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Sourcing Agents In China

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Maryam Youssouf, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Maryam Youssouf

    Maryam Youssouf UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    looking for recommendations of sourcing agents in China
     
    Posted: Feb 25, 2018 By: Maryam Youssouf Member since: Feb 25, 2018
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  2. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    To those who might reply, the OP is seeking recommendations, not self promotion.
     
    Posted: Feb 25, 2018 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  3. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Maryam, any particular area of China or any particular type of stock?
     
    Posted: Feb 25, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  4. MY OFFICE IN CHINA

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Some advice . . .

    You should ensure the following from an agent:

    1. Experience in the product(s).

    2. Be close to the cities where the factories are located.

    3. Speaks your language.

    4. Understands your requirements.

    5. Can provide testimonials.

    Not all agents suit all people or products.
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2018 By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011
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  5. Maple Sourcing

    Maple Sourcing UKBF Regular Full Member

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    What products are you looking for? In China, there are many industry towns, so, it's crucial to source from the right place. For example, for cheap jewelry and hand crafts, try Yiwu; for electronics, try Shenzhen; for hand bags, try Guangzhou; for furniture, try Foshan; for tyre, try Qingdao. And so on.

    After you have decided the right place, you may search the sourcing agents in that specific area. It will not work if you find a sourcing agent in Yiwu but actually the products are made in Guangzhou, as the sourcing agent will not be possible or economically feasible to closely monitor the production and assure quality, considering China is such as massive country.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2018 By: Maple Sourcing Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  6. Frankngai

    Frankngai UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It's not easy to find a reliable experienced sourcing agent in China. Some agent don't know how to negotiate with the factory so you may not receive the best price with high quality.
     
    Posted: Mar 26, 2018 By: Frankngai Member since: Mar 9, 2012
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  7. Ecowritingtablet

    Ecowritingtablet UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    so i guess you used some already? are they good to recommend?
     
    Posted: Mar 28, 2018 By: Ecowritingtablet Member since: Mar 14, 2018
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  8. Frankngai

    Frankngai UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes.I'd rather to recommend myself. Haha......
    :p
     
    Posted: Mar 28, 2018 By: Frankngai Member since: Mar 9, 2012
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  9. Ecowritingtablet

    Ecowritingtablet UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    lol,,,GOOD FOR YOU.
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2018 By: Ecowritingtablet Member since: Mar 14, 2018
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