Simplifying the Sourcing Process Through Research

By Ethan Hickey
November 6, 2017
Sourcing Process


It is often very difficult to start from scratch when starting to do business in China. The good news is that there is an easy solution! Hiring someone else to handle certain aspects of your companies sourcing process is often a daunting decision. We have a couple tips for those who are looking to absorb as much valuable information as they can about trading companies.

Hiring someone else to handle the sourcing process for you may seem like an ill-advised idea, but a professional with experience can save you a lot of time and hassle for a minimal fee. We are equipped with an extensive background in identifying the best supplier for your needs. One of the most important things to consider when selecting a supplier is how the market for your product has behaved over time. By keeping tabs on many different products through our interactions with all kinds of factories throughout China, we understand the market and will give you the best options for sourcing. The extensive research we do on suppliers is very important, we thoroughly search through trade fairs to identify market trends, pricing points and manufacturing knowledge. We then use this knowledge to identify the best options.

Factory research in China can often be very difficult because there are so many options that are difficult to find and contact for a number of reasons. That is why using an office that can bridge the gap of time, distance, and language is so beneficial. Establishing a network is no easy feat, and now more than ever it is very difficult. Tapping into a pre-existing network and building from there is a great way to hit the ground running. When it comes to choosing a supplier, quality must be emphasized at every step, by employing a trading company to assure that standards are met, peace of mind can be achieved. Many suppliers are simply not capable of keeping product deviations to a minimum, the only way these suppliers can be avoided is through a close eye and trial and error.