8 reasons to source products from China

By justchinait
November 20, 2020

If you plan to run your own e-commerce business, importing from China is your first step towards success.

“Made in China” products have won widespread recognition all over the world

1. Low labor cost

China is a populous country, and labor costs have been low since the manufacturing industry began to develop. In labor-intensive industries, the advantages are great and the competitiveness is also strong. With the continuous development of society, the quality of labor is gradually improving. Although labor costs cannot be regarded as a great advantage compared with before, the labor advantage of China still exists compared with developed countries.

2. The large potential consumer market

As the saying goes, where there are people, there is a market. The Chinese market can accommodate the birth of many new products, and it can also promote the rapid formation of scale economy of in these new products. It can be said that such a large domestic market in China create the most basic conditions for product development.

3. Perfect foundation

Since the reform and opening up for more than 20 years, the development of China’s manufacturing industry has already achieved remarkable results. After joining the WTO, the development of China’s manufacturing industry has undergone tremendous changes under the influence of the international and domestic environment.

4. Production is relatively concentrated

Most of China’s manufacturing industries are located in areas with relatively abundant resources. Moreover, the country attaches great importance to the development of manufacturing-related industries. Therefore, many large-scale manufacturing industries have a relatively good production resource base. The market-oriented role under economic regulation is also very conducive to the development of the manufacturing industry.

5. High-profit margin

Lower cost means you can make a lot of money

6. Importing to the United States is easy (even for non-Americans)

7. There are many trade websites and purchasing agents in China, so customers don’t need to go to China to find products.

Next, you can try to research suppliers on Alibaba(the most popular website for foreigners to purchase from China). Beginner guide for finding a product manufacturer on Alibaba:

Direct search

Using direct search, you can view the price range of each supplier, select an acceptable price range, and then send an inquiry. In this case, we sent a total of 20 queries to the wireless charger supplier. Methods as below:

Step 1: Go to https://www.alibaba.com/ and enter the product to be searched

Step 2: Click on the product you are interested in or select the top supplier (for example, gold supplier) to learn more about the products by browsing the product details page

Step 3: Click the button on the Alibaba website to contact the supplier. You can easily contact the suppliers and send them inquiries by clicking the “Contact Supplier” button.

Step 4: Collect and compare quotes from different suppliers

Step 5: Choose 2-3 good suppliers for further communication

Alibaba RFQ

We also published an RFQ on Alibaba to gain quotations, the steps are as follows.

Step 1: Go to the Alibaba inquiry homepage: https://rfq.alibaba.com/

Step 2: Fill in the inquiry form

Step 3: Submit the inquiry and wait for the supplier to send you a quotation

Step 4: Check and compare quotes in the message center of the RFQ information center

Step 5: Choose 2-3 good suppliers for further communication

After using the above 2 methods, the results are clear. Under direct search, at first, it may take several hours to check supplier information, send queries one by one, and then wait 1-2 days to get a reply.

Under the RFQ, within 10 minutes after we sent the purchase request, we immediately obtained 10 quotations from multiple suppliers, and we were able to select 2-3 good quotations for further negotiation. Our suggestion is that if you are not familiar with the product field and do not want to spend a lot of time developing a large number of suppliers, Alibaba RFQ is a good choice for you. If you still find it difficult to find a good supplier, you can always seek help from us.

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