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DIY Sourcing From China Part 2: Negotiations, Terms, Leverage, & Quality Standards [Podcast]

We originally discussed the types of suppliers you might use when sourcing from China, including the option to do your own sourcing! In order to help importers who want to follow that route, we’re creating a series of episodes that … Continue reading

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Plastic, Silicone, Steel, and Others: Updated China Raw Materials Costs (October ’21)

This year (2021) we’ve been tracking the costs of China raw materials in order for importers to have a clearer idea of the market in China and allow you to plan ahead if prices for your essential materials seem to … Continue reading

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My Manufacturer Is Forcing Me To Accept Poor Quality! | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 11)

Sometimes your Chinese supplier will use various dirty tricks to push you into accepting products that don’t reach your quality standard. Why could this happen and what can you do about it? Find out here with a helpful example and … Continue reading

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Plastic, Silicone, Steel, and Others: Updated China Raw Materials Costs (August ’21)

Here’s an August update to add to our posts on the costs of China raw materials this year (2021) when many importers have been dismayed by rising raw material prices. For this reason, we’re trying to give you some visibility … Continue reading

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What are your 4 options when sourcing suppliers in China? [Podcast]

In this episode of our podcast, our CEO and your host Renaud and Adrian from the team discuss your four China sourcing options: Commissioned agents Trading companies Third-party service providers (like Sofeast) who provide sourcing as a paid service Doing … Continue reading

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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

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We’re Buying Medical Devices From China And Are Worried Our Supplier Isn’t Legit | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (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

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Exploring How To Improve Supplier Performance [Podcast]

In This Episode… Here at Sofeast our customers regularly ask us: “How do I get my suppliers to improve?” A large 70% of importers said that their greatest challenge when working with suppliers in China is improving performance. So, our … Continue reading

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Plastic, Silicone, Steel, and Others: Updated China Raw Materials Costs (June ’21)

If you have been following our posts on the costs of China raw materials this year (2021) you will have seen that the prices have been rising rapidly in some cases. Add this to the shipping delays and increased logistics … Continue reading

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How To Find The Best Electronic Component Suppliers in China At The Best Price?

A question we’re asked by SMEs who are trying to source electronic component suppliers in China is if it’s possible to find someone who can source suppliers who’re the ‘best’ in the market and also get the ‘best price’ possible. … Continue reading

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