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Disputes With Chinese Suppliers: Q&A (Volume 1)

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

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Disputes With Chinese Suppliers: Q&A (Volume 2)

In this volume we will address the concerns of importers who are using a Chinese OEM to add a logo to existing products that will then be sold abroad.

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What are the effects of coronavirus on importers with a China supply chain? [Webinar]

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread around the world, importers who rely on Chinese factories or suppliers feel nervous about the effects on their businesses. To help make things clearer and provide some actionable advice on how to reduce … Continue reading

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Coping With Coronavirus 1: Identifying & Vetting New Chinese Suppliers During the Epidemic

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

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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

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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?

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5 Tips For Dealing With An Unexpected Price Rise From Your Chinese Supplier

Clients often approach us to help them to find another supplier due to the fact that their current supplier has hit them with an unexpected price rise either when they tried to reorder, or sometimes even during production. Sounds familiar? … Continue reading

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How To Improve Price Negotiation With Chinese Suppliers? [7 Tips]

We are often asked how to improve price negotiation with Chinese suppliers in order to lower purchase costs. Indeed, negotiating a better price from suppliers helps cut costs and, therefore, increases your profits, so it’s a worthwhile activity.

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How To Reduce Lead Times From Chinese Suppliers [6 Tips]

We often face the situation where our clients’ orders are being delayed and the lead time is extended. So, how to reduce lead times from your Chinese suppliers? Read on for 6 tips.

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Manufacturing Issues Communication Problems With Chinese Suppliers Cause And Their Solutions

What are some of the most common communication problems with Chinese suppliers that cause problems for our clients when they come to us for help?

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