Starter Package: All Categories (SP0)

Testimonial 7

The Starter Package has already paid for itself many times over

– Noel Coburn, Clarity BES, Ireland

2017-08-01T14:08:00+00:00

– Noel Coburn, Clarity BES, Ireland

The Starter Package has already paid for itself many times over

Testimonial 8

Look no further, no one else offers this kind of service

– Debra Jacobson, D Jacobson Consulting, United States

2017-08-07T11:07:53+00:00

– Debra Jacobson, D Jacobson Consulting, United States

Look no further, no one else offers this kind of service

Testimonial 10

No need to look for more information or find an expensive agency

- Lisa Marina Cordes, Cordesyoga e.K., Germany

2017-11-06T15:37:19+00:00

- Lisa Marina Cordes, Cordesyoga e.K., Germany

No need to look for more information or find an expensive agency

Testimonial 1

Great price for all the information you receive

– Kylie Robbins, John Robbins PTY Ltd, Australia

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

– Kylie Robbins, John Robbins PTY Ltd, Australia

Great price for all the information you receive

Testimonial 2

A comprehensive overview of every step throughout this process

– Terra Magia, Inc., United States

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

– Terra Magia, Inc., United States

A comprehensive overview of every step throughout this process

Testimonial 9

I want to do it like a pro

– Viktor Otterskog, Comfy Tech Limited, United Kingdom

2017-08-07T14:15:23+00:00

– Viktor Otterskog, Comfy Tech Limited, United Kingdom

I want to do it like a pro

Testimonial 3

The Starter Package is an invaluable resource

– Sofie Jansson, Sweden

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

– Sofie Jansson, Sweden

The Starter Package is an invaluable resource

Testimonial 4

We are now well on the way to producing the items we were looking for

– Tina Rodrigues, Faramond, United Kingdom

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

– Tina Rodrigues, Faramond, United Kingdom

We are now well on the way to producing the items we were looking for

Testimonial 5

It saves us tons of precious time

- Fabian Loo, TVA Fyra, Malaysia

2017-07-30T11:37:16+00:00

- Fabian Loo, TVA Fyra, Malaysia

It saves us tons of precious time

Testimonial 6

The case studies and templates are a lifesaver

– Riki Solomon, General Manager, Clever Importing, Australia

2017-07-30T11:37:55+00:00

– Riki Solomon, General Manager, Clever Importing, Australia

The case studies and templates are a lifesaver

From product sheet to delivered product in 6 steps

1. Create Product Specification
Step 1: Create Product Specification
  • Create a product specification for any OEM (custom Designed) or ODM (Private label product)
  • Confirm mandatory US & EU product safety standards, labels and certificates.
  • Learn how to protect you designs and brand name.
Step 2: Supplier Matching (PDF Report)
Step 3: Order Product Sample
Step 4: Production
Step 5: Quality Check
Step 6: Product Delivery
1

Product Specification

2

Supplier Matching

3

Product Sample

4

Manufacturing

5

Quality Check

6

Product Delivery

Get access to all premium features & tutorials

Import Manual
Import Manual
More than 60 tutorials and videos guiding you through the entire process.
Product Safety Manual
Product Safety Manual
Checklists, Labels and documents for compliance with mandatory standards.
Shipping & Tax Manual
Shipping & Tax Manual
Tutorials and tools for shipping, import duties and other taxes.
Forum
Forum
Share your experiences with other users via the online community.
Task Lists
Task Lists
First time importer? just follow the step by step task lists to from A to Z.
Supplier Matching
Supplier Matching
We provide Supplier Lists (PDF) based on your requirements.
1 on 1 Consulting
1 on 1 Consulting
Need guidance and advice? Login and send a support ticket. Reply in 24 hours.
Document Templates
Document Templates
Product Spec Sheet, Label Files, Mandatory Certificates, Contracts & More.
Booking System
Booking System
Book quality checks, lab testing, shipping & more via the online dashboard.

