Guest Post: By Kevin Lee: Co-founder of Asianconn International I am going to start this blog like an America TV commercial just to make it more entertaining rather than depressing. Are you tired of getting crappy products from China? Are you tired of dealing with customers who constantly complain about the quality of your product?…

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China Quality Control

10 Years: My 7 Big Quality Control Mistakes 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…

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Top Blog Posts of the Month related to Sourcing, QC, Legal and Supply Chain Management Editor’s Picks from Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Blog Posts What’s a “chop” and why is it important for contracts in China when sourcing? Case study: Dealing with MOQ barriers when sourcing customized electronics from China Is it Legal &…

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Ready to Buy From China?

Buying direct from China is not for everybody. This Q&A helps manage expectations.   If you fit the description of this buyer, you shouldn’t buy in China now! Portia in South Africa writes in with the following question: Hi Mike, I am new in to buying goods/importing from China. I would like to visit China…

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Shipping Defective Products From China

Excerpts from my interview with Thomson Reuters covering the impact of the economic slowdown, rising costs & payment issues when China sourcing. Why some suppliers ship defects on purpose Let’s say you don’t have an independent quality gate in place. Here is an example of a dirty trick suppliers pull and during my almost 20…

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Faked In China

Alibaba is in the news again for the wrong reasons. According to this China Daily article, an inspection by the Chinese government carried out between August and October showed the following: less than 40 percent of goods from Taobao (owned by Alibaba) that were tested were authentic. This compared with 90 percent for JD.com and…

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Is China cleaning up the fake products? China Daily reports that 76% of China’s luxury consumption happens overseas. Even more telling is that while overall luxury consumption is down, the portion of overseas consumption has actually increased:   Chinese people’s domestic consumption of luxury goods was 25 billion US dollars in 2014, down by 11…

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