What kind of Chinese factories should you work with?

2017-01-17T02:14:35+00:00 By |Buy furniture tips|

What kind of Chinese factories should you work with? First, a couple of rules to keep in mind: If you work with a supplier that is too large relative to your orders (e.g. you would occupy 1% of their annual capacity), you will be quoted high prices and given poor service. If you work with a small supplier that cannot produce the quantities you order, they will be forced to subcontract production and you will probably be in for [...]

4 Powerful Tools for China Supplier Verification

2017-01-17T02:15:00+00:00 By |Buy furniture tips|

4 Powerful Tools for China Supplier   Verification   1 Supplier/factory visit The most obvious is to pay them a visit. Is it one guy in an apartment? Is it a sizeable manufacturing operation? Interestingly, one can make an educated guess by announcing an upcoming visit and reading their reaction. A legitimate supplier will welcome the visit, while a scammer will look for ways to avoid it. If you can’t make a visit yourself, many quality assurance [...]

What’s the cost to ship a product sample?

2017-01-17T02:19:13+00:00 By |How to buy furniture|

What's the cost to ship a product sample? What’s a reasonable cost to ship a product sample from Asia? There are many courier companies out there in the market, so how do you choose one that’s best for you? 5 couriers for international shipping There are five main couriers that are used most in China for international deliveries: Express Mail Services (EMS) • UPS FedEx • DHL TNT Express Comparing service between couriers The cost of the [...]