You will be in good hands

Fredrik Gronkvist (Product), has been based in China since 2010. He has helped hundreds of ecommerce companies in the US, EU and Asia to launch ODM and OEM products.

Ivan Malloci (Technology), holds a Ph.D. degree, and was a researcher at Zhejiang University before joining Chinaimportal.com. He runs the platform, together with our web developers.

Rona Wang (Sourcing), will help you identify manufacturers that can produce your custom designed or private label products.

Iftikhar Alam (Research), is our assistant content researcher and writer, across all our websites.

Small Business Friendly Prices. No Hidden Fees
  • Premium Subscription
  • Online Consulting Ask any question. Reply in 24 h.

  • Supplier Sourcing (PDF) List of 4 – 6 verified suppliers

  • 1 on 1 Calls Talk to us on the phone

  • Dashboard

  • Tutorials & VideosStep-by-step guides
  • Document Templates
  • Booking SystemBook QC, lab testing & more
  • Discounts10% Off on Air & Sea Freight
  • Optional Add-ons

  • Lab Test Booking HelpNot including test cost
  • Shipment Booking HelpNot including freight cost
  • Quality Inspection1 x Pre-Shipment Inspection

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Demonstration Video

Watch the 10 minutes quick start video to see a demonstration of the dashboard,manuals, sourcing report and other features.

Starter Package 2018 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

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Research product Specifications
  • 1.2 Create Product File Package
  • 1.3 Research Product Regulations
  • 1.4 Create Label Files
  • 1.5 Create Design Files
  • 1.6 Task List
  • 1.7 Attachment: Pricing Your Product
  • 1.8 Attachment: Calculate Your Costs
  • 1.9 Attachment: Setting Your Timeline
  • 1.10 Attachment: Private Label Products
  • 1.11 Attachment: Product Packaging
  • 1.12 Attachment: Trademarks & Patents
  • 1.13 Attachment: File Formats & Measurements
  • Template 1A: Product Specification Document
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
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

  • 2.0 Introduction
  • 2.1 Create Supplier RFQ File
  • 2.2 Create a Supplier Shortlist
  • 2.3 Send RFQ File Package to Suppliers
  • 2.4 Supplier Verification
  • 2.5 Final Supplier Selection
  • 2.6 Task List
  • 2.7 Attachment: Factory Inspections
  • 2.8 Attachment: Guide to Communicating With Chinese Suppliers
  • 2.9 Attachment: Guide to Price Negotiation
  • Template 2A: Supplier RFQ
  • Template 2B: RFQ Overview
  • Template 2C: Supplier Letter
  • 3 Video Walkthroughs
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

  • 3.0 Introduction
  • 3.1 Create Sample Order Sheet
  • 3.2 Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • 3.3 Sample Production
  • 3.4 Task List
  • Template 3A: Sample Order Sheet
  • Template 3B: Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Template 3C: Sample Revision Overview
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
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, manage payments, 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

  • 4.0 Introduction
  • 4.1 Sales Agreement & Deposit Payment
  • 4.2 Deposit Payment
  • 4.3 Production
  • 4.4 Quality Control
  • 4.5 Laboratory Testing
  • 4.6 Balance Payment
  • 4.7 Task List
  • Template 4A: Sales Agreement
  • Template 4B: Quality Control Checklist
  • 1 Video Walkthrough

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Shipping, Customs & Taxes (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

  • 5.0 Introduction
  • 5.1 Incoterms
  • 5.2 FCL and LCL
  • 5.3 Containers
  • 5.4 Shipping Costs
  • 5.5 Freight Documents
  • 5.6 Restrictions and Regulations
  • 5.7 Export Packaging
  • 5.8 Insurance
  • 5.9 Common Frauds
  • 5.10 Air Freight
  • 5.11 Import Duties
  • 5.12 Other Taxes and Fees
  • 5.13 Attachment: Customs & Tax Calculation
  • 5.14 Attachment: Shipping and Customs Checklist
  • 5.15 Attachment: Contact Details
  • 1 Video Walkthrough
Product Compliance Guide
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

