Part 1: The nature of changing terms, agreements and the cultural negotiation differences you face when working with Chinese Suppliers.

Working with Chinese manufacturers is challenging, in many ways. Possibly one of the most frustrating and difficult issues for Westerners is dealing with the ever changing landscape of agreements and negotiations before, during and post production of your orders. Changing terms of prior agreements. You will make agreements with suppliers; these may be pricing based, minimum order quantities, sample fee costs ...

Why you can’t buy iPhones from China (and other branded products).

November 11, 2010 Articles 0 Comment

It probably doesn’t need a 500 word article to answer one of the most common questions we get in the business, ‘How do I go about buying brand named goods from supplier in China?’ The short answer is, don’t risk it! Given though, the amount of times we’ve been asked this I feel compelled to outline some reasons why we’d ...

Preparing your product for retail display.

So you’re considering bringing in a product which will end up sitting in a retail store. What do you have to consider before you go and order your product and packaging from China?  Jumping in and ordering your product with packaging, before you know your customer (the retailer) is a bit of a risk. Different retailers place difference degrees ...

Product Margin and Selling Price Calculator – How to Import Successfully

September 15, 2010 Articles,Downloads 0 Comment

"When considering importing from China, it’s essential to plan what you’re doing", ....before making the commitment to even begin to source your product. How do you know what you’re trying to achieve with your sourcing if you don’t have goals for quality and price.    Have you thought through what you need to be selling your imported product for?  Exactly how ...

Landed Cost Calculator for China Imports

September 11, 2010 Articles,Downloads 0 Comment

You have a great idea but dont know where to start when trying to calculate all the costs to land the product What can it do for you? In 60 seconds, you can have a good idea of what your product will cost to land. Duty, GST, freight included. Where else will you get that? Why is ...

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ABOUT SILK ROAD. We Simplify Importing About Us Our team has years of experience in China trade, exactly what your project needs. Don’t get caught out dealing with unqualified suppliers, paying more than you need to, stressing ... Read More »