The Top 5 China Importing & Product Sourcing Blogs

March 19, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

Importing from China sounds simple enough, find a supplier, negotiate a price, pay the money, they send the goods, what is there that could possibly go wrong? LOTS With that in mind, here’s a collection of some of the top blogs and resources on the topic of importing. So, chuck your glasses on and get …

Understanding Chinese Factories: the 4 Types

March 2, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

In China it is possible to lump most factories in one of four categories: Level 1: the recently-created and unstructured workshop; Level 2: the semi-organized factory that got out of level 1 but that is still struggling to keep quality & timing under control; Level 3: the factory that made big efforts to get organized, with …

China Manufacturing by Province

February 18, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

  If you have ever been to China you will notice something special, and also quite logical, which is the culture of clustering. For example, if I want to buy clothes, go to any city and you will find the clothing stores all clustered together on one street or area if it’s a large city. …

Dropshipping with DHgate/AliExpress: The Essential Keys to Success

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

In this guest post we are going to discuss the key factors in achieving success in Dropshipping, utilizing China Wholesale platforms such as Alibaba, Aliexpress.com and DHgate.com 1. Make sure you sample the products yourself before you start dropshipping. Next, you need to work out a deal prior to purchasing goods. The wholesale discount for 50 …

China Product Shipments: 4 Reasons for Delays

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

You found a Chinese supplier at a trade show, and the company looks good and professional. You placed an order, sent the payment and now wait to receive the products. However, even after a couple of months when your stock and inventory are running low, the products are not delivered. I often receive emails from …

3 China Product Sourcing Traps to Avoid

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

China industrial sourcing has its many challenges. Most of them are a result of the Chinese business environment and the fast pace of the country. But some problems are self-inflicted by buyers and are not related to suppliers. The three main traps I have seen buyers fall into are: Buyer improvises a project and launches …

China Sourcing: 4 Steps to Success

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

Sourcing from China is a daunting task, especially for small businesses and first-timers who might not have the means and global resources to establish full-scale overseas operations the way big businesses do. That’s where other sourcing tools come into play. Here is a step-by-step guide that can help businesses like yours get an idea about …

Niche Industry Specific China Trade Shows & Fairs for 2016

February 9, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

A table of the key niche, industry specific China Trade Shows & Fairs for 2016, from March through to December 2016. Featuring venue, dates (TBC) and contact info. Date Show Name Overview March 09 – 11, 2016 10th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition Import and Export Fair Complex Organizer: Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group E-mail …

2016 China Trade Fairs: The Top 10 that You Should Not Miss

February 9, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

It’s 2016 and soon the Trade Fair season will begin, if you are new to bulk wholesale sourcing from China, or seeking to meet manufacturers in China to produce your products, then this list is for you. CECF – Canton Fair cantonfair.org.cn all types of consumer goods Chinese Export Commodities Fair, also called Canton Fair, is …