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DIY Sourcing From China Part 1: Good Fit, Sourcing, Vetting, & Backups [Podcast]

In this episode of the podcast: What are your 4 options when sourcing suppliers in China? [Podcast] we discussed that sourcing your own new suppliers in China was an option open to importers. So, let’s say you want to find … 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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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.

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How To Qualify A Contract Manufacturer Or Component Supplier [Podcast]

We’re often asked how to qualify a contract manufacturer or component supplier. In this episode, Renaud explores the best practices importers could follow when sourcing new manufacturers or suppliers in China, or beyond. This includes sourcing options (who to use), … Continue reading

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How To Validate Your Supplier’s Factory’s Production Capacity (From Abroad) [Podcast]

You can’t visit suppliers in China due to coronavirus. How can you validate their production capacity without going on-site? As we head into 2021 travelling to see suppliers in Asia, in particular China, remains difficult for most buyers due to … Continue reading

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Tips For Continually Getting Good Results From A New Supplier | Vetting Chinese Suppliers (Part 11) [Podcast]

You’ve successfully vetted and started working with a new Chinese supplier. What’s next? In our mini-series on vetting Chinese suppliers, you will already have learnt about due diligence, factory audits and visits, exploring testing facilities, and much more when it comes … Continue reading

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7 Signs That Your Chinese Factory Is Poorly Managed [Infographic]

A poorly managed factory in China can cause you lots of problems. No matter if it’s your own factory or that of your supplier, these red flags spell danger for your business. So, what are the 7 telltale signs that … Continue reading

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27 Questions To Ask During A China Factory Visit

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

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Producing Private Label Products From Existing Products In China: 3 Supplier Options

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?

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Developing New Products? Which Suppliers Are The Right Fit For You?

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?

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