How to Source Products From China

How to Source Products From China

Sourcing products and working with Chinese factories is not an easy task. If it is done correctly it has the power to take your business to the next level, and done incorrectly it has the power to kill it.
Regardless of the headaches you will face, sourcing can give you the edge you need in your respective business. First you should know why source in China.

How to Source Products From China?

Sourcing products and working with Chinese factories is not an easy task. If it is done correctly it has the power to take your business to the next level, and done incorrectly it has the power to kill it.
Regardless of the headaches you will face, sourcing can give you the edge you need in your respective business.
We have lived in the P.R.C. for nearly five years and work directly with people who have a decade of experience in trading and sourcing. No matter how long you have been here problems will always continue to come up. There are a lot of things you MUST consider when you are navigating these waters.
There is no “insider’s guide” or “10 steps to successful” sourcing, but we do have some tips and guidelines to make sure you can be as effective and efficient as possible without having to LIVE in China.
It is important to remember that everyone’s situation is different.
Lets start with the basics.
The truth about Alibaba, and the other B2B websites is that they are full of agents and not real manufacturers.

Learn about how to find manufacturers or suppliers in China.

Why is it important to deal directly with the factory?

Agent partner just act as middlemen and will raise yours costs? I was just partially agree with it at the begining but found this logic brought me lost of trouble during the business. A reliable agent who located in China can solved lots of problem for us. For example, logistic, custom declaration and QC.
Dont choose agents just stand between you and factories. This creates huge issues with quality control and communication. Agents make their money by operating in between you and the factory. So the more you are willing to overpay (i.e.:the cheaper they can get it) the more money they will pocket. This is the complete opposite structure you want to be working with. If they have control of your products, you want them to have your interests in mind. With agents this is not the case. Just choose someone is always open to you, that is what partnership should be.

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