Our case studies cover some of the products our Asia Import Platform customers have developed in recent years.
An all-in-one platform to help you take your go from idea to product manufacturing in China, Vietnam, or India. The platform is used by more than 2000 importers worldwide.
Sourcing ReportFrom $179
Looking for a manufacturer in China, Vietnam, India or Thailand? We can help you identify relevant manufacturers in China and Vietnam based on product scope, test reports, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BSCI and other factors.Learn more
Supplier ScreeningFrom $279
Found a supplier online but not sure if they are legit? Our team can verify their business license, test reports, and company certificates to assess their status and risk level.Learn more
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We’ll help you go from product idea to manufacturing in China, Vietnam & India. Everything is managed online, and you’ll get step by step help from our expert team in Hong Kong.
Quality Control & Lab Testing
Step-by-step tutorials covering the entire process – from idea to finished product
We answer your questions and guide you step-by-step through the process
We help you source and shortlist manufacturers in Asia
Product spec sheets, order terms, checklists & more
Book QC and factory inspections in China, Vietnam & India
Book product safety and chemical testing online (EU, US & Australia)
Import duties, Vat, GST & other taxes in the US, EU, and Australia
Profit Calculator, Payment Risk Tool & Supplier Rating Tool
It’s everything I expected and more
They have been invaluable guiding us through this process
Great price for all the information you receive
No need to find an expensive agency
My only wish is that I could have found this site sooner
We have learned more in 1 day than our weeks of research
An amazing resource for first-time importers
Very Comprehensive, Just what I needed
I’m going to put the time, I want to do it like a pro
It saves us tons of precious time
They guided me step-by-step with promptness and expertise
Extremely responsive and helpful throughout the process
No, we do not offer any form of guarantee or insurance in case of losses caused by suppliers, third-party service providers, or other parties involved in the process. Further, we don’t offer legal advice as part of our support.
That said, one aim of the Asia Import Platform is to help importers better manage risks involved in the process. However, importing products comes with certain risks – and the Asia Import Platform and the support alone don’t guarantee a successful outcome.
Here are a few risks to take into consideration:
Yes, you don’t necessarily need to start from zero. Almost half of our customers have already identified suppliers on their own, and sometimes even ordered a sample, by the time they sign up with us.
You should select the product category matching the type of product you intend to import. For example, if you intend to import power banks, you should select the Electronics version. If you intend to import t-shirts, you should select the Apparel & Textiles version.
By purchasing the Business version of the Asia Import Platform, you will get lifetime access to all 10 product categories:
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.
It means that you’ll get permanent access to the platform, including all future updates, even after the process is completed. In case we will suspend the service on the website, we will provide a downloadable version of the Asia Import Platform.
No, we don’t set any MOQ. However, each supplier sets its own MOQ requirement, which is beyond our control.
No, we don’t offer any insurance or warranty due to losses caused by delays or defective products.
No, we don’t get any kickback from manufacturers. We only charge upfront for our Asia Import Platform.
No, we don’t charge any order commission.
We cannot guarantee that a supplier or other company/individual involved in your supply chain will not use your product designs or brand name. As such, it’s critical that you obtain the necessary patents and/or trademarks in all relevant markets when possible. We don’t offer any insurance or compensation due to IP theft by suppliers or other service providers involved in the supply chain.
We generally don’t sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with customers for the following reasons:
1. We don’t require that you submit or upload sensitive product and/or brand information to be shared with us. You should only share information on the platform that you agree may be shared with partners (e.g. quality control companies) or suppliers.
2. A legal review of an NDA generally costs more than we earn per customer. As such, signing an NDA would incur a loss.
That said, we will not (knowingly) share your product information with outside parties that are not involved in your project.
Our platform is protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. However, we don’t offer any insurance or compensation due to delays or losses caused by IP theft. In addition, we don’t offer any insurance or compensation due to IP theft by suppliers or other service providers involved in the supply chain. We strongly recommend that you register a trademark, and file patents when applicable.
Yes, the following may apply:
Note that none of the costs listed above are included in our prices.
The concept of the Asia Import Platform is to provide a platform that guides you through the import process step by step, 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.
Here you can read the opinion of our past clients.
No, each product and situation is different. We provide a framework that simplifies a relatively complex procedure, but we don’t offer any insurance or guarantee for success. This also applies to product regulations, customs processes, and tax rules that can change at any given time. We cannot guarantee that the information is kept up to date in real-time. As such, we advise our customers to consult local authorities, and lawyers, in addition to applying the process covered in the Asia Import Platform.
