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Why You Can't Assume Chinese Suppliers Always Understand Requirements

If you’re manufacturing a product common to the West but absent from China, how can you know whether your Chinese supplier really understands how it works? And if you’re communicating your requirements through a third-party vendor, how can you ensure that the actual production staff at the factory will meet them? The short answer is: it’s not always easy.

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Offshore Manufacturing: 3 Tips for Working With Chinese Sourcing Agents

When it comes to outsourcing your product manufacturing to China, I strongly recommend that you do your own legwork with regard to manufacturer selection. Once you have a manufacturer shortlist however, it will make sense to engage a Chinese sourcing agent to help you make your final selection, as well as to assist in managing the relationship with your new overseas manufacturer.

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What is An Amazon FBA Inspection

If you want to sell on Amazon, then we highly recommend using Amazon FBA inspection service in order to abide by stringent Amazon FBA rules. These rules were developed in order to improve the Amazon Quality Control for sellers. As of today, Amazon has become a very competitive market place and one bad product review can damage your brand image in more ways possible than you can possibly imagine.

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Quality control in China: Is it really such a challenge?

For many business owners in the West, making the decision to manufacture products or components from low-cost regions such as China is never an easy one. But most eventually cross that bridge because factories in these regions can manufacture your product for a fraction of what it costs you in the West.

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