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ChinaImportal

Type of company: Industry research, supplier checks, product compliance

Services offered: Industry report, supplier check report, product compliance guides

Services for Amazon sellers: Product compliance guides

Product specialization: Watches & accessories, apparel & textiles, electronics, toys & children's products, materials, machinery & parts, promotional products

Year established: 2014

No. of full-time employees: 5

Testimonial 1:

“We’ve found Chinaimportal an invaluable partner when it comes to streamlining our overseas procurement processes. The in depth reporting provided helps us quickly identify suitable manufacturing partners. What could be an almost impossible search on our own becomes a swift and easily manageable process in partnership with Chinaimportal.” - Edward Dawson, Director, Compton Media Ltd, United Kingdom

Testimonial 2:

“I worked with Chinaimportal to assist me in the sourcing and auditing process for my first order from China. I was first exposed to Chinaimportal through the excellent information they put on their blog regarding the product sourcing and development process. I am excited about growing my eCommerce business and I plan to use Chinaimportal for my future sourcing efforts.” - Davidson Hepburn, Managing Director, Gold Tiger Holdings

Contact details:

Contact person & title: Ivan Malloci, Director

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Tel: (44) 2038236385

Website: www.chinaimportal.com

Blog: www.chinaimportal.com/blog

Headquarters/administrative office address: 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom

Branch offices: Shanghai

 

China Sourcing Service Center

Type of company: Clearing house of service providers

Services offered: Sourcing, inspections/factory audits/quality control, engineering & design, due diligence, tool & die shops/tooling stewards, assembly/black box manufacturing, logistics, lawyers, debt collections, business intelligence/investigations/ surveillance, company formation & outsourced accounting, dispute resolution

Services for Amazon sellers: Above mentioned services are applicable

Product specialization: All products

Year established: 2010

No. of full-time employees: Less than 50

Testimonial 1:

“I have found nothing but the sort of people who I can trust. They have a palpable level of honesty, integrity and character… three of the attributes I consider crucial to our success in China. I had the expertise at my disposal that I would expect from a top consulting firm.” - US-based designer, importer and distributor of medical

Testimonial 2:

“I would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the efforts and assistance provided to us. When our previous China partners left us in a precarious situation, our new partners jumped in on short notice. We have received exemplary service and are more than satisfied with the working relationships that have been facilitated for us among our buyers, sellers, shipping partners, customs brokers and other entities involved in the trade of our specific product. I would like to acknowledge their hard work, extraordinary patience and commitment to assisting us.” - Sales and service team leader at US-based investor and manufacturer

Contact details:

Fill out the form at: http://sourcingservicecenter.com/getting-started-contact/

Website: www.sourcingservicecenter.com

Blog: www.chinasourcinginfo.org/

Administrative headquarters: CSSC Annex, #2 2nd Floor, Building #6, Huimin Huayuan, Luosha Dong Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518004

Branch office: Buji, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

 

Easy Imex Ltd

Type of company: Third-party sourcing and QC inspection agency

Services offered: Sourcing, negotiating, quality control, shipping, custom/tax/duty, factory tours

Services for Amazon sellers: Services available

Product specialization: Consumer products

Year established: 2006

No. of full-time employees: 10-20

Testimonial 1:

“Easy Imex have been a reliable, efficient supplier over the years, sourcing products for our company, working with our required branding, specific labeling and facilitating logistics from within China to ship into Australia. We highly recommend working with Easy Imex and plan to continue our supplier relationship for years to come.” - Kirstienne Enriquez, International Logistics/Compliance Manager, Appco Group Prosales Pty Ltd, Australia

Testimonial 2:

“We engaged Easy Imex in 2009 to source a range of consumable products, esky bags and promotional merchandise. The service was fast, efficient and professional. We'd previously worked with another importer and had some major quality issues. Over the 12 containers ordered to date the product quality has been excellent. I'd happily endorse Easy Imex to other importers.” - Matthew Rolfe, Aussie Farmers Direct

Contact details:

Contact person: Adam Gilbourne, Founder

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Phone: (86-21) 3363-2422, (86) 138-1651-5524

Website: www.easyimex.com

Blog: www.easyimex.com/blog/

Administrative headquarters: International Gateway Plaza, Suite 3001, Building A, 325 Tian Yao Qiao Road, Shanghai, China 200030

 

Guided Imports

Type of company: Third-party sourcing

Services offered: Full service sourcing project management, managing all aspects of sourcing, manufacturing and logistics

Services for Amazon sellers: FBA Prep & Product Photography

Product specialization: All consumer grade products

Year established: 2013

No. of full-time employees: 9

Testimonial 1:

“Guided Imports is an Amazing company to work with, they have a dedicated staff of wonderful hard working people with great communication. It's a paid service and you can have them help you from beginning to end. I have sourced things and brought them into the country myself and I can tell you hands down they take the guess work out of the entire process.” - Brad Kimes, CEO, Beach Buddy, US

Testimonial 2:

“Guided Imports was hands down, the key to my success.  I wanted to import (and private label) products from China to sell via Shopify and Amazon FBA and had been looking around for months for a reputable, fair-priced option to help me.  When I spoke with Sam at Guided Imports I could immediately sense I made the right decision.  Now, 3 months later, I couldn’t possibly be happier with the results.  I’m a customer for life!” - Eric Barrett, CEO, Kimi Cow LLC, US

Contact details:

Contact person & title: Samuel Boyd, Founder and CEO

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Tel: (86-755) 27729649

Website: www.guidedimports.com

Blog URL: www.guidedimports.com/blog

Headquarter/administrative office address: Suite 406, Gonglehuating Bldg, Yintian Zhiyi Rd, Bao'an, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Branch offices: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Trenton US

 

IMEX Sourcing Services

Type of company: Sourcing & quality control

Services offered: Sourcing, new product development, quality control, inspections, logistics & Amazon FBA-related services

Services for Amazon sellers: End to End services for FBA sellers, from product development to fulfilment to FBA warehouses

Product specialization: Consumer goods & industrial products

Year established: 2008

No. of full-time employees: 10-50

Testimonial 1:

“I have worked with IMEX for a long time now and Ash understands the manufacturing & sourcing in China extremely well. He is a thorough professional & works with a lot of attention to detail. Ash has helped us manage & organise our imports in a very systematic manner which has helped us improve efficiency & most importantly rid us of the daily stresses and small issues dealing with our suppliers in China” - CEO & Founder, Fenix Media Solutions

Testimonial 2:

“I've been working with Ashish and his team for approximately 6 months now and received a few shipments from the IMEX Sourcing Group. I must say it's a breath of fresh air to have a detail oriented team working for me in China. Having Ashish's team on the ground and sourcing factories and inspecting my products has been great & their communication with factories is wonderful. I'm glad they have the relationships to work things through even when products fail QC and are there to make things right. Thanks for the work and I look forward to continuing our business relationship.” - Jeff Rendek, Xtreme Sport DV Ltd

Contact details:

Contact person & title: Ashish Monga, founder

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Tel: (86) 13632344550, (86-20) 38248421

Website: www.imexsourcingservices.com

Blog: www.thesourcingblog.com

Headquarter/administrative office address: 508 Tianshou Building, 105 Tianshou Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou, China

 

InTouch Manufacturing Services

Type of company: Third-party QC inspection, auditing and sourcing agency

Services offered: Furniture, cookware, softlines, consumer electronics, promotional goods, home décor & appliances, timepieces, industrial goods, packaging

Product specialization: Cookware, softlines (raw fabric, garments), consumer

Year established: 2008

No. of full-time employees: 45

Testimonial 1:

“Your consistent attention to detail and expert recommendations have allowed us to proactively ensure that our manufacturing partners are reputable, reliable and (above all) socially responsible.” - Seth Lapine, VP of Retail Sales, Lapine Inc., US

Testimonial 2:

“As a result of our partnership with InTouch, we no longer experience the delivery of defective product in the US, late shipments from our suppliers, or the numerous other problems that had troubled our overseas manufacturing.” - Henry Lodge, President, Lodge Manufacturing, US

Contact details:

Contact person: Andrew Reich, General Manager

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Phone: (86-755) 89821413, (1-443) 4856415

Website: www.intouch-quality.com

Blog: http://www.intouch-quality.com/blog/

Administrative headquarters: 13T, 13th Floor, Lvhua Building, No. 2 Huanlin Street, Shangmei Lin Area, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

 

Mandarin-Gear / ImportDojo

Type of company: Sourcing and trading company

Services offered: Sourcing, Import Courses, FBA courses, Mechandising

Services for Amazon sellers: Guidance and course on FBA

Product specialization: Electronics, household products, lighting, consumer appliances, garden tools

Year established: 2014

No. of full-time employees: 4

Testimonial:

“I have been a member of quite a few « online coachings » in various niches, but I must say that the Importdojo Masterclass is definitely one of the best of them. Manuel goes beyond himself to deliver value and always makes himself available to respond to any questions. He’s always the first to reply in the private Facebook group with his deep insights and regularly offers google hangouts to solve the member’s problems live. He know his stuff in and out and always points you in the right direction. Definitely one of the best purchases I’ve made online in a very long time.” - Michael Sozachevsky, France FBA seller

Contact details:

Contact person & title: Manuel Becvar, CEO

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Tel: (852) 53383920

Website: www.importdojo.com, www.mandarin-gear.com

Blog URL: www.mandarin-gear.com

Headquarter/administrative office address: Mandarin-Gear Ltd, Room 1256, 12F, International Industrial Bld., 175 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Branch office: Hong Kong

 

PassageMaker

Type of company: Outsourced infrastructure, manpower and management for sourcing and manufacturing

Services offered: Sourcing, vendor coordination, supply chain management, contract assembly, inspection, packaging

Services for Amazon sellers: Services available. On behalf of the client, PassageMaker looks after China side issues so the client can focus on the product, sales & marketing

Product specialization: Medical components, home & garden, agriculture, gifts & toys, components & industrial goods, automotive, textiles

Year established: 2001

No. of full-time employees: 112

Testimonial 1:

“PassageMaker bent over backwards, so I didn’t get bent over forwards by my suppliers.” - Paul S., General Manager of a tier 1 manufacturer and importer in the automotive industry, Ohio, US

Testimonial 2:

“I wanted to compliment the PassageMaker organization. The folks there made it easy to produce in China and I cannot tell you how fortunate I am to have met them, actions speak louder than words!” - General Manager, Bar Code supplier to major retailers, US

Contact details:

Contact: Fill out the form at: www.psschina.com/contact-us/

Website: www.psschina.com

Blog: www.psschina.com/category/china-business-blog/

Administrative headquarters: #2, 2nd Floor, Building #6, Huiming Huayuan, Luosha Dong Lu, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

 

Inspection

AsiaInspection

Type of company: Third-party QC inspection agency

Services offered: AI is a global leading quality control and compliance service provider that partners with brands, retailers and importers around the world to secure, manage and optimize their supply chain. AI performs Supplier Audits Programs, Product Inspections and Laboratory Testing. Clients from over 120 countries worldwide benefit from web-based mobile friendly account management, fast scheduling and highly competitive all-inclusive pricing: $309 for Product Inspections and $629 for Factory Audits. AI guarantees to be onsite within 48 hours of booking and compiling a detailed report available online, the same day as the inspection. With over 1000 inspectors and auditors classified by product range and account managers speaking over 40 languages, AsiaInspection is Your Eyes in the Factory™

Product specialization: All products

Year established: 2005

No. of full-time employees: 1,500

Testimonial:

“In support of its high standards for social responsibility and conduct, the Boy Scouts of America uses AsiaInspection to conduct social compliance audits to ensure that our supplier network abides by the highest health, social and safety standards.” - Global Sourcing, Boy Scouts of America, Supply Group

Contact details:

Contact person: Pierre-Nicolas Disser, Chief Sales Officer

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Phone: (852) 83321345

Website: www.asiainspection.com

Administrative headquarters: 5F, Dah Sing Life Building, 99 - 105 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

Branch office: Founded in Hong Kong, AI has 19 offices globally, operates in over 70 countries and has over 1500 employees from over 70 nationalities. AI performs Inspections, Laboratory Testing, Ethical and Manufacturing Audit Programs in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. For a detailed coverage map visit www.asiainspection.com/quality-control-coverage.

 

Asia Quality Focus

Type of company: Third-party QC inspection agency (AQSIQ licensed and ISO 9001 certified), offering a bespoke online system to book and manage any service online.

Services offered: Quality control and quality assurance services in 14 countries in Asia easily managed via our online system within our website. Our services include product inspection services at different stages of the production, unique complementary services such as our defect sorting service, production monitoring and Intellectual Property inspection service, audit services (factory, social, environmental), laboratory testing and product certifications.

Services for Amazon sellers: Most services are applicable for Amazon sellers

Product specialization: Consumer goods (hardlines, electrical & electronics, softlines, luxury goods, including textiles, toys, gifts, home & kitchen products, furniture, electronics, lighting, ceramics), automotive products

Year established: 2007

No. of full-time employees: 150

Testimonial 1:

“Before we started using AQF, by the time we discovered quality issues with our goods, they had left the factory and the factory acted like it was not their problem. Now our problems are fixed before we receive the stock and the customers will not have to complain to us after receiving their stock. We are very happy with your great service.” - Ian Black Smith, CEO, SGA Furniture, Australia

Testimonial 2:

 “Asia Quality Focus provided us with fast, economical and accurate inspections at two of our new suppliers in China. We gave them the exact criteria and parameters of what we were looking for in the quality of the product we were purchasing. They were able to complete the inspections within 2-3 days and provide us with a complete inspection report including photos. They even directed our supplier to correct some of the problems that they found based upon our inspection criteria. We would definitely use Asia Quality Focus for future inspections!” - P. Zazzara, President of a leading baby product company, US

Contact details:

Contact person: Claire Piccinno, Marketing Manager

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Phone: (852) 39098298

Website: www.asiaqualityfocus.com

Blog: www.asiaqualityfocus.com/blog/

Administrative headquarters: Room 1318, 13F, 610 Nathan Road, Hollywood Plaza, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Branch office: Shenzhen

 

Pro QC International

Type of company: Quality control & engineering solutions

Services offered: Product inspections, initial supplier audits, ISO & GMP audits, product testing, corrective action

Year established: 1984

No. of full-time employees: 149

Testimonial 1:

“Pro QC helps by augmenting our internal resources to provide expanded QC coverage of our Asia supply chain. This is particularly valuable to us in locations outside of mainland China where we do not have our own QC resources.” - Mitch Whitlow, Business Manager, Supply Chain Management & Quality, MSC Industrial Supply, US

Testimonial 2:

"Pro QC's inspection reports include more specific details, which makes it easier for us to understand and track the inspection process and results. Through the inspection activities, we see extensive information about the suppliers, such as warehouse management, production scales, manpower, etc. We also acquire advice from Pro QC regarding solutions to improve product quality and delivery schedule." - Bob Chen, Hard Goods, Merchandise and QC Manager, Salvatore Falabella (Shanghai office), Chile

Contact details:

Contact person: Bruno Singier, Sales & Marketing Director, Europe, Middle East & Asia (Asia), Jennifer Stepniowski, Regional Director (North America)

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Phone: (886-2) 28322990 (Asia), (1-813) 2524770 (North America)

Website: ww.proqc.com

Blog: http://blog.proqc.com

Headquarter/administrative office address: 14502 North Dale Mabry Highway - Suite 331 - Tampa, FL 33618

Branch offices: Over 38 countries

 

Sofeast Ltd

Type of agency: QA agency that provides personalized services to SMEs in China

Services offered: Factory quality/social audits, manufacturing process improvements

Services for Amazon sellers: Services available. For more information on what is provided, go to www.sofeast.com/services-fba-sellers-china

Product specialization: Industrial and commercial products, electronics

Year established: 2006

No. of full-time employees: 11-50

Testimonial 1:

“We have used Sofeast's services in different parts of China, and they maintained the same level of service. Booking an audit is simple and we receive their findings very fast. We feel much safer with their team on our side.” - American Duchess Co., US

Testimonial 2:

“We have been working with Sofeast for 4 years, and so far we are very happy about their level of service and their commitment to adapt to our needs. Their processes are simple and user-friendly, and their reports are easy to understand.” - Gazon d'Avenir, France

Contact details:

Contact person: Renaud Anjoran, General Manager

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Phone: (852) 8175-8177

Website: www.sofeast.com

Blog: www.qualityinspection.org

Administrative headquarters: Room. 303, East Ocean Centre, 98 Granville Road, TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Branch office: Foshan, Guangdong, China

 

V-Trust Inspection Service Co., Ltd

Type of company: Third-party QC inspection agency with in-house lab, certified by ISO 9001, CNAS17020, IFIA and AAFA, ASI official partner. 110+ full-time inspectors; 45+ customer service and technical managers

Services offered: Inspection services (pre-shipment inspection, during production inspection, sample check and container loading supervision, production monitoring); audits (factory audit, social audit, credit audit, audit training); laboratory testing; product certificate

Product specialization: All products, especially consumer electronics, home appliances, lighting products, furniture & furnishing, textiles & garments, jewelry products, hard goods and soft goods

Year established: 2003

No. of full-time employees: More than 160

Testimonial 1:

“We have been working with V-Trust for inspections in Guangdong and Zhejiang since the end of 2004. Now V-Trust is the sole agency for our quality control in China. Compared to other large QC companies we have used, we're quite satisfied by V-Trust only using full-time inspector and their hard working team. We get better inspection services while cutting our QC budget by 50%.” - Jacques Babilon, Managing Director, Babilon Sarl, France

Testimonial 2:

“V-Trust Inspection is our 'eyes-and-ears' in China –with strong technology support and amazing quick response even at weekend and deep night, coupled with professional service and experienced reliability. Their highly skilled inspection teams allow us to deliver flawless products to our clients, time after time.” - Ronnie Miller, Director, Hill Bazaar Inc., US

Contact details:

Contact person: Clara Chen, Customer Service Director

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Tel: (86-20) 89089880, 89089928

Website: www.v-trust.com/

Blog: http://blog.v-trust.com/

Headquarter/administrative office address: 1507-1509 West Tower, Poly World Trade Centre, 1000 Xingang Road E., Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Branch offices: Shenzhen, Xiamen, Ningbo, Suzhou, Zibo Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Beiliu, Zhuzhou, Jiujiang, Hefei, Zhengzhou

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