Amazon Will Raise Inventory Fees for U.S. Sellers

by Matthew Milasius on 1 Apr 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn about three new fees coming to Amazon FBA sellers in 2018, how new technology could make shoelaces obsolete and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing

Manufacturing in Taiwan vs. Mainland China: An Importer’s Guide

by Maegan Burkhart on 7 Mar 2018 | 0 Comments
Does sourcing in Taiwan carry the same business risks and challenges as in mainland China? Learn more about key differences of manufacturing in Taiwan vs. mainland China in this article!

Topics: Sourcing, Working with Factories

[Video] The True Culprit Behind Lost Manufacturing Jobs

by Matthew Milasius on 5 Nov 2017 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, check out a video that explains why only 1/10 of manufacturing jobs have been lost to offshoring, what's to blame for the rest and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Globalization

How Importers Find the Right Suppliers at Trade Shows in China

by Elyssa Verhoogen on 27 Sep 2017 | 1 Comment
Communicating with potential suppliers on the floor of trade shows in China is often complicated at best. Here are some trade show tips for success!

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, Working with Factories

Should You Trust a Broker for Manufacturing in China?

by Matthew Milasius on 24 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments
This week in Best in Manufacturing, learn why one author thinks 45 percent of sourcing agents are corrupt, what 'river chiefs' are for Chinese factories & more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Globalization

Side-by-Side: Top 4 Asian Countries for Manufacturing Garments

by Oliver Knack on 16 Aug 2017 | 10 Comments
Where should you source your garments? Find out the pros and cons for garment importers of each of these top 4 Asian countries for manufacturing garments!

Topics: Product Inspection, Sourcing, Textile Products

Source at Home or Abroad: Use This Free Calculator to Find Out

by Matthew Milasius on 16 Jul 2017 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn about a free new calculator for estimating sourcing costs, hardware startups' biggest competitors in Shenzhen & more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories

Advice for Selecting an Appropriate Manufacturing Partner

by Matthew Milasius on 18 Jun 2017 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, get advice on selecting a manufacturing partner, learn about business opportunities in the Philippines, a joint Hong Kong and Shenzhen tech park, printable electronics & the difficulties of manufacturing bikes in the U.S.!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories

5 Keys to Successful Sourcing from China

by Chao Wang on 12 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments
If you were about to invest a million dollars in a company, you probably wouldn’t do it without a little research beforehand. Similarly, if you’re going to invest in sourcing products from China, you’d be wise to practice due diligence.

Topics: Sourcing

3 Tips for Getting the Best Price from Suppliers

by Crystal Ge on 5 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments
Accepting the first quote you receive is never a good idea. When looking for the best price from suppliers, it's important to perform due diligence and get a comprehensive understanding of pricing so that you can make the most informed decision about buying from one supplier or another.

Topics: Sourcing, supplier audit

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging