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Logistics from China
Fabien Gaussorgues
Comments Off on Logistics from China – The Basics For Importers
Many companies want to benefit from low-cost manufacturing in China. However, they sometimes forget to factor in the costs of logistics. In some cases, the costs of logistics from China to the importer’s destination can even be higher than the price of products! There are several basics about logistics from China that every importer needs to know: Inco-terms Break-down of quotations
lab testing
Fabien Gaussorgues
Comments Off on The Basics about Laboratory Tests in China
The Basics about Laboratory Tests For Buyers From China Although it might not be obvious for new buyers, laboratory testing is something which always needs to be considered when importing from China. It should be integrated into your project from the beginning. However, it seems that due to a lack of knowledge many importers end up making big mistakes. There
prices-raw
Fabien Gaussorgues
Comments Off on Prices Raw Materials in China Just Increased! Bad News From Suppliers
If you work with Chinese suppliers, you have certainly received a number of messages about increasing prices of raw materials, like the following: "Dear [buyer name] The prices of [main raw materials in their product] have increased a lot recently, so we have to increase the price of your product to X.XX USD per piece. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Best
plastic
Fabien Gaussorgues
Comments Off on Selecting a Plastic Injection Material for China Manufacturing
Do you need to manufacture a plastic part in China? The first question, before prototyping and deciding on a manufacturer, is: what is the best material to use? Unfortunately,there often is no straightforward answer. First of all, there are a lot of different plastics, all coming with different characteristics. The most common plastics used in China are PMMA, POM, PET,
compliance
Fabien Gaussorgues
Comments Off on Why you should check your product’s compliance – A case study
There recently has been a case for exporting a large volume of electric car toys to the UK. The buyer had found a supplier and negotiated a price, so most things had been settled already. Before making the final order, he wanted some basic due diligence to be done on the products he was going to buy. Just to be
Quality Inspections
Fabien Gaussorgues
Comments Off on How Quality Inspections are saving you costs – A case study
This month, an (article) of Asia Inspection confirmed that about 30-40% of the quality inspections in China fail. (source: Asia Inspection) There are multiple reasons for these failures: - Part(s) missing in the assembly - Scratches or poor workmanship - Mistakes on the subparts, for example material or color - Packaging marking not according to regulation Many of the clients who