10 Years: 5 articles you need to read if your China order is less than 100,000 USD

10 Years: 5 articles you need to read if your order is less than 100,000 USD in China

Insider's look at how to find and manage suppliers in China

A comprehensive tutorial designed to help professional buyers improve their strategic sourcing and supply chain management

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

small orders big headaches

small order strategies

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance.

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:

Small Order Issues

9 costly mistakes commonly made by small buyers

Too small to go factory direct?

Should small buyers, dealing with electronics, go factory direct in China?

A small buyer placing orders with Chinese Suppliers: contracts, travel, and other issues

Buying at wholesale level in China


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