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Starter Package: Apparel & Textiles

Testimonial 1

The [Starter Package, previously called "Buyer's Guide"] is a really well written and explained process to manufacturing in China. The templates are great tools to steer you in the right direction especially for someone like myself who is in the process of manufacturing in China for the very first time.

Jack Lu, Australia

2016-12-23T11:09:37+00:00

Jack Lu, Australia

The [Starter Package, previously called "Buyer's Guide"] is a really well written and explained process to manufacturing in China. The templates are great tools to steer you in the right direction especially for someone like myself who is in the process of manufacturing in China for the very first time.

Testimonial 2

I bought [the Starter Package, previously called "Buyer's Guide"] because I am working on importing my first private label product and really needed the guidance. The guide offers a comprehensive overview of every step throughout this process! I love how thorough it is, all the additional content on the site, and the fact that templates are included for all of the steps. Very helpful.

Andrew Pratt, Terra Magia, Inc., United States

2016-12-26T09:33:17+00:00

Andrew Pratt, Terra Magia, Inc., United States

I bought [the Starter Package, previously called "Buyer's Guide"] because I am working on importing my first private label product and really needed the guidance. The guide offers a comprehensive overview of every step throughout this process! I love how thorough it is, all the additional content on the site, and the fact that templates are included for all of the steps. Very helpful.

Testimonial 3

We’ve found Chinaimportal an invaluable partner when it comes to streamlining our overseas procurement processes. The in depth reporting provided helps us quickly identify suitable manufacturing partners.

What could be an almost impossible search on our own becomes a swift and easily manageable process in partnership with Chinaimportal.

Edward Dawson, Compton Media Ltd, United Kingdom

2016-12-26T09:34:59+00:00

Edward Dawson, Compton Media Ltd, United Kingdom

We’ve found Chinaimportal an invaluable partner when it comes to streamlining our overseas procurement processes. The in depth reporting provided helps us quickly identify suitable manufacturing partners. What could be an almost impossible search on our own becomes a swift and easily manageable process in partnership with Chinaimportal.

Testimonial 4

[The Starter Package, previously called "Buyer's Guide"] helped me think clearly about what I needed to do with regards to being precise in my product specification. Having dealt with Chinese suppliers once before I know there is a lot of wasted time on miscommunication. Since China is +8 hrs ahead every wasted day can hold you back. So I found getting all the details for products written down first to be very useful.

Elliot Richards, Venice Beach Pro Fitness Limited, United States

2017-03-03T07:34:14+00:00

Elliot Richards, Venice Beach Pro Fitness Limited, United States

[The Starter Package, previously called "Buyer's Guide"] helped me think clearly about what I needed to do with regards to being precise in my product specification. Having dealt with Chinese suppliers once before I know there is a lot of wasted time on miscommunication. Since China is +8 hrs ahead every wasted day can hold you back. So I found getting all the details for products written down first to be very useful.
This is Covered in the Starter Package: Apparel & Textiles

Tutorials, videos & task lists that cover the entire process

Step by Step Guide

Supplier Sourcing Tools

Intellectual Property (IP) Protection

Mandatory Product Regulations

Product Packaging & Labels

Sample Orders

Production & Quality Control

Payments & Fraud Prevention

Shipping & Customs

All the Tools You Need to Launch Your Product

Online Consulting

Partner Dashboard

Document Templates

Sourcing Report

Label File Templates

Video Walkthrough

Free International Payments for 1 Year

$55 Discount on Sea & Air Freight

Singled Fixed Price and Lifetime Access. No Monthly Charges
  • 4-Part Import Manual
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  • Shipping & Customs Guide
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  • Document Templates
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  • Video Walkthrough
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  • Product Regulations Guide
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  • Consulting Features
  • Online Consulting
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  • Sourcing Report
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  • Partner Network
  • Partner DashboardPayments, Shipping & QC Booking
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  • Free International Payments1 Year, Value: US$300
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  • Freight Discount: $55Valid for All Destinations
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Core The essential tools for importers

Startup Our most popular package

Business Full access to a personal consultant

Demonstration Video

Watch the 15 minutes quick start video to see a demonstration of the dashboard,manuals, sourcing report and other features.

