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How Sourcing Dude Works With You

1. Submit an Inquiry

The first simple step of your sourcing journey is to submit an inquiry to our sourcing team. To acquire accurate quotations for specific products or initiate a customized OEM project, we need all the relevant specifications and documents from your end to identify the best Chinese suppliers from an ocean of available options.


Unlike only screening suppliers from sourcing platforms like Alibaba by ratings or years of operations, our multifaceted sourcing approach will make sure that our suppliers conform strictly to our TQM (Total Quality Management) standards. We evaluate the whole supply chain in a holistic manner according to your requirements to find the most suitable sourcing solutions for you.


This quotation service is completely free at the moment. A dedicated sourcing agent will get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.

Free importing consultation with our China sourcing experts

2. Free Importing Consultation

Importing from China definitely requires solid planning and doing your homework. Apart from getting clear about the products that you plan to source, there are other factors like cost evaluation, international shipping, customs duties, product compliance and most importantly, intellectual property protection to be seriously considered.


Sourcing Dude is here to assist you along your importing journey. We have accumulated over 12 years of sourcing experience servicing more than 800 buyers from all continents. Come to us with any questions and we will advise you on the best solutions to solve it.


For example, we advised a US client not to sell a live streaming microphone in rose gold color on Amazon as we understood from our supplier network that there were already too many Amazon sellers from China selling the same unprofitable products. Under our guidance and with some modifications on the original product design, this Amazon seller succeeded in launching a new microphone line that was tailored to the school girl market which helped them build a profitable business.

3. Sampling Customization

One of the vital steps that many importers tend to neglect is ordering product samples before mass production. You might have chosen an “ideal” supplier, but you will never really know whether they can produce the same quality level as expected without a sample.


Sourcing Dude will help communicate your thoughts to the suppliers and order product samples according to your expectations. We then consolidate the samples in one shipment to your address so that you can make a final decision and select the best sample version from the varieties. This service greatly reduces the risks of receiving poor quality products in bulk that disappoints your end users.


All the consultative work by Sourcing Dude is free of charge, but we will collect the sampling fees paid to suppliers on your behalf and also the associated international shipping costs.

China Sampling specifications
Order from China

4. Order Confirmation

Once we’ve gone through the preparatory process together, it’s finally time to kick start our sourcing project.


After agreeing on the customized product sample for bulk order and the order details shown on the PI (Proforma Invoice), you will pay a certain percentage of the total order value as down payment to initiate mass production from the suppliers.


Sourcing Dude will ensure that the suppliers are well-informed about the product specifications, quality standards and production lead time. If required, a NNN agreement (Non-disclosure, Non-use and Non-circumvention Agreement used in China) will be signed to protect your intellectual property rights.


Our team assumes the responsibility of confirming every single step of the manufacturing process runs smoothly. Our sourcing services fees are all clearly included in the Proforma Invoice as a lump sum charge to make things simple.

5. Ongoing Project Management

Sourcing from China is not a grab-and-go, one and done transaction we make in a wet market.


Without an onsite sourcing team in China, following up on the production progress is virtually impossible. In fact, many sourcing agencies in China lack the project management tools to effectively monitor an ongoing manufacturing project because of the high investment required.


The little secret here in China is that suppliers always prioritize orders in large quantities, especially in peak seasons. But, even if your order quantity is not considered “big,” Sourcing Dude will monitor the situation closely and notify you in case of any delays or setbacks. Your project is our project.

On-going project management
On-going project management

6. Quality Inspection

Ensuring quality is paramount to the success of any project. This notion is deep-rooted in Western culture, but it might not be the case in low-cost countries like China and Vietnam.


The truth is that not all suppliers are made equal. Even a carefully selected supplier can slip up due to unforeseen circumstances like a sudden shortage of labour or a price surge of raw materials. Things do happen, but you can mitigate the risk with our general quality inspection service.


Included in the Full Sourcing Service Plan, we will work with suppliers if defects are found, unlike costly third-party inspection companies that merely send you a report without fixing the problem.


