COVID-19 Notice: The Asia Import Platform is designed to ensure that you can manage the importing process from anywhere – at a time when it’s impossible to visit suppliers and attend trade shows in Asia.
The Asia Import Platform includes a fixed number of sourcing tickets that you can use to request a shortlist of manufacturers in China, Vietnam & India. You can also purchase additional tickets on this page.
Note: This service requires that you are already an Asia Import Platform client (link).
When should I order a Supplier List?
We recommend that you request a supplier list once you have a complete product specification (Template 1A). You should not request a supplier list before this, as you cannot submit a Request for Quotation (RFQ) without one.
Based on what criteria do you source suppliers?
Supplier selection is based on publicly available company information. This includes registered capital, certification, test reports, and product scope. We also apply different criteria depending on the product category and industry.
Note that we can only reflect actual market conditions. We cannot bend reality and source manufacturers that don’t exist or identify suppliers offering below market prices or MOQ requirements.
Step 1: Determine supplier type
Once we receive your sourcing request we determine which type of supplier we should target. We also set our selection criteria:
ISO 9001: Yes / No / Preferred
BSCI or Sedex: Yes / No / Preferred
Test Reports: Yes / No / Preferred
Registered Capital: Min XXX,XXX
Location: City, Province, Country
Step 2: Supplier shortlist
We review suppliers on B2B supplier directories to identify 6 to 8 suppliers matching our criteria.
We cannot select suppliers based on the following criteria:
Step 3: Supplier List (PDF) Delivered
We normally deliver the Supplier List (PDF) via email within 3 to 5 days.
What kind of information is provided in the Sourcing Report?