Sourcing 101: Why Do You Need A Buying Agent In China?

Picture this, you’re a brand marketer looking at affordable promotional merchandise in China and you want to know more details about these items, but you don’t know where to start. This is the perfect time for a trusted buying agent in China.

It’s easy to find a product in China. The hard part is finding a high-quality promotional product manufacturer. And this is usually the tricky part when thinking about sourcing items from China. Because believe it or not, finding the right manufacturer may save you a lot of money from your marketing budget. But with all the language barriers, importing and exporting laws, you’ll definitely need a middle man — a buying agent in China.

Buying Agent In China

Buying Agent In China

What’s A Buying Agent?

Buying agents are third party services that you can hire to find high-quality manufacturers in a particular country, in this case, China. These buying agents know every inch and nook of how the local suppliers do business. Therefore, a buying agent in China serves as a shortcut to finding a trusted supplier or product. This minimizes all the unnecessary and dreadful negotiation between you and the direct suppliers. The buying agent does all the work for you!

If you’d like to get an idea on how procurement/ negotiations are done, check out the blog below:

Why Should You Use A Buying Agent In China?

When sourcing from China, the reputation for making low-quality goods lingers, especially to first-timers. Unfortunately, this impression holds true to some extent. But, what most people don’t know is that China is the leading manufacturer in the whole world. In fact, big US brands such as Apple take part in this multi-billion manufacturing industry in China. The insanely popular iPhones are all assembled in China!

So, these buying agents will help ensure that you get high-quality promotional items that are of international quality standard. To add on, buying agents will do this more efficiently than doing it on your own.

ODM: A Buying Agent in China

ODM has offices in China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. We are constantly visiting factories to keep up with production and ensure quality standards. ODM also keeps up with the latest trends in promotional product design with our own in-house designers who can help you in product development.

If you’d like to know why you should choose ODM to be your Buying Agent partner in China, please feel free to check the blog below. Alternatively, you may contact us if you have any questions.

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Being the world’s most populous country has its own benefits. China is home to one of the most skilled and intellectual populations in the world. With over 1.4 billion residents, you’ll surely find a good manufacturer for your promotional item.

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What is a Buying Office?

A buying office is dedicated to serving business by sourcing for supply chains, factories, logistics and resources for manufacturing their products.

Why should I manufacture in China?

China is a manufacturing powerhouse. With its popular rivalry with the US they have shown great popularity among big brands for cheap and big volume manufacturing. By 2015, there were an estimated 3 million factories registered in China.

What are the benefits of manufacturing in China

Manufacturing in China is cheap, diverse and also capable of producing in high volumes.



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