Category: Ask the Experts Q&A

Online Supplier Directories China

Why Deb in Canada is pissed off at the supplier directories

Why Canadian buyer is so mad at Alibaba and made-in-China.com Debora in Canada writes: Please help to refer me and my associate to legitimate suppliers for USB flash...

Chinese Supplier Blackmailing Buyers

What to do when supplier breaks the contract and blackmails your deposit

Chinese supplier ignored the contract and holding my order hostage. Tom writes: Hi Mike, We met at your Global Sources conference in Hong Kong. One of the criteria for...

Paying Deposit To Chinese Suppliers

Chinese Supplier got my Deposit, now Ignores me. What to do?

Supplier didn’t ship the order and kept our deposit. What to do? Rajvansh in Dubai asks: We have placed an order to a Chinese supplier for Paper Bags. The supplier is...

Import From China Sourcing Agents

Why would you pay a factory an agency fee to import?

Is it legit for the factory to request buyer pays agency fee? Mohamed in Egypt writes: I’m import artificial grass from a China company and they offer me agency for...

Scams In China

Scams in China – This Online Supplier is Just Too Friendly…

Is the online supplier being “too friendly”? Importer from Ireland writes: This may seem like a trivial/silly question but I’m trying to source a supplier in...

Contracts In China

What’s a Chop and why is it important for contracts when sourcing in China?

Cindy in Australia writes: I have seen some of your seminars which mention I should get the “Chop” on my POs (Purchase Orders). Now that I have my bilingual...

Customized Electronics From China

Case study: Dealing with MOQ barriers when sourcing consumer electronics from China

A buyer of electronics writes in to ask: I am in the consumer electronics industry, I currently sell TV’s, Sound Systems, Tablets, DVD/Blu-Ray players etc. I am...

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