Purchase Orders & Pro Forma Invoices
The standard way to place an order with your purchase quantity and model, This including what you’re ordering, quantity, lead time expected, shipping method and more.
Generally, unless you have a long term relationship built with us, you will need to pay 100% before produce. Sometimes this is divided up into 2 payments. For example, 30% deposit prior to production, and 70% balance pre-shipment or against the copy of B/L. Email your PO to us and ask them to issue you a PI (pro forma invoice). The PI will act as your PO confirmation. Make sure to read over all the terms on the PI before sending payment.
Sending Your Payment
After confirming that everything is accurate on the pro forma invoice, you need to send payment, according to the terms within. Generally, unless you’re working with less than $50,000, your supplier will demand “TT” (telegraphic transfer), which is more commonly known as a wire transfer. Most of the time you’ll need to go into your bank and fill out the wire transfer forms there in person. Some banks allow you to call in or fax your wire transfers.
Now you’ll need to confirm to your supplier that you’ve sent the payment, and ask them to confirm that they have received it. Once they confirm that they have received it, production can begin.
If your order is much larger, you should contact a customs broker and have them deal with the shipment either by air or sea. A customs broker is like a travel agent for your order, taking care of all the details of shipment, customs clearance, etc.