In most cases, the principles of Product Sourcing are the same, regardless of the product. China is the world’s factory, and we have over 10 years of experience in this field.

We have sourced
   - Office Seating
   - Filing Cabinets
   - Desking
   - Promotional USB Sticks
   - Airport Public Seating
   - Plastic Bins & Storage Boxes
   - Camping Products
   - Smart Televisions
   - Mini-PCs
   - Audio Connectors
   - Microphone & Lighting Stands
   - Microphones
   - Apparel
   - Memory Foam Cushions
   - Pizza Boxes
   - Kitchen Knives

and many many more, always using the procedural model outlined here:

Step 1: Initial Research
We contact a few factories and request initial pricing. This is a very general inquiry, only to initiate contact, confirm the products are available, and at what price range.

Step 2: Detailed Research
If the client agrees with the general price range, we contact up to a dozen factories, requesting detailed information and formal quotations, at numerous price points.

Step 3: Factory Visits
Based on the detailed information gathered, 3 or 4 factories are selected for a visit/inspection. Most factories tend to cluster in the same centers (for example, 99% of Audio Component Factories are in Ningbo), so visiting 3 or 4 factories can be accomplished in 1 or 2 days.

These visit can often help determine which factory is best suited for the project. We don’t believe that Pricing should be the only factor in this determination. Ease of doing business, enthusiasm for the project, a professional factory with internal quality control, etc. should all be considered.

Step 4: Samples
During these visits, we secure 2 samples of each product being sourced. Upon our return to Shanghai, we pack 1 of each into a box and ship to the client for review, keeping the other on hand as a control sample.

Step 5: Price Negotations
Once the Samples have been reviewed, and based on discussions following the visits, we help the client narrow down the list to 2 factories. At this point, we start negotiating a final price.

Step 6: Manufacturing
Once the decision has been made to move forward with manufacturing, we coordinate with the factory to ensure the product is manufactured to spec (using our control samples), and deadlines are being met.

If problems arise during production (they almost always do), we are on hand to solve the problem and get the schedule back on track. Having a representative on the ground in China, able to make an unannounced visit at any time, is tremendously effective in keeping a supplier ib target.

Step 7: Final Inspection
When the manufacturing is done, we make a final visit to inspect the order. We randomly select a small percentage of units, have them unpacked and assembled/plugged in/turned on/etc. Once we are satisfied with the order, we inform the client that the funds can be released. Once the factory receives payment, the order is loaded onto the container/truck, and sent on its way.

Important: In the event that the product being manufactured is highly technical in nature, or if we feel that we are not properly qualified to perform the final inspection, we can coordinate with a Third party Quality Control Inspection Company to perform the inspection. Although costly, in certain situations it’s the best quality-control option.

Step 8: Logistics
When the end of the manufacturing is drawing near, we make Logistical arrangements on behalf of the client. We have solid, long-time associates in the Freight Forwarding Industry, ensuring that the order will arrive in the best possible time at the best possible price.
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In most cases, the principles of Product Sourcing are the same, regardless of the product. China is the world’s factory, and we have over 10 years of experience in this field.
 
We have sourced
   - Office Seating
   - Filing Cabinets
   - Desking
   - Promotional USB Sticks
   - Airport Public Seating
   - Plastic Bins & Storage Boxes
   - Camping Products
   - Smart Televisions
   - Mini-PCs
   - Audio Connectors
   - Microphone & Lighting Stands
   - Microphones
   - Apparel
   - Memory Foam Cushions
   - Pizza Boxes
   - Kitchen Knives

 and many many more, always using the procedural model outlined here:

Step 1: Initial Research
We contact a few factories and request initial pricing. This is a very general inquiry, only to initiate contact, confirm the products are available, and at what price range.

Step 2: Detailed Research
If the client agrees with the general price range, we contact up to a dozen factories, requesting detailed information and formal quotations, at numerous price points.

Step 3: Factory Visits
Based on the detailed information gathered, 3 or 4 factories are selected for a visit/inspection. Most factories tend to cluster in the same centers (for example, 99% of Audio Component Factories are in Ningbo), so visiting 3 or 4 factories can be accomplished in 1 or 2 days.

These visit can often help determine which factory is best suited for the project. We don’t believe that Pricing should be the only factor in this determination. Ease of doing business, enthusiasm for the project, a professional factory with internal quality control, etc. should all be considered.

Step 4: Samples
During these visits, we secure 2 samples of each product being sourced. Upon our return to Shanghai, we pack 1 of each into a box and ship to the client for review, keeping the other on hand as a control sample.

Step 5: Price Negotations
Once the Samples have been reviewed, and based on discussions following the visits, we help the client narrow down the list to 2 factories. At this point, we start negotiating a final price.

Step 6: Manufacturing
Once the decision has been made to move forward with manufacturing, we coordinate with the factory to ensure the product is manufactured to spec (using our control samples), and deadlines are being met.

Production problems commonly occur, but we’re on hand to solve the problem and get the schedule back on track. Having a representative on the ground in China, able to make an unannounced visit at any time, is tremendously effective in keeping a supplier on target.

Step 7: Final Inspection
When the manufacturing is done, we make a final visit to inspect the order. We randomly select a small percentage of units, have them unpacked and assembled/plugged in/turned on/etc. Once we are satisfied with the order, we inform the client that the funds can be released. Once the factory receives payment, the order is loaded onto the container/truck, and sent on its way.

Important: In the event that the product being manufactured is highly technical in nature, or if we feel that we are not properly qualified to perform the final inspection, we can coordinate with a Third party Quality Control Inspection Company to perform the inspection.Although costly, in certain situations it’s the best quality-control option.

Step 8: Logistics
When the end of the manufacturing is drawing near, we make Logistical arrangements on behalf of the client. We have solid, long-time associates in the Freight Forwarding Industry, ensuring that the order will arrive in the best possible time at the best possible price.