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Importing from China: The Ultimate List of Do’s and Don’ts!

Sourcing Chinese Manufacturers: A HUGE List of Do’s and Don’ts This post is a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts when importing from China. Basic guidelines from experience living and working here. While we’ve written articles, ebooks, guides, and posts about many of these list items, the point of this post is to provide a…

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Overview of Chinese Wholesale Suppliers by Region

Buying from China Wholesale Suppliers: Know Each Region’s Specialty Browsing Alibaba and Global Sources is one way of finding China Wholesale Suppliers.  But buyers who put in the legwork of actually going to China, attending trade shows and personally interviewing  suppliers usually have an advantage. However, before you go jetting off to China, it’s a…

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Automation and the Future of Chinese Manufacturing

In a recent op-ed published in the Washington Post, Vivek Wadhwa speculates that “over the next five to 10 years, manufacturing will return, en masse, to the United States” because “China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing.” Wadhwa attributes this development to the rise of high technology in…

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Understanding the Difference between ODM and OEM

You’ve probably seen the terms “ODM” and “OEM” before. And chances are, wherever you’re sitting right now, you’re within arm’s reach of several ODM and OEM products. Understanding these terms and the difference between them is an important step in setting yourself up to be an importing entrepreneur. Original Design Manufacturing ODM, or original design…

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