As the proceeding of Economic Globalization expanding constantly and the Network Marketing developed, there are more and more End-Buyer purchasing goods directly from factories based in China Mainland. Some of them achieved wonderful results. But some of them occur the situation of price miscalculation, purchasing blockages, trade disputes and even unpleasant with manufacturer due to incorrect trade process and price accounting and tariff rate miscalculation. We are now sum up the import experience of the furniture industry for you to referring. Hope it can be helpful for you to choose suitable chair manufacturers in China.
Part one: How to seek out the only seller or manufacturer?
Please note that the grand scale factories are not your only choice, but the reliable factories.
It is better to seek reliable manufacture which can avoid losing contact after you have done the payment. Most important of all, you should find a manufacturer that matches your requirements, even if it is a smaller manufacturer, but it has quality products and reasonable pricing and provide a One-Stop purchase that you can also consider cooperating with.
Figure out the seller integrity via their network trails.
Generally speaking, the experienced chair manufacturers in China has a lot of trace on different E-commerce platforms, such as Google, B2B platform and the other technology platform. After browsing such a platform you may know more detail info about the manufacturer. You can also learn more info about the manufacturer and its CEO via SNS social media. In brief, to learn more about the manufacturer is conducive to building a trust relationship.
In the way of factory and goods inspection to learn more info about the chair manufacturers in China.
If you can, let your friends or inspection agent have fieldwork in manufacture to learn more detail info about their productive power and facility or Seller professionalism.
Have a meeting with suppliers at the exhibition or exchange visit.
There are many times the suppliers will go to attending diverse Exhibitions of furniture such as Canton fair, Las Vegas Market and China International Furniture Fair and so on. you can take this opportunity to converse to suppliers about products and cooperation. And of course there are not all of them have a booth there, but you can make arrangements to meet the suppliers and exchange views with them in detail information about products and discuss the development trends of furniture industry. This is a good way to do it.
You have to know the importance of certificates & qualifications in the trade.
Buyers can inspect the qualification of manufacture by means of asking for product certificates. Please note that if you are a buyer who comes from Spain and your single product purchasing quantity more than 50 pieces, you need to offer a corresponding certificate of SGS Testing Report to the custom-house. So we suggest that it is better for you to paying attention to those suppliers who can provide the SGS certificates. In doing these, you can not only save lots of procurement costs and times but the tariff on imports.
If necessary, buyers can have a telephoning or video call to suppliers to figure out if they are professional.
A simple phone call or video call can solve problems quickly and effectively in sometimes, make procurement efficiency.
Part two: How to confirming products, designs, and MOQ?
In order to save the cost and have convenient transportation, the buyer should order the quantity in a full container as far as possible( 20GP, 40GP, 40HQ). If can not order full container, the buyer should make Shipping Mark and reinforce packaging.
1、After you find out the right chair manufacturers in China, you may are indecisive before you place a full range order. We sum up some experience as follows:
Place order to the first cooperative supplier, the MOQ we suggest that it is better a full container. Full container loading can avoid goods damage from transportation. Besides, we suggest that should not more than 3 kinds of goods loaded in one container for one order. Goods more than 3 designs will make the manufacturer difficult to arrange the production and delay the lead time. Single products as the main purchasing and assisted with a few sample purchasing are better.
2、 What is custom made? It is manufacture to make the products according to your design views.
To seeking manufactures that are always willing to developing new design products. Telling your views of design to them detailedly. Assisted with the manufactures to drawing paper and make a sample before quantity production.
Part Three: As for the Price Terms
Price Terms are vital, they affect the freight cost
Remember to ask about the price terms when you got an inquiry, do not make any mistakes. ( EXW,FOB,CIF,DDP, etc. ). Believe that you paid for what you got. Do not bargain force prices down too much, in case the supplier selling shoddy products as best quality prices.
- FOB(Free on Board): Free onboard the port of shipment is applicable to sea and inland waterway transportation.
- EXW: EX WORK is an ex-works price. We need to get the goods ready and wait for the customer to arrange the carrier to pick up the goods.
- CIF(Cost Insurance and Freight): C.I.F. freight is applicable to sea transportation and inland waterway transportation.
- DDP(Delivered Duty Paid): After the exporter has gone through the formalities of import customs clearance at the destination designated by both the importer and the exporter, he shall deliver the goods to the importer.
Part four: How to confirm the Sample and Sample fee?
The importance of the sample can not be ignored
Sample order usually dispatched via Air Express, even though freight is a little bit expensive but requires a sample is vital and you can’t ignore this step.
After sample received, you need to check if it matches your requirements, if yes, require the chair manufacturers in China to make quantity production according to the sample you received, otherwise ask supplier making sample over again. ( even just have a little bit differential in size, color or material). Please note that if it is just colour have differential, but product design is matched, just need to asking for colour swatch again.
As for the sample that you are confirmed on the manufacturing workshop, please mark it and ask the supplier to save keeping it. Because this sample is the only standard of quantity production and cargo inspection.
There is a key point I have to mention. Please paying respect to the effort that the supplier made. Arrange payment for the Sample fee and Express charge in time.