  • 7.0 Introduction
  • 7.1 Regulatory Overview
  • 7.2 United States
  • 7.3 European Union
  • 7.4 Compliance for imported products
  • 7.5 Supplier Compliance Check
  • 7.6 Compliance Checklist
  • 7.7 Task List
  • 7.8 Attachment: Label Files
  • 7.9 Attachment: Document Samples
  • 2 Video Walkthroughs
Document & Label File Templates
Online Advisor
  • Template 1A: Product Specification Document
  • Template 2A: Supplier RFQ
  • Template 2B: RFQ Overview
  • Template 2C: Supplier Letter
  • Template 3A: Sample Order Sheet
  • Template 3B: Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Template 3C: Sample Revision Overview
  • Template 4A: Sales Agreement
  • Template 4B: Quality Control Checklist
  • Product Compliance: Label File Templates
  • Product Compliance: Document Samples
Video Walkthroughs
Online Advisor
  • Video 1: Create Product Specification
  • Video 2: Supplier Sourcing
  • Video 3: How to use Alibaba.com
  • Video 4: How to use Globalsources.com
  • Video 5: Sample Orders
  • Video 6: Payment, Production & Quality Control
  • Video 7: Shipping & Customs (EU / USA)
  • Video 8: Product Safety
  • Video 9: Ensuring Compliance
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 ReportReport Included in the Starter PackageSupplier sourcing can be overwhelming. Save time and reduce your risks by ordering a Sourcing Report (PDF), listing 4 to 5 relevant supplier options.
Online ConsultingTickets Included in the Starter PackageGot questions about product regulations or shipping? Submit a ticket online, and get all your questions answered within 24 hours by our experts.
PaymentsFree international transactions for 1 year Included Use our payment partner to save hundreds of dollars, and time, when paying your suppliers in China and other countries in Asia.
Book Shipping$100 discount included in the Starter PackageGet free air freight and sea freight quote via our partner platform, and a US$100 discount on your first shipment.
1 ON 1 CALLSpeak to one of our team members directly on the phoneDo you need expert guidance or feedback, and want to speak to one of our team members directly on the phone? Order your tickets (30 min per ticket) and book a call.
Lab TestingGet an introduction to an accredited product test labWant 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 factoryBe sure that your products are matching your design and quality requirements. Book a quality inspection via our partner.
DESIGN SERVICESGet an introduction to product designersNeed 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: Only the Business and Enterprise packages include all these features. If you decide to sign up for a Core or Startup package, you can always upgrade later. 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 Starter Package is 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 Starter Package.

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 four versions of the Starter Package, with four different buyers in mind:

Package Customer Profile
Core This is the free version, that gives you access to the tutorials and task lists. In addition, you can also book quality control, lab testing and shipping – and access the forum.
Startup This package includes everything in the Core Package, unlimited consulting for 3 months and a Supplier List (PDF) for any product category.
Business This package includes everything in the Startup Package, unlimited consulting for 6 months, 30 minutes of 1 on 1 call, and help for booking your lab tests and shipping (note that the cost for the lab tests and shipping is not included in the package.
Enterprise This package includes everything in the Business Package, unlimited consulting for 12 months, 120 minutes of 1 on 1 call, and a pre-shipping quality inspection (the price of the quality inspection is included in the package).
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, you can upgrade at any time. You will only need to pay the difference.

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 you guarantee that I will succeed if we follow the manuals and guides in the Starter Package?

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 apply 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 advice our customers to consult local authorities, and lawyers, in addition to applying the process covered in the Starter Package.

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).

Can we extend access after the subscription expires?

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 international transactions for 1 year, Value: US$300, for an average bank transfer of around US$20,000)
  • Book sea and air freight (US$100 discount)
  • Book quality inspections

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

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?

1 x Sourcing Report is included in the Startup, Business and Enterprise version.

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 or EU, do you charge VAT?

ChinaImportal.com is owned and operated by Asiaimportal (HK) Limited, based in Hong Kong. We don’t charge VAT on orders from UK or EU 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.

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
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Where can I find your Privacy Policy?

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