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Best way to send product specifications to China suppliers

by Asia Quality Focus team

When placing an order with a china supplier, sending product specifications is essential. They are one of the key elements to ensure the success of the project. Sometimes the product specifications, themselves are lengthy and the files are quite big. What are the best ways to send product specifications to China suppliers?


Chinese internet

The Chinese internet is restricted and there are limitations to what one can access. For various reasons (some political), a number of online services and social networking sites have been banned. One of the more noteworthy site is facebook but there are many others used in our business such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Product specifications for China suppliers

The product specifications are necessary for the buyer to explain to the supplier its requirements in terms of quality. It is one of the fundamental aspects to avoid quality issues during production. They should be clearly explained; the more details the better.

Way to send product specifications to China suppliers

Complete product specifications involve assorted files of text and pictures. Sending them via email is not the most reliable means. The best way and most secure is to use online booking platforms however; they are only offered by third party inspection companies, factories do not offer such a service.

As an alternative, documents can be shared via the cloud, particularly a Chinese cloud, as most of the others are blocked. The most recommended is As all is in Chinese, the AQF team prepared a useful guideline: upload guideline.

And you: how do you send your product specifications to China suppliers?

Read the original article here.

The Asia Quality Focus team is an international team of specialists in product inspections, factory audits, lab testing and product certifications for all kinds of consumer goods. To share experience and opinions in how to better and safer source in Asia they created the Quality Control Blog. Feel free to contact them here.

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