Sourcing

A – Z Service – We handle EVERYTHING

A Safer and Easier Way to Import from China

If you are a business or e-commerce seller looking for an all-inclusive solution for your sourcing, manufacturing, and supply chain requirements in China, this is your answer! Let Guided Imports handle all aspects of your company’s operations in China. Over the past 5 years, we have developed a network of hundreds most high quality suppliers in China. In addition, we have perfected a comprehensive supplier sourcing and relationship-building process that enables us to identify new, high-quality and reliable suppliers capable of manufacturing your products to your specifications. In short, we have put in years of hard work vetting, visiting, evaluating, and auditing factories to ensure our clients have the best possible options when it comes to choosing top quality suppliers.

Once we order and evaluate samples from the most qualified suppliers, we then manage every aspect of our client’s production and logistics out of our China offices. If it happens here in China, we take care of it for you! This allows your to focus on building your brand, driving revenue, and increasing profits.

Don’t get lost in a sea of back-and-forth correspondence with countless suppliers, never knowing which are actually qualified and honest. Let our experienced, multilingual sourcing and manufacturing specialists handle it for you!

Guided Imports understands that the key to any great partnership is communication. You’ll work with a dedicated account representative who acts as your eyes and ears in China and is accountable to you. We’ll clearly organize all information for you and format it in a constantly-updated report so you can see exactly where you are in the process. This allows you to be in complete control of all the important details without getting bogged down with trivial minutiae.

We act as your project managers, consultants and purchasing office. Managing all aspects of getting your products sourced, manufactured, inspected, shipped, and everything in between!

Our service is a step-by-step process, meaning everything listed is included in the work we do to manage your production in China. Listed below are the individual stages that we can include on all orders we manage.

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Tell us your product

The time to start is when you have a product you would like to manufacture identified, and the product specifications are planned out.
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Define your specifications

We ask you to clearly define all aspects of your product. This way we can fully understand your requirements, thus allowing us to begin communicating with suppliers.
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Product Validation

Before sourcing begins, we provide you with a detailed understanding of all anticipated costs involved in manufacturing and shipping your product.
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Supplier Sourcing

We will identify up to five qualified suppliers capable of manufacturing your product. You will receive a detailed report on each of these suppliers, including all of their information.
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Ordering Samples

We will order samples from the identified suppliers, ship them to our office in Shenzhen, China, consolidate them and ship them to you for your review.
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Negotiations

Our team will communicate with the suppliers and begin negotiating the terms that you desire.
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Preparing the Production

We will put together all necessary purchase agreements and production documents. Ensuring all parties are in full agreement with all aspects of the production.
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Managing the Production

Delays, issues and mistakes happen in the manufacturing world. We do our best to ensure any and all issue are identified the moment they occur, this way our team can assist in remedying such instances.
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Inspection & Quality Control

One of our tried and true inspectors will visit your factory at a desired time. This inspector will spend a day reviewing the production and generating a quality control report for review.
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Product Photography

Product samples will be shipped to our affiliated photography studio for product photography shots.
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Shipping & Logistics

Regardless of the destination, or your location, we will manage the shipping and logistics on your behalf.
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Product Reorders

After your products have been selling, the time will come to place reorders with your factories. We’ll handle this in its entirety for as little as $99 per reorder.

We Value Transparency

  • You will always have full supplier contact details – meaning you will never be locked in with a single agent or supplier again!
  • Your payments will always be made directly to the factory, not us – we act as your delegated purchasing office, meaning, it will always be your company doing business with the factory of your choosing.
  • We work off of a flat rate model, not commission. Our motivation comes from your continued service and growth, not short term, one off productions. Commission based models mean that it is in your agent’s best interest to get you to order more units. Often times thy also have a “back-room” deal with the supplier to entice more of their clients to use their “preferred supplier”. And it’s usually preferred not because of quality, but because of the kick-back the agent gets for funneling customers to this supplier. Sadly, this is extremely common in China. Guided Imports has an understanding with all of the suppliers we work with that this practice is unacceptable. In fact, we regularly audit our employees and suppliers to ensure this very rule.
  • Our entire staff is routinely audited to ensure all kickbacks and incentive offers made by suppliers are documented, and all parties are informed. We also prohibit our entire staff from selling on Amazon or any e-commerce platform, negating any conflict of interest. We take our client’s products and confidentiality seriously. MANY other sourcing services sell on Amazon and are therefore competing with their own clients! If you decide to use a service other than Guided Imports, make sure you check into this. Otherwise, you might be sending your product details to a potential competitor. Caveat Emptor!
  • Our clients are free to communicate directly with the factory at anytime! – Our goal is to assist in streamlining your supply chain process, not locking it down. If at any time our clients wish to speak directly with suppliers, they are more than welcome to. (please note our rules during sensitive negotiation times)
  • We maintain strict client confidentiality terms with non-disclosure agreements built into our terms of service.

