On-line supplier directories receive listing fees and sometimes commissions from the suppliers. As a result, there is little incentive to de-list poorly performing suppliers even when buyers are abused.
The legitimacy of so-called “verified supplier” directories is highly debatable. To complicate matters, there is no functional Better Business Bureau or government entity willing to crack down on scams and unethical practices overseas. SupplierBlacklist.com is a free, user-generated platform designed to fill this void in the marketplace.
If you have developed a good supplier, keep that secret to yourself. But if your vendor has done you wrong, tell the world about it!
SupplierBlacklist.com tracks suppliers (factories, brokers, trading companies and other forms of sellers and service providers) around the globe who have under-performed in the following areas:
√ poor quality
√ missed lead times
√ compromised intellectual property
√ lack of labor & environmental compliance
√ contract violations
√ scams & other unethical activities