List of Injection Mold Manufacturers in Vietnam: Our Top 7 Picks

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Injection Mold Manufacturers in Vietnam

Looking for an injection mold manufacturer in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of the leading manufacturers in the country.

We only listed companies that provide the information also in English language and compared them based on their products and services, certificates, years in business and other key metrics.

Note that if you are looking for general information on how to buy a mold in Asia, then we suggest you to read this article.

Even if it mainly focuses on purchasing a mold in China, most of what we said is also relevant for Vietnam, including information on payment terms, IP protection, and more.

List of Injection Mold Manufacturers in Vietnam

At what stage of the manufacturing process shall I buy the mold?

Since your supplier will need the mold to create the first samples, you shall buy the mold as soon as you are ready for sample production.

Having said that, your supplier will be able to use the same mold also for mass production. As long as it’s not defective or damaged, the same mold might produce up to several millions of units Continue reading List of Injection Mold Manufacturers in Vietnam: Our Top 7 Picks

Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Pakistan: A Complete Guide

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Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Pakistan

Looking for clothing and textile manufacturers or wholesalers in Pakistan?

In this article, we list our top 8 picks of Pakistan’s leading garment suppliers that cover a wide range of clothes and textiles.

For each supplier, we provide a short presentation, the list of main products and the certificates owned by the company.

Furthermore, several of the suppliers we present are also willing to work with minimum order quantities that are not too high, and thus might be a good fit for small importers and startups.

List of Textiles Manufacturers in Pakistan

What kind of clothing and manufacturing can I import from Pakistan?

Pakistan is still a developing country, and the relatively low labor cost is attracting more and more businesses.

Today, the textiles and clothing industry is becoming mature, and you can find a wide range of products. Below you find a few examples:

  • T-Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Work-wear
  • Home Textiles
  • Furniture Textiles

ZK International

ZK International is a Pakistan based garment manufacturer, with over 20 years of experience. They export both woven and knit garments.

ZK understands that every big clothing brands started small; therefore, they offer small order production with a MOQ (minimum order quantity) of only 50 pcs per style.

This small order quantity service is especially helpful for startups that still need to validate their ideas and designs.

Furthermore, ZK is also a member of Sedex, which means that it passed an on-site inspection for ethical standards, such as health, safety, and labor standards.

Products

  • T-Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Hospital Uniforms

Certificates

  • Sedex

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List of Quality Inspection Companies in Malaysia: Our Top 7 Picks

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Quality Inspection Companies in Malaysia

Looking for a quality inspection company in Malaysia that can check your goods before shipment?

In this article, we list leading companies offering inspection services in Malaysia. Further, we also compare them according to the same criteria such a product category, services provided, year of registration, headquarters or branch location, and more.

Company Overview

How much does a quality inspection in Malaysia cost?

Most inspection companies in Malaysia will provide an independent quotation by email inquiry or through their online quotation system.

In general, an inspection costs between US$350 and US$450 per man day.

As for other Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, quality inspections in Malaysia are generally a bit more expensive than in China – where you can expect to pay around US$300.

Is it necessary to book a quality inspection when importing from Malaysia?

No matter the country where you intend to produce your goods and the experience of your supplier, manufacturing is far from being an exact science.

Things can go wrong during production, sometimes horribly wrong, and Malaysia is not an exception. Thus the answer is yes, a quality inspection is necessary.

The reason is that an inspection before shipping the products is the only way to make sure that your goods have an acceptable defect rate and comply with your expected product specifications.

If you find out that there are unacceptable quality issues only after your goods have been delivered to your warehouse, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to return them to your supplier.

Even in the case when you are able to return the goods, you would still have lost a lot of time, risking to let your Amazon store out of inventory, or receiving your Christmas decoration goods in January.

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List of Quality Inspection Companies in Thailand: Our Top 8 Picks

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Quality Inspection Companies in Thailand

Looking for quality inspection companies in Thailand to check your next order? In this article, we list leading companies offering quality control services in Thailand, and provide guidelines on QC costs in the country.

Further, all listed companies are compared based on the same criteria, such as location, offered services, and more.

Company Overview

What’s the price of a quality inspection in Thailand?

The quality inspection cost depends on the product category, quantity and standard requirements. Basically, the price varies between US$350 and US$450 per man day, for most of the inspection companies.

As such, quality inspections in Thailand is a bit more expensive than in China, where a QC is normally priced at around US$300.

Is it necessary to book a quality inspection when importing from Thailand?

The risk of quality issues is as high in Thailand as it is elsewhere, including China. You cannot easily (if at all) return defective products, and therefore it’s absolutely essential to get your product quality inspected before shipment.

Some importers are under the impression that quality issues only exist in China, and that ‘anywhere else’ is risk-free – but that’s not the case.

Further, many of the companies listed in this article are also headquartered in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
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List of Quality Inspection Companies in Vietnam

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quality inspection in vietnam

About to place your first order with a factory in Vietnam? Then you should contact one of the quality inspection companies listed in this article to verify that your products match your requirements – before it’s too late.

Keep in mind that the risk of quality issues is not lower in Vietnam compared to other low-cost manufacturing countries in the region.

Company Overview

  • Sofeast
  • Pro QC International Ltd
  • Quality Control Inspections Vietnam
  • Vietnam Quality Control
  • OFCO Group
  • AS International
  • Vinacert
  • QIMA

How much does a quality inspection in Vietnam cost?

