Many of peopele are doing business with China, most of people like the profit of doing business with China, but meanwhile, there are many problems followed.
1. Are you sure your suppliers 100% understand what your want?
Communication is important in every kind of business.Most of time, your china supplier will say “OK” when you try to describe what your want and ask
them if they can make it out. many competition in China, getting orders are first issue.So find and cooperate with suppliers who will ask you
question about your products, rather than those who only say “OK”. be patient when supplier asking question and confirm again and again.
2. Beware of low price
Business man care about profit, that’s basic rule, so lower and lower price.. and more lower..
But everything has two sides, Sometimes the evil seeds is already plated when you choose the lowest price.some companies like to get orders from you,
they can give you a lower price than other company, But instead of using high quality steel frame and spare parts or components they will using a
lower grade standard ones to meet the lower price, but without inform you.Pay attention to this low Price, it is very common when doing business in
China, especially suppliers give you 30% discount than normal price, you should ask them, where and why is such a big discount, instead of accept it.
if you feel lucky, maybe your Chinese supplier laugh behind your back.
3. Did you find a supplier who has responsible for his problem?
Sometimes problem happened, like send you wrong gym equipment,gym equipment surface finishing is wrong or gym equipment broken.According to my experience,i have discussed with many exporter in China, most of exporter will try to send it to you anyway, maybe you won’t notice or when you
receive products, everything is settled now, you may get mad, but you have no idea just accept it and you should go and persuade your client.So if you ever met a supplier who will take his responsibility to resend right gym equipment,cheers!! you are lucky enough to work with them.
4. Never forget Sampling and QC
it is very important to check sample and compare sample with massive production, and write in your contracts.many product are not suitable for sampling, like machine, please ask 3rd part inspection or arrange someone who can inspect for you in china. for instance, i will record video for client of commercial gym equipment and upload to Youtube for clients’ check, after they checked the video, the rest payment will be paid.In my opinion, every order you make with China, inspection is a must thing, even you have ordered same products many times.