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  • Unexpected Shipping Cost and Shipping Delays

    Many shipping delays are very sudden and very unexpected, something no one can predict or plan about. Some issues can be planned accordingly to avoid delays, such as rainstorms, public holidays, etc. In this year, 2021, and the previous 2020, we have faced a very unusual problem such as the Coronavirus. Coronavirus has caused a lot of shipment delays due to restricting travel opportunities because of cities shutting down. This problem was caused mainly by international shipping. 

  • China’s power crises and how it affects sourcing in China! [Podcast ep.039]

    1. What are the current challenges of China’s power problems?
    2. Where and why are companies moving manufacturing out of China?
    3. Is China still the best place to source for small businesses and small purchasing volume?
    4. What product categories are the best sourced out of China?
    5. Can you save more in other countries? 
    6. How and why should we move production from China? 
    7. Is there a mass exodus from China manufacturing?
    8. Interesting anecdotes and tips from Chris on dealing with Chinese suppliers.
  • Maximize Your Success In sourcing From China: How To Find The Best Manufacturer And To Identify The Trading Companies On Alibaba?

    Discover how to find the best manufacturer on Alibaba and how to identify the trading companies!

    Whenever an eCommerce entrepreneur decides to sell through Amazon FBA or an online store, the first question is where to source from?

    Many online platforms are working to provide products to sell on online stores or dropship items to different parts of the world. However, Alibaba is undoubtedly the most trusted, convenient, and recommended platform to find trustable and long-term suppliers.

  • Learn all about China NNN agreements… Should you protect your product? [Podcast ep.038]

    In this episode, we will address the usefulness of an NNN agreement and cover in detail the good, bad, ugly, and realistic.
    We will discuss whether you are being responsible for your expectations and intentions behind the NNN agreement, down to the difference between an NNN agreement and an NDA agreement.
    • How existing relationships can go bad
    • The importance of speed of action
    • Using WeChat effectively to nurture relationships with your suppliers
    • How to get your customers on your side when things go south!
  • Global Shipping Crisis 2021: Know Everything To Manage Your Supply Chains

    The international shipping crisis has shaped itself to impact every industry, from exercise equipment to machinery or consumer industries. Let’s unfold the global shipping crisis 2021 and how to stay ahead in the time when a crisis is extending itself to show even severe implications on international trade.

    We are soon going to reach the second anniversary of the most horrible pandemic of the world in the last century. The global pandemic of COVID-19 had disrupted the industries, disturbed the logistics, supply chains, and whatnot.

    The global pandemic was not the only reason that had changed different industries and trade across the world. The aftermath of the COVID-19 was even worse than the pandemic itself. Most importantly, the sea freight has suffered the most –initially due to industry closures leading to the demand-supply gap and later, the sea transport congestions followed by the pandemic.

    Seafreight and trade account for 90% of the global trade, and therefore, the havoc caused by the recent shipping crisis has severely affected businesses across Asia, Europe, and America. One brand or industry cannot reverse the implications of the crisis. However, if we know everything about the shipping crisis, there is a better chance for us to manage our business effectively by preparing ahead.

  • Even with my experience, my supplier duped me... [Podcast ep.037]

    In this episode, I share the story of how I almost lost my order because I trusted someone and how you can learn from my mistakes:

    • What I could have done to avoid it?
    • Why you should trust your gut?
    • How important it is to have a team on the ground in China.
  • Finding A Sourcing Agent In China: A Complete Guide On Sourcing Agents

    With the world becoming more connected and fast, supply chain management has become the competitive edge for many businesses. However, managing supply chain agility is not an easy task for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Finding reliable suppliers to maintain your supply chain agility is probably the biggest challenge for small businesses relying on international manufacturers.

    China is the biggest hub of third-party manufacturers for international businesses. Many firms and small businesses import from China and sell the products in their home country. However, it is also difficult for entrepreneurs to manage all the aspects of backward integration and forward integration of a supply chain. Therefore, having solid boots in the country of suppliers is necessary.

    Hiring a product sourcing agent in China is becoming important to manage the backward integration of supply chains for international businesses in Europe and America. However, most entrepreneurs are unclear about the role of a sourcing agent and how they can leverage them to the maximum.

  • China Trademark Challenges: Protect Your Brand In China

    China has been notorious for intellectual property protection despite being the global production hub for hundreds of international brands and companies. International companies leveraging Chinese manufacturing capabilities and economies of scale have never been satisfied with the China trademark enforcement. Let us help you understand the China Trademark System & its challenges and why you should register your trademark in China. 

  • How to Verify your Chinese Suppliers? How to Check for Reputable Chinese Manufacturers?

    Without verification of suppliers, this might cost you more with too good to be true promises and the inability to supply the quantity or quality at a given time. 

    Importing products from China for your own brand, to sell on Amazon or to use as raw material for production is almost a standard worldwide. China is the largest trading and manufacturing country at relatively lower prices.

  • China Sourcing Risk-Free: Is It Possible?

    Every single action in our world entails risk. Traveling to a new, unknown destination, Investing in the stock market, or even trying a new brand o...
  • Top 6 China Manufacturing Trends To Watch Out For

    China has always been a great place for business. Especially for entrepreneurs of all kinds, and even more so lately, when it’s easier than ever to...
  • How To Build A Business By Sourcing Products From China

    Building a business from scratch is no easy task. Especially if you’re looking to build it by sourcing products from China. You need to find the ri...