Starter Package: All Categories

  • The Starter Package has already paid for itself many times over

    Noel Coburn, Clarity BES
  • Look no further, no one else offers this kind of service

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  • The case studies and templates are a lifesaver

    Riki Solomon, Clever Importing
  • Dedicated Expert

    We work 1-on-1 with our customers from start to finish.

  • Customized Products

    Get products made based on your design and custom logo.

  • 0% Order Commission

    Unlike agents, we charge no order commission or receive supplier kickbacks.

  • Avoid Scams

    We help you avoid payment fraud and quality issues.

How It Works: From Your Idea to High Quality 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 product safety standards, labels and certificates in US, EU and Australia.
  • 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
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Product Specification

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Supplier Matching

3

Product Sample

4

Manufacturing

5

Quality Check

6

Product Delivery

Starter Package 2019 Features Overview

Dashboard

Manage the entire product development and importing from A to Z using from the Dashboard.

  • Access tutorials and document templates
  • Request assistance from your dedicated expert
  • Book quality checks, lab tests, and shipping

Dedicated Expert

We work 1-on-1 with our customers from spec sheet creation and supplier sourcing, to final delivery.

  • Get your import related questions answered online
  • Request help with supplier negotiation and other assistance throughout the process
  • Submit certificates and other documents for review

Supplier Sourcing Tools

Request supplier lists or use the supplier assessment tool to benchmark suppliers from Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com.

  • Order supplier lists (PDF) with 4 – 6 suggested suppliers from China, Vietnam, and India
  • Benchmark suppliers you’ve found online or at a trade show

Tutorials, Videos & Document Templates

Access more than 60 detailed tutorials and videos guiding you step-by-step through the entire process:

  1. Part 1: Product Specification
  2. Part 2: Supplier Sourcing
  3. Part 3: Product Sample Order
  4. Part 4: Production & Quality Control
  5. Part 5: Shipping & Customs (US, EU & AU)

Download Tutorials & Templates List (PDF)

Product Compliance Module

Learn how to ensure compliance with mandatory safety standards and labeling requirements in the US, EU, and Australia.

  • Product safety standards overview
  • Labeling and document sample files
  • Compliance checklists cover 10 product categories

Download Tutorials & Templates List (PDF)

Lifetime Access. No Monthly Charges.
  • E-Learning Platform
  • Import Manual + 4-Part Import Manual
    + Document Templates
    + Video Library
    + Book QC, Shipping & Lab Test

    ? a.Tutorials, videos & task lists guiding you from creating a product specification sheet, to supplier sourcing, product sample orders, order terms, quality control and delivery.

    b. Product specification sheet, order terms document, NDA and other document templates.

    c. Request quotes for shipping, lab testing, quality inspections & factory audits online.

    d. Startup, Business & Enterprise include all 10 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • Shipping & Tax Module + Tutorials & Task Lists
    ? a. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering the shipping booking process

    b. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering customs clearance and import taxes (EU, US and Australia)

    c. Startup, Business & Enterprise include all 10 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • Product Safety Module + Tutorials & Task Lists
    + Label & Document Samples

    ? a. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering applicable product regulations, including mandatory safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation requirements and lab testing.

    b. Product certificate sample documents and label templates.

    c. Startup, Business & Enterprise include all 10 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • Premium Services

  • Dedicated Expert Submit questions / tasks
    ? Ask us anything about the importing process or request step-by-step guidance. We can also help with smaller tasks, such as creating product spec sheets, translation or following up with your supplier.

    It’s just like having an (affordable) personal advisor that’s always available.

    1 Ticket = 1 Support Request OR Task

  • Supplier List (PDF) List of 4 – 6 verified suppliers
    ? We identify manufacturers based on their registered capital, product certification, quality management systems and social compliance. We usually review 30 to 50 suppliers, and shortlist the most qualified 4 to 6 suppliers.

    1 Ticket = 1 Sourcing Report (Covering 1 Product Category)

  • Optional Add-ons
  • Shipment Booking HelpNot including freight cost
    ? Not sure how the shipping booking process works? We contact your supplier and freight forwarder to help you find the most suitable freight option, and book your first shipment.
  • Lab Test Booking HelpNot including test cost
    ? Need compliance testing, but not sure how to coordinate everything between the supplier and the testing company? We help you manage your first lab test booking.
  • Quality Inspection1 x Pre-Shipment Inspection
    ? Our partner will send out an inspector to the supplier’s factory, and check the products before shipment. You will receive a full PDF report, with test results and photos, showing all defects identified. The purpose of the inspection is to avoid the delivery of defective items.
  • Crowdfunding SupportWe help you get exposure
    ? We help your Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign get exposure by featuring a case study of your product on our Knowledge Base and mailing list.

