Frequently Asked Questions

Sourcing Dude offers its clients free quotation services. Our sourcing service fees are only applied to orders that are made through use of our services. Please note that international shipping fees will not be included in the Proforma Invoice (PI).

In most circumstances, OEM manufacturers prefer to work according to your own design and specifications such as graphs, drawings, sizes, textures, colours and functionalities.


Sourcing Dude is not able to design a new product on behalf of you, but we can offer consultation on whether your product ideas are mature enough to kick start a contract manufacturing project. Some quality manufacturers do offer product design services, but they come with extra costs and longer lead times.

No. We don’t sell our own products via any channels. Sourcing Dude is a sourcing agency which buys from manufacturers on behalf of our clients.


Directly selling products ourselves is not ethical because of the conflicting interest between us and our customers. Instead, we pride ourselves in being a trusted business partner for companies importing from China.

No. Our professional services would not exist without our network of trusted manufacturing partners that we have personally built up over the years.


Sourcing Dude invests considerable time and effort to assist our clients by providing free quotations from carefully selected suppliers.

Sourcing Dude accepts telegraphic transfer (TT) payments to our company bank account. We also support Paypal payments, but it’s not recommended due to the hefty fees involved. However, Letter of Credit (LC) is not acknowledged.


As for the payment terms, the industry practice here in China is a 30% down payment before production and 70% balance payment before shipment after the necessary quality inspections and packaging are completed. However, some manufacturers might require payment in full before production.