A Guide To Importing And Selling Tech Gadgets Manufactured In China
You will doubtless know that the majority of tech gadgets in your home and office got made in China. That’s because of low production costs and the many manufacturing plants. As you can imagine, it makes sense for companies to have their products built there and then exported abroad.
Don’t get me wrong; some tech products are made in other countries. But it’s no secret that China is the biggest manufacturer of technology used in the world today. In fact, the parts that comprise my computer from which I write this blog post are made in China!
Are you considering selling some new tech gadgets in your country? If so, you are probably wondering how to import them from the Far East and sell them in your market. Today’s handy guide will show you how to do just that:
Find a product
The first step, and often the hardest, is to find a suitable product to sell in your country. We know there are millions of tech gadgets on the market that get made in China. But, the sad truth is that not all of them will appeal to all international audiences.
That’s why it makes sense to spend some time researching the best ones that you think will sell well. Feel free to ask questions to the manufacturer, as this can help you decide whether to buy their products in bulk or not.
Ask for a sample
Before you spend five or six-figure sums on products, you need to ask for a sample first. You will need to pay for it, of course. But, even if the product is of poor quality, at least you won’t have lost a lot of money in the process!
It can often be difficult to tell just how good a product is unless you see it “in the flesh” as it were. Legitimate manufacturers in China will only be too happy to send you a sample product to test.
Find a good supplier
It’s likely that the tech gadget you’re interested in is made and sold by many different manufacturers in China. It’s crucial that you find one that’s good to do business with. Otherwise, you could end up making a costly mistake!
The major downside to buying from the Far East is you don’t know whether suppliers are legitimate or out to rip Westerners off. Issa Asad from Florida says that sites like Alibaba help to vet and keep unscrupulous suppliers out of its site.
Organize your branding
The next step is to brand the products you import as your own. Your company will be the point of contact for customers in your market. It also helps to differentiate your products from similar ones on the market.
You need to come up with a brand name, as well as a name for your products. You can then use that branding for things like packaging, websites and marketing.
It doesn’t matter whether you are selling computers or smartphones. By following the above tips, you will have a successful working relationship with your Chinese partners. And you will make a profit from your products too!