Articles on Importing

Fulfillment By Amazon

Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) in Australia

Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) in Australia Ever since Amazon started in the late 1990s, its goal was to become the go-to website for consumers. Amazon has achieved that goal, as it is the biggest e-commerce retailer in the world. There are 310 million active users that buy from Amazon globally. Amazon has a market capitalization of US$480

Costs of Manufacturing in China

Costs of Manufacturing in China

Costs of Manufacturing in China Let’s take a look at the cost of manufacturing in China. The industrialisation has brought about a rise in production costs due to increased productivity and labor shortages. China’s production costs are on a steady upward trajectory, as with the cases of developed economies such as the US and Japan

Importing from China with Lindy Chen

Inspect Before Shipment, or Not?

Inspect Before Shipment, or Not? > Click here for Full Video List In this video, you’ll learn about inspecting your goods prior to their shipment to you. Once your goods have been manufactured in China, should you outlay more money to have your product inspected prior to loading on the container? The answer depends on

Importing Masks and other PPE

Importing N95 Masks from China, the Shortage of Face Masks

Importing N95 Masks from China, the Shortage of Face Masks Importing Masks and other PPE Given critical needs by Australians urgently needing PPE (protective gear, masks, disinfectant and the like) during this COVID-19 pandemic, ChinaDirect Sourcing is finding potential PPE products and suppliers. If you find your supply chain has been exhausted or have the

Importing from China with Lindy Chen

How do I Choose an Importing Agent?

How do I Choose an Importing Agent? > Click here for Full Video List In this video, you’ll learn about import agents/brokers/assisting companies. Like any unknown area that you move into in your life, when you are first dealing with China, it can appear quite daunting. Just as you use an accountant to do your

Shanghai China

China Update – March 2020

China Update – March 2020 Things are looking up in China, much of the economic concerns have been related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). However, there were only 16 infections on Sunday, and 12 of them were considered to be imported cases. The work that China has done to contain the virus has brought back confidence to

Find Chinese Suppliers

Find Chinese Suppliers

Find Chinese Suppliers There is an abundance of information on the Internet that will allow you to find the Supplier to produce the product you require. The following websites can be used for locating a Supplier: www.alibaba.com www.aliexpress.com www.made-in-china.com www.dhgate.com www.yahoo.com.cn (Chinese language) At ChinaDirect Sourcing, we currently have more than 30,000 Suppliers registered in

Supply Chain

Supply Chain: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Supply Chain: Coronavirus (COVID-19) We wish all those affected by COVID-19, good health, as our hearts and thoughts go out to you. This has and will affect many people, in different ways for more information on COVID-19 click here (Australian Government Department of Health Website).   Supply Chain With Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, we are seeing

Importing from China with Lindy Chen

Should I Get a Sample from the Chinese Supplier?

Should I Get a Sample from the Chinese Supplier? > Click here for Full Video List In this video, you’ll learn about getting a sample from the Chinese supplier. When you’ve found a supplier you want to work with, you’re satisfied that they’re reputable, and you’re happy with the price of producing your order, the

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