If you are caring for product color particularly, do not forget to ask for as more as possible Colour swatch from the chair manufacturers in China.
Part five: Contract & payment terms
A completed and perfect contrast can avoid bad situations occurring.
When you are going to place an order, you should ask for a contrast from the supplier or Pro-forma Invoice and negotiate for payment terms and responsibility issues. (Such as what if leading time delayed?)
- Account information & Beneficiary information verifying.
- Verifying information on bank slip and tracking where the payment went.
- How to protect your own patented products?
- If manufacture will production according to our sample or design drawing?
- What is the warranty? How to deal with if there are problems with products?
- Double-check if your special requirements about products are writing on the contract, such as Shipping Mark, Certificate of Testing Report, anti-fire proofing, waterproofing paint requirements and so on.
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Part six: Quality Control in Production Process
Obedience to the principle of Quality first
1、Controlling the quality strictly when the production process in the manufacture (Inspection agent charges the finished product inspecting only).
2、Questions: How to ensure that the color of products is basically the same
for each batch. Keep the bottom of the chairs produced each time. When the customer wants to produce the chairs next time, just take them out and follow
them, and send video confirmation to the customer. In this way, the color of each batch of products can be guaranteed to be the same.
3、How to controlling the production schedule?
4、Require the supplier prepare for repeated order Before goods leading, make sure that you still have plentiful times to solve problems if there are problems while production.
Part Seven: Goods delivery & Transportation advising
1、How to avoiding goods from damaged?
Single products are required to have simple packaging, stacked chairs regardless of whether there is no carton should be well protected, to avoid friction between chairs, large table as far as possible to disassemble and pack packaging, if the table and chair contain glass or fragile goods, it must be packed in wooden boxes, and the outer box to do a good job of obvious signs.
2、How to loading goods in containers and blocking containers?
Calculated the cube accurately are required before loading the goods and planed which goods be loading first if there are several goods. If there still have space left, please remember to fixed goods with steel wire to protect it from damaged.
3、In case of the situation of goods can not be loading up completely, how to deal with?
The buyer should let suppliers know which of items are must require to be loaded, in case quantity are more than container capacity.
4、Shipping time control
Calculate the production time and shipping time accurately, make sure the delivery time will not be delayed. Do not make any mistakes,cause there are lots of furniture is required to arrange for the wedding venue as soon as possible.
And it is better for you to buying fully comprehensive insurance.
Part eight: prepare the customs declaration & custom clearance
Compliance with the customs rules of law entrust a clearing agent for operating the custom clearance.
It is very necessary to entrust a clearing agent to operating custom clearance, can Speed up import efficiency.
Customs clearance can be carried out several days after the ship starts to travel and before it reaches the destination port, so as to deal with all kinds of things in
a leisurely manner with ample time.
ISF information networking:
Some countries need ISF information for customs clearance, such as the U.S.A. That requires the buyer to do the information networking within a fixed time, otherwise, it will Producing high fines. So the buyer should work in with suppliers to filling in the underlying information. Or pay a little bit fee to the supplier to handle this issue for save your time. It is better to remember the HS Code for various Wooden Chairs or Tables.
Information on Shipper & Consignee
As the B/L needs showing the Information of consignee, so if possible please telling all your related information to your supplier.( Including company name, detail address and contacts).
Prepare the CIK number in advance.
Now lots of counties’ customs require Provided the CIK number. If you are on holiday or are going to start your holidays please let your supplier know all
related information in advance. As a buyer, Europe and the United States and other regions have different holidays every year. Some shipping should be planned, try not to arrange the arrival in the holiday, it is suggested to keep a habit of reading emails, or have
an emergency phone call.
Documents sending to each other, buyer need to confirming the custom require Original doc or just copy only.
As for documents, different counties and customs have a different requirement. Also influenced by transportation method. Generally speaking, if dispatched via Air express, custom will just require the buyer to provide a copy of Doc. And sea shipping can be telex-release. any other special document customs require to provide Original such as CO, Fumigation certificate and so on, you can ask for the supplier to sending via FEDEX or DHL after you paid supplier Balance.
Part Nine: After-sales service & claim service
To seeking those suppliers who have perfect after-sales service
The main issues of after-sales service on Tables and Chairs market including product repair, dealing with the claim, chairs and tables clothes use, product news update, second-hand market transaction news update and so on.
Part Ten: Maintain a long term business relationship with suppliers
Regard one of suppliers as Long-term strategic partners have win-win cooperation with it.
For win-win cooperation, buyers have required exchange industry information and discuss the furniture industry development trends with suppliers from time to time, to be frank, and honest and to each other. Growing and developing together!
Part Eleven: For further cooperation
A reliable supplier is more important than a quality client. We are looking for a products regional agents now. We can provide our high-quality products to help you to build up an overseas warehouse to meet your end-customer. Building an overseas warehouse is a benefit for you to maintain your end-customer and save the delivery time, and it is also a good way to build-up nice reputations.
Have you got ideas about how to importing furnishings and sign a contrast and Shipping issues after browsing this blog?
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