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Summary:
This is a guide to purchasing ("sourcing") from China, and working with Chinese factories. It will probably be most helpful to people like me - entrepreneurs developing a new product or starting a new business that need to obtain parts and raw materials from China. It is written humorously, but hopefully there is some useful advice.



I've been doing a lot of shopping recently. I have one favorite store. I buy nearly everything there.

Do you think Home Depot is big? Wall Mart? Amazon? Ebay? McMaster Carr?

HAH!

They are all pathetic and insignificant compared to The Greatest Store The World Has Ever Known. I am sure you are wondering - "how is that possible? no store is bigger than Wall-Mart!" . You are wrong my friend. There is One Store bigger than Wall Mart. MUCH bigger. Where do you think wall-mart, amazon and mcmaster go when they need to buy something? Sorry jimmy - they don't go to another wall-mart. They go to The Store. It is where all goods come from. ALL of them. You know it as: China.

Perhaps you thought you had to be a "big player" to buy from China? Think again. You and me can buy direct from The Greatest Store The World Has Ever Known. It's easy and fun! I will show you how.

So, say thanks to your new friend Globalization, read on, and soon you too will be a global sourcing expert...
 
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​Hi, this is Marco Kowk from Focalwholesale.com
We provide solutions for small & medium wholesale / retail purchase from China. Visit our website and let us know what can we do much better for you.

www.focalwholesale.com



We can also help buy something on your behalf, but we charge some service fee. Shipment would be made by Express service,eg. DHL, FEDEX, etc. And we have close cooperation with these logistic agents, and we can get 45 - 60 % discount on international shipping fees. In general, total cost will be cheaper.


And you can enjoy hassle-free service with our tailored made work.
Shall you have any other questions, contact us at following e-mail address, or visit our website: www.focalwholesale.com

service@focalwholesale.com
enetgirl1 year ago
Dan thank you very much some awesome information!!! I appreciate it.:)

Hi, this is Marco Kowk from Focalwholesale.com

We provide solutions for small & medium wholesale / retail purchase from China. Visit our website and let us know what can we do much better for you.

www.focalwholesale.com

We can also help buy something on your behalf, but we charge some service fee. Shipment would be made by Express service,eg. DHL, FEDEX, etc. And we have close cooperation with these logistic agents, and we can get 45 - 60 % discount on international shipping fees. In general, total cost will be cheaper.

And you can enjoy hassle-free service with our tailored made work.

Shall you have any other questions, contact us at following e-mail address, or visit our website: www.focalwholesale.com

service@focalwholesale.com

EmiC9 months ago

So... if i'm not part of another company, and I only want to buy something for myself then they wont sell it?

Hi, this is Marco Kowk from Focalwholesale.com

We provide solutions for small & medium wholesale / retail purchase from China. Visit our website and let us know what can we do much better for you.

www.focalwholesale.com

We can also help buy something on your behalf, but we charge some service fee. Shipment would be made by Express service,eg. DHL, FEDEX, etc. And we have close cooperation with these logistic agents, and we can get 45 - 60 % discount on international shipping fees. In general, total cost will be cheaper.

And you can enjoy hassle-free service with our tailored made work.

Shall you have any other questions, contact us at following e-mail address, or visit our website: www.focalwholesale.com

service@focalwholesale.com

AndyC4 EmiC8 months ago

These days there are plenty of websites around where you can buy individual items direct from China at reasonable prices many with free shipping worldwide, for example: http://dfc.xyz/

christy.lx EmiC9 months ago

The sellers on Taobao are ordinary Chinese people, many of who do not speak English and focus in domestic sales mainly. It is not that they don't want to sell to foreign customers, it is that they make good profit domestically, and selling to customers abroad takes lots of additional costs, e.g. the language, the logistic, the handling of receiving international payments, etc. Hence it is better to hire an agent, who groups all these techniques in one group of personnel and share the costs. I work for one called Obook. You can email us at (obook @ mail . com, no spaces) for more info.

