Consultant sourcing company

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Zee_18, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Zee_18

    Zee_18 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for a sourcing company that can help me connect directly with manufacturers. Currently i am dealing with a company called IMEX and i was wondering you if know of any other company which could do the same?

    Thank you
     
    Posted: Jun 21, 2019 By: Zee_18 Member since: Dec 31, 2018
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  2. MY OFFICE IN CHINA

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    What's the reason you want to change?
     
    Posted: Jun 21, 2019 By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011
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  3. Maple Sourcing

    Maple Sourcing UKBF Regular Full Member

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    If you search "Sourcing Agent" on Google, you will find loads of companies.
     
    Posted: Jun 22, 2019 By: Maple Sourcing Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  4. MY OFFICE IN CHINA

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    You need a sourcing agent that speaks your language, has experience in the product you require, understands your needs and can provide references.

    That's just the start.

    Getting any agent may not be the right choice.

    Shortlist 3 to 6 and ask the relevant questions, then decide.
     
    Posted: Jun 22, 2019 By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011
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  5. Zee_18

    Zee_18 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Unfortunately IMEX was not able to source the product i needed but where only able to verify if the company was registered and was meeting the regulations of the country. They had a min $10,000 which we had to meet in order for them to start help with sourcing.

    We're looking to source supplements & paper at the moment. We keep running into people who claim to be manufactures but have high prices which leads us to believe that we are dealing with middlemen posing as manufactures. Quality tends to be another issue, we might receive samples but the end product might be entirely different quality.
     
    Posted: Jun 22, 2019 By: Zee_18 Member since: Dec 31, 2018
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  6. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    What sort of supplements & paper? Chemical supplements for paper - or what?
     
    Posted: Jun 22, 2019 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  7. Maple Sourcing

    Maple Sourcing UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Tell your supplier that you will hire a 3rd party inspection company to do quality inspection prior to shipment and before you pay final payment, then, the suppliers will be serious about their commitment.

    Get two samples, sign one and send to the inspection company, and ask the inspection company to verify if mass products are identical to the signed sample.

    In China, good paper manufacturers are usually huge, they would not accept your small orders, I think this is the reason why you frequently run into traders. I suggest you not caring too much if the person you deal with is a middle-man or end manufacturer, as long as he provides good quality, price and service.
     
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: Maple Sourcing Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  8. MY OFFICE IN CHINA

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Agree with @Maple Sourcing post above with regards to paper.

    However for supplements, I suggest avoiding China unless you are able to pay for your own testing which will be expensive.
     
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011
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  9. Zee_18

    Zee_18 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thank you for this valuable information i shall definitely try the signed sample tip!
     
    Posted: Jun 28, 2019 By: Zee_18 Member since: Dec 31, 2018
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  10. Zee_18

    Zee_18 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am trying to source something from India and Europe as the supplements i want to make are based on herbs & spices.
     
    Posted: Jun 28, 2019 By: Zee_18 Member since: Dec 31, 2018
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  11. TheoNe

    TheoNe UKBF Regular Full Member

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    There are quite a few options when you conduct a Google search. I would agree that you need to insert some checks and balances into the process to guarantee quality and also do your due diligence.
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: TheoNe Member since: Jul 6, 2019
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