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China Direct Buying: The Most Profitable Products to Source from China

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“Made In China” goods are all around the world ranging from jeans to television sets. Historically, importers interested in China direct buying sourced mainly petroleum, textiles, and clothing. But nowadays, the export portfolio has increased to leather, travel goods, toys and games, electronics, machinery, footwear, and anything you can imagine....

Navigating Growth And Development At CPG, A Leader In China Sourcing – Exclusive Interview With Laura Dow

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Here at CPG, we're excited to announce that Laura Dow, Business Director, recently unveiled the strategies, challenges, and triumphs behind steering a company in the competitive landscape of China in an exclusive interview with Brainz Magazine. Laura Dow, a seasoned explorer with diverse passions, leads CPG's charge in helping global...

China Sourcing Office Common Challenges

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When sourcing from China, to maximize your profits, ensure predictability and reliability, and make sure your interests are protected, you need to have a good team. Many companies get a “sourcing team” either by hiring agents or independent contractors. But for some companies, this means opening their own China sourcing...

Supply Chain Management in China for Omnichannel Retail

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Over the years, numerous retail enterprises have been transitioning towards online stores and shopping, with the pandemic acting as a catalyst for this transformation within the realm of supply chain management in China. For the end user, this meant new choices and new experiences, real multiple channels to buy merchandise....

Nightmarish Tales of China Sourcing: Time, Money, and Toy Dolls Gone Rogue

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Once upon a time, in a world where every product seemed to bear the tag “Made in China,” there existed a treasure trove of China-sourcing horror stories. These stories will make you cringe, shrink, and pity the companies involved. From recalls that threatened global giants to rogue toy dolls in...

Indirect Sourcing vs Direct Sourcing: What is the best approach?

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Importing from China has never been a decision made overnight. Importers have many options to weigh and lots of research to do when considering moving their supply chain to China. One barrier has always been – how? What is the best approach to buying from China? The best approach to...

Buying From China and the Importance of Contracts

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We’ve all heard the saying, “The greater the risk; the greater the reward.” Although the risk/reward concept makes sense in most cases, let us not exaggerate. Sourcing and procurement is a risky and complex process in and of itself. If you want to reap rewards from buying directly from China,...

How Clear Quality Specifications Can Help When Sourcing from China

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“Oh my gosh! These are not what I ordered! This is terrible!”  Such things are often heard when some importers who buy direct from China receive their goods in their warehouses. How do such things happen? It is likely because they did not have clear quality specifications in place. A...

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