SusanM12yesterday

Hi, this is Marco Kowk from Focalwholesale.com

We provide solutions for small & medium wholesale / retail purchase from China. Visit our website and let us know what can we do much better for you.

www.focalwholesale.com

service@focalwholesale.com

Hi, I am Janice Shen from Changshu, China. I speak English and I am an experienced buyer doing the foreign trade from China. I provide the service on purchasing clothes, wallets, and some other purchasing service from China. Also can work as the online shopping agent.
Contact me any time if you need any help: janice.sijie@gmail.com, or mobile +86 139 1367 2090.
hello I am looking or someone to help me purchase hair for hair extensions from China somebody that can go back and forth look for companies with good quality hair if that is something you're interested in doing or have any knowledge and experience in please let me know my number is area code 323 816 8071 I live in West Hollywood California thank you

You can try this site www.intlbuy.com

I am bob at bobbill54@aol.com. I am a play expert and am looking to purchase water balls etc. (see www.zorb.com for an example of such companies) at cheapest prices to sell on to play industry in united kingdom.

Also....I am looking for chinese printing company to print my 300 page novel and to possibly print for other novelists in U.K.

Maybe we can work together.....Bob.
Hello, I hope you don't mind me contacting you. I am Steven and I am from the UK (Leicestershire). This would be a new venture for me but I want to start supplying to the Uk. I have good contacts here for sourcing and I want to work with like minded Brits under the understanding that being British myself I will deal with honesty and integrity (I am not saying that non Brits won't do that).
Hi Steve,

I am quite sorry that to reply you sooo late! I was busy for my new apartment decoration and was not able to check my emails without internet access.
Now, may I ask if you are still interested in cooperation with me?

Please let me know.
Thank you!
Janice
Hello I want to shop
Hi Janice, I would like to order a product from Alibaba.com. It is a quantity of 96 total. Can you help me with that. Monicabowman218@yahoo.com
Hi Janice, maybe I followed the wrong link here. I am too looking to export goods out of China and looking for customers in the UK. Sorry if this is not the right site to do this on.
please make contact with me again steve.... Bob bill instructables
Hi,
Thanks for sharing in this site.

I got cheat just few days ago from some Chinese that selling Apple products. Once they put their hands on my sent money $450, they're other faces revealed to me. They starting to tell me I have to buy more quantities than they asked before which is 3 items as minimum. They are just a fraud company.

The fraud company is: www.z-mall.com

Also I have about 18 companies that came with above address, but I don't know if they are fraud or not because I was curious to deal with them after what happened to me. Also Still one company waiting from them to send a Laptop, but no answer from them! I hope they are not fraud too : /

Furthermore, I have ordered many USB that have large capacities, but either they fake or don't keep the data for long time. The good news that they sent me something and they did not keep the money for them selves :)

* How much do you charge for shopping agent?
* How can I get my money or my goods if I have someone in China?


Thanks
Vegtor
Hi Vegtor,

I am sorry that you got cheat online on some Chinese websites. It also happen to our local people. You just need sharp eyes.
And pls remember you will never get cheaper Apple products in China. The real apple products are more expensive due to the import tax. But for some USB sticks, I could help to find cheaper but good quality ones if you wish.
The way I do the online shop agency is that you let me know what do you want to buy and we confirm via email, I then purchase them for you then ship to you ( not big qty only), you pay via paypal.
More details, you may contact me via my email: janice.sijie@gmail.com.

Janice

Hallo Janice,

im new here but i see today yr text from three years ago don't no

if i can contact you

Bunsion

hi Bunsion,

Sorry to reply you so late. Yes, I still do the business currently. You can send me your request via email: Janice.sijie@gmail.com

Janice

Again, at risk of spamming people. I want to start out in this field of supplying goods from China. I don't want to break forum rules or anything so will leave it as above. I am new to this but have been here for 11 years and have good contacts with people I believe to be honest. Anyway, will leave you alone for now, contact me if you wish.

Hi, i have been getting business in the past years which got my contact throug this website. Thanks to this platform.

