3 Tips for the RFQ that Saved me a Lot of Money

3 Tips For The RFQ That Saved Me A Lot Of Money

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.

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Getting by Without Talking

I’ve decided that it’s totally possible to get by without talking at all, and in fact may be preferable to trying to speak. When I try to initiate a transaction and say Hello in Mandarin, people assume that I can speak at least some, if not fluent, and they will speak back in Mandarin, to…

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What should I ask Chinese suppliers first?

I was watching your videos and have some questions. I established my furniture company a short while ago, and when doing business with Chinese suppliers I tend to first ask about prices. So my question is: as I start with small quantities, how and what would you suggest to ask first? The price and quality…

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Faulty products have ruined our reputation. What should we do?

Dear Sir/Madam, we are a manufacturing company in Pakistan for the last 40 years. We manufacture Home Appliances. We are already importing Air Conditioners, Gas Hobs, Gas Hoods and Washing Machines from various companies in China. For further expansion of our business we recently imported Water Dispensers and Water Filter Bottles from a company in…

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Resolving a dispute: Demand letters and legal options

QUESTION: Do you have a copy of a Chinese legal letter? We just got some USBs that were printed backward and want to sue this supplier. ANSWER: Before I get into the legal letter option, let me ask a question. At what stage did you realize the USB were printed wrong? Ideally you or an…

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