How to find supplies and suppliers in China.
Finding the right supplier in China with whom to start a business partnership is not obvious.
Do you want to internationalize your already established company and find the right supplier for your needs? Is China the market you are looking at and that can meet your needs?
Searching and finding the right supplier in China, however, requires some caution.
1) Identify where your suppliers are located
China has a great experience in industrial and manufacturing production and over the years highly specialized production areas have developed in specific production chains. Usually, the most specialized producers in a certain sector are concentrated in the same geographical area.
Locating the specific production area of your sector will help you make a skimming between the various suppliers you will come into contact with during your search.
2) Select the right contact
At this point, you will wonder how to find your potential suppliers in China. It’s important not to contact a single supplier, so you can explore more than one option and choose the one that really meets your needs in the best way.
If the world of online trading is not for you, you can turn to an agency that will help you identify and select trading partners that are right for you.
A secure network of contacts that will ensure you find reliable suppliers with whom to sign potential partnerships and avoid commercial fraud.
3) What to check
After identifying the plausible Chinese suppliers, it is important to check their level of experience in the market.
It is also very important to ask the supplier of test samples. In fact, this will help you, as well as being synonymous with quality assurance, to understand if it will be able to provide all the documentation necessary for shipping to Italy or if you will have to interface with a third party to manage the logistics.
4) Check the professionalism in person
If so far communication has gone smoothly and the quotes of your potential suppliers satisfy you, this is a good start. However, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises later, we recommend that you organize a personal visit to their production centers. This way you can also control the quality of the products with your own eyes.
Consider downloading the WeChat app to communicate more easily and directly.
Normally the same type of suppliers are located in the same geographical area; Not too far apart, you can group multiple appointments in a single business trip.
Following visits, you may have identified at least two potential suppliers.
If you are unable to go in person, consider contacting us. B-L-D Industrial Services, we are an agency that helps you find the most suitable supplier in China and successfully addresses the approach to supplies you will find in this market.