Which issue would you concern most when handling the international trade?
By Fiona Cai Jul 06, 2015 0 comments
By Alicja Oct 08, 2013 0 comments
If you have ever had the opportunity to negotiate with Chinese suppliers, you would know that the word “impossible” does not exist on this market. It is enough to look around in Chinese streets full of well known trademarks or products that really look like famous brands. So when you think about it, there should be nothing easier than finding a manufacturer who created those.
With the growing economy and increase of overseas interests in China, competition is forcing companies to attract and keep customers satisfied. Hiring multinational staff, improving customer’s data base, keeping track of valued customers, providing more assistance throughout the orders and making sure the customers interests are being take care of, are a few very important points that we can notice factories are developing day-by-day.
By Wing Lin Jul 04, 2013 0 comments
Before buying from China, most purchasers will need to take this question into account: Who should I do business with? Shall I purchase directly from manufacturers or from a trading company?
Our answer is “it depends”. Purchasers should choose the right supplier according to their own needs. This point is explained more in our Blog entitled Trading Companies Vs Factories.
The 31st China Guangzhou International Furniture Fair opened in the Canton Fair exhibition hall, which is located in Pazhou, Guangzhou. Compared with the previous years, this fair had some new highlights.
1. The visitors flow rate had a noticeable increase compared with the last (30th) CIFF fair in autumn. Some of the booths had many visitors which meant the staff at those booths were all very busy.</p>
First experiences at fairs can vary for different people, some find them useful and informative whilst others find them daunting and exhausting. Fairs in China will cater for all individuals; there are many specialist fairs, for example exclusively for machinery, lighting, furniture or jewelry. On the other hand there are a few major fairs, like the Canton Fair. Here you will find all sorts of products from many different manufacturers, the assortment is staggering.
Almost every buyer has met with the delayed delivery problem before. It is such a headache especially when you are purchasing seasonal items or products for important projects. As a matter of fact, not all delayed shipments were caused unavoidably. Sometimes, the manufacturers have internal communication problems and make mistakes in the production arrangement; sometimes, the factory rushes other customer’s orders/production while delaying yours.
Products with the “Made in China” label have always been perceived as having one meaning: “Price, good! Quality, Not good!”. A quote from a piece of wide-published news in July clearly states the embarrassing status of “Made in China” in the eyes of people overseas. Even though they still continue to buy Chinese-made products, many are not confident with their quality.
You were emailing with your overseas suppliers about the new orders. The supplier was replying with their bank information. You were arranging the payment via wire transfer…
Sometimes clients ask how we actually work at the factory.
Our slogan says: “Helping buyers sleep better”, and we have been bearing it in mind as a guideline when performing our job. We regard it not only as our slogan, but as a goal we are trying our best to achieve each inspection we conduct...
It is said there are hundreds of inspection service providers in China nowadays. Some of them, as big as SGS, Intertek or Bureau Veritas, are multi-national giants with more than 100 years history. Some of them, as small as self-employed inspectors, that have only 2 or 3 staff all together.
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