If you want to source goods from China, having an agent will make all the steps easy because the agent will solve most of the problems in China for you, including but not limited to payment, inspection, and shipping these steps…
Yiwu is a world-famous city for grocery markets, where you can find almost everything you want.
1. If you Cannot Come to China
As we all know, because of the COVID-19 situation, many foreign buyers cannot come to China. If you cannot come to China in person, the Yiwu agent can find products for you in the Yiwu market and recommend them to you according to your needs. Sometimes you want to see more new arrivals by yourself, the Yiwu agent can use the mobile phone live broadcast to take you to visit the market and check the product details.
2. If You Can Visit China
Yiwu market is one of the biggest wholesale markets in the world, and there are over 75000 suppliers in districts 1-5 of the Yiwu market. If you want to visit China but do not clearly know about the Yiwu market, having an agent will make everything easier. The Chinese agent will check flights, hotels, and pick-up vehicles for you, and will also take you to visit the market, avoiding confusion on the itinerary and unfamiliarity with the market and finding the goods you want.
And in the Yiwu market, not all the suppliers can understand English or other languages, if you have an agent, you don’t need to find a translator by yourself, because usually, the salespersons of the agency company are proficient in English, and some salespersons are proficient in Spanish, German and other languages.
As a Yiwu Market Sourcing Agency, Union Source clearly understands the goal for customers who visit the Yiwu market is to get the best wholesale price for their products. As a professional Yiwu Market Sourcing Agency, we have extensive experience in negotiating with suppliers to get the best price for customers. Chinese suppliers and we share the same background in nature, culture, and psychology. Without a doubt, we know what Chinese suppliers are thinking logically, which gives us a good advantage in negotiating prices with Chinese suppliers for you.
For example, if you want only one carton of goods, but the supplier told you the MOQ is 10 ctns, we can negotiate with the supplier and explain to them you want it as a trial order and if it sells well in your market, you will place a bulk order in the near future. Or maybe we have other customers who usually take goods from the booth, then they will most likely agree to sell you a carton. The suppliers are always willing to support old customers.
3. Order Follow-up
Once all details of your order are confirmed, the supplier will start producing the product for you. Next is monitoring and tracking your order during production. In order to ensure that the output will not go wrong, we usually go to the supplier’s factory to check the products during the production process.
Sometimes the production of an order takes one to two months. It is unrealistic for customers to stay in China and wait for orders to be fulfilled. Have an agent who can check the quality of the goods for you, confirm the pre-production samples, and follow up on the progress of the goods. If the customer needs it, we can also send samples to the customer for confirmation before mass production.
4. Collect, Inspect and Load
If your order comes from different suppliers and you plan to ship at the same time, the delivery time of the goods is different, and not all suppliers are willing to store the goods for you for a long time. And when you plan to load the goods, it is very difficult to have all the factories send goods to the port separately or ask the container driver to collect goods from factories one by one.
Usually, the container driver will only go to one site to load all products at one time. So it is important to have a warehouse. But Renting a warehouse by yourself in China costs too much. In contrast, using your agent’s warehouse to save these troubles seems a better choice. As a professional agent in Yiwu, we have several warehouses to prepare customers’ goods before shipping. And we will collect goods, inspect and store them for you. More importantly, you don’t have to pay separately for our warehouse because our commission already includes this, and it is way cheaper than renting a warehouse by yourself.
Another good advantage to having a warehouse is we can inspect your products conveniently. As mentioned above, we have already finished order tracking for quality. After the goods are delivered to our warehouse, we can double-check and confirm the quality for you to make sure the goods are completely the same as in your contract.
5. Customs Declaration and Clearance
After inspecting the goods, we will arrange for workers to load the container for you. we book vessel schedules and arrange containers (FCL) or send FCL to the loading port for China declaration. Once we finish FCL and LCL to the loading port in China, the last procedure is to declare China customs. This procedure is more about documents. As a trusted Yiwu Market Sourcing Agency, we will submit invoices, packing lists, contracts, bills of entry, etc. Once China customs checks and approves our customs documents, your goods are ready on board to ship to your country.
As an importer, you will also need to clear customs after your FCL or LCL arrives at the discharge port in your country. As a professional Yiwu Market Sourcing Agency, we will send you customs clearance documents. Such as invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, certificates of origin, and other necessary documents. This way, you could clear customs, pay import duty, and release your goods from your country’s customs department.
To sum up, having a Yiwu agent can make your trade much easier. You will be in good hands with our one-stop sourcing service, choose us, and lead your market.