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

List of Jewelry Manufacturers in Vietnam – Our 5 Top Picks

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List of Jewelry Manufacturers in Vietnam

Looking for Jewelry manufacturers located in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of the country’s leading jewelry suppliers, covering everything from stainless steel jewelry to handicrafts and much more.

Why do we list these suppliers?

Finding information about Vietnamese jewelry factories is difficult, compared to their counterparts in China – most of which are present on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com. The purpose of this article is simply to provide an overview of export-oriented jewelry factories in Vietnam.

That said, we are not affiliated with any of the companies lists in this article. Further, we are also open to adding additional suppliers to this list.

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List of Product Packaging Manufacturers in Vietnam

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As some of our customers have explored alternative suppliers in Vietnam, they also face a situation in which they must also rebuild their network of complementary suppliers and service providers.

Product packaging manufacturers definitely fall into this category.

Luckily, Vietnam already has a relatively sophisticated packaging and print industry, covering a wide range of packaging needs:

  • Shopping bags
  • Watch & jewellery packaging
  • Plastic packaging
  • Food packaging

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List of Quality Inspection Companies in Vietnam

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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
  • 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 Shipping Companies in Vietnam: Top 7 Forwarders

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Exploring your options to shift production from China to Vietnam? You might find that your existing freight forwarder network doesn’t even operate in the latter. To make things a bit easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of shipping companies based in Vietnam. In addition, we also cover the following:

  • What should I look for when selecting a freight forwarder?
  • How do I get the cheapest freight rate from Vietnam?
  • I need to ship materials and components from China to Vietnam. How do I arrange that?

What should I look for when selecting a freight forwarder?

You don’t necessarily need to work with a forwarder that is headquartered in Vietnam, to import goods from the country. That said, far from all freight forwarders operate in Vietnam, which is, therefore, the primary selection criteria.

Keep in mind that most forwarders covering Vietnam don’t have their own offices or warehouses there, but work closely with local agencies. There’s nothing odd with this setup. It’s simply the way the logistics industry works. Once you’ve worked out whether your forwarder can manage shipments from Vietnam, I suggest you ask them the following questions:

  • Which ports in Vietnam are covered in your network?
  • Do they have their own offices in Vietnam, or do they work with third parties?
  • Do they offer land transport between Vietnam and China?
  • Do they offer domestic land transportation?
  • Do you handle both sea and air freight?
  • Do you offer LCL shipping?

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List of Shoes & Footwear Manufacturers in Vietnam

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Looking for qualified shoes and footwear suppliers in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of Vietnam’s leading manufacturers, while also explaining what brands must know about the following:

  • Buying custom designed or private label footwear
  • MOQ Requirements
  • Finding shoe suppliers online
  • Relevant trade shows

Custom Design or Private Label?

Small importers tend to assume that manufacturers operate as design houses, developing their own yearly collections – for others to buy at factory prices, and resell with big profit margins.

That is not the case, as footwear manufacturers generally expect the buyer to provide a complete specification, including the following:

  • Design drawings
  • Bill of materials
  • Label files
  • List of standards

Some suppliers have basic ‘template products’, but don’t expect them to be on par with major brands. Continue reading List of Shoes & Footwear Manufacturers in Vietnam

Furniture Manufacturers in Vietnam: Prices, MOQ & Factories

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Planning to import furniture from suppliers in Vietnam? In this article, you will learn everything importers must know about Vietnamese furniture and homeware factories:

  • Top Vietnamese Furniture Manufacturers
  • Product Categories & Materials
  • Supplier Directories, Wholesalers & Trade Shows
  • How to place your first order

Overview of Furniture Produced in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the largest manufacturing and exporting countries for furniture. You’ll find suppliers for a wide range of furniture, including:

  • Wooden Furniture
  • Home Furniture
  • Office Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Bathroom Furniture
  • Rattan Furniture
  • Wicker Furniture
  • Eucalyptus furniture

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Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Vietnam: Complete Guide

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Looking for reliable clothing and textile factories in Vietnam? Then keep reading.

In this guide, we explain what you must know about importing clothing from Vietnam, including product categories, prices, MOQ requirements and payment terms.

In addition, you’ll get an overview of some of Vietnam’s leading apparel manufacturers, and a summary of the 5 step process that will take you from the drawing board – to delivered product:

1. Preparing a techpack

2. How to order samples

3. MOQ requirements

4. Quality checks

5. Lab testing

What kind of Clothing & Home Textiles Can I Import from Vietnam?

Vietnam, a country of 92 million, is home to textiles manufacturers in almost any niche. The ecosystem runs deep, and also covers more advanced fabrics and components.

A few examples follow below:

  • T-Shirts
  • Knitwear
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Baby Clothing
  • Home Textiles
  • Furniture Textiles
  • Technical Fabrics
  • Components

That said, many Vietnamese suppliers import certain materials, such as Velcro, from China. This can result in longer lead times when developing new samples. Continue reading Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Vietnam: Complete Guide

Trade Shows in Vietnam 2019: The Ultimate Guide

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Finding the best suppliers in Vietnam can be quite challenging. At least when sourcing products online. Instead, you might want to consider one of several trade shows, held yearly in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi.

In this article, you’ll get a complete overview over the largest trade shows in Vietnam, covering the following categories:

  • Apparel & Textiles
  • Furniture, Home decor & Handicrafts
  • Electronics
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Print & Packaging
  • Construction & Industrial

In addition, we also cover visa requirements, invitation letters and transportation options.

Apparel & Textiles

VTG Textile & Garment

In 2109, the Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City between 20 – 23 November 2019.

The event takes place once every year, mostly in the month of November. It is organized by Vietnam International Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company in partnership with Yorkers Trade & Marketing Services Co., Ltd.

It is a popular event that is attended by more than 10,000 people and around 400 exhibitors every year.

You can find a wide range of products at this event that includes:

  • Textile machinery
  • Apparel machinery
  • Fibers
  • Filaments
  • Fabrics
  • Apparel accessories

You can also find exhibitors from all around the world, especially manufacturers of winding machines, braiding machines, thread trimmer machines, etc.

You can meet manufacturers of modern textile and apparel machinery here instead of exploring actual textile products. If you are interested in machinery instead of textile or garments, this is an excellent event to attend.

If you are interested in the textile and garments instead of machinery, you can visit the sister exhibition that takes place at the same time and same venue, the Vietnam International Textile & Apparel Accessories Exhibition.

Admission is allowed for only 16 years old or older.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Continue reading Trade Shows in Vietnam 2019: The Ultimate Guide

Sourcing Products in Vietnam: A How to Guide

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Vietnam is finally maturing as a serious alternative for online sellers, sourcing products in Asia. Yet, Vietnam is not an option for everyone.

In this article, you will learn what kind of products you can source in Vietnam, and how you need to approach Vietnamese suppliers once you’ve found one.

You will also learn how to deal with sample orders, payments and quality control – and why you may find Vietnamese suppliers to be less enthusiastic than those in China.

What kind products can I source in Vietnam?

Below follows an overview of the categories in which Vietnam offers a relatively large number of suppliers.

a. Apparel & Textiles

The apparel and textile industry is well established in Vietnam. In fact, most of our customers currently sourcing products in Vietnam, are in the apparel and textile industry.

Apparel manufacturers tend to have relatively wide product scopes. However, these are some of the more common products found in Vietnam:

  • Children’s Products
  • T-Shirts
  • Sportswear
  • Outdoor wear
  • Knitwear

Vietnamese textiles suppliers are generally OEM manufacturers, meaning that they make products according to tech packs provided by their customers. Continue reading Sourcing Products in Vietnam: A How to Guide