Category: China Management

If the Order is Important…

You’ve got money, reputation, perhaps your job and a lot of blood and sweat on the line. The orders you manufacture in China are important. As they should be. Since the orders are important, there are practical steps you would … Continue Reading

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Urgent Delivery Time Checklist

When you’re importing from China, chances are you are going to be faced with an urgent delivery time.  Whether it’s the promotional product business and you’ve got a launch date or it’s the retail industry and the box store requires … Continue Reading

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Send Organized Emails to Suppliers, Not Streams of Thought

When you send emails to your suppliers in China, you want to email them something they are able to: 1-  Read. 2- Efficiently find and understand the key points. 3-  Action the key points. 4-  Give you proper response. You … Continue Reading

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Office in China? Yeah Right…

Since I’ve been working in and with China, from 2001 until now, I’ve noticed companies in my line of work say on their websites that they have either an office or offices in China. My response to that is “yeah … Continue Reading

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Why Did My Supplier Say That?

Suppliers have a knack of communicating that will leave you scratching your head. Their puzzling answers can leave you in a cold sweat while you consider buying a plane ticket to China to figure things out… The easy answer as to why … Continue Reading

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