What I hear trade bosses talking about the most recently is nothing more than the problem of not being able to buy cloth, whether it is polyester taffeta, pongee, or five-dimensional fabrics. Whether it is satin or gabardine, no matter what kind of cloth it is, it is very easy to sell now. Therefore, even if buyers bring money to buy cloth, or even add money to buy cloth, it cannot solve the market situation where cloth is hard to find. Cloth has become the most troublesome problem for textile traders at present.
It is difficult to buy cloth, traders lamented: “It is difficult to reach the sky”!
How difficult is it to buy cloth now? As a trader, Manager Niu has had such troubles during this time. When the topic of not being able to buy cloth was mentioned, he suddenly became more reserved and talked more. He complained to the author: “Recently, even if you have money, you can’t buy it.” Cloth! I have an old customer who placed a large order of five pieces of satin with me before. As a result, I still haven’t bought the fabric from the weaving factory. Because I am an old customer, I have to pay more attention to credit and timely delivery. But now It’s so frustrating to spend money to buy cloth and you can’t buy it! I remember that when I bought cloth from a weaving factory, I never paid the full price at once. At that time, everything was easy to discuss with the weaving factory, but now they are ‘Big Brother’, I am ‘Little Brother’, I have to listen to them in everything.” In fact, Manager Niu expressed the sentiments of many traders. At this time, they were speechless in front of the weaving manufacturers and could only honestly hope that others would Sold the cloth to myself.
When the cloth is slow, the cloth buyers call out: “Every day is like a year”!
Think that placing an order means everything will be fine? Then you are too naive! The rhythm of waiting for fabrics on the market is only what you can’t imagine, there is nothing it can’t do! Waiting for shipment after placing an order is what traders call “the longest wait.” Even though an order is placed, the cloth still has to be queued up for production. Because no matter what kind of fabric it is, the market is the same now. Naturally, the queue is not as long as usual, and it is expected that the shipping time will be long. Boss Wang, who is also a trader, is a little helpless about this. He said: “I placed an order of polyester taffeta gray fabric with the manufacturer about two months ago, and I am still waiting. My customer urged me urgently, but What can I do? I can only wait quietly for others to ship the goods to me. Now I can sum it up in four words, that is how I live!”
Manufacturers collectively “cry injustice”: We have no choice but to do so!
1. Loss-making transactions are not allowed
On one side, traders complain that manufacturers do not accept their orders, and on the other side, manufacturers are also complaining. The price of raw materials changes every day, and who would do a business with no guarantee of making money? If you take an order today, the price of raw materials may increase tomorrow. In this way, not only will the originally calculated profits be wiped out, but you may also lose your capital. As the saying goes: You can’t do a business that loses money! Nowadays, accepting orders is selective. Doing business is not charity, and you cannot accept orders out of sympathy. Therefore, it is understandable for manufacturers to turn away some orders.
2. There are few machines and many orders. How can the shipment be fast?
It is well known that the market is good now, and it is also known that there are few machines in the factory due to strict environmental protection inspections and other reasons. In this way, the slow shipping speed seems to be reasonable. The owner of the weaving factory is also very worried recently: we are being urged to ship goods every day, and we are also very overwhelmed. This cloth has to be woven meter by meter, so we can’t change it, right?
The “seller era” of the textile market is determined by the market environment. Factors include raw material prices, number of looms, international market order, etc. This is not The seller has the final say, so buyers don’t have to complain too much and work hard to do what they are doing. Only those who persist until the end will see the light of day.