Most companies charge between US$350 to US$400 per inspection in Vietnam. This is significantly higher than in China, where an inspection sometimes can be booked for less than US$200.

While labor costs are lower in Vietnam, the supply chain service industry is not nearly as developed or competitive as in China. Continue reading List of Quality Inspection Companies in Vietnam

List of Sourcing Companies in Malaysia: Top 9 Companies

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Looking for new suppliers in Malaysia? In this article, we list sourcing companies offering product sourcing services covering textiles, furniture, industrial goods, and many other products that Malaysia can offer importers.

Listed Sourcing Companies

  • GenuineProducts.Asia
  • Dimason Sourcing
  • Asia Sourcing Company
  • ALH Global Group
  • Endevor Trading Sdn Bhd
  • JLC Sourcing and Services Ltd
  • AsiaCommerce
  • Wuerth Industrial Services Malaysia
  • AsiaBuyer

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Top 10 Sourcing Companies and Agents in China 2019

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A Sourcing Company can be an invaluable partner when importing products from China. Or, they can be a useless middleman that offers nothing but delays and higher unit prices.

This is not a regulated industry, so anyone can claim qualifications to manage product and supplier sourcing.

In this article, you will learn what a sourcing company can do for you – and how much you should expect to pay them.

In addition, we also list some of the leading sourcing companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong S.A.R.

Why should I work with a Sourcing Company?

The core function of a sourcing company is to identify qualified suppliers, based on the customer’s needs and technical requirements.

There are no industry standards for how the supplier sourcing process is managed. Some Sourcing Companies have a more relationship-based approach, funneling customers to their existing supplier network.

This can be a win-win for both you and the sourcing companies, assuming they select suppliers based on the product’s technical specifications – rather than the size of the kickbacks they receive.

I’d say that most sourcing companies put kickbacks before selecting the supplier that is the most qualified to make a certain product.

Most sourcing companies can do a lot more than just, well, sourcing products.

For example, some can help you with factory audits, quality inspections, contracts, quality assurance and day to day administration.

As said, there are no set industry standards, so you need to discuss this with your Sourcing Company.

How do sourcing companies charge for their services?

Previously, most sourcing companies charged a commission based on the order value. However, in recent years, more and more sourcing companies have adopted fixed pricing.

Thus, they charge based on a per project or service basis, rather than a commission.

Of course, the final cost depends on what exactly you want the sourcing company to do for you. Continue reading Top 10 Sourcing Companies and Agents in China 2019

List of Sourcing Companies in Thailand: A Comparison

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Thailand sourcing agencies

Thailand is often overlooked as a manufacturing destination these days. While there’s a lot of hype surrounding Vietnam, and other “anywhere but China” destinations – Thailand is a more realistic option for small buyers and Amazon sellers.

In order to find qualified suppliers, you’ll likely need a sourcing company based in the kingdom.

In this article, we list some of Thailand’s leading sourcing companies covering a wide range of product categories.

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Top 9 Fulfillment Centers in China and Hong Kong 2019

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HK Fulfillment Centres

A Hong Kong or Mainland China-based fulfillment center can help you distribute products directly from the factory to customers all over the world.

In this article, we list the leading China-based fulfillment centers, including ZhenHub, Floship, Easyship, Exchain, Shipwire, and others.

In addition, we cover the following:

1. Potential tax issues with cross border e-commerce fulfillment

2. When does it make sense to use a fulfillment center in Hong Kong or Mainland China?

3. Should you select a fulfillment center in Hong Kong or Mainland China?

Interviews

  • How to reduce your fulfillment center costs: By Zhenhub
  • Interview with Steven Suh: Founder of Floship.com

What is a fulfillment center?

Fulfillment center offers e-commerce merchants warehousing (storage) and shipping services, that allows online businesses to operate without owning their own warehouse or physical storage space.

Sellers or e-commerce merchants can directly send their inventory to the fulfillment center from where it is shipped to their customers.

Most fulfillment centers are integrated with e-commerce marketplaces and platforms like Amazon (which also operate their own fulfillment centers, Shopify, and eBay, making it easier for merchants to manage inventory and delivery products. Continue reading Top 9 Fulfillment Centers in China and Hong Kong 2019

List of Sourcing Companies in Vietnam: Top 7 Agencies

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Vietnam is quickly becoming a serious manufacturing alternative to China, especially for American importers vary of the ongoing US-China trade war. That said, Vietnamese suppliers are not as easy to find on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com, compared to their Chinese counterparts.

As such, many importers turn to Vietnam based sourcing companies, with vast local supplier networks.

In this article, we list five of Vietnam’s leading sourcing agencies, all located in Asia’s fastest-growing manufacturing hub – Ho Chi Minh City.

Do I need a sourcing company when importing from Vietnam?

You can of course attempt to source Vietnamese directly, using Alibaba.com or even a Google search. However, Vietnamese suppliers tend to have a rather small online footprint, making them harder to find.

Those that do have a larger online presence tend to be larger suppliers, which tend to have little interest in working with small buyers.

Vietnam based sourcing companies can bridge that gap, using their local network and expertise to match you with a qualified supplier.

I’d say that sourcing agents provide more value in Vietnam, compared to more developed manufacturing countries like China. Continue reading List of Sourcing Companies in Vietnam: Top 7 Agencies