Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you?
We are a company of Food Industry professionals of different nationalities with over 30 years of experience exporting Italian Food Products and are based in Bologna.
We usually go directly. What value can you add to our business?
Even by partnering with Link, you will continue to go directly: in fact, the suppliers will invoice you, not us. But dealing with suppliers through us, you will reap additional benefits. Just to mention two of them
- When you look for a product: you will save time and money because you will benefit from our experience and a network of suppliers with proven reliability,
- When managing the supplier: you can rely on a local independent partner whose focus is your business and how to protect it and make it grow, not the manufacturer’s sales or profits
What services can you provide us?
Here is our working method in brief
Send us a request by phone or e-mail
Let us know what Italian Food Product you are looking for, including quantities, packaging preferences (whether for branded products or private label), and technical specifications if already known.
As soon as we have matched your request to a fully accredited Italian producer, we shall reply to you with details of the product, including the best prices.
If you like the sound of our proposed product and the price, we arrange for free samples to be sent to you.
If the samples meet your expectations and you’d like to move forward with buying the product, we arrange the sales contract with the producer and ensure all quality accreditations and logistical details are correct.
Your Italian Food Product is delivered by the supplier to the place and time of your hoosing, ready for your customers.
How much does your service cost?
Our service is free to the buyer. We make our money from a commission on the sales contract which is already contained in the prices quoted to you for the Food Product. The prices are most often lower than if you were to inquiry the producer directly. We can negotiate lower prices because of our market insights and knowledge of producers’ best prices. Furthermore, we impact less on the final price of the product than directors or export managers on the company’s payroll.
Which producers do you work with?
We only work with Italian producers who fully comply with International Food Safety regulations (e.g. BRC and IFS), and who meet our stringent controls on financial stability. Whether we already know the supplier, or it is new to us we only propose products from trusted producers with whom we have a long-standing relationship.
And finally, why not?
We ask this question! In fact, if many big customers had not placed their trust in us, we would not be writing this page.
So why not give us a try? We will do everything to meet your expectations; you will not be disappointed. It is free and not-committal for you.