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Looking for a qualified sourcing company in Mainland China or Hong Kong? In this article, we list a wide range of specialized product sourcing companies, and what they can do for your business.
We update this list on a yearly basis, and also list information about their main product categories, provided services, background and much more.
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.
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.
Imex Sourcing Services
If you’re looking for a sourcing company that offers a full range of sourcing services from supplier research to logistics, from product development to shipping, Imex is the right option.
The company offers end-to-end sourcing, inspection, and quality services, thus minimizing the efforts at your end.
Ash Monga is the founder and CEO of Imex Sourcing, who worked as an e-commerce seller in the UK before moving to China and starting his own company.
The head office of the parent company, IMEX Liaisons Group, is based in Guangzhou, China.
Imex sourcing is among very few companies on our list that provide access to a personalized online portal to its clients, where they can track the progress of their sourcing orders, making it easier for you to manage the process.
This is again another great option for Amazon FBA, eBay sellers who are sourcing products from China.
Imex Sourcing also promises to get you a better price with a dedicated negotiation team and access to a network of ground-level factories that offer competitive prices but offer the same quality products as any other factory.
With services like factory audits, inspection, price verification, and compliance assurance, you don’t have to worry about the quality of the products while working with Imex Sourcing.
Imex sourcing also received positive online feedback from their clients.
Here is the quick list of the key services they offer.
Supplier background verification
Risk Management services
Recommended for: Medium and large businesses, engineering companies, eCommerce stores.
Named after its talented founder, Zhu Jing, this sourcing company is based in Yiwu, Zhejiang, which is China’s leading hub for wholesale products. Jing Sourcing has a strong digital presence and offers small buyers a free product sourcing service.
All they need is a product name, and they’ll get back to you with price quotations from several suppliers in their network. Jing Sourcing also offers affordable product sampling, production follow-up, and quality control services, to ensure that you’re covered from start to finish.
Sourcing & RFQ (Free)
Product sample development
Recommended for: Small businesses and Amazon sellers looking for affordable sourcing and production services
What makes Asiaction unique is that they also develop their own products, some of which have been picked up by Amazon Select. As such, the team behind Asiaction Sourcing brings a unique perspective to the market, from production to end customer. Few sourcing companies in China, or elsewhere, can make this claim.
Recommended for: A good option for all importers looking for a dedicated team of experts that understand both ends of the supply chain, from sourcing to sale.
80/20 Sourcing is also more of an online resource for you if you want to source products from China.
In the last 9 years, he has hundreds of suppliers within his network in every industry that can help you source any product you want.
Gary also has personal experience of sourcing products from China for his own Amazon and e-Bay business.
Based on his own experiences with Chinese suppliers and Western importers, he now offers in-depth courses and sourcing services to people who want to source products from China.
80/20 company is mostly known for its courses and high-quality coaching material. In addition, Gary also works as a sourcing agent for Amazon sellers to help them source products from China.
Recommended for: A good option for any business that is starting with its Amazon Seller or E-commerce business. Gary not only works as your sourcing agent but also as a mentor which makes him a good fit for those who want a more personal connection with their Sourcing agent.
Dragon Sourcing is an international sourcing and procurement service provider that offers sourcing services from emerging markets like China and Vietnam.
It is one of the largest sourcing companies on our list, with its offices located all over the world, including France, United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, Brazil, Austria, Italy, South Africa, Kenya, and Vietnam.
In China, its offices are based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The head office of the company is also based in Shanghai.
Dragon Sourcing also offers a full range of sourcing services, from supplier research to product development and shipping. It also provides you with an opportunity to also explore other Asian supply markets like Vietnam.
With their global footprint, they can provide you with better options for low-cost country sourcing through their extensive network of suppliers.
Their other prominent services also include supplier qualification, product sourcing, procurement sourcing, sample development, negotiation, order management, quality control, logistics, selection, and purchase, etc.
The company was founded in 2004 in Shanghai, but within a decade, it extended its reach to all over Asia. Dragon Sourcing now provides European, Australian, and North American importers with an opportunity to source cheaper products from China with a minimum effort at their end.
Dargon Sourcing is also a well-reputed and recognized sourcing company with positive feedback from online clients.
Recommended for: It’s recommended for medium and large businesses who want to work with a well recognized global sourcing company with a large network of suppliers.
Bay Source Global
Unlike other China-based companies, Baysource Global is based in the US and its head office is situated in Tampa, Florida. It offers a wide range of services to mainly US clients (small-medium businesses) from contract manufacturing to sourcing services.
The company acts as a China sourcing agent for US-based importers and buyers. It also outsources manufacturing.
Baysource is another company that offers a complete set of sourcing services from product identification and supplier research to the development of products and delivery.
The services offered by Baysource include sourcing, manufacturing, product supply chain, measuring strategies, procurement, product development, quality control, logistics, customs, and shipping.
Baysource is best known for manufacturing outsourcing, but you can also use its services for sourcing products. It’s a good option for you if you’re a small business or an engineering company looking to outsource manufacturing.
They have more than a decade of experience working in China, where their main office is situated in Shanghai. They currently have 35 employees, both in the US and China.
Recommended for: It is a great option for US buyers (small and medium businesses, engineering companies) who are looking for an experienced and trustworthy sourcing company based in the US.
LINC Sourcing is based in Europe with its head office situated in Sweden, but it also has offices in China, Spain, the UK, and Italy. Their office in China is based in Shanghai.
With its strong presence in Europe, LINC Sourcing is a good option for European businesses that want a sourcing agent in China for their products.
The company was founded in 1995 in Sweden by Lennart Rosell and Jenni Anderson in an effort to provide European businesses access to low-cost suppliers from Asia.
With 90% of its employees working in their Shanghai office, the company’s main focus is sourcing from China.
The services offered by Linc Sourcing include product sourcing, quality control, logistics, negotiation, and shipping.
They also offer on-demand quality inspections for clients and a dedicated purchasing team for each client.
Recommended for: European small and medium businesses looking for an established partner in China.
Easy Imex is another international outsourcing company for medium and large businesses owned by Adam Gilbourne.
Adam Gilbourne, born in the UK, and raised in Australia, moved to China in 2004 and established Easy Imex to help Australian, UK, US, and European businesses to source cheaper products from China.
The company now acts as a one-stop import service and offers a wide range of services that include product sourcing, purchasing & negotiating, shipping & logistics, quality control, customs, tax duty, and factory audits and tours.
Easy Imex also provides clients with access to an online portal where they can keep track of the process.
Recommended for: Medium and Small businesses from Australia, North America, UK, and Europe.
The head office of the Import Dojo is currently based in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong.
During his professional career as the manager of a sourcing company in Hong Kong, he sourced products for many well-known retailers like OBI, Metro, Amazon, Sears, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and a few more.
While working in China, he also learned about the sourcing and importing process in China. Today, his company Importdojo.com offers sourcing services from Mainland China and Hong Kong S.A.R to hundreds of businesses in Europe and North America.
They currently have a network of more than 2500 suppliers in almost all industries, allowing you to source almost any product you want.
You also have an option to choose between multiple price packages with different features like feasibility check and similar add-ons. This way, you can have an option to choose between different prices based on your needs.
In addition, you can also hire a dedicated monthly sourcing agent, which is a good option for you if you’re looking for a full-time employee in China.
Recommended for: If you are an Amazon seller who wants to source products from China, Importdojo.com could be the right option for you as it also coaches you through its courses.
Sourcing Allies was founded in Sweden in 2006. They have over 12 years of experience helping US and EU customers to import goods from China, India, and Eastern Europe. They provide a one-stop service for the whole importing process, including supplier sourcing, shipment, factory audit, and more.
They specialize in metal fabrication, die casting and forging, and plastic injection molding. They list product examples they have worked with on their website, such as brass door handles, beer tap body, and plastic fans.
Recommended for: A good option for metal or plastic product importers. They can help with custom-made products and provide advice on injection molding and production methods (e.g embossing, coining, or hemming).
BiSennzhen is a China-based company that provides sourcing, packaging, and consulting services. They can manage your supply chain businesses as your representative in China, and handle the coordination between you and your suppliers.
On their website, they list out some product examples they’ve worked with, such as watches, lithium batteries, electric pumps, and projectors. You can also access their product specification to evaluate if you are interested in similar products.
Recommended for: A good option for electronic product importers since they have more experience with this product category. Also, they claim they have partners for plastic injection, PCBA, and assembly.
China Sourcelink is a company that offers global supply chain solutions based in the US and China. They can help you to manage your supply chain for existing or new products. Other than supplier sourcing, RFQ, and production, they also help with warehouse and order fulfillment.
They are also a contract manufacturer for LED lighting, solar panels, building materials, textiles, and general packaging. They can help with ODM or OEM products from material sourcing to freight forwarding.
Recommended for: A good option for importers who are interested in working with contractor manufacturers.
China Sourcing Agent
China Sourcing Agent is based in Shenzhen and has an office in Hong Kong. They provide a one-stop service for the whole importing process, including RFQ, production management, quality inspection, and shipment.
FBA Prep & inspection
Warehousing & Storage
China Sourcing Agent also offers services for Amazon sellers, including FBA shipping, Amazon labeling, and customized packaging – such as bundles, shrink-packing, and repackaging.
Recommended for: A good option for Amazon sellers, as they claim that they are experienced in FBA shipping and have helped thousands of Amazon sellers.
SourceOne has 30 years of experience in manufacturing and sourcing products throughout Asia. Their head office is located in Hong Kong but they also have offices in the UK, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.
Product sourcing and specification
Product research and development
Quality control and assurance
Logistics and shipping
In their website, the company provides reports, flowcharts, and audits examples to help importers to understand the process. For instance, they provide product cost savings reports, inspection reports, and project management flowcharts.
Recommended for: A good option for first-time importers as they claim that they can appoint a dedicated account manager to assist you during the process. This might be helpful if you have a lot of questions about the whole process.
Keen Sourcing is a China-based sourcing agent that provides services to small businesses and Amazon sellers. Their services include product sourcing, price negotiation, supplier verification, factory audit, and more.
Keen Sourcing divides its services into two main categories, Product Sourcing Service and Quality Control Service. The first service focuses on providing a full solution from supplier sourcing to shipping management; the second just focuses on providing quality control at the factory.
Recommended for: A good option for small businesses and Amazon sellers that have a low MOQ.
Co-founder of Asiaimportal (HK) Limited and based in Hong Kong. He has been quoted in and contributed to Bloomberg, SCMP, Alibaba Insights, Globalsources.com, China Chief Executive, Quartz Magazine and more.
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