by Etienne CharlierThe reality of sourcing in China is changing fast. The time when it was enough to find a reliable Chinese supplier to secure a strong advantage over competitors is over. Today, [ ... ]
by David Chen The border measures taken by the Chinese Customs has been ever increasing. Recently starting in late October, export shipments involving UL, HDMI, Bluetooth, SD marks etc, which are wid [ ... ]
by John Niggl Whether you’re a world-renowned chef or a homeowner who dabbles in the culinary arts, you want to be sure you’re cooking with quality pots and pans. Take it from the quality experts [ ... ]
by Asia Quality Focus team In order to better communicate with your Chinese supplier or Chinese vendor, you should know how to give and receive business cards in China. See below the 10 rules about [ ... ]
by Etienne CharlierIf you wanted to make sure your system failed quickly, you would do exactly like the supplier where we took these photos. One of the most difficult electro-mechanical systems t [ ... ]
by Andrew Hupert Westerners have to stop fighting the clock when negotiating in China. It is killing us. Every time you tell your Chinese counterparty when you are returning home, you give away a [ ... ]
by Mike Bellamy Back in 2011, I wrote a blog post called “seconds from sourcing disaster” using the format of the National Geographic channel program called “seconds from disaster.” Today we [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran Many small importers wonder if sending money to a Hong Kong company is safe. This article will be structured as an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. I tried to give a clear p [ ... ]
Even the smallest miscommunication with a China supplier can result in unexpected and undesirable situations.
“Mistakes can happen for a variety of reasons including, poor communication internally i [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran These days, it seems the same subject of conversation comes up whenever I meet with a sourcing agent: does their activity have a future? It is a very wide question, and as such it [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran
These days, it seems the same subject of conversation comes up whenever I meet with a sourcing agent: does their activity have a future?
It is a very wide question, and as such it invites a nuanced answer. Actually I don’t want to provide answers — just a few pointers.
Let’s start by decomposing the traditional processes managed by the sourcing agent.