China Import Consulting

Are you just beginning to source products from China or have you been sourcing for some time but still running into obstacles? If so, you’re probably struggling over the same issues we see with most importers. The China Import Consulting service is designed specifically to deal with these issues.

 

  • Find a reliable and trustworthy supplier
  • How can I ensure quality of the final goods? How do I ensure the final goods meet the quality of the samples I received?
  • Ensure suppliers certificates are genuine.
  • Separate the real suppliers from those pretending to be
  • Payment issues: Whether to use TT or a letter of credit?
  • How do I get samples; and how many suppliers should I seek samples from?
  • Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ). Is it negotiable, what if I can’t meet the minimums?
  • Shipping: air, sea, who pays, and what about insurance?

 

You aren’t alone. Importing can be confusing, no question. 

 
We talk with experienced importers (Manufacturers, wholesalers and e-commerce sellers) on a daily basis who face these and similar issues. The truth is, unless and until you have some experience, you usually have to maneuver these waters trickily. Learning as you go. And it can get VERY EXPENSIVE. 

 
IMEX Consultancy Service was created to meet these very needs, to help you address these problems. Its focus is to help importers looking for one-on-one advice on importing issues. The consultation can be delivered in person, on the phone or via Skype. 

 
After many years’ experience in China and dealing with a wide cross-section of suppliers and industries, we have learned a lot, and continue to learn, how to deal with and overcome these and other importing problems. 

 
IMEX Consultancy Service allows you to set the agenda. You decide what we're going to cover. What's important, critical, and pressing to you RIGHT NOW?

 

But our consultancy is not just for critical issues. Think of our service as your ‘consultant on call’. Some clients keep a rolling list of procedural or operational questions concerning importing. When they have several questions they need handled, they simply schedule a call and we tick the list off, one by one.

 
Our objective is to transmit IMEX’s years of experience dealing with Chinese manufacturers. We will cover topics that help you develop strategy and tactics to achieve your business goals.  

 
We can also analyze your importing business model — see where you can cut costs, improve efficiencies, and target new opportunities. Because the truth is: if your plan is flawed, developing an import process will be doomed to failure. 

 
Some clients use the service in addition to our other services such as the 360 Degree Sourcing Service, others use it on an ad hoc basis. It’s totally up to you. 

 
We will help you avoid expensive mistakes and short circuit the trial and error approach that so many new importers use as their default learning tool, thereby helping you substantially reduce the time it takes to achieve your goals.

 
IMEX is different from many traditional sourcing companies in that we have experience working with E-Commerce sellers, including FBA sellers.

 

Contact us today to set up a time to talk about your consultancy needs. We can help you either develop a plan, or trouble-shoot and modify the one you already have. 

 

The consultancy is provided by Ashish Monga, founder of IMEX Sourcing Services and author of TheSourcingBlog.com.  

 

Ashish started off his career in International Trade as an importer, importing products into the UK from India and China and selling through e-commerce ventures. After over 5 years of doing so, Ashish moved to China to set-up IMEX Sourcing Services. 

 

The company has since helped importers in over 27 countries, especially the UK, USA, Australia and Canada to manage their sourcing, risk-management, quality control & supply chain processes in China. 

 

For over 5 years, it has been one of the leading sourcing companies in China. More information about Ashish can be found here