sourcing study

Identification of potential suppliers,
a complete procurement solution.

Analysis and understanding
of your needs

Supplier
prospection

Study and analysis of industrial offers

Evaluation of companies

Estimated delivery costs

COMPLETE SOLUTION AND
OFFER PROPOSAL

Get a full assistance for all your projects in China. Our Sourcing Service is totally transparent (we give you all the factories contacts and you can visit the factories). This service was built by Asiaction experts thanks to more than 10 years of experience and it is performed by trained agents in our Guangzhou office. We act as your purchasing office in China and we are entirely commited to work in your interests (we do not, and never will, accept any hidden commissions from factories).

Receive a full report immediately usable.

Sourcing study
by ASIACTION

Compliant offers

with your need (price, product, certifications)

Qualification and validation

of Chinese companies

Easy to understand

Clear and detailed information

Advices

from experienced professionals

Sourcing
by yourself

Misunderstandings

due to the language or to the culture

Uncertainties

on the reliability of the manufacturer

Waste of time

considerable due to the lack of knowledge

Sourcing process overview

Considering your project and your sourcing requirements, our purchasing team, coordinated by your project manager, conducts a sourcing study in order to select the best effective solution to purchase the products you need.

Because each market, each project and each brand has its own requirements, you must rely on experts to find reliable factories in China. Based on our experience and our knowledge, we are able to find the most suitable factories in China for each specific case: finishing quality, product range, material quality, expected delivery time, product certifications, price range, etc. to help you buy directly from manufacturers in China.

We provide you with a complete procurement solution including a quotation in accordance with your request and specifications and a study on transportation costs. 

Analysis and understanding of your needs
Supplier prospection 1 to 4 weeks
Study and analysis of industrial offers
Evaluation of companies 1 week
Estimated delivery costs

Our perks

Experience & Expertise

Specialist in purchasing and manufacturing processes in China since 2008.

Personalized support

An Asiaction expert will support and follow you throughout your projects.

A team
on site

An operational office in China managed by French people.

Transparence & Integrity

Our company is based on respect of our partners and the requirement of a quality job.

Common questions on
supplier sourcing

WHAT ARE THE STEPS OF SUPPLIER SOURCING IN CHINA?

The 5 main steps to find a supplier in China are:

  1. Write a precise product specification
  2. Find Chinese suppliers on the internet, via import-export trade shows or via a sourcing agency in China like ASIACTION.
  3. Launch a call for tender
  4. Analyze the feedback from Chinese suppliers and compare them to select the most suitable offer for your needs
  5. Validate the supplier in China (make sure the Chinese supplier is reliable) by going to the factory or by having a factory audit done by a sourcing agency like ASIACTION.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS OF THE SOURCING STUDY BY ASIACTION?

ASIACTION proceeds in 5 phases to find a supplier in China:

  1. Analysis and understanding of your needs
  2. Prospection of suppliers in China
  3. Study and analysis of industrial offers
  4. Evaluation of Chinese companies
  5. Estimation of transportation costs

Our relationship with the manufacturers in the market allows us to limit the risks at each stage of your purchase project, from its introduction to its conclusion.

HOW TO SOURCE IN CHINA?

Sourcing in China (finding a supplier in China) alone is a risk that buyers sometimes take thinking they can manage the whole relationship with their Chinese supplier and save money. However, there are still many obstacles in the purchasing process in China:

 

  • Misunderstandings due to language or culture
  • Uncertainty about the reliability of the manufacturer
  • Considerable loss of time due to lack of knowledge and visibility

 

Many buyers end up using a sourcing agent to support them and manage the process for them.

 

The sourcing agent represents your eyes in Asia since we can visit the factory and we speak the supplier’s language.

HOW TO FIND A SUPPLIER IN CHINA?

Despite the development of online platforms such as Alibaba, Global Sources or Made in China, finding a reliable supplier in China is not a simple task. Indeed, you have to take into consideration the distance, the language barrier and the different commercial relationships.

 

This is where your ASIACTION sourcing agent comes in. We offer a SOURCING service in which we identify potential suppliers and propose a complete sourcing solution in Asia.

There are several ways to find a supplier in China:

 

  • On the internet with Alibaba, Made In China, Global Sources
  • In trade shows such as the Canton Fair
  • With the help of a sourcing agent who is an expert in finding Chinese suppliers

WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK TO SUPPLIERS IN CHINA?

ASIACTION has listed the top 5 most important questions to ask to suppliers in China.

 

  1. Are you a manufacturer or a trading company (an intermediary)?
  2. What are your production capabilities and product offerings?
  3. What is your MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity)?
  4. What is your delivery time?
  5. What are the payment terms?

 

These questions will allow you to have a global idea about your Chinese supplier but are not sufficient to consider this supplier as reliable.

 

You can call upon an agency specialized in sourcing in China like ASIACTION. We offer a sourcing study service in which we identify and validate suppliers in China, you get a complete sourcing report that allows you to place an order directly.