Watch Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Watch Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Millions of watches are assembled in China every year, primarily in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. With hundreds of watch manufacturers to choose from, it can be somewhat tricky to find one capable to manufacture your watch design. In this article, we share our experience on China’s wristwatch industry, and explain the factors that matters when selecting a manufacturer. We also explain what importers… Read more →

FCC Certification when Importing from China

FCC Certification when Importing from China

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in the United States. Electronics creates radio frequency energy by themselves, either intentionally (e.g. WiFi enabled Tablets) or unintentionally (e.g. Power Supplies). Therefore, the FCC scope of regulations also apply to most consumer electronics and electrical equipment, and not only products intentionally transmitting radio waves. In this… Read more →

Furniture Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Furniture Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

China offers the world’s largest furniture manufacturing base. While it may not be rocket science to cobble together into a sofa or armchair, things can still go horribly wrong. In this article, we explain what you must know before selecting a furniture manufacturer in China. But before we get started, I’ll explain why it’s rarely viable to purchase from furniture… Read more →

The world’s longest train journey now begins in China

The world’s longest train journey now begins in China

On Nov. 18, an 82-container freight train left the eastern Chinese industrial city of Yiwu. It was embarking on a landmark journey that is supposed to end 21 days later, in December, in Madrid. The distance the train covers — more than 6,200 miles — marks the longest route taken by a freight train, longer still than Russia's famed Trans-Siberian Railway, as the map… Read more →

Product Sourcing – Why Suppliers Keep Ignoring your Inquiries

Product Sourcing – Why Suppliers Keep Ignoring your Inquiries

You’ve finally found the perfect product. All you need to do now is to go online, send out a few inquiries on Alibaba and wait for the bidding war to begin! Well, at least that’s the way plenty of importers wish things worked. But, as many of you are painfully aware of, the reality surrounding suppliers sourcing and price research… Read more →

LED Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

LED Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

China’s LED industry is huge, and the market is incredibly crowded. Small garage traders try to compete with manufacturers employing thousands of workers, on their seemingly endless assembly lines. That said, most LED manufacturers are somewhere in between. Finding the right LED manufacturer in China takes quite a bit more than a search on Alibaba.com. The stakes are high, and if… Read more →

Buying in China and Selling on Amazon – Part 3: Product Guidelines

Buying in China and Selling on Amazon – Part 3: Product Guidelines

In this third part of our series on Buying in China and Selling on Amazon, we guide you through Amazon’s Product Guidelines, which are part of Amazon’s Seller Policy. In part, these terms refer to US product regulations and compliance, but also other, non-regulatory requirements sellers must meet in order to participate. In this article we explain Amazon’s terms for… Read more →

Importing from China & Selling on Amazon – Part 2: Meeting Seller Performance Targets

Importing from China & Selling on Amazon – Part 2: Meeting Seller Performance Targets

In this second part of our series on Buying in China and Selling on Amazon.com, we dissect Amazon’s Seller Performance Targets. Amazon.com use various signals to determine whether a seller is reliable. Sellers failing to meet these targets have their seller privileges removed. Amazon’s official policy also states that sellers who have ever had their seller privileges removed, are not… Read more →

Buying in China and Selling on Amazon - Shipping & Logistics

Buying in China and Selling on Amazon – Shipping & Logistics

It’s the gold rush of our time (or at least the decade). Seemingly, everyone want to get their products out on Amazon.com. I’m no stranger to e-commerce myself, as that’s how I started doing business with Chinese suppliers in the first place. However, up until quite recently, E-commerce in Europe and America has been dominated by independent online stores, rather… Read more →