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" Whoever and whatever gets closer to the customer wins..."

Supplier Research


W MARBLE provides this service to quickly research factories, collect quotations, information, and stone samples. Our sourcing experts come from a wide variety of stone businesses and they are at your disposal without incurring a fixed cost on your business. Turkish factories have been supplying the world with a large number of natural stones yearly. While big international companies are looking for the best prices and quality of the Turkish stone for their business by traveling and meet all the suppliers, better information and increasing cost pressure is forcing small- and medium-sized companies to follow suit. While sourcing natural stone from Turkey has never been easier than today, many challenges remain. To address just a few:


  • Finding the right factory for the order.

  • Buying at the right market price.

  • Knowing the key cost drivers.

  • Locating manufacturing clusters.


Each of these problems can be solved on its own if enough time and resources are available. This is especially true for big companies with dedicated purchasing departments or niche players, who specialize in a single product category. Unfortunately, the tools, processes, and methods these established players are using are not suitable for smaller companies, which operate on thinner margins and in a less predictable environment. 

 Your Advantage

The W MARBLE consulting is designed to provide you an information and time advantage in a fast-paced environment. We help you to focus on the key parts of the sourcing process. While we take care of supplier-research, you can spend more time working with your clients. By using our service, you can:

  • Get a tailored list of potential suppliers.

  • Quickly find the current market price.

  • Find dominant manufacturing clusters for your stones.

  • Reduce the administrative effort of supplier selection.

  • Spend less time researching on the Internet.

  • Prepare quotations faster and get deals done quicker.

 Our Approach


We have built up an army of factories with extensive expertise in all of turkey. Most of them have been working for sourcing companies for many years and provide their Turkish natural stones. When working with us, you just specify the product you are looking for and let us handle the rest. 

Highlights of our process are mooted in the following steps:

  • You provide us the specifications of the stone you are looking for. 

  • Our sourcing experts find suitable suppliers for your product.

  • We collect quotations for your specific quantity and quality features.

  • You receive a quick overview of relevant suppliers, prices, and dominant regions.

  • We collect samples from all relevant suppliers and forward them to you.

  • You can make an informed buying decision and focus on order execution.


Depending on the complexity of your product, you can receive an initial market overview in less than three working days. 


Market Research

What is market research? 

Market research (or marketing research) is any set of techniques used to gather information and better understand a company’s target market. Businesses use this information to design better products, improve user experience, and craft a marketing message that attracts qualified leads.



Why is market research so valuable?

Without research, it’s impossible to understand your users. Sure, you might have a general idea of who they are and what they need, but you have to dig deep if you want to win their loyalty.

Here’s why research matters…

  • Obsessing over your users is the only way to win.

  • Analytics gives you the ’what,’ but research gives the ‘why.’ 

  • Research beats assumptions, trends, and so-called best practices. 

  • Research keeps you from planning in a vacuum.



Advantages of market research

Market research can help you become more...

  • Efficient: it gets you closer to your customers, faster.

  • Cost-effective: no need to hire an expensive marketing firm to get things started.

  • Competitive: quick, powerful insights can place your products on the cutting edge.


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