Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about sourcing goods from China:
How Long Does Delivery from China Take?
Asian buyers can get their products within 5 to 10 days; American and European buyers can get their orders in 7 to 25 days, while others will get them in 7 to 30 days.
How Can a Sourcing Agent Help You Buy from China?
Sourcing agents in China can help you do product sourcing from China in several different ways:
- They can order from mainstream websites such as Alibaba, AliExpress, DHgate,
- They can order from Chinese language websites which usually have lower prices, such as Taobao or 1688.com;
- They can get in touch directly with
- Chinese factories if it’s necessary to white label or private label a product in bulk;
- They can visit trade shows and source the products you need;
Why Should I Hire A China Sourcing Company?
Many things could affect buying from China, so you need a procurement service company where manufacturing is carried out. Even if you are working with a reliable supplier, issues will still need to be dealt with. Issues like language barriers, cultural differences, and different time zones are best handled by onsite professionals and not from behind a computer screen on the other side of the world.
A good china sourcing company will work in your best interests and help you manage every step of buying from China.
How Do I Buy Direct From China?
The best way to buy directly from China is to use a global sourcing company sourcing agent like CPG, which has relationships with suppliers developed over many years.
Is Buying Direct From China Safe?
Yes, it is—especially when using an experienced global sourcing company like CPG with extensive relationships in China.
What Things Do I Need to Know Before Buying Direct From China?
Before buying directly from China, here are some things that you need to have a good grasp about:
- Your Budget
- The Lead times
- The type of products you want to buy
- How to negotiate payment terms/price.
- The product purchasing volumes
- The kind of help you need
- The shipping methods
If I Buy Direct From China, Will the Language Barrier Be an Issue?
No, it won’t, especially when you use some of the best sourcing companies in China. Without these professionals, you may experience quality issues with manufacturing or negotiating price and terms.
Sourcing agents like CPG have professionals that are fluent in Mandarin and have the understanding of the culture needed to resolve any issues.
Contact us for a Free Consultation
Do you wish to know more about how to buy directly from China at the best possible prices? Or you already have a procurement service company but want access to much better deals. China Performance Group is here for you. We have been in the supply chain management space for more than forty years, and you can rest assured you’ll get nothing short of the best from us. When you work with us, we’ll give you a personal sourcing team and direct access to Chinese suppliers. What more could you want from a sourcing company? Book a call today to discuss our services or receive a free consultation.