Hiring a sourcing agent or sourcing products yourself?

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Hiring a sourcing agent or sourcing products yourself?

The advantage of hiring a sourcing agent

They can take care of all the legwork for you, from finding suppliers to negotiating prices, to executing contracts, QC, and shipment arrangements. This can be a big help if you’re new to sourcing products from China and you don’t know the business rules of Chinese, it’s the better option. It can save you time and to avoid risks.

Surely, you need to pay for the agent fee, as well as any costs associated with shipping and handling.

The advantage of sourcing products yourself

– More cheap price.

– You can control all of the processes.

– You’ll need to be familiar with Chinese manufacturing processes and quality standards, and you’ll need to be able to communicate effectively with the factory.

– If something goes wrong, you’ll also need to know how to deal with the problem.

So which is better?

It depends on your individual circumstances.

If you’re new to sourcing products from China, hiring a sourcing agent can be a good way to get started. 

Or if you are going to import a large of products, it is always recommended to work with a registered sourcing agent who has an office on the mainland in China.

But if you have some experience and are willing to put in the work, sourcing products yourself can be more affordable and give you more control over the process. 

Or if you want to import small numbers of products, you can try the process by yourself.

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