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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I’m thinking about setting up a small production line in USA, I think I found a supplier in China who will sell me the piece of equipment I need. Any suggestions?  BTW, I like your newsletter. I have two suggestions: One: Regardless if you are buying 1 unit or 100 units, you should still do…

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Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). He is also the author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book) and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (www.PSSchina.com ) &#8592 Click on the image to see the first part of the video series and…

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How can a first timer begin buying directly from a Chinese factory, with no less than us$15000? What does it take to travel directly there to do your buying ? That is a good question and it gets asked a lot. So I am happy to give you some blog posts and short videos which…

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When I ask to pay by Pay-Pal the supplier is not interested? Should I lose confidence in working with them?   Thanks for your question. The answer really depends on volume. Small traders/ exporters who sell at very small volume (units or small cartons) generally work w Pay Pal if they have clients overseas. Factories/…

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I have a friend in Mexico who is looking to buy 600 USBs in China with a custom logo printed on both sides. He may also need a small excel spreadsheet pre-loaded onto the USBs. He had a few suppliers that he was looking at, but I checked them and they were not registered companies.…

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