Product SourcingRegularly, we will speak with at least 15 product vendors in China for each one product and then select 3-5 suppliers that can provide better offers and better fit your needs. You will get a supplier sourcing report within 48 hours typically. You can check and decide which vendor will best match your request.
Finding your best fit suppliers and verification take time. A lot of time. You don’t need to get your hands dirty for all the details. You can actually be free from these hassles (All the effective or noneffective communication, cultural and time difference, struggling with scammer screening etc). Instead, you will be able to devote your precious time into other core parts of the work like marketing, management, increasing sales etc.
Product DevelopmentYou may have an incredible product idea that can sell like crazy in the market, but you are not sure how to make it happen. No worry. Let us know your idea and if you have your own design or drawing, which would be more helpful, we can help you to find the best fit factory to make your design to be a real product.
Regularly, it would involve sampling and sometimes we’ll need to develop and improve the product to higher and better versions. Private labels with your desired brand name and LOGO on the packages or finished products will also be viable.
Sample HandlingA sample is more of a standard that we can define whether the product is of quality and to your requirement or not. It is one of the key processes to get your order done right.
We can collect the sample from your prospective supplier(Regular they would charge a certain amount of cost for the sample). Afterward, we will check and test on the sample, make reports and record videos and send to you for evaluation.
Based on the information, if the sample failed, we will see how to move on. If the sample is to your standard, you could either choose to let me ship the sample to you so that you can get a real touch on the actual product or you may not need to feel the sample by yourself and you can decide whether to approve it after seeing the reports and videos.
Business Trip AccompanySome of you may need to come to China and pay an on-site visit to different suppliers. It can be visiting Chinese factories or wholesale marketplaces or fairs/trade shows/conference etc.
If you are new to China, we can be of help along your business trip in China, interpret for you and guide you to where you need to head for. It can save you tons of time and effectively avoid any misunderstanding between you and your prospective vendors in China.
NegotiationTo get the best offers, we can negotiate with the suppliers as your sourcing agent, on behalf of you and your company. We could try to speak directly to their boss or the decision maker case by case, as we are free of the language barrier. It gives bigger chance to get better quotes and terms for you.
We could also negotiate based on the sources that we have to get as best sourcing results for you as possible. In our post of “How to negotiate with suppliers”, more details and suggestions are presented.
Order Tracking & ReportsYour order(s) will be closely tracked by periods. You will be able to know exactly what is going on in each period of the order process. You can refer to our weekly reports and case by case photos and videos can be available as well. It will make sure that your ordered products are under control.
Rather than getting surprises from your supplier right before your shipping date, you will know what’s happening and if ever any issue happens, you still have time to let the supplier make up to you.
Quality InspectionQuality control is one of the most importance processes to make sure that you get the products what you want them to be like. To monitor thoroughly the entire process, it would involve order tracking from beginning to the end(on-site factory visit is available when needed). Apart from this, inspection is another useful “tool” to ensure products are of quality to your standard and related requirements. (Regularly there are these 4 types of inspection. Pre-Production Inspection, Mid Production Inspection, Post Production Inspection, Pre-Shipment & Loading Inspection)
We can carry out particular inspection based on international standard of ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1). Take Pre-shipment inspection as a quick example, the inspection details would be like appearance, functions, measurement/sizes, performance, colors, specifications etc. After the inspection, the inspector will make an inspection report, showing the inspected result details, including whether the goods conform or don't conform or are pending. The inspected cartons will be sealed with MatchSourcing tape and label.
Shipping ArrangementWe have good connections with good shipping agents/forwarders in different locations in China. We can match the right shipping option and channels for you. The options(shipping by ocean or by air or other channels) would regularly depend on the product category, weight and volume and shipping time request. We can also help with the export document.
Basically, we can help you to ship your cargo from China to your warehouse or specified address (door to door ) in different countries. If you need help, we can also consolidate your goods and ship them out together.
Risk ControllingWe can verify your potential supplier's document information including business license, registered details, business scope etc. On-site factory visit is also available when necessary. Making sure the supplier be trustworthy is one of the best ways to control your business risk.
Due to the difference of all the languages, laws and regulations and geography, it is basically mission impossible to safeguard your legal right, especially for small amount orders. It could cost you much much more to safeguard your right(chances are that at the end of the day you win but you pay much more cost than your original loss).
If necessary, we could sign with the supplier in both Chinese and English contract. Chinese contract is legally effective in China and Chinese suppliers would take into account China Laws. If it is international laws, it’s often not the case then. Only with Chinese effective contracts, their business operations will be kept within bounds and controlled by local Administration for Industry and Commerce.