Everyone has an idea worth spreading. More and more people are starting their own business, while startup world is becoming more and more attractive. Nowadays, people can use as many recourses as possible to make their idea come true. But when you have not enough market channels, you may be start considering looking for a professional help – sourcing to China and finding chemical manufacturer. In the internet you can find hundreds of China suppliers/manufacturers – China has many low-cost manufacturers, high number of suppliers to choose from, but how to choose the right one?
Finding a supplier in China is one of the first steps in growing your own business. However, making a right choice can be very difficult, while there are a huge market potential in China and variety of options available. There are some points that you need to consider before choosing supplier, like: benefits and risks, cost and quality proportion, financial security and etc.
You can start in the very simple way – quick Google search with a keywords, such as supplier, China, b2b, manufacturer, sourcing and etc. For a more specific search, you can add specific words, such as chemical manufacturer China or etc. Searching information related to your ideas and products may help you to have a better point of view of what do you need for your business to develop.
It is not challenging to find Chinese suppliers. I will explain you the hard part at the bottom, and give you the trick to overcome it.
You can do a quick Google or Baidu (search engine in China) and check for the manufacturers of the product you are looking for.
Search your keywords or products on online marketplace such as Ali Baba or Made in China.
Join online trade fairs in your industry.
Contact the commercial attache or the embassy of your country in China and ask them if they can supply you with the list of Chinese suppliers, or manufacturers of your industry. Normally countries share commercial information of their producers with the embassies.
Challenging part: How can you get the most competitive price, and the best quality? Also don’t forget that you need the verified suppliers. Otherwise, more or less anyone who is looking for quick cash from China will present himself/herself as a supplier to you, as it happens anywhere else across the globe.
i. You need to contact as many chemical manufacturers as possible.
ii. You need to reach on the information regarding factory and manufacturer details.
iii. You need to verify the product and company certifications.
iv. You need to do a market research to find the price range in the industry for a specific product group. You wouldn’t only want to learn the average price they provide to your country, but a wholesome data that would give you all the information.
Trick is simple, find an insider in China provide you with the market analysis, contact with the suppliers, visit the companies/factories on-site and hold all the negotiation with your prospected suppliers.