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Buying customized goods from manufacturers can be a hassle. It takes months to even get a sample, and you need to buy hundreds of units per product design, or even color.
So why not just skip the factory and go to a Wholesaler instead? For starters, there no MOQ to worry about. Pick and mix whatever products you want. And you don’t even need to wait for six months to see them.
It sounds fantastic.
But things are not always what they seem. In fact, buying Wholesale goods from China may not even be an option for your business. If you are based in the US or Europe – you can be quite sure that it’s not.
Keep reading, and learn whether or not ‘buying Wholesale from China’ is on the table for your business.
1. Looking for a Wholesaler? Go to Yiwu.
Wholesalers can be found all over China. However, if you are looking for one geared towards export markets, there is only one place to go – Yiwu.
Yiwu is an old trading city, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. The city is home to thousands of big and small trading companies and wholesalers.
As it is established as a cluster for export oriented wholesalers, you will find that the ‘infrastructure’ is far more developed, when it comes to finding local agents, quality control companies and export agencies – all of which are needed to buy, inspect and ship products from the wholesaler, to your warehouse.
But, if you keep reading, you will find out why ‘buying wholesale’ may not even be on the table. Continue Reading →