Chinese New Year 2020: 4 Things To Know To Avoid Setbacks
If you have been importing from China, you have probably heard (or experienced) stories of production and shipping disruptions during the Chinese New Year (CNY). If this upcoming CNY is your first, let us guide you keep your supply chain ahead of the game while mitigating any adverse impact.
Tariff Talk: Is it Time to Leave China?
With tariff’s in full swing I am seeing many importers frantically making appointments with their customs brokers, tax attorneys, logistics agents, as well as us, their sourcing agent, all trying to make sense of the increase in costs attributed these tariffs. Unfortunately, everyone is taking a hit on this, and no matter what solution business owners...
How to Build & Leverage Better Supplier Relationships
Factories are a dime a dozen, but good factories can be worth their weight in gold. Anytime you find a good factory, value it equal to your best customer. If you can set your long-term goals to constantly identify quality factories and strengthening your relationships with them, you’ll quickly begin to learn about the world successful...
The Shoestring Budget Guide: Turning Your Product Idea into a Prototype and Preparing for Sourcing
I have been reviewing product ideas and getting them prepared for manufacturing for the past six years. When a client comes to me with visions of having their designs on cocktail napkins manufactured and turned into the next viral product, my responses are almost always something that inevitably...
6 Common Mistakes Americans Make When Sourcing & Importing From China
This infographic will get you on track when importing from China. Ecommerce sellers from the USA who sell on Amazon, Shopify, Ebay, Jet, WalMart or any other channel tend to make the same basic mistakes when they buy direct from China.
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