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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 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. […]

12 07, 2016

Thoughts on FOB Price Term

The goal of this post isn’t to get into the technicality of the Incoterms but to provide some practical tips on the FOB concept when sourcing your promotional merchandise from China.  […]

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?  […]

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. […]

10 03, 2016

Price Quote Questions in Promotional Item Sourcing

What questions come to mind when you look at your price quote? The post will obviously be geared to the promotional product distributor & importer… […]

25 02, 2016

More Thoughts on Import Order Documents

Your import order documents are a critical aspect of smooth customs clearance and timely delivery. In the promotional product business where timely delivery is key, it’s necessary to share a few more thoughts on this topic. […]

11 01, 2016

Promotional Product Orders & Professional Buying

In manufacturing promotional product orders, there is a wide-range of professionalism when it comes to buyers. For the sake of quality manufacturing and smooth importing, buyers should always maintain a sense of professionalism. […]

7 01, 2016

Chinese New Year Information

Here is a list Chinese New Year info tidbits. […]

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