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Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Ceaton, Aug 13, 2017.
As the OP has not been back since 2017 I guess they had enough info
I appreciate I might be a bit late to this thread and there is some excellent advice already mentioned however based on my experience if you are looking for a UK based import, storage and/or fulfilment company then check out Link Europa as they have a lot of knowledge and experience in product sourcing and importing, including footwear and clothing.
Yes multiple companies in Britain provide import services. We are a set of islands, lots of imports.
As we all know that China has become a larger market in every field you want to join for business. Businessmen are much more attracted towards China because of quality product that they want in their limited budget. I really liked that you shared here about China market to grow clothing business in a great way. There are several brands who are offering same like branded products and making them on very low rates to get help from China market that is really a greater market now a days.
Alibaba is a great platform for you to contact the sellers. Simply send your design to them and make a deal there directly.
just register a member on wholesale business site like alibaba or dhgate wuld be great for clothes wholesale business. i hope it is helpful to you.
i need to find a similr thread for importing from India - sticky with a link to different such ones would be a nice one
If you're posting a buying request on AliBaba, use an alternate email address as it's going to get hammered with sales emails. Also make sure they are a verified supplier and all of your communications are made from within AliBaba so it's traceable. Lots of sellers try to take you offline and discuss via email.
The vast majority of Alibaba suppliers lie through their teeth.
They will say anything, do anything, show anything to get you interested.
When you start asking searching questions, the truth is then revealed, slowly.
The first person you get to speak to is a 'salesperson' who is there because he/she studied 'English' at school. They simply lie, as many Chinese do on Alibaba.
If you're looking to source products from China, you should hire a product sourcing agency in the UK, who has buyers based in mainland China. This ensures:
There is no miscommunication.
You receive accurate and authentic information.
The quality of products are to your required standard- as they can conduct factory inspections.
You receive the best prices.
This is something that we have recently started doing, as many UK businesses have asked us for assistance with this.
If you're looking for assistance with this, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Spot on. Also let's be honest, a large proportion arn't even manufacturers, more resellers.
Be careful, many china manufacturers are just scammers. I'm recommending to go to china and choose your products by yourself.
why don't you try dropshipping first
Nyx004 says I'm recommending to go to china and choose your products by yourself. However assuming you are a UK citizen living in UK it is not possible to visit China at present. Even when Covid restrictions are lifted (back to how they were a month ago) you will be faced with 2 weeks enforced quarantine in China and may also struggle to get health insurance. (If you are unlucky enough to catch Covid on the way to China and need treatment there you bill could be up to £100,000 - so not to be taken lightly.
The alternative and safest way, as many on here have recommended, is to use a company to do the sourcing for you.
Yeah, i think you have to register yourself as a sole proprietor by the way, i really like your idea of business. Wish you good luck.
Why would you want to register as self employed?
It is recommended that you conduct a business investigation first, and experience a more reliable experience.
Moreover, many foreign friends go to Guangzhou and Zhejiang to find OEMs or supply channels, which saves all expenses more than buying online.