In a premium package, I do the China sourcing job in 5 steps.
1. Source the China suppliers names
First, based on the studying of the products. I will get the right keywords and use different online platforms get some suppliers’ names. For example, I will use Alibaba, Made-in-China, 1688, etc. depending on which gig package you pick up.
If cannot find the right contacts online, I could go to the local market to find more options. Or even visit a trade show to find more possible suppliers. This is not common ways. Additional fees could be applied.
2. First round venting for the China suppliers
After we have talked with all the potential suppliers, we will do a first-round venting. This venting will be based on their target price, key specifications, MOQ etc. For example, their first quote will need to be in our target price range.
-Is the price in our target price range?
-Do they meet with our key specification?
-Are they a trading company or a manufacturer?
3. Second round venting for the China manufacturers
After we have got some suppliers who have the products meet in our target, we need to double check their specifications in details. For example, I may check these
-What is the material?
-Is it a good material?
-Can they add a logo? In what kind of way?
-What about their package?
-Can they provide a sample for testing? How much?
-How much shipping cost I need to pay for sea shipping and air shipping?
-What kind of payment do they accept?
4. Compare the prices in one spreadsheet
After the two steps venting, we will get the most reliable suppliers for our project. I will do a price comparison based on pricing, quality standard, package, and shipping cost options. I will pick up the best options and provide a suggestion for future discussion.
5. Capsule all details in one 5 minute video
I will record a short video to explain the details of this report. You will quickly understand all of the keys from this video in 5 minutes. It should save you tons of time instead of reading the report words by words.