Starter Package 2017 Content Overview4 Part Import Manual
Part 1: Draft Product Specification
Draft Product Specification

Get your product right, the first time. Learn how to prepare product specifications, bill of materials, label files, design files and other attachments that you need for your custom designed (OEM) or private label (ODM) product.

This is covered

  • How to draft a product specification sheet
  • How to create a bill of materials
  • File formats for design drawings and labels
  • Creating design drawings
  • Creating label and logo files
Content

  • 7 Tutorials
  • 4 Case Studies
  • 1 Checklists
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
  • 1 Document Template
Part 2: Supplier Sourcing
Supplier Sourcing

Identify qualified suppliers, and avoid scammers. This is a step by step supplier sourcing system, guiding you from shortlisting suppliers on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com, to communication tools and supplier verification.

This is covered

  • Create Supplier RFQ File
  • Create Supplier Shortlist
  • Contact Suppliers & Send RFQ file
  • Verify Suppliers
  • Final Supplier Selection
Content

  • 6 Tutorials
  • 3 Case Studies
  • 1 Checklists
  • 3 Video Walkthroughs
  • 1 Attachment: Trade Show Overview
  • 2 Document Templates
Part 3: Sample Order
Sample Order

Get a prototype of your custom designed product, or a private label sample with your logo – to test your supplier’s capability to reach your quality requirements. This part covers everything you need to go from design drawing to a product sample in your hand.

This is covered

  • Prepare sample order terms sheet
  • Molds and tooling ownership
  • Intellectual Property (IP) protection
  • Reporting and solving sample quality issues
Content

  • 4 Tutorials
  • 1 Case Study
  • 1 Checklist
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
  • 1 Attachment: IP Protection
  • 3 Document Templates
Part 4: Payment, Production & Quality Control
Payment, Production & Quality Control

Don’t fall at the finish line. In this part, you will learn how to draft a sales contract, managepayments, quality control and lab testing – to ensure that your products are made according to all your quality requirements. On time, and on budget.

This is covered

  • Drafting a sales contract that works
  • Deposit and balance payments
  • How to avoid payment frauds & scams
  • Booking and preparing a quality control
  • Booking and preparing lab testing
Content

  • 6 Tutorials
  • 1 Case Study
  • 1 Checklist
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
  • 3 Attachments
  • 2 Document Templates

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Shipping, Taxes & Customs Guide (US & EU)
Shipping Customs & Tax Guide

Understand the shipping and customs clearance process in the United States & the European Union​ from start to finish. Follow a trusted plan of action to get your products where they need to go, without getting scammed or getting overcharged on shipping:

This is what you will learn

  • Shipping Procedures Explained
  • How to Minimize Shipping Costs
  • Import Duties, Taxes & Fees Guide
  • Product Sample Air Freight
  • Avoiding Shipping Scams
Content

  • 14 Tutorials
  • 3 Checklists
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
Product Regulations Guide (US & EU)
Product Regulations Guide (US & EU)

Failing to comply with all mandatory product regulations can ruin your business. In this module, you will learn how to assess all mandatory safety standards, chemical and heavy metals restrictions, labeling, documentation and testing requirements.

This is what you will learn

  • Mandatory Safety Standards
  • Labeling Requirements
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Chemical and Heavy Metals Restrictions
  • Lab Testing Requirements
Content

  • 5 Tutorials
  • 2 Checklists
  • 2 Video Walkthrough
  • Labeling Files Samples
Document Templates
Online Advisor
  • 1A: Product Specification
  • 2A: Supplier RFQ
  • 2B: RFQ Overview
  • 3A: Sample Order Sheet
  • 3B: Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • 3C: Sample Revision Overview
  • 4A: Sales Agreement
  • 4B: Quality Control Checklist
  • Email Templates
Extra Services
Access all the services you need to successfully launch your product, from payments to international freight – all from one online dashboard.

