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28 11, 2016

10 Sampling Tips for China Sourcing

Sampling, after the RFQ phase is part of the foundational to the start to a China manufacturing project. Concerns and setbacks during the sample phase, prove the project to be starting on shaky ground. If sampling is smooth and gives keen insight into the product and type of supplier you’re working with, then you’re on the right path. […]

25 11, 2016

Supplier & Buyer Communication in China Sourcing

Many China manufacturing problems between buyer and supplier all boil down to communication.  This all bleeds over into service and more importantly, into the quality of the goods. When both sides increase understanding, both sides are then working with a higher quality product. Communication, in its various forms is what keeps buyers up-to-speed and what keeps the trust level up.  […]

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. […]

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. […]

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, […]

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. […]

6 03, 2016

Background Info to Provide China Supplier in Product Sourcing

In product sourcing, provide the right background info to the supplier. This gives the supplier a more accurate understanding of the project. The more accurate understanding, the more accurate the quote. An accurate quote is closely related to good quality mass production AND a timely delivery…which is the goal of the whole thing, right? […]

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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