How to Get Started

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Identify a Product

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Product Research

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Are we the right fit?

Product identification is the origination of any successful production. Before determining if Guided Imports is the ideal solution for assistance with sourcing, manufacturing and logistics, a product must be identified. This responsibility falls entirely on the client.

Guided Imports is a sourcing company, focused on identifying sources of procurement for products, not assisting clients in determining which products to source. Before working with us, we recommend a product is identified, and the researched is completed.

It’s never enough to have a product idea in mind, or link to a product from one of the supplier directories.You need a product specification sheet if you’re serious about quality!

We recommend taking product research seriously, as it will greatly improve the overall outcome of the service, as well as your finished product.

Checkout the link below if you would like to learn more about product research and creating a product specification sheet.

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We offer a unique service that is ideal for a very specific type of importer. Because of this, we want to help you determine if we are the right solution for your supply chain management.

Still looking for more information?
Checkout the link below to learn more about us and our service.

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Pricing

$1,177
1 Product : A – Z Service

  • product validation
  • up to 5 suppliers to choose from
  • sample ordering & consolidation
  • professional Chinese negotiators
  • purchase agreement organization
  • production updates
  • on-site quality control

  • FBA preparation
  • product photography
  • logistics management
  • fully staffed purchasing office working on behalf of your company
  • dedicated account representative

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$2,177
2 Products : A – Z Service

  • product validation
  • up to 5 suppliers to choose from
  • sample ordering & consolidation
  • professional Chinese negotiators
  • purchase agreement organization
  • production updates
  • on-site quality control

  • FBA preparation
  • product photography
  • logistics management
  • fully staffed purchasing office working on behalf of your company
  • dedicated account representative

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$3,077
3 Products : A – Z Service

  • product validation
  • up to 5 suppliers to choose from
  • sample ordering & consolidation
  • professional Chinese negotiators
  • purchase agreement organization
  • production updates
  • on-site quality control

  • FBA preparation
  • product photography
  • logistics management
  • fully staffed purchasing office working on behalf of your company
  • dedicated account representative

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frequently asked questions

If I purchase the service, how soon do I have to start?

Once your order has been placed, you will be redirected to product form page where you will be asked to provide detailed information about the product you would like manufactured. Once this form is filled out and received by our team, we will begin the process.

What if we can not agree on the manufacturers price

The first aspect of the report you are issued is a product validation report. In this report, you are given estimated numbers for the production and what it will cost to ship the goods. This way, before we even begin sourcing and working with suppliers, you are well aware of the estimated costs that go into this production.

Is there an minimum order quantity to start?

This really depends on you and the product. We have no set minimum order quantity, however factories do. Keep in mind, in China everything works on scale. So the more you purchase the lower the costs, the less you purchase, the closer the goods will cost to retail.

How many times can I change my product during the Product Validation stage?

We request that you try not to change your product more than three times. In the event the product is changed more than three times, additional fees may be charged.

I would like to import into a country I do not live in or am a citizen of, can you still assist me?

Absolutely! We assist importers importing products from and to all over the world. There are certain times where additional documentation is needed, but we can fully assist during the logistics phase.

If I order multiple product packages, do I need to start them all at the same time?

Not at all! You have up until one year from the purchase date to use the credits you purchase. That means, if you were to order our 3 Product Sourcing Package, you could start the process for each them at any time, within one year of the order purchase date.

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