How To Check If Your China Factory Is Ready and Has Capacity

Importers are being severely hit by the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia epidemic in China: Many factory workers (operators, inspectors, engineers…) are locked down in Hubei province Perhaps a higher number of factory workers are remaining in their home towns, hesitant to … Continue reading

At Sofeast, we have been going to Chinese factories on behalf of our clients since 2006. We have never had to face a situation of rapidly spreading disease, entire cities locked down, and all factories adopting stringent security measures. We … Continue reading

Coronavirus FAQs & Package Safety Information For Importers

In this article, we’ll give you some information about what the risks of receiving packages from China could be by providing answers to some coronavirus FAQs…

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

New Product Launch Plan: How We Assist You To Get It Right

Launching a new product is a decisive time for any business, especially SMEs, hardware startups, and entrepreneurs who are new to the process in China. We’ve been helping importers bring their products to market quickly and successfully for years. Read … Continue reading

How To Reduce Manufacturing Costs? The Lean Approach

The number one challenge of Chinese suppliers, as revealed by a recent survey, is reducing manufacturing costs. Their costs keep rising, but price competition is stronger and stronger. So how can you reduce costs?

How Sofeast's Client Project Management Support Works

“When we become a Sofeast client, how is our project managed?” This is a common question that new clients have, so in this post, we’re going to explain how our project management support works.

How To Handle Chinese New Year Manufacturing Disruptions_

We’re well into December now and so if you’re importing from China you should be getting ready for the annual Chinese New Year manufacturing disruption. CNY is an inescapable holiday that has wide-reaching effects on everyone, so how can you best handle … Continue reading

Do You Really Need A Sourcing Agent in China Or Can You Do It Yourself_

If you’re new to sourcing products from China, you may be wondering if you really need the assistance of a sourcing agent or whether to go it alone and do it yourself. How hard can it be, right?