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

10 Factors That Affect Supplier Production Capacity

Before you start working with a new supplier to manufacture your products in China, Vietnam, or elsewhere, you need to assess their production capacity… Chinese suppliers are prone to over-promising on their ability to handle orders. This is all very … Continue reading

What Does Manufacturing In Vietnam Look Like Today In 2021

We caught up with Simon Caballero, a Hanoi-based purchasing manager and expert on manufacturing in Vietnam, to discuss the manufacturing landscape in Vietnam in 2021 with a loose focus on the garment industry. I asked him a number of questions, … Continue reading

27 Questions To Ask During A Chinese Factory Visit

An in-person factory visit to your Chinese supplier’s facility is a great opportunity to get a deep understanding of who they are and if they’re capable of fulfilling your requirements. Your factory visit should be a fact-finding exercise rather than … Continue reading

private label existing product

So you’re an importer with a product idea for a fairly common product that can be branded with your logo. What are your options to produce private label products in China?

Developing New Products? Which Suppliers Are The Right Fit For You?

If you’re developing new products and need to find a manufacturer in China or Vietnam to produce your great idea, what are your options?

OEM, ODM, Contract Manufacturers: Which Chinese Supplier To Choose?

By Fabien Gaussorgues, Sofeast COO Do you prefer to work with an OEM or an ODM? What are their pros and cons? And what is a CM? This is particularly important if, as the importer, you want to develop a new … Continue reading

We have seen so many obviously dangerous decisions and communications recently, on the topic of buying face masks from China, that we thought it might be helpful to show a few ‘examples of what to avoid’.

Coronavirus_ Options for Identifying & Vetting New Chinese Suppliers in Early 2020

In light of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, are you concerned about how you’re going to be able to get your products made in China in 2020? In several provinces, factories are authorized to open only today — at the earliest. … Continue reading

How To Drive Your Chinese Suppliers To Improve Reliability

Choosing Chinese suppliers to manufacture your goods is often a cost-driven choice that makes a lot of sense, and one importers make even after taking into account the worrying tales about China scams waiting to trip up the unwary. While … Continue reading