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Cheap Factories and Your China Sourcing Program

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Recently, I read an article on QualityInspection.org, “The Danger of Choosing a ‘Cheap’ Chinese Factory.” The objective of most companies with China sourcing programs is to save money, it stands to reason that many importers are looking for cheap Chinese factories. But what happens when saving money becomes, in effect,...

7 Steps to Protect Your IP

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As a China sourcing service provider, one of the questions I am asked most often is how to protect Intellectual Property (IP) when manufacturing goods in China. This scrutiny is justified: nobody wants their idea stolen by their manufacturer. Since China is the “supplier of the world,” it receives extra...

CPG’s Quarterly Newsletter – Q1 2024

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  Welcome to CPG's 1st Quarter 2024 Newsletter! Our newsletters summarize recent events and cover China supply chain trends. This quarter, we discuss ERP software, how your supply chain can add value to your business vision, the conflict affecting the Suez Canal, dropping water levels in the Panama Canal, and...

Purchasing in China: LCL vs. FCL

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In the ever-evolving landscape of international trade, businesses face critical decisions that can significantly impact their bottom line. When it comes to purchasing in China, one such decision revolves around the choice between LCL (Less than Container Load) and FCL (Full Container Load). Let’s dive into the benefits of each...

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...

China Sourcing Services: The 5 steps to sourcing success – Part 3

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This week’s blog is the final part of a three-part series on CPG’s China Sourcing Services Services, which provides you, the importer, with an expert sourcing team in China (Read Part 1 and Part 2).   As discussed, implementing the China Sourcing Solution comprises the following five steps:    Step 1: Understanding...

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