GlobalTQM China Business Blog | Learn All About Sourcing Products in China

  • Insider Tips for Successful Sourcing: Learn from the GlobalTQM Expert on Global Sources Podcast

    Tired of encountering challenges in logistics and sourcing products from reliable suppliers. We have an exclusive opportunity for you to gain valuable insights from an industry expert and elevate your sourcing game to new heights!

    Here is the podcast episode on Global Sources, where David Hoffmann, the renowned sourcing and quality control expert from GlobalTQM, reveals the secrets to successful sourcing and building direct relationships with suppliers. Gain a competitive edge in the e-commerce marketplace.
  • Learn more effective ways to inspect than AQL... You can’t inspect quality into a product. [Podcast.ep.040]

    This episode is packed with helpful advice on getting to the bottom of product quality, understanding AQL standards, and how to communicate your expectations to your suppliers effectively.
    In this episode we will touch upon:
    • VOC - Voice of the customer drives everything in quality and business decisions.
    • More effective ways to inspect than AQL
    • Reliability is time to failure, which is overlooked and very important
    • You can’t inspect the quality into a product.
    • Factories should self inspect, so knowing their inspection procedure is critical.
    • Suppliers should not move the burden onto inspection companies; it’s their job.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Why is my Supplier Slow in Getting Back to Me?[Podcast ep.035]

    Have you ever had this feeling that your supplier is getting slower at responding? Well, this week, I did an online presentation discussing the different scenarios why your supplier might be slower at getting back to you, and how you might be able to fix that! 
  • What drives entrepreneurs...[Podcast ep.034]

    This is personal to me...

    This episode is different from the others because it doesn't cover specifics on sourcing and developing products in China…

    It does delve deeply into what makes entrepreneurs successful, and I share here some of my own personal background stories and journey. So I’m opening up and sharing in the hope you find some inspiration or motivation yourself.

  • Never spend money on marketing again! [Podcast ep.033]

    In this episode, we share some fascinating secrets, including:

    • How big brands source from the Far East?
    • How Apple made concessions for WeChat?
    • The key to success when trying to build a product in China.
  • Pros and Cons of different ways to source.. and maximize each one [Podcast ep.32]

    Should you source with online platforms? Agents? Or what other options do you have? Regardless of whether you source online via Alibaba, use agents, or any other, there are some secrets here on how to benefit and use all the methods.

  • What Are the Hidden Risks Importing Products From China? [Podcast ep.31]

    I wanted to share a recent interview I did on another great podcast called The Business of ECommerce. Charles Palleschi, the host of this podcast, asked me some really insightful questions that really drill down into the day to day specifics of Sourcing Products from China.  
  • Amazon - Which is Best for You - Vendor Central or Seller Central? [Podcast ep.30]

    With the increase of traffic online, especially related to buying products as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, today’s topic is very timely.  Our chat focuses on our real case experience with Vendor Central vs Seller Central on Amazon and which is better for you in the long term and short term.  
  • The COVID-19 - Coronavirus in relation to China, Supply, Demand, Debt and the future... [Podcast ep.29]

      Hey Guys, I can’t keep quiet and not share my thoughts and personal plans during these tough times.  So in a special edition Podcast, we share n...
  • Why Having An On-The-Ground Presence Matters [Podcast ep.28]

    I was interviewed on another great podcast called ECommerce Excellence. The host, Joris Byron, asked me some really great questions and drew out...