SOURCING CORE SERVICES

The sourcing is our most comprehensive service in terms of sourcing,project management&risk management. It includes:


SOURCING SUPPLIERS : We source using a wide variety of resources available to our team including our existing database,relationship factories across industries and other channels.We also aim to get the best possible pricing by working with ground level factories that have more competitive prices than suppliers on online platforms many of whom are traders claiming to be factories.


DUE-DILIGENCE : We carry out due-diligence on all suppliers we source using our access to govt.databases and other third parties to ensure we are dealing with a factory(and not a trading company claiming to be a factory)&the factory is reliable and has a manufacturing history.This is a key shortlisting criteria we use during the sourcing phase.


NEGOTIATIONS : We have a professional Chinese negotiation team with rich   experience of combined negotiation which is most cases allows us to dig factories not easy to find online but more importantly negotiate better terms for pricing,MOQ,payment &trade terms etc.


INSPECTIONS : One qualified QC inspector is appointed to do the inspection for your goods.


PRICE VERIFICATION : If you opt to use our sourcing service with your own nominated suppliers,we can do a market scan to verify if the prices you are getting are consistent with the going market prices for your products and see if we can cut pricing on your existing products,so you can get an ROI on the service straight away.We can also carry out the same due-diligence on any supplier you nominate.


ENSURING COMPLIANCE : We check the various certifications requested by you from the suppliers to ensure that they have relevant&"Genuine" certificates for your country.For example certificate of UL,FM,WATERMARK,SASO,CE,ROHS,CSA and other certificates.


CHINESE CONTRACTS : We sign contracts with the suppliers to ensure various QC clasuses are added and there is a clear mechanism for dispute resolution.Being based in China we can also pursue these contracts if things go wrong.


MANAGING PAYMENTS : We manage the payments so that cost savings can be achieved(for example when paying multiple suppliers)&risks can be managed(i.e. instant payment to suppliers after inspection of goods,so possession of goods can be taken avoiding the risk of "swapping" of goods post inspection).


DISPUT MANAGEMENT : Managing any disputes with the supplier,especially common issues like getting suppliers to re-work goods once a pre-shipment inspection has failed or if a supplier refuses to comply with contract terms.


PRODUCT EVOLUTION : With most of our clients we act as a strategic partner,i.e. their China office and our relationship continues post shipment,as the clients send us feedback to help evolve the product over time,based on the reviews and feedback they get from their customers.We work with factories to make improvements to the products as well as continue to find back-up factories where required in order to ensure stable supply and competitive pricing as our clients grow.




ALREADY HAVE A SUPPLIER?

Met a supplier at a TRADE SHOW or via B2B platform?No problem,you can still get all the benefits of our sourcing service,as a lot of our clients nominate their own suppliers and leverage and expertise and resources on the ground to ensure their best interests are represented on the ground in China.