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You can most likely find they product you are looking for in China but you need to do your homework.

This blog article was first published on www.sourcingallies.com

With over 2.5 million current sellers actively selling on the platform, Amazon has emerged as the leading marketplace. In the U.S., the Amazon shopping portal enjoys immense popularity, with more than 150 million users. More than 50% of sales in Amazon are from third-party sellers. Recent statistics show that over 49% of top sellers in Amazon.com are based in China.

China continues to be the premier manufacturing location for Amazon sellers despite recent trade tensions and rising labor costs. Although Amazon sellers have been sourcing from China for years, there are many challenges they face when it comes to Chinese suppliers. Many misconceptions exist on how to source and effectively manage the product quality of Chinese products. …


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There are plenty of mistakes that can be made when sourcing from China. Here are a few of them and what you can do to avoid them.

This blog article was first published on www.sourcingallies.com

The world’s exposure to China has increased tremendously but the country is not as globally integrated as its scale may indicate. While importing from China is never off the table for Western businesses, they openly bemoan about the complexities of sourcing from the Asian giant. Mistakes can be common yet are avoidable with sufficient research, due diligence and involvement throughout the purchase process.

Here is a look at the seven blunders that can cause difficulties when you’re trying to build a long-term relationship with a Chinese manufacturer. …


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There are several options when paying your supplier in China. Here we cover some of them along with some useful tips.

This blog article was first published on www.sourcingallies.com

‘How do I pay my China supplier?’ is an important question that importers in Western companies must answer to avoid putting themselves in a position of significant risk. The five tips in this post cover the following topics on managing supplier payments:

- Different payment methods, including the pros and cons of each

- Upfront versus installment payments

- Paying suppliers in Chinese Yuan/Renminbi

Direct bank transfers from your local bank or internet bank to the supplier’s bank account have their advantages and disadvantages. They are accepted by all Chinese manufacturers but you’ll have to pay a fixed fee for each transaction while the supplier is charged a fee on incoming wire transfers. Banks also have pretty terrible exchange rates, emphasizing that moving money costs money. You can work around the high costs in two…

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