Your China wholesale efforts can be a success if you do your homework. Here are some tips on how to get started.

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Importing low-cost products from countries like China can be extremely profitable for your business. For those who are new to China sourcing, it may sound complicated and risky. However, those who are familiar with it know that it can be quite easy.

If you are planning to start or have just started your China wholesale business, remember to always consider shipping costs. An item that you are importing from China may have a wholesale price of $1, but the freight charges might be $10. So, in reality, you are paying $11 per item instead of $1. …


How to set up and dial in your contract manufacturing in China

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Has the coronavirus pandemic made it overly difficult for you to maintain your manufacturing activities? Is there a risk of bankruptcy and business closure because of massive overheads?

There is a way to save your company from such a terrible future: by offloading and outsourcing some of the production activities. Contract manufacturing is one of the most feasible manufacturing techniques available to companies today.

Why choose a Chinese manufacturer for contract manufacturing?

China is distinguished around the world for being one of the most amicable manufacturing hubs in the world. …


Set up your China die casting using these 7 tips and you will improve your odds of success.

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Die casting is one of the most-popular manufacturing practices in the world. It is an easy-to-manage process that creates premium-quality products in a quick and budget-friendly manner.

Of the many nations that have a credible reputation in die casting, China ranks at the top. In fact, in 2015, China supplied 45% of the world’s diecasting needs — 70% of which was supplied to the automobile industry. This number continues to grow at a significant pace every year. …


Find out more about what you, as a die casting buyer, can keep on your radar so you get better parts sooner.

Buying die casting services
Buying die casting services

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If you’ve visited the Sourcing Allies blog page in the past month, you might have read about the history of die casting and process of die casting. What comes next? Effective ways to buy die-casting services, naturally.

Die casting, as we know, is a process where molten metal is injected into a specially designed steel mold — called a die — at high pressure. When the liquid metal cools and solidifies, it takes the shape of the die. Die-cast parts, called castings, are a big part of our daily lives. You will find them in the appliances you use at home, the car you drive to work, the machines and devices you operate at your workplace, your mobile phone, and in numerous other objects and places. …


Get familiar with the die casting process along with the most common defects and fixes.

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Die casting: Process, equipment and applications

In our previous blog, we learnt of the history of die casting — how this versatile system of mass-producing identical metal parts originated in the printing industry of the mid-1800s. In this piece, we explore the process of die casting and more. Read on to know about:

  • Steps in the die casting process
  • Different techniques
  • Equipment and material used
  • Common defects and their fixes
  • Applications of die casting

HOW DIE CASTING WORKS

To recap, die casting is a way of manufacturing metal objects by filling a reusable mold — called a die — with molten metal and letting the metal cool to take the shape of the mold. The resultant object is called the casting. Apart from the metal and die, the process requires a furnace and die casting machine. Alloys of non-ferrous metals such as zinc, copper, aluminium, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin are used. A casting can be made within seconds and in just five…


This is a quick read on key trends in regards to China supply chains.

China supply chain trends
China supply chain trends

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China-US Trade war impacts tariff rates across major Chinese business centers

China is the second-largest economy in the world and a leading manufacturing hub for various international companies. As per this Nikkei Asia article, exports from the country grew 9.9 percent to $239.7bn in September 2020. These changes happened after it diversified its supply chain to regain trade growth after both the COVID-19 pandemic and a trade war with the United States. Imports for the same period in the country rose 13.2 percent to $202.7bn.

The continuing trade war between China and the United States has affected industries around the globe. China’s supply chain systems weren’t without risk and many felt the impact of it as well. Political tensions, rising tariffs, and the overall economic slowdown have emphasized the need for effective change management, reactiveness, and core strategy planning for maintaining consistent supply chain management in the country. Currently there’s an ongoing focus on digitization, especially after the pandemic. …


Here are some solid tips for your China supply chain.

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Why make China your sourcing hub?

The present-day business world is defined by globalization trends that require cross-cultural and cross-border interactions between countries. With the rise of technology and the implementation of trade-friendly policies, businesses are now entering global markets with new products or profitable supply chain networks. A classic example of this would be companies that are now sourcing their supplies from across national boundaries.

The trade war between China and the United States may be pushing many companies to pull out of China because of a steep rise in tariff rates. But China’s status as a manufacturing powerhouse of global regard doesn’t waver much in the face of such economic turmoil. Companies of all types and sizes consider China as their sourcing hub, and ultimately seek the services of a sourcing agent in China. …


Find out what a sourcing agent is and if one can be a good fit for you.

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Why Choose China as a Sourcing Hub?

For those starting a business, it’s of utmost importance to connect with a high-quality manufacturer that can supply the right type of materials for your product. Believe it or not, the manufacturer you work with will help form the very foundation of your business. They become a cornerstone of your overall worthiness — something that will ultimately influence how you are perceived by your customers. Working with a good supplier will result in acquiring superior-quality products, of which will translate into satisfied buyers and repeat purchases. …


Make sure you cover all aspects of your sourcing needs before pulling the trigger on your China sourcing efforts.

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By definition, strategic sourcing means leveraging supply channels at the lowest total cost. It is widely acknowledged that China’s manufacturers offer a huge cost advantage to importers everywhere; especially in the west. For solo entrepreneurs and Amazon sellers, planning and implementing a China sourcing strategy calls for significant mental and physical efforts. …


There are things you can do when your consignment is not what you expected.

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Amazon sellers in the west have remained loyal to Chinese factories on the basis of consistent quality at low costs. That said, no two Chinese manufacturers are the same.

Generally, a factory that specializes in a single product category is easily able to meet performance standards expected in western countries. Their staff has a well-rounded understanding of the product, and a singular focus increases the likelihood of receiving top quality products. …

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