/product is searched with. Four out of five customers will search for what they need directly. Keyword is at the heart of searching because if your keyword is matched with a customer's bought products, your products can be listed for buyers instantly.

Selecting Proper Keywords
Example:
Subject: Buy Brown Chair
Category: Furniture/Woods

Three Key Words:
No: Brown, India, Chair
Yes: Brown India Chair, India Chair, Woods

Chair is a real product, and Chair is a kind of Furniture, so "Chair" and "Furniture" can be keywords. Brown (color) and India (place of origin or species) are adjectives, meaning they modify "Chair." They can not be keywords. Nobody searching with such adjectives will find products.

Category:Try to select the most relevant category. If possible, do not select "other." Almost one third of buyers look for products by category. A precise category listing will enhance your chances of being found easily.
Description:When browsing buyer listing websites, we often see buying lead introductions that are unclear. Remember, your buying lead introduction is a major contributor toward the first impression suppliers will have of you. It is important they fully understand what you want, so use it to your advantage.
Brief Description: Structuring your buying lead introduction with simple and clear description.
Detailed Description:
Paragraph 1 - Brief company introduction: In the beginning, a few buyers will use a few sentences to briefly introduce their company, which aims to build more trust.

Paragraph 2 - Detailed buying description: Then, many buyers will provide key information about what they need, such as the name of the product, size, color, performance, price, quantity, terms of payment and so forth.

Paragraph 3 - Cordial invitation: A lot of buyers use the final paragraph of their Trade Lead introductions to state the urgency of what they need and invite potential customers to contact them directly.

After completing the buying lead form and click the "Submit" button, you will receive a message on your "Manage Buying Leads" page, telling you that your buying lead has been submitted and is pending approval. If you need further modification of your buying lead, you can click the "Save Draft" button to save it first. After you finish your modification, you can click the "Submit" button for our editors to check.

If your buying lead is not approved (i.e., it requires you to submit more information) the "Editing Required" status will be shown on your My homepage and on your "Manage Buying Leads" page, and an email will be sent to you informing you that your buying lead requires editing. If your information is approved, it will be published on within 24 hours.

Please note: This approval process applies to all postings to , including Company Profile, products, buying leads and selling leads.

Managing Buying Leads
Go to My . On your home page or in the "Manage Buying Leads" section, you can view the status of your Selling Leads at any time. They are classified under four sections:
  1. "Editing Required" includes buying leads that have been rejected by and require editing.
  2. "Approval Pending" includes buying leads that have been posted but have yet to be approved by . The approval process usually takes 24 hours.
  3. "Approved" includes buying leads approved by and published on .
  4. "Expired" means these buying leads have reached the expiration date.
  1. Please note: You are able to edit/delete or re-post only buying leads currently located in "Editing Required" or "Approved" or "Expired" sections.