Core ‘Entry Level’

  • $279

    Lifetime Access

  • checka.Tutorials, videos & task lists guiding you from creating a product specification sheet, to supplier sourcing, product sample orders, order terms, quality control and delivery.

    b. Product specification sheet, order terms document, NDA and other document templates.

    c. Request quotes for shipping, lab testing, quality inspections & factory audits online.

    d. Business & Enterprise include all 9 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • check a. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering the shipping booking process

    b. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering customs clearance and import taxes (EU, US and Australia)

    c. Business & Enterprise include all 9 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • checka. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering applicable product regulations, including mandatory safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation requirements and lab testing.

    b. Product certificate sample documents and label templates

  • checkAsk us anything about the importing process or request step-by-step guidance. We can also help with smaller tasks, such as creating product spec sheets, translation or following up with your supplier.

    It’s just like having an (affordable) personal advisor that’s always available.

    1 Ticket = 1 Support Request OR Task

  • checkWe identify manufacturers based on their registered capital, product certification, quality management systems and social compliance. We usually review 30 to 50 suppliers, and shortlist the most qualified 4 to 6 suppliers.

    1 Ticket = 1 Sourcing Report (Covering 1 Product Category)

  • checkNot sure how the shipping booking process works? We contact your supplier and freight forwarder to help you find the most suitable freight option, and book your first shipment.
  • checkNeed compliance testing, but not sure how to coordinate everything between the supplier and the testing company? We help you manage your first lab test booking.
  • checkOur partner will send out an inspector to the supplier’s factory, and check the products before shipment. You will receive a full PDF report, with test results and photos, showing all defects identified. The purpose of the inspection is to avoid the delivery of defective items.
  • checkWe help your Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign get exposure by featuring a case study of your product on our Knowledge Base and mailing list.
  • Order Now

Startup ‘Most Popular’

  • $479

    Lifetime Access

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa.Tutorials, videos & task lists guiding you from creating a product specification sheet, to supplier sourcing, product sample orders, order terms, quality control and delivery.

    b. Product specification sheet, order terms document, NDA and other document templates.

    c. Request quotes for shipping, lab testing, quality inspections & factory audits online.

    d. Business & Enterprise include all 9 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering the shipping booking process

    b. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering customs clearance and import taxes (EU, US and Australia)

    c. Business & Enterprise include all 9 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering applicable product regulations, including mandatory safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation requirements and lab testing.

    b. Product certificate sample documents and label templates.

    c. Business & Enterprise include all 9 categories (Watches, Apparel, Children Products, Electronics, Accessories, Furniture, Kitchen Utensils, Beauty Accessories, Fitness, and All Categories).

  • 10 x Tickets Question or TaskAsk us anything about the importing process or request step-by-step guidance. We can also help with smaller tasks, such as creating product spec sheets, translation or following up with your supplier.

    It’s just like having an (affordable) personal advisor that’s always available.

    1 Ticket = 1 Support Request OR Task

  • 1 x TicketSupplier ListWe identify manufacturers based on their registered capital, product certification, quality management systems and social compliance. We usually review 30 to 50 suppliers, and shortlist the most qualified 4 to 6 suppliers.

    1 Ticket = 1 Sourcing Report (Covering 1 Product Category)

  • checkNot sure how the shipping booking process works? We contact your supplier and freight forwarder to help you find the most suitable freight option, and book your first shipment.
  • checkNeed compliance testing, but not sure how to coordinate everything between the supplier and the testing company? We help you manage your first lab test booking.
  • checkOur partner will send out an inspector to the supplier’s factory, and check the products before shipment. You will receive a full PDF report, with test results and photos, showing all defects identified. The purpose of the inspection is to avoid the delivery of defective items.
  • checkWe help your Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign get exposure by featuring a case study of your product on our Knowledge Base and mailing list.
  • Order Now

Business ‘Most Value’

  • $779

    Lifetime Access

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa.Tutorials, videos & task lists guiding you from creating a product specification sheet, to supplier sourcing, product sample orders, order terms, quality control and delivery.

    b. Product specification sheet, order terms document, NDA and other document templates.

    c. Request quotes for shipping, lab testing, quality inspections & factory audits online.

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering the shipping booking process

    b. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering customs clearance and import taxes (EU, US and Australia)

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering applicable product regulations, including mandatory safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation requirements and lab testing.

    b. Product certificate sample documents and label templates

  • 20 x Tickets Question or TaskAsk us anything about the importing process or request step-by-step guidance. We can also help with smaller tasks, such as creating product spec sheets, translation or following up with your supplier.

    It’s just like having an (affordable) personal advisor that’s always available.

