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 Manage Defective Products
Whether you decide to save this article for your next rainy day with a supplier, or you are facing these issues currently, the bad news is, if you’re in a position where you’ve received defective products from a supplier, and you’re looking for answers, then you have already failed.
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...
Environmentally Friendly Ways of Manufacturing in China
How many individual products have you produced in the lifetime of your business? How many plastic bags were thrown away after your products arrived at your customer's doors? How much carbon emissions have gone into the atmosphere because of your brand?
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...
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