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?
Before sourcing your Chinese supplier, let’s find out what kind of inventor you are (as each has different product design approaches that have different benefits) and also consider 6 product design tips in order to get better results.
Western companies increasingly work with Chinese manufacturers on product development for their new product launch. In most cases, things don’t turn out the way customers want. I thought I’d highlight the 7 most common new product launch pitfalls I have … Continue reading
While developing and manufacturing a new product in China, it is worthwhile trying to get laboratory certifications that demonstrate the safety and compliance of your products. Why? It’s about your liability and about what your customers will think of your … Continue reading
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
Process FMEAs are so useful for businesses who are serious about reducing risk in design or production… and so poorly conducted in China. But before we explain how to conduct yours, just what is a Process FMEA in the first … Continue reading
As we become accustomed to a world with Coronavirus, clients have increasingly asked us for guidance on how long to wear surgical masks and N95 respirators for best performance. While we are not medical professionals, here’s some information that may … Continue reading
The market for PPE (personal protective equipment) is booming and, although many Western countries are starting to see positive progress against coronavirus, the need to buy these items is unlikely to dissipate any time soon. But some importers have had … Continue reading
During the coronavirus pandemic, we’re working with a lot of importers to help them obtain relatively safe and market-priced (as fair as is possible) medical supplies and PPE from China. Clients often have similar questions about this, so here are … Continue reading
Nearly every week, a few clients come to us for help with various disputes with their Chinese suppliers. We’ll share some of the broad strokes here (no identifying client information included) so you can avoid these issues, too, or at … Continue reading