I received two inquiries today from our old clients, demanding for another professional supplier sourcing service, which is playing more and more important role in their import business these days.

Professional Supplier Sourcing refers to the sourcing service carried out in a very professional way. Some importers only source suppliers by searching online or simply attending a general commodity trade fair, which is regarded NOT professional enough sometimes in China. 

How to conduct a Professional Sourcing service?

First of all, Professional Sourcing means product proficiency; you have to be very proficient with the product itself, covering the product name, specifications, descriptions, application and market price etc. You have to try to be an expert in this field.

Second, Professional Sourcing indicates the proficiency of related manufacturing bases. In China, almost every city or province has their own pillar industries, especially for some special items, say, ceramics, chemicals,furniture,fireworks etc.So before sourcing in China,you have to study the right industry clusters first. Most of the foreign importers try to source the suppliers by attending trade fairs, say, Canton Fair.With the information and internet development,more and more customers quit trade fairs now in China.

The best place for you to meet and find out some qualified suppliers is the right manufacturing bases. For example, if you’re looking for ‘fireworks’, you have to go to Liuyang city, which is called ‘Home of Fireworks’, where there are more than 400000 people directly or indirectly engaging in this business in China. ‘Liuyang — made’ fireworks account for more than 60% global market at present. This is the same to other products; almost every product has their unique manufacturing bases in China.Say,Qingdao for tyres, Lecong for furniture, Zhuji for socks, Yiwu for general commodities, Xintang for jeans, Wenzhou for ties and shoes, Anji for bamboo products, Liling for ceramics, Yongkang for hardwares, Shenzhen for electronics, Guangzhou for clothes, Xuchang for hair products, Changzhou for floorings etc. Of course some products may have more than two or three manufacturing bases as China is too big. For example, in North China people to go to Tianjin to buy steel banquet chairs while in South China, Shunde is the largest manufacturing base for those items.Click here to find out more Professional Markets in China.  

Third, Professional Sourcing means that you have to attend professional trade fair instead of the general trade fairs. Say, if you’re buying furniture you can have a try on Furniture China (www.furniture-china.cn), and this is the same for other product sourcing, Door industry — www.door-expo.com, Lock industry — www.lock-china.net and Tube industry — www.tubechina.net etc. More professional fair information.

Lastly, Professional Sourcing needs professional verification skills, you have to be able to check out their export or import qualifications and obtain their full registered information in order to avoid future business scams in China. Some professional sourcing service company like Elksourcing offers Basic Verification Service on their suppliers after the client books their sourcing service in China.

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