Author Archives: Renaud Anjoran

How Can Small Buyers Of Garments Get High Quality From China? – Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 6)

This blog post is about issues with quality from an apparel supplier and is based on a real Sofeast customer’s experiences (with no identifying information given). We’re going to explain how to assure you’ll get high-quality garments from your Chinese … Continue reading

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How To Create A New Product Inspired By An Existing Design?

Sometimes customers ask us: “How to create a new product based on a product that’s already on the market?” While it is possible to do this, and we can help, we have to tread the line between what is and … Continue reading

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Tooling Management for Plastic Injection Molds in China

What are the best practices for tooling management (specifically for plastic injection molds) in China? Closely following up on the design & fabrication of molds for your plastic injection molded products is often necessary for a number of reasons: It … Continue reading

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Plastic, Silicone, Steel, and Others: Updated China Raw Materials Costs (March ’21)

If you have been buying products from China, you have probably had bad experiences with pricing. Manufacturers often raise the price once a year,  when their costs have gone up, or when the exchange rate got less favorable. The most … Continue reading

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How To Switch To A Newer, Better Chinese Manufacturer? [eBook]

Our contract manufacturing subsidiary, Agilian Technology which is based just a little north of Shenzhen airport, has just launched this new eBook which guides you through how and why you may want to switch away from your current Chinese manufacturer … Continue reading

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6 Advantages Of Conducting An Off-Site Product Inspection

Most product inspections take place at your supplier’s factory which makes sense as that’s where the products are being made, allowing a QC inspector to go in there and check during production, for example. But there are times when you … Continue reading

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How To Find Trustworthy Suppliers In China In 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we have had numerous customers who are sourcing new components, materials, and products come to us requesting our help with how to find trustworthy suppliers in China. There are 2 key reasons for … Continue reading

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How To Protect Product IP When Working With Contractors & Factories In Different Locations? [6 tips]

Entrepreneurs, hardware startups, and various SMEs commonly outsource parts of their new product manufacturing project to various individuals and companies around the world, such as product designers and factories. But one worry they have is how to protect product IP … Continue reading

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Why You Need Mature Product Designs BEFORE Working With A Chinese Manufacturer!

As part of our design support service, we have been talking to many inventors who are planning to manufacture their new products in China about the importance of starting with mature product designs. What many don’t understand is, there are several … Continue reading

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Do I Need An EMS Supplier In China To Manufacture My Electronic Devices?

If you’re producing large amounts of electronic devices then an EMS supplier in China could be a good option for you in comparison with an OEM or Contract Manufacturer. However, working with an EMS may not always be necessary for … Continue reading

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