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

3 Qualities of a Good Vendor or Trading Company

by Chao Wang on 19 May 2016 | 0 Comments
Trading companies can vary considerably. Knowing these 3 qualities to look for in a good vendor or trading company will help you spot the difference.

Topics: Sourcing

3 Reasons Why China Remains Competitive for Importers

by Chao Wang on 4 May 2016 | 4 Comments
When faced with the decision to manufacture in Asia, you might want to consider more than just wages. In doing so, you'll see that China has advantages to your manufacturing not just now, but in the future as well and it will continue to develop them to remain highly competitive.

Topics: Sourcing

3 Reasons a Supplier Might Refuse Your Business

by Crystal Ge on 18 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments
Depending on the circumstances, a supplier might refuse your business. Find out why that can happen and how you can avoid this problem in the first place.

Topics: Sourcing, supplier audit

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging