How to find good suppliers in China?
If you want to find a reliable Chinese supplier, you must develop a strategy. If your supplier has a problem, you are responsible for compensating your customers (not their customers). When looking for Chinese suppliers, you need a good strategy, including awareness, knowledge and a lot of work.
Research the method to find a good supplier
Whenever we need to find information, we usually find Google first.
The easiest way to find wholesalers on google is to search for products + distributors.
Google is a quick way to find wholesalers, but there are risks and disadvantages.
You don't know how many of these sources are credible. You must let everyone go through a rigorous review process.
It's not that you can't find a good supplier on Google. What I want to say is that they are probably hidden deep in the search results (and better ways to find them).
2. Participate in trade fairs/exhibitions
When you participate in a trade fair, you can talk face-to-face with potential suppliers...
- Their company values
- Their products
- Their production capacity
- Their quality management program
Direct interaction with potential suppliers will allow you to see their capabilities first-hand.
China holds two popular trade fairs/exhibitions every year: Guangdong Fair and Donghua Fair.
The Canton Fair is the largest trade fair in China and is held twice a year in Guangzhou near Hong Kong in southern China. The expo attracted thousands of participants and provided a variety of products.
Donghua Exhibition is China's largest regional trade show, held every year in Shanghai. Usually it is the largest number of traders, the largest number of various exhibits and on-site transactions. In other words, the fair has the highest turnover.
Many Chinese participated in the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas!
But the negative effect of this trade fair is that you may be limited to a few potential Chinese suppliers (many of them will not participate in these trade fairs, so you may not get the best deal).
If the product you want to buy is not displayed at the domestic trade fair, it can only be said to be your misfortune.
3. Chinese market
We want to talk about two very popular Chinese markets: Alibaba and AliExpress.
If you are a beginner, Alibaba is not a simple work platform.
Most lists are made by manufacturers rather than suppliers, which means they usually don't have a website, their English is poor, orders must be paid by wire transfer instead of credit card, and you can't guarantee that you will get what you want.
On the other hand, AliExpress is the sister retail site of Alibaba.
It allows Chinese stores to sell products made by manufacturers to customers around the world. Just like the Chinese version of Amazon, except for the lowest wholesale price and packaging of all products, these products will take 2-3 weeks.
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