No. As a beginner, you can rely on the tutorials and task lists to get through the process.
While it depends on the product, it normally takes somewhere between 4 to 8 months. We are not here to offer shortcuts but to help you manage the process correctly from the beginning.
All you need is access to a computer, phone, or tablet. Everything is managed online, from your account on Chinaimportal.com.
You will have lifetime access to the Asia Import Platform.
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Most of our customers are small to medium-sized businesses, based in Europe, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region.
We are not actively managing the process on behalf of our customers. Instead, you must submit a support ticket when you have questions or need help during the importing process. Support is limited based on the number of tickets included in the Asia Import Platform.
We can answer your questions related to import products from Asia, including those about:
We don’t actively manage the project for our customers, including supplier communication. It’s up to the user to follow the project plan and ask questions or request assistance when the need arises.
We don’t contact suppliers or other third-parties during any stage of the process, as part of the Asia Import Platform. Here are some examples:
Asia Import Platform users must self-manage the process using the tutorials, and other tools provided. You can contact us to ask questions, or request help using the Asia Import Platform platform (e.g. document templates and service booking) – but we are not actively managing the project for our users. Keep in mind that the platform itself gives you the tools you need to self-manage the process.
Note: We do offer optional Add-on Services* in case you need additional assistance from us:
*Sold separately and not included in the Asia Import Platform
We normally reply within 24 hours, excluding holidays and weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
Yes, you can buy more tickets here.
The Import Manual is a set of tutorials, videos and task lists covering the entire importing process:
Yes, you can mark tutorials as completed.
Click here to download a PDF overview.
Supplier selection is based on publicly available company information. This includes registered capital, certification, test reports, and product scope. We also apply different criteria depending on the product category and industry.
Note that we can only reflect actual market conditions. We cannot bend reality and source manufacturers that don’t exist or identify suppliers offering below market prices or MOQ requirements.
Step 1: Determine supplier type
Once we receive your sourcing request we determine which type of supplier we should target. We also set our selection criteria:
Step 2: Supplier shortlist
We review suppliers on B2B supplier directories to identify 6 to 8 suppliers matching our criteria.
We cannot select suppliers based on the following criteria:
Step 3: Supplier List (PDF) Delivered
We normally deliver the Supplier List (PDF) via email within 3 to 5 days.
Suppliers cannot be classified as consistently ‘reliable’ or ‘unreliable’. While we filter suppliers based on the selection criteria to find the most qualified companies, the outcome depends entirely on how the process as a whole is managed. There are also other supplier-related risks to be taken into consideration that can never be eliminated by our selection criteria. Here are a few examples:
Our selection is based on an assessment – which cannot reasonably predict every single outcome. Do not assume that the suppliers listed in this report are by default and in every situation ‘reliable’ or ‘quality’ suppliers.
Yes, click here to download a sample report.
Normally 6 to 8 suppliers.
3 to 5 days (not including weekends and public holidays in Hong Kong)
No, we don’t contact any of the suppliers. You must contact the suppliers directly and follow the process outlined in the tutorials.
The Supplier Rating Tool can help you to categorize suppliers into the following categories:
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 Rating Tool shall be used together with the sourcing process explained in the 4 Part Import Manual.
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 Asia Import Platform).
The booking system gives you permanent access to our network of service providers, offering the following:
You can get a free quotation and order these services within our platform.
We are currently offering services provided by the following companies:
You are not required to order any of the services listed on the Dashboard. That said, you will likely need shipping, quality control, and make payments to your suppliers.
The purpose of the Extra Service Dashboard is to give you access to a set of verified and reliable service providers, many of which are leaders in their respective industries.
The services sold on this Dashboard use the same checkout system that you used to pay for the Asia Import Platform. Hence, as an existing customer, you are already familiar with the process. You can either pay via PayPal or Credit Card (Stripe Checkout).
You shall pay via the partner’s payment gateway, not to us. Most partners offer PayPal, Credit Card, and Wire Transfer as payment methods.
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 the Paypal Terms of Service. With Stripe, you don’t need to create an account.
Yes, you can pay with your balance, bank account, or credit card through PayPal.
The client has the right to cancel the purchase up to, but no later than, 14 days from the order date. However, this only applies if the client has not yet used the platform and/or consulting services.
Yes, all payments are processed by PayPal or Stripe, which uses an SSL certificate to encrypt your data.
Yes, it’s delivered together with the payment confirmation email.
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