    1 Ticket = 1 Support Request OR Task

  • 3 x TicketsSupplier ListWe identify manufacturers based on their registered capital, product certification, quality management systems and social compliance. We usually review 30 to 50 suppliers, and shortlist the most qualified 4 to 6 suppliers.

    1 Ticket = 1 Sourcing Report (Covering 1 Product Category)

  • checkNot sure how the shipping booking process works? We contact your supplier and freight forwarder to help you find the most suitable freight option, and book your first shipment.
  • checkNeed compliance testing, but not sure how to coordinate everything between the supplier and the testing company? We help you manage your first lab test booking.
  • checkOur partner will send out an inspector to the supplier’s factory, and check the products before shipment. You will receive a full PDF report, with test results and photos, showing all defects identified. The purpose of the inspection is to avoid the delivery of defective items.
  • checkWe help your Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign get exposure by featuring a case study of your product on our Knowledge Base and mailing list.
  • Order Now

Enterprise ‘All Inclusive’

  • $1279

    Lifetime Access

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa.Tutorials, videos & task lists guiding you from creating a product specification sheet, to supplier sourcing, product sample orders, order terms, quality control and delivery.

    b. Product specification sheet, order terms document, NDA and other document templates.

    c. Request quotes for shipping, lab testing, quality inspections & factory audits online.

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering the shipping booking process

    b. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering customs clearance and import taxes (EU, US and Australia)

  • checkAll 10 Categoriesa. Tutorials, videos and checklists covering applicable product regulations, including mandatory safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation requirements and lab testing.

    b. Product certificate sample documents and label templates

  • 40 x Tickets Question or TaskAsk us anything about the importing process or request step-by-step guidance. We can also help with smaller tasks, such as creating product spec sheets, translation or following up with your supplier.

    It’s just like having an (affordable) personal advisor that’s always available.

    1 Ticket = 1 Support Request OR Task

  • 5 x TicketsSupplier ListWe identify manufacturers based on their registered capital, product certification, quality management systems and social compliance. We usually review 30 to 50 suppliers, and shortlist the most qualified 4 to 6 suppliers.

    1 Ticket = 1 Sourcing Report (Covering 1 Product Category)

  • checkNot sure how the shipping booking process works? We contact your supplier and freight forwarder to help you find the most suitable freight option, and book your first shipment.
  • checkNeed compliance testing, but not sure how to coordinate everything between the supplier and the testing company? We help you manage your first lab test booking.
  • checkOur partner will send out an inspector to the supplier’s factory, and check the products before shipment. You will receive a full PDF report, with test results and photos, showing all defects identified. The purpose of the inspection is to avoid the delivery of defective items.
  • checkWe help your Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign get exposure by featuring a case study of your product on our Knowledge Base and mailing list.
  • Order Now

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:

PackageCustomer Profile
CoreIf you rather go the ‘Do It Yourself’ route, this package might be for you. It only includes the core content, such as the 4 Part Import Manual, the Shipping, Taxes & Customs Guide, the Product Safety Module and the Document Templates.
StartupThis package includes everything in the Core Package, 10 Dedicated Expert tickets and 1 Supplier List ticket.
BusinessThis includes everything in the Startup Package, 20 Dedicated Expert tickets and 3 Supplier List ticket (which you can use to source suppliers in different product categories). It also includes help for booking your lab tests and shipping (note that the cost for the lab tests and shipping is not included in the package).
EnterpriseThis package includes everything in the Business Package, 40 Dedicated Expert tickets and 5 Supplier List ticket (which you can use to source suppliers in different product categories). It also includes a pre-shipping quality inspection (the price of the quality inspection is included in the package), and Crowdfunding Support.
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.

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 Dedicated Expert 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.

Dedicated Expert
What kind of questions can we ask using the Dedicated Expert 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 Dedicated Expert system?

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

  • Core: Not Included
  • Startup: 10 tickets
  • Business: 20 tickets
  • Enterprise: 40 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.

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 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: Order Terms
  • 4B: Quality Control Checklist
  • 4C: Purchase Order
  • 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.

Supplier List
When should I order a Supplier List?

By ordering a Supplier List (PDF), 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 Supplier List?
  • 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 Supplier List?

Directly from the Dashboard. Click on the “Supplier List (PDF)” icon and you will be directed to an order form.

How many Supplier List tickets do I have?
  • Core: Not included (0 Tickets)
  • Startup: 1 Ticket
  • Business: 3 Tickets
  • Enterprise: 5 Tickets

Can I order more Supplier List tickets?

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

  • 1 Ticket: US$179
  • 3 Tickets: US$379
  • 5 Tickets: US$479
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 EU or United Kingdom, 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 EU/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.

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

Follow this link to read our Terms of Service.

Where can I find your Privacy Policy?

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