Sourcing1 is defined as the process of finding suppliers of goods and/or services.
Sourcing1 utilizes sources around the world and domestically to secure the lowest price on products for our clients.
Sourcing1 obtains specs and quantity from our clients.
Sourcing1 then secures bids for the item that meets the specs our client has provided.
After a manufacturer is chosen, the products are produced and shipped to the USA from international suppliers. For domestic manufacturers, the item is shipped to Sourcing1 for a final quality control check. Then orders are shipped to our client facility.
The process of shipping varies by manufacturer used to produce the products and our client’s timeframe by which they need their order in hand.
When are jets utilized for shipping from overseas:
Client has a short timeframe in which they need the product.
Air shipping is very expensive, so Sourcing1 works to minimize using this method of shipping.
Lowest cost of shipping from international manufacturers is utilizing cargo ships for the first leg of shipping process.
Orders are loaded into cargo containers at international ports.
By placing our clients’ orders on a ship with orders for all over the USA – we are spreading out shipping cost over all orders loaded on to that ship.
Cargo Ships take 28-30 days to get to USA ports.
They are unloaded and all cargo is sent through US customs for inspection and confirmation of duty taxes.
Then the containers are loaded onto rail cars or tractor-trailers. If final delivery place is within an 8-hour drive they use trucks, otherwise the container is placed on rail cars.
Trains again are utilized for containers that have a final destination of over 8 hours away from the port.
Trains take Sourcing1’s client orders to a rail yard closest to the delivery address.
Containers are unloaded from train cars and placed on tractor-trailers.
Tractor-trailers are the last leg of the shipping process for large orders. The containers maybe unloaded from the cargo ship, sent through customs at the port, and then directly loaded onto tractor-trailers for delivery to the purchaser.
Each step in the process cannot happen effectively without the previous step being completed properly. That is why is takes teamwork from the manufacturer all the way through the Sourcing Company to ensure proper delivery to the client.