As a buyer for business, on the average of your top five suppliers, click on which one of the four choices below do you use to qualify those suppliers?

Evaluate supplier's financial statments and visit facilities.
Meet supplier's top executives and sales people in person.
Friendly with phone order clerk and read quality & on time delivery report.
None of the above.

Seminars & Courses


Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Your Price: $129.00

How To Buy Internationally - Course 3500


This online purchasing course explains when you should buy from other countries and when you should not, following the international purchasing process. The international purchasing process details how to find and qualify foreign suppliers, how to get the quality you require from foreign sources, and how to communicate with foreign suppliers. The online purchasing course covers payment methods used in international trade. Cultural issues regarding the international purchasing process are discussed that may influence negotiations. In this online purchasing course, information is given about what you need to know to travel to visit a supplier in a foreign country including warnings about problems that may exist. The roles of freight forwarders and custom brokers are described in this online purchasing course. Information about tariffs and other cost issues is provided. Sample information is given for major countries importing in to the United States.
$99 to members, $129 to nonmembers.
What students say:
"Course 3500, 'How To Buy Internationally,' was very informative and helpful. The files were all clear, and the screens were easy to navigate from. I will recommend this course to all of my entry to mid level buyers...especially those that have not bought globally."
Dwayne Brown
Director of Purchasing - Transit
Faiveley Transport North America, Inc.
The self-running online international purchasing process courses are attended via the Internet. They require up to two or three continuous hours of attendance. Students are initially contacted by email with instructions on how to take the course for which they have registered. Students may attend the course at any time during the day. This makes the classes more convenient for students. All materials are included in the price of the course and will be available online while attending classes. These courses are nonrefundable. Instructions for these courses are usually sent within a few days of registration. Normally, the Society likes to see these types of courses completed within a month of having sent out the instructions. If too much time elapses without a course being completed the student may have to register for it again.
It is each student's responsibility to contact the Society if instructions are not received within the time frames listed above. Failure to do so may result in additional fees. Students can contact the Society at 630-859-0250 or at

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Your Price: $129.00