Category: China Management

8 Phrases to Eliminate in Your China Sourcing

Certain phrases plague the importer. These phrases may be typed in an email and frustratedly emailed to your vendor. These phrases could be muttered around the office. Or they simply could be floating around in your head. Typically these phrases … Continue Reading

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Tighten Up Quote Requests

With initial quote requests you send your vendor in China, you set the course for success or for a path of inefficiency. Here are a few ideas to tighten up quote requests in China sourcing.

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Price Change Shock in China Sourcing

“Suppliers cannot be trusted; they change the price in the middle of the project!” “They quoted the low price and then did the ol’ switcheroo, just to get me in!” These are common laments you may hear from folks who … Continue Reading

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Unrealistic Requests in China Sourcing

In China sourcing, a good way to hurt your credibility with factories and potential supplier partners is to make unrealistic requests.

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