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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.  […]

19 10, 2016

8 Ways to Facilitate the Quoting Process

The quoting process frequently becomes an extended ordeal because the RFQ lacks info that otherwise would’ve greased the engine of smoothness. Here are 8 ways to avoid time loss, misunderstandings and help your supplier be more efficient in the quoting process. […]

27 07, 2016

Air Shipment for Offshore Promo Orders

Large portions of orders in the promotional product biz are sent from China via air shipment. Did you know that for a certain type and large portion of promotional orders, air shipment is more economic and efficient than sea freight?  […]

19 07, 2016

More on FOB China Port

A deftly executed and skillfully manufactured order can delay at the China port if your logistics and booking are not in order. In the promotional product industry, this can mean what was a great order is now a delayed order. A delayed order, many times equals a failed order. […]

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. […]

1 03, 2016

5 Reasons Offshore Promotional Product Orders Fail

A buyer’s nightmare is when the QC company goes to the factory and the order’s a mess. A buyer’s WORST nightmare is when the order arrives and the goods are a mess. Here are 5 reasons a potentially successful promo product order becomes a failure. […]

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