With quality manufacturing it is possible to avoid the more costly mistakes. Trying to get the lowest cost per unit can have disadvantages. When you’re sourcing internationally there are many chances for opportunity, and some for error.
China is the world’s largest manufacturer, and often referred to as ‘the world’s factory’. It is an attractive destination for manufacturing with its low labor costs, technically skilled workforce, good infrastructure and an abundance of factories.
Choosing the right factory, quality control and preparing yourself properly is a must when manufacturing. Remember when you choses to manufacture your product you also choose the quality and the price.
Here are 3 tips to ensure quality when importing from China:
Does Cheapest Price Mean Cheapest Quality?
Sourcing from China is a great way to save on your costs, but merely looking for who is offering the lowest price can be disastrous in the long run. It’s important to choose companies that can deliver your product on time and the quality you need. Global Trade Specialists focuses on negotiating competitive prices from factories that will provide both for you.
If a price looks too good to be true, it probably is, so keep that in mind when you’re sourcing. Look for the factory that will provide the quality and service that will keep your customers happy.
Sourcing from China will save you costs but it is often not good going with the cheapest price. It is possible to have good quality at a fair price. A professional sourcing agent will help you achieve these goals.
Designs for Manufacturing Quality Products
Make sure the designs you are looking to get manufactured are fully tested and finalized. This may include having a prototype made. Sending engineering designs to the manufacturer with complete specs is important. Testing the parts or product before is also a must. If not having tested it before you may end up with a shipment of parts that are qualitative and correctly made to spec but may not work the way you intended. The factory made the right parts but your design was not tested and the parts will not be reimbursed. Have quality designs that are tested to insure quality product from the manufacturer.
What Are Your Costs?
When importing from China, you’ll need to get in touch with a customs broker as well as a sourcing agent. It’s best to talk to your customs broker as early as possible so you’ll understand not only the process of importing, but what duties and fees you can expect to see beforehand. This may differ depending on the material used and the type of product. You will then have a close estimate of the total cost and avoid any unwelcome surprises.
Over 30 Years of Experience
At Global Trade Specialists we also take measures for your product protection. With over 30 years of experience sourcing from China we work with suppliers who guarantee the quality of their product.
Quality with CE, ISO, etc. …
We source from manufacturers with up to date equipment and quality control processes, such as CE or ISO certification. Our team in China also visits the factories to assess their capabilities. We are not obligated to promote any one factory, but will source the best factory for your product.