Purchase Process

Overcoming Quality Challenges When Selling On Amazon FBA

As an Amazon FBA seller, you get to take advantage of a number of perks to help grow your business in a way you otherwise might not be able to. Most importantly, the Amazon FBA business is a great opportunity to avoid managing your inventory and shipping it yourself. You also save money and space...

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5 Reasons to Perform a Manufacturing Audit in Asia

A Manufacturing Audit is a comprehensive yet cost-effective way to make sure your vendor is reliable and offers quality products whether you’re just beginning to ... Continue Reading

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5 Steps to Successfully Deal with Suppliers in Asia

The frenzy of April’s trade shows is far away now and you collected many contacts for a potential supplier deal in Asia. What do you ... Continue Reading

5 steps to successfully deal with suppliers in Asia
Purchase Process

Buddha in factories in China: Culture of Worship

It is quite common to meet a big buddha in the factories in China. Each factory can choose the buddha they like the most. One ... Continue Reading

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Inspection Process

Factory audit in China: opening meeting

To ensure the success of a factory audit in China, as well as all over Asia there are few steps to carefully follow. One of ... Continue Reading

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Quality Alerts

Culture of India: Janmashtami day

Today is the Krishna Janmashtami day, a public holiday in Hindu countries. This religious event is as important as the Chinese New Year or Christmas, ... Continue Reading

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Social Audit: Forced Labor in China

We have written a few times in the past about the value of Social Audit for imports from Asia. Never more has this been apparent than ... Continue Reading

Inspection Process

Factory Barcode Issues

  During inspections, clients frequently ask us to scan their products’ barcodes to ensure that they are correct. When scanning these codes, we are ensuring ... Continue Reading

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My Chinese factory refuses audits: what to do?

Factory audits are an indispensable part of the sourcing process. Sometimes it is not even necessary to visit the factory... A huge red flag is a factory resisting audits!

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