Dealing with Chinese suppliers is very time consuming. Working with a qualified Buying Office or Purchasing Agent can save you much time, cost and energy etc in China. For example, 90% of the suppliers you met online or at local trade fairs might be a typical trade company while the local sourcing specialists can go to the real manufacturing bases to find out some qualified factories for you in person. Apparently the factory price is much more competitive than that of the trader’s anywhere on the globe, by this way you can save more cost in the business.
How to choose a right buying office or purchasing agent from China?
Check them out before any cooperation. Trust is very important, especially for long term cooperation.
II.Choose a right buying office or purchasing agent who is near to the manufacturing base ( industry cluster) of your industry.
III.Ask them for their Business License and Export License in China, check them out with local officials or third-party verification service company first before formal cooperation.
IV. Ask them for the measures on how to avoid ‘kickbacks’ from the suppliers.
V. Ask them enough professional questions regarding the coming orders in China.