3 Alternatives to China for Sourcing in Southeast Asia

3 Alternatives to China for Sourcing in Southeast Asia

3 Alternatives to China for Sourcing in Southeast Asia How do you diversify your supply chain and minimize the disruptions that might stem from natural disasters, geopolitical events, or other unexpected circumstances? This is a question many importers have asked...
Chinese New Year 2020: Avoid Problems With Your Factory

Chinese New Year 2020: Avoid Problems With Your Factory

Insight Every year, the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday comes around and throws newer importers for a loop. At the time of writing this, the holiday is a little more than a month away. The Year of the Pig will be over and the Year of the Rat will begin the next day....
Sourcing in Vietnam: a Good Alternative to China?

Sourcing in Vietnam: a Good Alternative to China?

Since the U.S.-China trade war started in early 2018, many importers in America and elsewhere have been re-examining their supply chains and considering moves to other countries. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the trade war has been Vietnam. The country has seen...
Is the Quality of Products Made in China Really That Bad?

Is the Quality of Products Made in China Really That Bad?

There is a common perception in the West that China only makes poor quality goods. This is evidenced by the fact that there is no shortage of Internet memes like the one you see below. Sure, there are poor-quality goods made in China and other low-cost countries like...
What is Quality Fade and How Can You Avoid It?

What is Quality Fade and How Can You Avoid It?

Imagine you’ve been working with a supplier for a couple of years to produce a solid stainless steel grill. Everything has gone well. You’ve received good feedback from consumers and garnered favorable reviews. Until, one day, you notice a complaint. Then there is...
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: What You Need to Know

Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: What You Need to Know

Importers producing consumer goods overseas are generally concerned about the quality of their products. Good quality products will be well received by end buyers, getting favorable reviews, prompting repeat purchases, and benefitting your bottom line. When working...

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