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Things to know about Outsourcing to China

Another batch of possible changes during the China sourcing process

By Jacob Yount

The China sourcing process, whether quoting an existing stock item or developing something from scratch, is more than pulling a lever on a machine. Because the human element is involved, from RFQ to delivery, something is very likely to get off course.

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Importing sunglasses & eyewear from China: A complete guide

By Fredrik Grönkvist

About to import Sunglasses from China? In this guide, you’ll learn what you must know before getting started, including:

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9 mistakes that can kill your import business

By Mike Bellamy

Thanks to the internet it is fairly easy for a small buyer to place an order direct to an Asia supplier. Starting an online store or small business has never been easier. But the sad fact is that most of these startups and first time FBA importers don’t survive the first year. Here are the 9 mistakes which can kill your import business:

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The one thing that can save 25% shipping from China to Amazon FBA

By Brian Pitchford

Let’s cut to the chase. How would you like to see a significant decrease in your shipping cost from China? Who wouldn’t right? Give me five minutes and I’ll show you how to save 25% on your total shipping bill, eliminate the confusion around logistics out of China and reduce your stress as you import your physical product from China. 

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Importing from China to Singapore: A complete guide

By Fredrik Gronkvist

Singapore is a country that’s punching far above its weight. With a population of only 5.4 million, the size of its economy is on par with many of its far bigger Southeast Asian neighbors.

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Fundraising on Kickstarter & making in China: How to NOT fail

By Fredrik Gronkvist

At a time when banks often refuse to support startups and small business, crowdfunding may become the only option.

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Huaqiangbei in the electronics supply chain

By Renaud Anjoran

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Last week, a journalist asked me questions about the electronics market located around HuaQiangBei road in the center of Shenzhen.

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Importing from China to the UK: A complete guide

By Fredrik Grönkvist

About to Import products from China to the United Kingdom? Eager to know how the ‘Brexit’ will affect your business?

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Buyer sourcing approach: Read my mind and do it right!

By Jacob Yount

A large portion of sourcing and product development is tackled from the position of “Read my mind and do it right.” Ok, this is not literally said or even thought, but the practical actions of the would-be-buyer reflect this attitude.

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13 mistakes made by the DIY importer

By Sam Boyd

Common Mistakes Made by DIY Importers

I could write a book on all the potential mistakes that could be made when sourcing from China.

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5 steps to successfully deal with suppliers in Asia

By Asia Quality Focus team

5 steps to successfully deal with suppliers in Asia

The frenzy of April’s trade shows is far away now and you collected many contacts for a potential supplier deal in Asia. What do you do next? Follow these five easy steps to successfully deal with suppliers in Asia.

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How to keep product costs down as a startup importer

By Fredrik Grönkvist

Going from idea to packaged and delivered product is often a lot more complex and costly than one might first thing. There are plenty of failed Kickstarter funders that can testify to that.

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Buying private label products in China: A complete guide

By Fredrik Grönkvist

Importing Private Label Products from China is a shortcut to success. How hard can it be to just pick a product, send over a logo file and start selling something on Amazon? Well, as I explain in this article, reality is a lot more complex than what many importers may think.

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Top 3 tips for Amazon FBA sellers shipping from China

By John O' Grady

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I have been talking about shipping from China a lot recently, today let's focus that a bit more for Amazon FBA sellers. I will run through 3 tips on delivering imports to Amazon correctly. Also there is a link to the Essential shipping from China Documents Part 2. This shows 12 different templates used to book, process and track your shipment by a professional international freight forwarder. Basically covering the whole process from the shipping agents perspective and follows up nicely our successful piece on how to price to my door from China?

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In China sourcing & order control, a follow-up can be…

By Jacob Yount

During your China project and order control, systematic contact with your supplier, brings a world of results. Right importing from China (or any developing nation) is proactive and calculates possible scenarios.

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Importing from China: An average snapshot of your first order

By John O' Grady

Once you have had that great idea to start importing from China, it would be good to know what to expect from your first order.

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