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I’m developing a new product, is it too early for me to work with Sofeast?

Let’s say you’re just starting to design a new electro-mechanical product that is very new and relatively complex and want to outsource its design, testing, and prototyping for eventual manufacturing in China. You are no doubt concerned with IP protection … Continue reading

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What types of supply chain management solutions do Sofeast offer?

Supplier Background Checks Project & Supplier Management

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What are supplier background checks?

Sofeast carry out these checks to assure you that a potential supplier is not a ‘scammer’ and has their story straight, is offering competitive pricing, and is a good match for your business.

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Do I need to run these checks?

If you are concerned about being scammed or employing a middle-man posing as a factory to produce your orders (and you should be) then you should run background checks.

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Where can I find out more about Sofeast’s supplier background checks?

Follow this link to explore our background checks, and learn more about what they include, the cost, and how long they take.

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Is there a reliable website that tracks costs of cold rolled steel, aluminum, zinc, plastics, corrugate, etc?

If you work with supplier in Chia who keep raising the costs of materials unexpectedly you can check actual costs using www.sci99.com. Please note, it’s not cheap, though.

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What should our suppliers know, before sending their goods to your FTZ facility?

There are 2 cases. Materials coming from outside mainland China These MUST be sent by following these rules: Do no use express courier. Use only air freight (to Shenzhen or HK airport) or ocean freight (to HK port only). Materials … Continue reading

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I’m importing Lithium Ion batteries into the USA. What are the safety guidelines I need to comply with?

For American importers, we’ve created this whitepaper exploring the Lithium Ion Battery Safety Guidelines For US Imports. Just hit the button below to read it – no download required!

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What’s the difference between LFP, NMC, and NCA secondary cell chemistries?

The terms LFP, NMC, and NCA all refer to different chemistries commonly used in lithium secondary cells. LFP: lithium iron phosphate NMC: lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide NCA: lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide Between 2015 to 2018 NMC pouch and … Continue reading

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Is it easy to dropship products out of the Shenzhen Free Trade Zone?

It is possible, but not always easy. Please give us the details of your product and we will confirm. We usually do drop shipping from our Dongguan facility, not from our Shenzhen facility.

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