How To Check the First Production From A New Plastic Injection Mold?

If you need plastic parts that are injection molded, many companies have found Chinese suppliers to be quite competitive. Especially when it comes to the cost of mold fabrication. However, if you’re getting new tooling made for a new product, … Continue reading

What A New Buyer On A Small Budget Should Know BEFORE Buying From China [Podcast]

In This Episode… This time our CEO, Renaud Anjoran, is joined by Rico Ngoma, CEO of Source Find Asia, for a discussion about how entrepreneurs and SMEs who are working with a low budget should get started with manufacturing in … Continue reading

Children's Products: How Often To CPSIA Test Samples Without It Costing A Fortune?

To answer this question we’ll use the example of a company that is producing products that need to adhere to the CPSIA test requirements commonly required for toys and children’s products by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of the USA. … Continue reading

Are Suppliers We Find On And Trustworthy?

Periodically our customers inform us that they’ve found suppliers on online platforms like and and they’ve expressed their concern on more than one occasion about if they can trust them. These platforms certainly have pros and cons and … Continue reading

Product Compliance For Made-In-China Products [Podcast]

In This Episode… If you’re getting your products made in China (or other Asian countries like Vietnam) you as an importer should be very concerned about whether they’re compliant with the country they’re being sold in’s safety rules and regulations. So … Continue reading

Disputes with Chinese suppliers Volume 8

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic is still with us here in summer 2021 and so there’s still a great interest in purchasing medical devices such as medical-grade nitrile gloves, gowns, and surgical masks from China for use in hospitals and other … Continue reading

Plastic Injection Molding Tooling Management & Risk Reduction

In This Episode… Do you use tooling for producing plastic parts? You’re not going to want to miss this episode of the podcast, then, as we explain how plastic injection mold tooling management works at every stage of its lifetime … Continue reading

How To Develop A New Laptop?

Sofeast’s COO, Fabien Gaussorgues, recently outlined how to develop a new laptop and gives two options available for importers who want to bring a new laptop to the market.

Exploring Why Sea Freight Is So Expensive In Summer '21 [Podcast]

In This Episode… Renaud is joined this week by global logistics expert Jon Monroe who boasts over 30 years in the logistics industry and has a strong focus on Transpacific trade who shares detailed information about how the sea freight … Continue reading

4 Common Problems Importers Of Paper Products Suffer From

Sometimes we work for an importer of paper products (we’ll include cardboard and paperboard here, too) such as books, cards, boxes, packaging, etc, and it’s always the same few issues that come back. What are the potential problems you face, … Continue reading