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Working rightly with Chinese suppliers and factories

China’s vendors make up the world’s majority of export vendors. As with anything in business, there’s a wide-range of abilities and services that you’ll find when dealing with China vendors. It’s important, when working with Chinese suppliers that a system of checks and balances are in place.

  • Managing the relationship.
  • Understanding the supplier’s capabilities when it comes to manufacturing your product. This includes functionality, look and also safety.
  • Is your manufacture able to export. They may have made top-notch item but are they able to deftly get the product from point A to point B?

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23 11, 2016

Red Flags Showing a Possible Order Delay in China Manufacturing

Buyers too often rest secure in assuming the factory is rightly manufacturing their order, timing looks good and no sign of order delay is in sight. This is in spite of the red flags that were majestically waving throughout the project. Buyers tend to have selective belief when dealing with offshore vendors. It’s human nature, right? I mean, we all hope things “go right” and therefore, we choose to believe, regardless of the evidences that scream otherwise.  […]

8 08, 2016

Be Thorough in Your Initial Inquiry

When quoting an offshore campaign, be as thorough as possible in the initial inquiry. In China sourcing, there’s already going to be sufficient questions and emails back-and-forth between you and your Chinese supplier. Minimize misunderstandings by being thorough in that first RFQ or inquiry out the gate. […]

3 07, 2016

Bring Value & Motivate Your Suppliers

Bring value to your relationships with your China vendors. As a new buyer and building new relationships, you face disinterest from the suppliers. This is especially true when navigating fast-turnaround quotes for the promotional product business. […]

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. […]

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.  […]

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. […]

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