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Crystal Ge

Crystal Ge

Crystal Ge comes from Gansu Province in China’s north-west. Having joined InTouch in May 2012, Crystal is the longest standing Client Manager at InTouch and loves traveling the world and eating amazing food.
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Top 5 Common Fake Products in China

by Crystal Ge on 9 Nov 2015 | 3 Comments
It’s no secret that China has become the world’s workshop. An article in The Economist reported that as of early 2015, China was producing about 80 percent of the world’s air-conditioners, 70 percent of its mobile phones and 60 percent of its shoes. At the same time, China also produces a massive amount of fake products. Here's a look at the 5 most common fake products you'll find.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice

How to Create Shipping Marks like a Pro

by Crystal Ge on 23 Oct 2015 | 0 Comments
When your products are being shipped internationally, it is extremely important to have clear shipping marks to help those who are dealing with the cargo. Shipping marks may seem like a minor detail in the grand scheme of manufacturing. But that shipment of products you’re expecting to receive in Los Angeles could be destined for Miami if cartons are labeled with incorrect markings.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

“Not Enough Time” for Product Inspection?

by Crystal Ge on 22 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments
What does it mean when a supplier says that they "don't have time" for product inspection, and what should you do about it? Here we’ll tell you why your supplier might say this and what you can do to make sure you have adequate time for verifying your order before it ships.

Topics: Product Inspection

5 Tips for Visiting Factories in China

by Crystal Ge on 28 Aug 2015 | 1 Comment
Meeting your supplier for the first time is a very important part of the sourcing process, especially in China. However, if you’re not prepared for your visit, you could miss out on making the most of your trip. Here are five tips to help you fully prepare and get the most out of your China business trip.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice

Quality Inspectors – How are They Hired?

by Crystal Ge on 10 Aug 2015 | 1 Comment
How can you be sure the quality inspectors tasked with verifying your products are qualified? Have you wondered about how QC companies hire their QC staff? In this article, we highlight the recruitment process for quality inspectors.

Topics: Quality Q&A

5 Steps to Sourcing in China

by Crystal Ge on 16 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
Is it easy to source products in China? Most experienced buyers of Chinese-made goods will tell you that finding a supplier that can manufacture the product you want isn’t a problem. What is frequently a challenge is finding a reputable supplier that can make a product that meets your standards. In an earlier article, we answered the compelling question, Is Sourcing in China Still Competitive? Now, we want to share with you the five steps you should take in order to begin sourcing and securing a long-term supplier in this competitive country.

Topics: Sourcing

Your Business Trip to China: A 4-Step Checklist

by Crystal Ge on 19 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
Have you ever been on a business trip to China? Traveling to China is an experience unlike any other, no matter from what corner of the world you find yourself coming. That’s why we wanted to cover all the major arrangements you should make in a simple four-step checklist in order to help you get the most out of your next business trip to China.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice

Product Inspection: 4 Steps to Scheduling Yours

by Crystal Ge on 11 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
You’ve contacted a supplier, ordered samples and possibly flown to China yourself to meet with your supplier. Finally, most importantly, you’ve placed an order – now what? Here are InTouch’s own four steps to make the scheduling process as easy and stress-free for the you as possible.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

5 Steps to Buy Tickets in China

by Crystal Ge on 21 Apr 2015 | 4 Comments
Have you ever traveled to China? When most newcomers plan their first trip to the Middle Kingdom the challenges they’re typically met with first are booking international flights and arranging for a visa. But maybe you have no idea of where and how to buy train and flight tickets for the traveling within China. Here, I’ll walk you through the process of booking tickets for domestic travel using two highly recommended and popular ticketing websites – Ctrip and eLong.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice

8 Steps - A Day in the Life of a QC Product Inspector

by Crystal Ge on 15 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments
Have you ever wondered how the person assigned to inspect your product spends his workday? Or maybe you’re curious about what they do before and after they perform a product inspection? Let’s take a step-by-step tour with one of InTouch’s own inspectors to find out what’s going on behind the scenes. You may be surprised at what’s involved.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice