The internet has made everything easier. This includes sourcing where a simple word search can pull up thousands of products, and inquiries and ordering can be done anytime, anywhere. So long as you’re connected to the Net, at least.
Watch: Global Sources FutureFinders discovers how stress-free sourcing online can be.
Unplugging in “import-ese” involves meeting suppliers face-to-face, usually via factory visits or trade shows, to build guanxi. And guanxi, which can be translated literally as relationships or connections, is essential for a buyer looking to find a trade partner and forge long-term trust-filled partnerships with China suppliers.
This is why the smart and practical buyer like Jack Stiles considers trade shows the best option for face-to-face meetings.
|The pixel speaker from Shenzhen Divoom Technology Co. Ltd connects via Bluetooth and is app-enabled.|
|The 1688I from Wenzhou Qiuyi Gift Co. Ltd is a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle made of art paper and EPS foam board.|
|Manking Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd’s TWS earbuds with charging case uses Bluetooth 5.0.|
|LRX Costume Weaving Co. Ltd offers the LRX-AW00020 model, a monokini featuring a figure-hugging symmetrical print.|
Want to see more of Jack’s trade show sourcing experience? It’s coming…soon.