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WEB/DIGITAL Looking for a Chinese Buyer's agent?

Discussion in 'Business Models, Niches, Industries' started by hakrjak, Sep 21, 2007.

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    I'm looking for a Chinese Buyer's agent, who can source products for me and ship container loads of product to me here in the US. My online store is looking to expand our product catalog by several hundred items by next year, and I'd like to begin going direct to the source, instead of using the importer / middle man I'm using right now. I feel like they are taking too much of the profit, and if I'm willing to buy in huge quantities, I should be able to really get my costs down.

    Anybody here deal with somebody they would recommend? My market is pretty niche, so I probably wouldn't be stepping on any toes...

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    hello,maybe i can do source for you in china. i am a chinese.

    i do international trade for one year.and do soucing for about 4years.i know many kinds of product in china market
    .now i work in a national factory for purchasing.so if you still need a partner.i think i can afford.i will be your best choice.you can contact me by email: :smxF:daijianjing@hotmail.com
     
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    global sources ,alibaba is true good b2b web.but there are too many message there.need someone to chose good

    factory from them.that is job purchaser do.and buy agent can be some middleman or some company.but important is the people contanct with you.the good partner is very important. trade man can do everything good for buying and selling.whether company or middlemen.
     
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    A few quick things.

    1. I have found a few companies using Alibaba and Aliexpress.com. I don't really buy from the marketplace, as much as use them to identify suppliers there that I then make contact with. DHGate, Alibaba, and a few others such as GlobalSources.com all tend to generally feature the same items and the same factories.

    2. Head over to Asia some time and attend a trade show in your industry. In 2 days worth of walking the trade show, you can see some cool products and meet some cool people you will likely NEVER get to over the internet.

    3. You are 100% correct. The world is flat enough now that you should not need to pay a middleman markup.

    4. Quantities are negotiable. Every supplier I ever talk with in Asia starts with HUGE minimum quantities. I have quickly learned that the factories themselves will so small "test" quantities of products they stock... and it is generally the middle men that require huge quantities. Some times, it takes some solid research to determine if a company is a factory, or simply represents themselves as being a factory.

    5. I found a local Taiwanese gal (maybe call her a virtual assistant to coin a phrase that might be heresy around here) that is working for me pretty cheaply in Asia. I found her on eLance, and she is doing some targeted sourcing for me of some factories that I wanted to establish relationships with, but thought for these specific companies an introduction in their own language may get me farther faster.

    Good Luck!

    David
     
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    Dear Hakrjak,

    I am Color from Guanghzou in China, who is now work as a sourcing agent personally and i would like to work with you.I have over 4 years of working experience in Internation trade in industry of fashioned knitting fabric ,gift and crafts as well as garments of brand Polo,PJC,and i am familiar with the factory of Dongguan city,now i am in Guangzhou , there are all kinds of wholesale markets, i can show you the first hand information and sourcing the most valuable but lower cost products. I have some friends work in crafts and gifts' factory in Dongguan.Which i can assist you to get nice price. Meantime, i am continue to know different kinds of people and getting much more market information day by day. I hope that we will have chance to work together. you can reach me by color@bizassistantinguangzhou.com.

    Best regards,
    Color
     

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