Notice: The Extra services are optional and accessible only to Starter Package customers. You are not required to purchase any extra services to fully enjoy the benefits of the Starter Package.

Sourcing Report1 to 3 products Included in the Starter PackageFrom $79 / Extra ProductSupplier sourcing can be overwhelming. Save time and reduce your risks by ordering a Sourcing Report (PDF), listing 4 to 5 relevant supplier options.
Online Consulting2 to 24 tickets Included in the Starter PackageFrom $29 / Extra Support TicketGot questions about product regulations or shipping? Submit a ticket online, and get all your questions answered within 24 hours by our experts.
PaymentsFree transfers for 1 year included in the Starter PackageSave up to US$300 / yUse our payment partner to save hundreds of dollars, and time, when paying your suppliers in China and other countries in Asia.
Book Shipping$55 discount included in the Starter PackageGet Free QuoteGet free air freight and sea freight quote via our partner platform, and a US$55 discount on your first shipment.
SUPPLIER SCREENINGAvoid scams and bad suppliersFrom $99 / SupplierFound a supplier online but not sure if they are legit and able to comply with regulations in your market? You will find out once we deliver the report (PDF).
Lab TestingGet an introduction to an accredited product test labFrom $99 / SupplierWant to be sure that your product doesn’t contain restricted chemicals and heavy metals? Order a lab test directly via our partner.
QUALITY CONTROLGet your products checked in the factoryFrom $299Be sure that your products are matching your design and quality requirements. Book a quality inspection via our partner.
DESIGN SERVICESGet an introduction to product designersGet Free QuoteNeed help creating a design drawing or techpack? We give you access to professional designers that can help you bring your idea to market.

Important Notice: The Starter Package includes the Online Consulting extra service, and the Startup and Business versions also include the Sourcing Report extra service. However, you can decide to order additional ‘tickets’ at a later stage. Please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page for more information.

Online Consulting
Online Advisor

Get access to your very own personal consultant, guiding you from A to Z through the process – and answering all your questions about shipping, supplier sourcing, price negotiation and much more. Simply login and submit a ticket on the site, and we’ll get back to you within 1-2 working days.

  • Login at www.chinaimportal.com/my-account
  • Ask us any questions about buying from Asia
  • Get a reply within 1 to 2 working days (excluding holidays)
Sourcing Report
Sourcing Reports

Do you need help finding qualified suppliers? You can order a Sourcing Report, directly from the Dashboard on the website, and we will get back to you with a Supplier Report in PDF format.

Order your Sourcing Report via the online Dashboard. The PDF Report is delivered within 3 working days by email and contains key company details about each supplier.

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Who Is This For?

Online Sellers

Our Buyer’s Guides are used by Amazon sellers, Ebay traders and online stores from all around the World.

Brands

It’s easier than ever to get your custom designed products manufactured in Asia with our Buyer’s Guides.

Procurement Professionals

Make sure you stay at the top of your game with efficient and up to date sourcing, compliance and due diligence procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Starter Package
I would like to speak to you on the phone. How can I get in touch with you?

You can book a phone call here.

Which Product Category (i.e., Electronics) of the Starter Package should I get?

Get the product category that is the most related to your product. Below follow a few examples:

  • Power Banks: Electronics
  • Sportswear: Apparel & Textiles
  • Fitness Equipment: All Categories

What is included in the ‘All Categories’ version?

The All Categories version can be broadly applied to any product category. It is the right choice for you, if none of the other product categories are suitable.

Which Version (i.e., Startup) of the Starter Package should I get?

We created the three versions of the Starter Package, with three different buyers in mind:

Package Customer Profile
Core If you rather go the ‘Do It Yourself’ route, this package might be for you. It includes the core content, such as the 4 Part Import Manual, the Shipping, Taxes & Customs Guide, the Document Templates, and a number of tickets for the Online Consulting.

