It goes without saying that when you need to find the right supplier wherever you are, you want it to be done with minimum effort, time, and cost. When looking for the right supplier in Alibaba, you need to be sure that you know what kind of product you have.
There are three types of products: The first is the invention where you are looking at a new product possibly from Alibaba. For this, you will need to find a company that can make, assemble and package the product. This means defining the parts and materials needed as well as any additional parts that will need to be used.
The second type of product is a deviation on an existing product. For this, an established manufacturer is best suited who can also help with distribution as well. Such a company can help you with the production and with such expertise you may not have to define everything fully.
So now that you understand the product you have and what type of supplier you need it is time to find the supplier. Step one is in finding the proper supplier is: Go to the internet and search sites like Aibaba.com. Now these is not the only way but is a very good start. Search by manufacturing operation for new inventions and product type for more established products. If it is an established product, then search by the name of the product I like to read.