Again, you may still contact me via email or phone for your questions. I may not be able to help you immediately but will do best to find you the best solutions for buying from China.

Janice

Iroh3729 days ago
Would I follow these instructions if I want to buy just a single phone from China, say the HTC One M9+?
IntlB Iroh3713 days ago

We can help you find products and purchase for you.
HTC One M9+ http://goo.gl/t2L5V3

IntlB13 days ago

IntlBuy.com is an experienced online purchasing agent. We help you purchase items from China and also acts as the connection bridge between taobao and customers. We are the best friend and agent for you.

For details, visit www.intlbuy.com
Contact service@intlbuy.com

Hi, this is Marco Kowk from Focalwholesale.com

We provide solutions for small & medium wholesale / retail purchase from China. Visit our website and let us know what can we do much better for you.

www.focalwholesale.com

service@focalwholesale.com

Hi Guys,

This is Letitia from China, I'm a native Chinese and I'm a 5 years experienced professional wholesale buyer in Guangzhou, i speak Chinese, English and french, anything you want to import from China i'll help you with quotation, order follow up, and shipping stuff, even if you want to come here yourself i'll arrange everything like hotel booking, airport pick up, factory/market visit tour, exhibition interpreter, order negotiation and everything. Here's my website, check it out www.eliontrading.com, and write to me if you want my help: Elion.letitia@Gmail.com

TimJ1228 days ago

Im Looking for someone living in china That's trustable and interested in making money, Starting a company from scratch in sweden so anyone interested in making money aswell, Write me at johanssontim90@gmail.com.

Kind regards Tim

hallo,

I want to start my own store with clothes and accessories. Well, my first idea was order things from aliexpress but I want to design it by myself. Contact me if you are interested terezi.nemcova@gmail.com

kingchum1 month ago

I want to buy a headset from the kingbuying.com store, I hesitate price is very cheap, but it isfree shipping, I want to know if this is true

kr0t1 month ago

Hi there.

I wrote an application to search products in China.

You can download it from Google Play - Prices in China

I hope it will be useful

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Josephlecomte2 months ago
Hello everyone,

I am Joseph Adam, I am Canadian native, I currently act as an agent for small stores in Canada. I mainly do so for electronic parts and accessories.

If you want to buy electronics, you can have decent prices on Aliexpress.com, I figured that for individuals, the prices are very similar (once converted in USD), as Taobao, even sometimes better.

Although if you wish to buy quantities, you'll want to buy from a wholeseller or do business with an agent. On USb keys for example, I personally test speed and memory durability before placing orders for my clients, and negociating on the spot is a great advantage.

If you wish to contact me, my general email adress is: joseph.lecomte@hotmail.com

Thank you!
22china222 months ago

Buying from China is really tough as chances of fraud is really high as mentioned by few others. But recently I got a nice site to make purchase in wholesale. http://www.chinabestbuys.com they offer daily deals on many products although its a new one but is really cool.

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PiyushS26 months ago

Dear Business owners,

Greetings!

I must say this is one of the best blogs on looking for a genuine suppliers/ manufacturers from China & India that I have personally come across and being in the similar field I agree quite a bit with the writer. Said that I still feel it is important to understand the types of products you are planning to produce or source out of China & India because if its electronics, auto parts, electrical appliances, blankets, gift items, models etc. then China is your best bet and products like handy crafts, paintings, organic food items, pharmaceutical, jute products etc..India has an edge. I strongly feels that the most important thing is to find a right supplier for the products irrespective of the location.

Outsource n Save is a consulting firm which assists clients from all over the world who would like to find the right source for the products they are interested to procure from India & China. Our services includes conducting extensive research, calling & verification, personal visits to manufacturers & suppliers, translation & interpreting service, reference checks, personal assistant etc.

To know more about our services and how we can help you in sourcing quality product/s from a genuine supplier in best possible price, write to us at: info@outsourcensave.com

All the best to all upcoming business owners:)

Patrick Sang | Skype: tfo.psang

Absolutely right.

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