In addition, you can also use the Partner Dashboard, to manage payments, book shipments, quality inspections and much more.

Startup This package includes everything in the Core package, but also the Product Regulations Module, a greater number of tickets for the Online Consulting and the Sourcing Report features. We are with you, every step of the way.

This is the one stop shop you’ve been looking for.

Business Want everything in Startup Package, but are willing to pay for additional personal support? The Business Package will offer you 24 Online Consulting tickets and 3 Sourcing Report tickets.

Also, it gives you access to the discounts offered by our partners.

Can I change from one product to another (i.e., All Categories to Watches)

If you are not satisfied with your order, or for any other reason want to change, we will give you access to another product, without extra cost. All you need to do is to email us.

Can I upgrade from one version of the Starter Package to another?

Yes. However, you can save plenty of money by ordering the ‘right’ package from start. Upgrade prices follow below:

  • Core to Startup: US$120
  • Startup to Business: US$250

Will I be able to launch a product after applying the process?

The concept of the Starter Package is to guide you step by step, through the sourcing and product development process, to the point where you have a product, that can be legally sold in your market. While there are no guarantees for this outcome, this is the intended result.

Do I need any previous experience or skills before using the Starter Package?

No. As a beginner, you can rely on the tutorials and task lists to get through the process.

That said, we insist that you request assistance on a very frequent basis, using the Online Consulting system, if you are an absolute beginner.

We’d hate to see you fail launching a successful product.

What software or equipment do I need to use the Starter Package platform?

All you need is access to a computer, phone or tablet. Everything is managed online, from your account on Chinaimportal.com.

Will I get access to the content directly after placing my order?

All tutorials, downloads, videos and other features are available directly after you’ve placed your order. It works just like Netflix.

How long will I have access to the Starter Package?

You will have Lifetime access to the Starter Package.

Do you have testimonials from other customers?

click here for testimonials.

What kind of customers are you working with?

Most of our customers are small to medium sized businesses, based in Europe, USA and the Asia Pacific region. However, we are also working with startups and small businesses in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Online Consulting
What kind of questions can we ask using the online consulting system?

We can answer your questions related to import products from Asia, including those about:

  • Private labeling and branding
  • Product development
  • Supplier sourcing
  • Product regulations, document and labeling requirements
  • Payments and fraud prevention
  • Quality control and lab testing
  • Shipping, customs and taxes

How long does it take to get a reply?

We normally reply within 24 hours, excluding holidays and weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

How much can I use the Online Consulting system?

The number of tickets you can use depends on which Starter Package you purchased:

  • Core: 2 Tickets
  • Startup: 8 Tickets
  • Business: 24 Tickets
How do you define ‘1 ticket’?

A single ticket is defined as one or several questions, related to a specific topic. For example, you may send several questions related to the same topic, within one ticket. However, unrelated questions or other requests requires that you open a second ticket.

That being said, we are flexible, but must limit the usage to deliver a quality service for a reasonable price.

For how long are the tickets valid?

The tickets are valid for 1 year (i.e., 365 days), from the date of purchase. For example, if you order your Starter Package on 2017-04-01, you must use all your tickets on or before 2018-04-01. Tickets that are not used after this point will automatically expire.

Can we buy more tickets after we run out?

Yes. Please Contact us for pricing and more information.

Partner Dashboard
What is the Partner Dashboard?

To launch a successful product, you need more than information and consulting. Hence, we have created a dashboard, for managing all the other aspects of your import business, including:

  • International payments (Free payments for 1 year, Value: US$300, for an average bank transfer of around US$20,000)
  • Book sea and air freight (US$55 discount)
  • Book quality inspections

Document Templates
What kind of Document Templates are included?
  • 1A: Product Specification Template
  • 2A: Supplier RFQ Template
  • 2B: Supplier Sourcing Overview Template
  • 3A: Sample Order Sheet
  • 3B: Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Template
  • 3C: Sample Revision Overview
  • 4A: Sales Agreement Template
  • 4B: Quality Control Checklist

Which file formats do you provide?

