Traditionally importing materials and products could only be done by large businesses with the resources and money to spend, in order to reduce costs in the long run. Today, companies like MyShipper enable small to medium businesses to import quality products directly from Chinese manufacturers, which increases their profit margins with minimal effort.
MyShipper makes the importing process hassle free, even if you have never imported before, as we are the only point of contact you need. You will be given a personal import expert, who will communicate with you directly while we take care of product sourcing, negotiating prices, sales contracts if needed, purchasing, quality control, importing and logistics to get your products right to your door.
Importing is not a straight forward process as there are steps you need to take before even placing an order. Here is a breakdown of steps our china sourcing agents will take, in order to help you import quality products and materials from China.
SOURCING THE RIGHT PRODUCT
This involves choosing from the huge array of potential suppliers and assessing them for reliability and quality, which can help avoid problems down the track. Our China sourcing agents only deal directly with Chinese manufacturers to ensure you get the best quality product at the lowest price.
It’s not recommended to accept the first price a supplier provides as almost any price you receive is negotiable. You can usually get a better deal, particularly if you know their costs and often comparing several suppliers will help indicate a fair price. By dealing directly with manufacturers, our China sourcing agents get the lowest possible price as we cut out the middlemen, so you can buy direct at the source of production.
PRICE VS. QUALITY
Many online suppliers will offer exceptionally low prices, however it is highly likely they have sacrificed the quality of the product in order to get a lower price. Our China sourcing agents get numerous quotes from quality manufacturers in order to get the best price for a quality product.
SPECIFICATIONS AND QUANTITIES
Getting the exact specifications for your product is hugely important as manufacturers have been known to make costly mistakes simply because they weren’t given enough detail on a product’s specifications. It is therefore important to provide as much information as possible on the product that you want so our Chine sourcing agents can implement these requirements during the sourcing and production process.
Getting a landed quote is vitally important to understanding the true cost of your import. Many online trading companies often quote based on the cost of the product, which doesn’t include the full cost of shipping door to door, taxes and duty. Our sourcing agents will provide you with a landed quote before you place an order, which includes freight costs based on the most cost effective shipping method door to door, as well as duty and taxes. Contact us today to find out more.
By receiving a sample of your product ensures that you can see exactly what you will receive and gives you an opportunity to modify or tailor the product before going into mass production. This is also a good opportunity to see how your design ideas, branding or customised products will look before placing an order.
Quality control is the most important part of importing and is something that many buyers and importers overlook by using online suppliers or trading companies. Our sourcing agents in China have a 3 step quality control process in which they inspect products and materials before, during and after production to ensure that your products meet your specifications before they leave the factory floor. If you fail to carry out any QC by buying online then you leave yourself open for mistakes, poor quality and a high percentage of product waste.
MyShipper offers an end to end service which includes sourcing, sampling, production and door to door shipping. Our sourcing agents will arrange all land, air and/or sea logistics as well as complete all the relevant customs paperwork, will arrange certification where applicable and will ensure that all duties are paid before your product clears customs. Doing this yourself can be a very daunting task and so using a company like MyShipper ensures that your import is fully managed and hassle free.
Speak to one of our China sourcing agents and start importing from China today.