Our product inspectors will apply the AQL sampling method, a common practice in the importing process, to compile a report to inform you about the production results. If the products do not meet the minimum standards, we will assist you to negotiate with the suppliers to fix the issues. Contact us if you are interested to learn more about the Sourcing Dude QC Protocol.

7. International Shipping

Congratulations! Your sourcing project vision eventually comes to fruition after production of your products has been successfully completed.


The last step in the process is arranging international shipment to your destination. Sourcing Dude only works with trustworthy freight forwarders to ship your final products in a timely manner. We can help consolidate your orders into one single shipment from different suppliers in China to save you time and money.


After paying the balance of your order, we will quote you a competitive shipping rate and take care of the whole shipping process at the same time.


What’s next? Receiving your products, growing your business and working with Sourcing Dude to help manage your next order.

Shipping from China to the world

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  • Importing Consultation
  • Supplier Screening
  • Comprehensive Quotation
  • Sampling Customization
  • China Sourcing Insider Tips
  • Company Fact Checks

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Everything You Need To Complete Your Importing Journey. Exceptional Customer Service Guaranteed.
  • Order Confirmation
  • OEM Project Management
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Ongoing Communication
  • Strict Quality Inspection
  • Shipping Arrangement

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For Every Problem There Is A Solution. Our Sourcing Agents Can Tailor-Make A Service Plan For You.
  • Amazon FBA Service
  • Piece By Piece Inspection
  • Onsite Trips To Factories
  • Warehousing
  • Customized Packaging
  • Product Photography

Our Sourcing Services

Importing Consultation

Supplier Screening

Comprehensive Quotation

Sampling Customization

China Sourcing Insider Tips

Company Fact Checks

Order Confirmation

OEM Project Management

Intellectual Property Protection

Ongoing Communication

Strict Quality Inspection

Shipping Arrangement

Amazon FBA Service

Piece By Piece Inspection

Onsite Trips to Factory

Custom Branded Packaging

Warehousing

Our Services

Importing Consultation

No matter if you are a newbie to importing from China or encountering issues that require professional advice, we are happy to offer our helping hands. You may contact our customer representative at contact@sourcingdude.com for free inquiries on the importing process, market feasibility, product compliances, certifications, international shipping etc. We will get back to you with our accurate findings and related resources.

Supplier Screening

Tired of endlessly scrolling down Alibaba pages to get more supplier results, yet still having no clues on whether they are reliable or giving you competitive prices? We know it is exhausting to communicate with Chinese suppliers and get quotes from them, especially when you are a foreigner.

 

Don’t worry, we will do the heavy lifting for you. A dedicated sourcing expert will be assigned to each inquiry you submit, then we will search a wide range of qualified suppliers according to your requirements and screen out those who are not up to standards.

Comprehensive Quotation

You can expect to receive competitive quotes from 2-3 suppliers within 2 working days plus our comments for your reference. Our sourcing expert will help evaluate total cost for mass production, international shipping, and customs duties to your country.

Sampling Customization

Once you are interested in working with the proposed supplier, collecting a sample which is produced according to your specifications first before entering into a mass production agreement is highly recommended. If you would like to collect multiple samples from different suppliers, we could help consolidate them into one box and ship them to you for a brief quality check. Please note that you are required to pay for the sampling and shipping fees.

China Sourcing Insider Tips

This is how we make a difference in the market. We not only provide you with professional knowledge on the supply chain in China, but also share updates and sourcing trends that will keep you ahead of any competition in your local market. Subscribe to our Weekly Sourcing Insider Hacks to get tips on supplier research, market analysis, quality inspections and many more exclusive content about international trade.

Company Fact Checks

Most people rely on Alibaba ratings for supplier research but the truth is there could be manipulation or fake information due to the cooperative/membership nature between suppliers and B2B platforms.

 

As a second pair of eyes, we can perform a basic company fact check from official sources to verify their current status and warn you over suspicious activities.

Order Confirmation

To place an order to suppliers, you simply need to confirm whether the samples fulfil your requirements and also the relevant order quantity and expected lead time with us. After paying a certain percent of deposit and signing a service agreement with us then an order is confirmed and mass production will begin.

