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Case study: Dealing with MOQ barriers when sourcing customized 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 very interested in importing TV’s from China. My business is small and growing so I am looking for a sourcing agent who

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When raw material prices go down, can I expect lower pricing on finished product?

Sylvia writes:

Since the prices of Oil has dropped by 50% and since I purchase bags made from Polypropylene shouldn’t the factories reduce the cost of my finished products? I’m getting different stories from different factories and I need to know how to proceed as my customers are asking for sharper

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How can I find real companies in China who are real manufacturers in China?

Sebastian in the USA writes:

I writing to you because I need information about how can I find the real companies, I do not want a middleman, I want to get in touch with the company directly. Also, I need someone that can help me with information with the companies that

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How to source customized Micro SD in China

A buyer of medical products writes in with the following questions:

We would like to have an association with Micro SD Manufacturers (original not traders) to make our own customized Micro SD for our own purpose.

So, kindly help us to find the manufacturers of Micro SD.

Hope you can help us in

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March 2015 Newsletter: More bad suppliers outed – How to save 8%- Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice.

March 2015 Newsletter

More bad suppliers outed – RMB – How to save 8%.
Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice.

Newsletter provided compliments of
Mike Bellamy – Based in Asia since 1993

Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (also available on Amazon).

Buying and selling in China

Going China-factory-direct is

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Learn how an elite group of RMB trading hubs can save you 8% on your China sourcing.

In our blog post “Pay suppliers in RMB and save big” we explained how Chinese suppliers commonly build a “buffer” into dollar-denominated contracts to guard against exchange rate risk.

This buffer is around 8% in some cases. That’s a lot of money.

It’s up to the buyer to negotiate safe terms

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Paying Chinese suppliers with PayPal

Hi, I have read most of your forums and advise. But as a first time buyer am still confused about the payments. cause all the suppliers I chat with online sound the same. They all agree on PayPal but what I want to know is; How safe it is and

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