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MAKE YOUR OWN MOLDS

Getting your own molds made has become quite common in the last few years for Amazon & E-com sellers, especially now that selling on Amazon has become a greater challenge and the level of competition is increasing on a day to day basis.


PLACES TO AFTER LONG DAY AT CANTON FAIR

People who have booked themselves in 4 or 5-star hotels normally prefer to chill at the hotel bar and restaurants, though the below can be some useful options to have if you want to get out a little bit and explore the city. The Below locations can also be used for both personal and business meetings though it can get a little crowded during the Canton Fair.


EXTRA BENEFITS OF VISITING THE CANTON FAIR

It would be safe to say that most (80 to 90%) of the sellers and importers from all over the world who visit the Canton Fair in Guangzhou go there to find new products, new suppliers, meet existing suppliers, do some factory visits during this period. Other obvious benefits are getting better pricing, lower MOQs, and better payment terms.


RED ALERTS! AFTER YOU VETTED A SUPPLIER & APPROVED THEIR SAMPLES QUALITY

When you want to place an order with them, the supplier usually will have a significant change in their attitude as well terms. This happens when you are about to do your due diligence on them; after you receiving & confirming the quality of their sample. They could be doing following things before ordering samples:


HOW TO IDENTIFY TRADING COMPANIES ON ALIBABA?

Are they displaying too many product categories in their Alibaba/website? Do they have a business license? A local Chinese company or who else can help you in this regard? Here is 'How to identify a trading company on Alibaba!'


BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A MANUFACTURER INSTEAD OF A TRADING COMPANY

Are you thinking of working with a manufacturer rather than a trading company? Although each has its own plau and minus points, we have got you here a few benefits of working with a manufacturer over a trading company


FANCY NAMES FOR A TRADING COMPANY

We are mentioning here a few of the Fancy/Creative names and phrases some China-based Trading companies use when they want to hide the fact that they are not the manufacturer of your product.


ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH A TRADING COMPANY

Usually, it's best to work with a manufacturer for any given product but sometimes it's very hard for you to source from the manufacturer. This is why you might have to go through a trading company that provides you the products based on all your requirements, quality standard, and target pricing.Read more to learn more


WHY AMAZON SELLERS WON'T WORK WITH SOURCING COMPANIES?

Having lived in Guangzhou, China for the last 7 years, I have come to observe many things and here I am discussing a few points based only on personal experiences and ideas.Read more on 'Why Amazon Sellers won't work with sourcing companies?'


IS IT NECESSARY TO WORK WITH A SOURCING COMPANY IN CHINA?

This article is for you if you want to know answers for questions like - 'Why work with a sourcing company?', 'What are the Pros and Cons?', 'Is it worth our time?', 'How much are the fees/commission?'


THE MOST INTERESTING AND EXCITING THINGS WE EXPERIENCE WHEN SOURCING?

Are you thinking of the things that can possibly happen when you are sourcing for a product? If it's the first time for you, you can read this article to know what are the most interesting and exciting things that can happen to you


ALTERNATIVE SOURCING WEBSITES OTHER THAN ALIBABA.COM

This article gives you the list of alternative sourcing websites that can help you with your product requirements


ALIBABA.COM VS 1688.COM

This article helps you understand the importance of both the websites while listing out a few points to help you form your decisions.


REASONS WHY ALIBABA SUPPLIERS ARE OFTEN SLOWER TO RESPOND WHEN COMPARED TO THE SUPPLIERS ON 1688

Even though Alibaba and 1688 are under one company, they both operate with a significant difference. Most Alibaba suppliers are on the whole reasonably quick to respond to new client inquiries as compared to those on 1688 platform. I have mentioned below some of the reasons behind it.


UNEXPECTED SHIPPING COSTS!

It is important to make sure that you work with vetted and reliable shipping companies so that you don't have to pay unexpected shipping costs. However, we also need to know a few of the reasons some shipping companies can give us in this matter. You will get to read about those reasons in this post.


HOW DO BUYERS PROACTIVELY AVOID SHIPMENT DELAYS FROM CHINA?

Many Chinese manufacturers still don’t have as high standards and a reputation as a German Manufacturer have for delivering the goods on time.That is why we have mentioned a few things good and experienced buyers always do proactively to avoid late deliveries.


BENEFITS OF VISITING YOUR SUPPLIERS MANUFACTURING PREMISES

It’s always a good idea to see what’s going on the other side of the fence to have a better understanding and a more wholesome perspective of things. No harm in learning how the product is made, what are the processes involved. Read in thia article the benefits of visiting a manufacturing base.


CREATIVE SOURCING FOR “HIDDEN” SUPPLIERS PART-1

When you start searching on alibaba.com, www.1688.com, or any other platform, you often see several pages of results and start thinking there are hundreds of suppliers out there. Reading this article will help you find the right supplier for you.


CREATIVE SOURCING FOR “HIDDEN” SUPPLIERS PART-2

Here is the list of extra tools that you'll need to find the one-stop supplier for you.


BOOTS ON THE GROUND (FACTORY INSPECTIONS)

Here is the list of excuses your Chinese suppliers give when you want to go through factory inspections.


SUPPLIER FILTERING

As each case is different and there are no fixed solutions or templates to filtering suppliers, but if you keep in mind fundamentals, then you will not go wrong.Read more about it in this post.


WHY SOME CHINESE SUPPLIERS MIGHT NOT BE SHOWING INTEREST IN DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU

In the Chinese culture saving face plays a big role in everyday life and business. So, it’s quite common for suppliers to not tell the true reasons for their disinterest in doing business with you, be it out of respect for you or their conservatism.
This post is simply to help you understand why you may have faced this situation at times or will likely face.


SUITABLE SUPPLIER

Finding a suitable supplier is an important thing. Below are a few of the first positive signs you can take into account before jumping into business with a supplier.


UNSUITABLE SUPPLIER

Below are some of the warning signs which you should take very seriously when dealing with a new Chinese supplier for yourself. These can be implemented upon both manufacturers and traders.


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