We provide the files for Microsoft Office and Openoffice. The latter can be downloaded free of charge on www.openoffice.org.

Sourcing Report
When should I order a Sourcing Report?

By ordering a Sourcing Report, we will get to work and create a shortlist of suppliers that we deem to be suitable for your products.

The supplier selection is based on publically available company information. However, we don’t offer any guarantee as to whether they will accept your order.

What kind of information is provided in the Sourcing Report?
  • Company name
  • Product scope
  • Registered capital
  • Website

Do you have a sample report available?

Yes, click here to download a sample report.

How many suppliers are listed in the report?

Normally 4 to 6 suppliers.

How long does it take to process the order?

3 working days, which excludes weekends and holidays.

Do you contact the supplier and/or negotiate our order?

No, we don’t contact any of the suppliers. We make the selection based on the assessment process explained in the 4-Part Import Manual.

Once delivered, what should I do with the report?

You shall continue the process by contacting the suppliers, and requesting quotations. You must follow the process in the 4-Part Import Manual.

Where can I order a Sourcing Report?

Directly from the Dashboard. Click on the “Sourcing Report” icon and you will be directed to an order form.

How many Sourcing Report tickets do I have?
  • Core: Not included (0 Tickets)
  • Startup: 1 Ticket
  • Business: 3 Tickets

Can I order more Sourcing Report tickets?

Yes, the following price list apply for purchasing additional tickets:

  • 1 Ticket: US$79
  • 3 Tickets: US$149
  • 5 Tickets: US$199

Supplier Check System
Why do I need the Supplier Check System?

The Supplier Check System can help you to categorize suppliers into the following categories:

  • Excellent
  • Qualified
  • Average
  • Not Qualified

The system is tweaked according to the industry. Hence, a supplier that may be classified as Excellent in one industry (or product category) may be only Average in another.

The Supplier Check System shall be used together with the sourcing process explained in the 4 Part Import Manual.

How do I use the system?

The system is based on data entered by the user, which includes, for example, the registered capital and the year of registration. This information can be found for free on various company websites.

In addition, the user is requested to answer a few questions about the supplier, and the information they present.

Based on the answers and information provided by the user, the system then makes a points assessment.

A Supplier Assessment Report is then automatically generated and delivered by email to the customer (the report will be delivered to the email address provided during the purchase of the Starter Package).

How can I access the Supplier Check System?

The Supplier Check System can be accessed by all customers from the ‘My Account’ section on Chinaimportal.com. Thus, you must order a Starter Package and login before it can be used.

Do I have permanent access to the Supplier Check System

At this point, we have no plan to limit the system by either access time or usage.

Can the Supplier Check Reports be saved and stored for future usage?

Yes, the reports are automatically delivered by email.

Payment Methods
Can I pay with my Visa or MasterCard?

Yes, we offer credit card payments through PayPal or Stripe. Customers based in certain countries may be required to create a PayPal account in order to make a Credit Card transaction. This is free and only takes a moment. You just need to add your email address and agree with Paypal Terms of Service. With Stripe, you don’t need to create an account.

Can I pay with PayPal?

Yes, you can pay with your balance, bank account or credit card through PayPal.

Do you offer a safe payment method?

Yes, all payments are processed by PayPal or Stripe, which use an SSL certificate to encrypt your data.

Will I receive an invoice for my company?

Yes, it’s delivered together with the payment confirmation email.

VAT (United Kingdom & EU Customer Only)
My company is based in the United Kingdom, do you charge VAT?

ChinaImportal.com is owned and operated by Asiaimportal Limited, based in London, United Kingdom. We don’t charge VAT on orders from UK businesses, as of today. However, your company must be registered for VAT and you must enter your VAT number during the checkout in order to buy a Starter Package o Buyer’s Guide.

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