OEM Project Management

This is the ultimate reason why people choose to work with sourcing agency like Sourcing Dude. Sourcing products only takes a few hours but actually following up on the production progress might take 2-3 months for most production projects. Our sourcing expert is responsible for coordinating the production activities from time to time to guarantee everything is on schedule and done correctly.

 

We will report any issues found and communicate on behalf of you to solve problems with the suppliers. The time saved via working with us will just prove to worth more than the sourcing fees you pay, let alone receiving defective products in bulk in some extreme cases, causing you serious loss financially.

Intellectual Property Protection

Admittedly, intellectual property rights are not highly respected in China and that is why you see counterfeits on international brands circulating in the market.Sourcing Dude promises to only work with credible and trustworthy suppliers which strictly adhere to NNN agreement (Non-disclosure, Non-use and Non-circumvention Agreement used in China) and in case of infringements found we will assist with the necessary legal actions in China to fight for your interests.

Ongoing Communication

We are listeners. We translate your needs into clear instructions to suppliers so that they fully understand throughout the whole production process. All your questions will be answered promptly and we will share bi-weekly project reports to always keep you posted.

Strict Quality Inspection

After the mass production is completed, around 30% of the cartons will be opened and our inspectors will randomly check the products in detail in each carton and provide a quality control report afterwards. If defects are found, Sourcing Dude will help negotiate with suppliers to fix the problem on your behalf.

 

However, third party inspection companies usually charge 200-300 /person/day to perform quality control for you, without helping to fix the problems. Also, they will only inspect a small number of products of each batch unless you are willing to pay more.

Shipping Arrangement

We work closely with freight forwarders worldwide to ensure that you get a competitive quote for your products to arrive on time. We help consolidate your orders into one single shipment from different suppliers in China to save your time and money.

 

Usually, international shipping costs will include the local customs charges of your country and we will make sure that you sit back and relax before receiving the final products!

Amazon FBA Service

We are your long-term business partners on the ground. We care about your unique markets and share key insights into product retail prices in China and export volume to arm you with business intelligence to make the best purchasing decisions.

Piece By Piece Inspection

Highly recommended for e-commerce sellers to avoid bad reviews and ratings. We charge an extra $15 USD/hour for inspecting every single piece of product to avoid any possible defects found.

Onsite Trips to Factory

For further negotiations or onsite quality checks, you are required to pay the travelling costs for us to travel to the factories. However, if the supplier is located in our proximity then we might be able to offer this service for free.

Warehousing

According to your needs we can arrange your products to be stored before final shipment in either our warehouse in Guangzhou or our partnering warehouses located nationwide in China. Quotations on request.

Importing Consultation

No matter if you are new to importing from China or encountering production issues that require professional advice, we are happy to offer a helping hand.

 

You may contact our customer representative at contact@sourcingdude.com for free inquiries on the importing process, market feasibility, product compliances, certifications, international shipping, etc. We will get back to you with our accurate findings and related resources to help you with your sourcing journey.

Supplier Screening

Tired of endlessly scrolling down Alibaba pages to get more supplier results, yet still having no clue whether they are reliable or giving you competitive prices? We know it is exhausting to communicate with Chinese suppliers and get quotes from them, especially when you are a foreign importer.

 

We will do the heavy lifting for you. A dedicated sourcing expert will be assigned to each inquiry you submit and will search a wide range of qualified suppliers according to your requirements and engage only those who are up to your production standards.

Comprehensive Quotation

You can expect to receive competitive quotes from 2-3 suppliers within 2 working days plus our comments for your reference. Our sourcing experts will help evaluate total cost for mass production, international shipping, and customs duties to your country.

Sampling Customization

Once you are interested in working with a proposed supplier, collecting a sample that is produced according to your specifications before entering into a mass production agreement is highly recommended.

 

If you would like to collect multiple samples from different suppliers, we could help consolidate them into one box and ship them to you for a brief quality check. Please note that you will be required to pay for the sampling and shipping fees.

