RFQ & Price Research in China – A Complete Guide

RFQ & Price Research in China – A Complete Guide

Before you can make a supplier selection you need data. Such data include pricing, tooling costs, MOQ requirements, supplier information, certificates and payment terms. In this article, we explain how you can develop a system for acquiring this information. The purpose, and preferred outcome, of this process is to gather enough data so that you can make profitability calculations, and… Read more →

Electronics Regulations & Standards: Ensuring Compliance in China

Electronics Regulations & Standards: Ensuring Compliance in China

Most countries and markets, including the United States, the European Union, Canada and Australia, sets strict requirements for the performance and safety of electronics products. This should not come as a surprise, but the complexities of ensuring compliance with overseas electronics regulations and standards, in China, is not as obvious. In this article, we explain how you can avoid compliance… Read more →

Fake phone charger

Importing Electronics from China – A Complete Guide

Importing Electronics from China is riddled with pitfalls, and puts high requirements on both the buyer, and the manufacturer. In this product guide, we explain what you must know to select a reliable electronics manufacturer, OEM production and private labels. We also guide you through complex product regulations, and explain why hoping for the best isn’t a wise decision. Electronics Product… Read more →

ODM smart band in Shenzhen

Importing ODM Products from China – A Complete Guide

Today, Chinese manufacturers in virtually all industries can offer a wide range of ‘catalog products’, or ODM (Original Design Manufacturing) products, serving as a ‘ready made template’. You can choose to buy the ODM product as a no name product, or have it branded with your company logo. You can even make small modifications, including the change of colors, materials… Read more →

Phone Accessory & Part Manufacturers in China – A Complete Guide

Phone Accessory & Part Manufacturers in China – A Complete Guide

    In this product guide, we explain what you must know about importing mobile phone and tablet accessories and replacement parts. Keep reading, and learn more about China’s electronics and phone accessory manufacturing centers, product developing and branding. In addition, you can also learn more about European Union and US regulations, applicable to different types of phone accessories and… Read more →

The Guide to Product Testing Costs When Importing from Asia

The Guide to Product Testing Costs When Importing from Asia

Today, one or more safety standards and substance regulations apply to most consumer products imported to the European Union, United States, Australia and other markets. As compliance is rather exception than rule among Chinese manufacturers, third party compliance testing is often the only way to be sure that you are not importing non-compliant, thus illegal, goods. In this article, we… Read more →

7 Ways to Prevent Quality Issues & Scams When Buying from China

7 Ways to Prevent Quality Issues & Scams When Buying from China

When buying from China, adopt the mindset that everything will go wrong – until the opposite has been proven. Business owners making decisions based on assumptions of “how things should be handled”, or “how things are done back home”, are prone to find themselves with a lighter wallet. The key to success lies not in learning the customs of tea… Read more →

Shipping Costs When Importing from China – A Complete Guide

Shipping Costs When Importing from China – A Complete Guide

What makes the topic of shipping and logistics complicated is not really the process itself, which is the case with most other procedures importers need to deal with when importing from China. It’s the shipping costs. Moving cargo from Country A, to Country B, involves a myriad of companies and government authorities, on both sides. For small to medium sized… Read more →

Importing Agricultural & Food Products from China

Importing Agricultural & Food Products from China

Importing food is in many ways different compared to general consumer goods, mainly due to regulations in the destination markets. In this product guide, we explain what you must know about importing Agricultural & Food products from suppliers in Asia, including requirements on food production facilities, laboratory testing and food packaging. We also explain what American, European and Australian importers… Read more →

Payment Methods when Importing from China – Complete Guide

Payment Methods when Importing from China – Complete Guide

About to pay a manufacturer in China? The payment method, and the process, often has a major impact on the outcome. In fact, it can  spell the difference between success and failure, when buying from overseas suppliers. In this article, we introduce you to four common payment methods, used when transferring funds to Chinese suppliers. Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) The Telegraphic Transfer… Read more →