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If you want to import, start with a China Blueprint Sourcing Report - it is the only way to find a qualified manufacturer in China!
A Sourcing Report is a customised report that delivers a shortlist of three manufacturers, each proven for quality, competency and experience. It details their business and manufacturing qualifications, includes cost quotations, trade terms and is prepared specifically with your product in mind. Manufacturers enter into discussions resulting in a clear understanding of your project. They must prove they can meet your specifications to be considered as a candidate.
How do we do it?
After gaining a clear understanding of your product requirements we undertake research across China, short listing and matching the most suitable suppliers for you using our tried and proven techniques.
China Blueprint matches your needs to factories with proven track records. We do not introduce factories that we receive commissions from - we are independent - and represent your interests at all times.
By working closely with your potential manufacturer/s whilst gathering information for this report we gain an important insight into their services attitude. On top of our due diligence checks, we want to ensure they pay attention to detail and are likely to be responsive to your needs.
If you would like to enquire about engaging China Blueprint to undertake your Sourcing Report contact our office. We will provide an initial free consultation. China Blueprint services are designed to make your project viable and are costed in a way to ensure profitability.
Successful sourcing projects where we have sourced the manufacturer for these products;
In modern times the internet has made the sourcing process appear easy. Unfortunately, experience has shown many new importers that what is on the internet is not always at it seems. Whilst B2B sites, seem to address certain due diligence matters, they are still reliant on the advertising company (supplier) to be truthful with their web submissions.
Internet fraud cases that we have provided assistance with;
1. A China based trading company claimed they were the manufacturer and supplier of high quality chemical supplies. An importer commenced communications with them based on their online advertisement and subsequently ordered in excess of $100,000 worth of chemicals. Once the goods arrived it was discovered that they were not what was ordered. The supplier rejected the Australian importers claim and refused to acknowledge the goods were the ones they supplied. Sadly the importer was left with incorrect goods that could not be used and suffered the loss of not only $100k, their own client, but also the costs associated with delivering the goods – all upfront costs! China Blueprint were only able to negotiate a partial refund on behalf of the Australian importer.
On checking the Suppliers B2B site, it was apparent that they had pasted fraudulent copies of a company registration certificates on the site to make it appear as if they were a manufacturer. There were no contracts in this negotiation and in anycase, the actual supplier was a small and insignificant trading company with no major assets, so legal action would have been of limited value. The Chinese governments advice in this case was – "in the future be more cautious who you deal with and ensure you have a proper contract in place".
2. A China based trading company claimed they were a manufacturer of high quality printed material products. An importer ommenced communications with them based on their online advertisement and subsequently placed an order for $160,000 worth of goods, depositing $60,000 upfront. The original sample provided was of a high quality fabric and print. The pre-production sample provided once the deposit was paid was of a different grade material and of poor print quality. The importer quickly drew attention to this however the supplier refused to cease proceeding with bulk production and demanded the remainder of the monies.
On checking Suppliers B2B website, it was apparent the supplier had pasted a copy of a factory photo with photo-shopped Chinese characters along the factory sign to make it appear as if they were a manufacturer, when infact they were nothing more than an trading company. Subsequently the importer lost their customer because they failed to deliver and were out of pocket $60,000 as the supplier disappeared and ceased communications. There were also no contracts in this case.
Sadly we have been involved in many more. When the fraudulent party is merely a small trading company, the chances of recouping loses are very - very slim.
We are not an online-service
Suppliers sourced by China Blueprint on the other hand, must firstly undergo our strict due diligence procedures. This is a multi-faceted checking process, designed to source only manufacturers that are qualified and who meet the manufacturing competencies set out. We avoid trading companies and only introduce our clients directly to the ultimate manufacturer of the goods.