China Sourcing Insider Tips

This is how we make a difference in the market. We not only provide you with professional knowledge on the supply chain in China, but also share updates and sourcing trends that will keep you ahead of any competition in your local market. Subscribe to our Weekly Sourcing Insider Hacks to get tips on supplier research, market analysis, quality inspections and more exclusive content about international trade.

Supplier Verification

Most people rely on Alibaba ratings for supplier research, but the truth is these could be manipulated or outdated/fake information could be shared due to the cooperative/membership nature between suppliers and
B2B platforms.

 

As your second pair of eyes on the ground in China, we can perform a basic company fact check from official sources to verify their current status and warn you about suspicious activities. This ensure your project only gets given to the most reputable suppliers.

Order Confirmation

To place an order with suppliers, you simply need to confirm whether the samples fulfil your requirements and also the relevant order quantity and expected lead time with us. After paying a certain percentage as a deposit and signing a service agreement with us, your order is confirmed and mass production begins.

OEM Project Management

This is the ultimate reason why people choose to work with a sourcing agency like Sourcing Dude. Sourcing products usually only takes a few hours, but actually following up on the production progress might take 2-3 months for most production projects.

Our sourcing experts are responsible for coordinating the ongoing production activities to guarantee everything is on schedule and done correctly.

 

We will report any issues found and communicate on behalf of you to solve problems with the suppliers. The sourcing fees you pay help you to save time and hassle, avoid receiving defective products, and potentially incurring serious financial losses. 

Intellectual Property Protection

Admittedly, intellectual property rights are not highly respected in China and that is why you see counterfeits of international brands
circulating in the market.

 

Sourcing Dude promises to only work with credible and trustworthy suppliers which strictly adhere to NNN agreement (Non-disclosure, Non-use and Non-circumvention Agreement used in China).

 

In case of infringements that are detected, we will assist with the necessary legal actions in China to fight for your interests.

Ongoing Communication

We are listeners. We translate your needs into clear instructions to suppliers so that they fully understand what is expected throughout the whole production process. All your questions will be answered promptly and we will share bi-weekly project reports to keep you posted.

Strict Quality Inspection

Third-party inspection companies are expensive. They usually charge 200-300 per person/day to perform quality control for you, without helping to fix the problems. They will only inspect a small number of products of each batch unless you are willing to pay more.

 

Quality control with Sourcing Dude is different. After mass production is completed, around 30% of the cartons will be opened and our inspectors will randomly check the products in each carton and provide a detailed quality control report afterward. If defects are found, Sourcing Dude will help negotiate with suppliers to fix the problem on your behalf.

Shipping Arrangement

We work closely with freight forwarders worldwide to ensure that you get a competitive quote for your products to arrive on time. We help consolidate your orders into one single shipment from different suppliers in China to save you time and money.

 

Usually, international shipping costs will include the local customs charges of your country and we will make sure that you can sit back and relax before receiving your order!

Amazon FBA Service

Sending products straight to FBA warehouses without having to process it yourself is just awesome! Additional services like FNSKU labelling and sticker printing is provided on request for an additional price. We will also coordinate your shipments with other Amazon sellers in your region to help you save on shipping costs.

Piece By Piece Inspection

Highly recommended for e-commerce sellers to avoid bad reviews and ratings. We charge an extra $15 USD/hour for inspecting every single product to detect any possible defects.

Onsite Factory Visits

For further negotiations or in-person onsite quality checks, you will be required to cover the travelling costs for us to travel to the factories. However, if the supplier is located in our proximity we may be able to offer this service for free. 

Custom Branded Packaging

Paper packaging, plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, glass packaging, metal packaging, you name it. No matter what kind of product you are looking to source and sell, on-brand, eye-catching packaging is a must! We can advise the best packaging solution for your product and ensure they arrive at your door or warehouse in perfect shape.

Warehousing

According to your specific needs, we can arrange for your products to be stored before final shipment either in our warehouse in Guangzhou or our partnering warehouses located nationwide in China.