There are many ways to contact suppliers in China thanks to Internet and other Alibaba websites. But still, many buyers experience problems when they receive goods: wrong colors, paint spots, poor quality, etc.
And even if the factory is actually good and serious, employees can make mistakes.
Well, everyone who knows China will suggest you to work with a third party agency for quality control. But big and well known agencies can’t really manage their inspectors. Many of them take money from factories in exchange of closed eyes. And even if they don’t, many inspectors actually do not really do their job properly.
Another way would be to go through trading companies. It might work if the company is specialized and can control its suppliers. We have dealt with some trading in the past. We had some good experiences and some bad. If the company is too big, we experienced the same problems of quality control. If the company is too small, they are not competitive in price and the follow-up can be messy.
We are a sourcing and quality control agency at first. We do this for 7 years. We have our own inspectors. We are a human size company. And we know our suppliers very well. That makes the difference.
- We do inspect every production before shipping
- We send you the inspection report so you can see all the products photos
- We work with the most reliable factories we have known
- We know your market and its certification requirements
For retail stores, we can supply knocked down products at very competitive price.
For website and small shops, we can supply mixed container with a lot of references.
Did the supplier give you all the details of the products? Are their documents clear and complete? Can you get HD pictures? Are the purchasing conditions (incoterm, payment terms, etc.) clearly indicated on all the documents? Did you get technical details of the products? Is everything (all product details, production dates, quality level, etc.) clearly indicated on their PI ?
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