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Dave Bryant

Dave Bryant

3 years ago

Excellent article. It’s often hard to avoid Alibaba. Like you mentioned though, if you find your Supplier through Alibaba, there’s a lineup of your competitors also talking to that same Supplier.

Gary

Gary

3 years ago

Thanks for the feedback Dave. Agreed. That’s an important reason why it’s important to diversify your sourcing methods to separate yourself and your products from your competitors.

michael russo

michael russo

3 years ago

I have been utilizing Sourcing Agents, in both China and HongKong. Although , it is slightly more expensive, the extra investment pays for massive time savings, product inspections, packaging, labeling, and the ability to negotiate smaller MOQ’s to test products.

Gary

Gary

3 years ago

Michael, that’s great. Just curious how do you find your sourcing agents? And how much commission do they take? Thanks.

Chasity Mullins

Chasity Mullins

3 years ago

I’ve been researching many companies/ sources for kids clothing. I think I found one, then read bad thing about the supplier. I’m a bit frightened to pull the trigger. I’d love to know who many of the online kids boutiques get their clothing.

Gary

Gary

3 years ago

Christy, great question. What did you read that frightened you? Where are you looking now? Have you tried the resources suggested in my article?

Michael Folayan

Michael Folayan

3 years ago

Hi , great article

Currently searching for a supplier in china for watches, not having any luck but this article has helped

Thanks

kal

kal

3 years ago

great article, you are so generous to share these valuable information. realy helps ,Thanks

Jessica Duran

Jessica Duran

3 years ago

Great article. I agree that sometimes it is better to find local suppliers that you can build a relationship with and hold accountable for faulty products. Quality of quantity.

julian

julian

3 years ago

this was a lot of help thanks 🙂

Oyinlola

Oyinlola

2 years ago

This article has been eye opening. Been trying to get a shoe manufacturer for my new line but the few I got refused to send me samples. I can’t comprehend that.
They verbally assure me of quality and ask me to order 100pairs. Not nice.
I need help

Gary

Gary

2 years ago

Did they offer to sell you samples?

renee

renee

2 years ago

I am interested more information around factory visits and sourcing agents – can you provide any further insights?

Gary

Gary

2 years ago

Renee, What specific questions about factory visits and sourcing agents do you have? -Gary

renee

renee

2 years ago

I am hoping to get an understanding of different costs, pros and cons of either using a sourcing agent/factory visit. How do I find the right sourcing agent that does not receive commission from Chinese suppliers. Thank you

Morani

Morani

1 year ago

I’d like yo know the answer too

Johnming

Johnming

1 year ago

It depends really person’s quality. You would be better to see the sourcing agent face to face to build mutual trust. You must have such a bad experience before. Or you can make a contract with your sourcing agent including above mentioned issue.

Etornam

Etornam

2 years ago

Great article. Well done. There just those times one desires to to get in touch with real manufacture without Alibaba and other such portals but you enter Google search for say Chinese manufactureres of fabrics and find all these portals in the way. Is there any means where you can get contact directly with manufacturerers instead of having to go through these portals?

Gary

Gary

2 years ago

Etornam,

Good question. As I said in my article, offline trade shows can be a great way to meet actual manufacturers in person. Have you considered that?

-Gary

Ann

Ann

2 years ago

I have been pouring over the internet for wedding hair and jewellery accessories. Your article confirms my frustration to date in that I need products which not on Alibaba to differentiate from my competitors. I am struggling to find the right suppliers. Your artlice has given me some hope and Clearly I need to think outside the box.

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