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8 06, 2016

Promotional Product Sourcing: Domestic vs. Offshore

When sourcing promotional products, it goes without saying that there are differences in buying domestic versus importing. It should go without saying, but frequently buyers operate as if there is little to no difference. […]

28 05, 2016

Promo Products: Considerations Before Manufacturing Starts

Before the start of manufacturing is a critical time period that’s largely overlooked. As a buyer, you’re waiting to issue the Purchase Order to your vendor or send the deposit wire. This isn’t the time for casualness in your China sourcing project. […]

30 05, 2016

More Considerations Prior to Starting Your Promo Product Order

Before your order starts is sort of a final phase where you can reconsider and make sure you’ve covered all of your basis. Sure you can also adjust during the order, but sometimes, the factory may get so far, that any adjustment leads to a large money or time loss in the order. […]

20 04, 2016

The Benefit of Asking Your Vendor the Right Questions

In global promotional product sourcing, the buyer that’s prone to success is the buyer that asks questions. Learning to listen to what the offshore supplier says or doesn’t say is part of precise order control, […]

1 07, 2016

How China Factories View Promotional Product Inquiries

The fact is, that when overseas buyers source promotional products, they rarely deal factory direct. Because promotional product buyers deal in such a wide range of merchandise, it’s impossible for them to directly contract a factory for each inquiry and each order. But, in the instances when they do contact directly with a factory or their intermediary partner contacts with the factory, how do many China factories view potential promotional product business?  […]

7 04, 2016

More Deposit Payment Considerations in China Manufacturing

Sending the deposit payment before due diligence is detrimental to the smoothness and quality of your order. […]

1 04, 2016

Before You Make the Deposit Payment in China Manufacturing

In China manufacturing, make sure there is a level of assurance before you wire the first deposit payment to your supplier. Not so much to avoid a scams but to avoid misunderstandings in specs, thus resulting in incorrect mass production from the factory.  […]

12 04, 2016

5 Habits of Successful Promotional Product Importers

Promotional product importers are different than your average importer. They frequently work on a wide range of products and aggressive time frames. […]

18 03, 2016

Promo Item Sourcing: Describing Specs & Products

Things get tricky when describing products and expectations to Chinese suppliers. This is especially true in promo item sourcing. Here are some tips to assist in more efficient product & spec descriptions. […]

13 03, 2016

Promo Item Sourcing: Reviewing Supplier Price Quotes

China sourcing requires frequent interaction with supplier price quotes. Clients may have multiple price sheets per week to review. Thoughtfully reviewing supplier price quotes will avoid some of the inefficiencies that plague the importing process. […]

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