Sofeast provides you with clear, flat fee or hourly pricing.

Prices are all given in US dollars.

Our solutions are broken down into categories, and we’ll list the pricing and anything else you may need to know for each below.

We usually list the price on site for our core locations, but we do operate throughout other areas of Asia as well (costs may vary for other locations and we’ll let you know if that’s the case).

Our key solutions & pricing

Please note, this is our standard pricing. Discounted pricing is offered to clients based on volume of solutions ordered.

Supply Chain Management

New Factory Identification

34 USD per hour (typically projects take 2-12 hours)

Supplier Background Check

99 to 199 USD for Chinese companies (available across Asia)

Supplier Management

34 USD per hour

FBA Seller Support

From 54 USD for a sample review and from 99 USD for a product checklist definition

(these prices will be reviewed dependant upon the complexity of your product and individual business situation and requirements)

Value-added Procurement Office In China

Cost based on amount of work to be done. No minimum charge or monthly fees.

Supplier Performance Management

Manufacturing Troubleshooting

from 425 USD per man-day + expenses

Enabling Supplier Self-Inspection

from 34 USD an hour for desk work & 250 USD a day in factories + expenses

Supplier Improvement Audit

from 425 USD per man-day + expenses

Quality Assurance

Factory Audits

from 279 USD per man-day

Product Inspections

from 299 USD per man-day

100% Inspection & Repacking

cost based on your unique situation, we need to consult you to provide pricing

Quality Assurance Consulting

cost based on the approach needed -- the tools we use

Compliance Testing Consulting

cost based on your unique needs -- see explanation page

Product Engineering

New Product Industrial Design Support

42 USD per hour with the first hour for free*

*for qualified clients

New Product Introduction

Price based on your situation we can support your NPI process starting from 1,000 USD

Prototype Development

starting from 800 USD

Sofeast’s Core Operating Areas

Areas we cover in China & Vietnam for inspections, factory audits, and more

We are able to serve you throughout ALL of China and Vietnam – there may be an additional travel fee, quoted in advance, for more remote areas away from key cities.

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Wider Asia (other locations we operate in)

Areas we cover in India, Bangladesh, Thailand & Cambodia for Inspections, Factory Audits, and more

Major cities where we regularly operate are shown, but we are able to service ALL areas of the non-core countries below (different solution costs and travel fees, quoted in advance, may apply).

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Note: We can also service other locations and countries in Asia, but we will discuss these with you on a case-by-case basis. Extra costs may apply for non-core locations.

Sofeast pricing FAQs

Supply Chain Management solutions

No, we have never done this. Think of us as a professional service provider. We always have to be paid for our work. We can sometimes propose flat fees for specific deliverables, but we never do work on a contingency basis.

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We fulfil many of the same functions, but our business model is a bit different. We keep our clients by providing value, not by making ourselves indispensable, and certainly not by keeping certain information close to our chest (our clients know everything).

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First, what is a good factory for importer A may not be a good factory for other buyers.

Read why there is no such thing as “a good factory” in this blog post

Second, we can probably help you, but we will not do this for free. We will activate our network of suppliers, get them to confirm they are interested in your business, and screen them to ensure they are a good fit for your project.

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Quality Assurance solutions

Many services of our Quality Assurance department are billed based on the number of man-days. A man day includes approximately 5 hours of productive work on site, but also accounts for transportation, lunch break, and the time to study the files before and to complete the draft report afterwards.

Learn more about what a man day is in this blog post

Extra expenses will only be incurred if, for instance, a lot of travelling is required – in these cases we are up front with you about these beforehand. We usually invoice only 50% of the man-day cost for a day spent travelling.

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We need to know where the factory is (which city, and if possible which district), what you are buying and in what quantity, and what your needs and requirements are.

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Product Engineering solutions

We need to review your product idea, and how mature it is. If you don’t have a design yet, we can put you in contact with a design house. What we can do at an early stage is a review of your project in order to identify the main risks and challenges you will encounter.

If you have a very clearly documented project, you are used to developing new products for manufacturing in Asia, and you are comfortable managing all the technical work, Upwork may be a great place to find engineers. We will still be happy to provide reviews and guidance where and if you need.

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Our Commitments To You

Sofeast commitments to you
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There is no 'lock in' and no information retention -- you stop working with us anytime
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Our pricing is based on the amount of work we put it, not on how much we think we can extract from you
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We try and provide advice & guidance to every client, and we are not in the business of one-off transactions
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