FAQ

 

Why manufacture in China?

China offers a highly motivated and skilled labor pool that can handle almost all of your sourcing needs. Whether you are looking to improve your profit margins or want to update a product, the technical expertise and know how is here. When done correctly, sourcing quality products from China gives you distinct advantages over countries with significantly higher labor costs.

Is the working process transparent?

Our due diligence with suppliers guarantees that our clients are informed throughout the whole process. From our experience, clients typically prefer to deal only with Source Products Asia (SPA). Nonetheless, the client is fully aware of all the developments and progressions of the whole working process - from start to finish.

How do Shipping costs influence the product/unit price?

 

Shipping costs depend on where the goods are loaded, unloaded, container size and type, inland freight costs (fuel surcharge), and product weight. There are a lot of variables that affect the final shipping costs.

Here is a rough guideline:

  • Volume of 1 m3, value $ 500, shipping cost 16…24 %
  • Volume of 1 m3, value $ 1000, shipping cost 8…12 %
  • Volume of 1 m3, value $ 1500, shipping cost 6…8 %

 

Less than container load (LCL) shipments are the most expensive, while a 40′ container being the most economical. We can help you estimate your shipping costs by sending us a brief product description as well as some shipping details.

What kind of import tax should I expect to pay?
Taxes and duties will vary by importing country, source of origin and goods category. Our company can help you research the import tax for your goods so that you will be well informed when calculating total cost of goods. otherwise, click on the following links to find out more information of import taxes in different countries.

US tariffs:   http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/bychapter/index.htm

EU tariffs:   http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/tarhome_en.htm

Can somebody else take care of all the shipping documents and import tax issues?

Yes, we do offer full service shipping for our clients. Additionally, we have a dedicated team taking care of all forwarding and import issues.

Is it possible to ship directly to my various customers from China?

Yes. We can store your products coming from different manufacturers in our warehouse and consolidate containers or send LCL shipments directly to your customers.

Sourcing from China is all about price, right?

Yes and no. While the whole point of sourcing in China is to realize substantial savings, searching for a supplier only based on price can be disastrous.

Our first step in searching for suppliers is to confirm product requirements with our client. Next we compare quotes from existing and newly sourced suppliers. If a supplier offers an extremely low quote, it suggests to us that they may be more concerned with turnover than product quality. We will audit the manufacturer on their production ability and commitment to quality. If the factory qualifies, we will work closely with the supplier to make sure they fulfill our client’s requirements.

I am interested in working with you. What is the first step?

Contact us! We will walk you through a free consultation. During the consultation, we will clarify your requirements and advise you on how to bring your project to fruition.

I have a rough idea, but it’s very vague. Can I still contact you?

Absolutely! We specialize in developing rough ideas into polished products. Contact us to tell you more about prototyping, product development and small trial orders.

 

I already have contacts in China. How can Source Products help me to get better, consistent results in purchasing?

Source Products Asia focuses on long-term relationship building - with our customers, suppliers, and partners. In other words, we can say with confidence that we offer a level of product development talent and experience that few sourcing companies can match. We can evaluate your current situation and advise you on the best strategy for your needs.

Do you have protocols for dispute resolution?

We pay a lot of attention to details during the ordering and manufacturing process in order to eliminate potential disputes. Customers are immediately informed of any situation, no matter how big or small. Inevitably, some products will not be acceptable to clients. In these situations, SPA will be the first in line to look for a workable solution. We advice customers to build in extra lead time for the first delivery - to factor in all expected and unexpected modifications/changes.

Who are the target customers for Source Products Asia?

Our services are geared towards companies who do not have extensive experience sourcing from Asia. These companies want to limit their risks associated with overseas manufacturing. They could also be firms that choose to specialize in their fields and let professionals handle their sourcing needs. Source Products Asia offers complete sourcing solutions and can take care of all the details from start to finish.