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An in-person factory visit to your Chinese supplier’s facility is a great opportunity to get a deep understanding of who they are and if they’re capable of fulfilling your requirements. Your factory visit should be a fact-finding exercise rather than … Continue reading
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?
If you’re developing new products and need to find a manufacturer in China or Vietnam to produce your great idea, what are your options?
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
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
Be warned, numerous nasty surprises await small buyers in China! But don’t worry, I’ll outline some of the common ones so you can either be prepared to face them or avoid them completely!
October is a major month of the China trade fair season, with the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, and some other shows in Hong Kong. Many importers will be getting ready to head over to China to source new manufacturers or … Continue reading
Are you looking for assistance to find suppliers in China? Sofeast can help you with that. Keep reading to see our suggested sourcing process and how we take the pain out of sourcing new suppliers for importers:
I see some well-meaning importers who pay to audit factories based on a checklist inspired by the ISO9001 standard. However, I am really questioning the value of a factory audit on a small factory (below 400-600 workers). Here’s why…