China Sourcing Report: Marketing, Logistics, Payment

China is the world’s factory, bringing millions of dollars in orders to Western companies every year. This makes it impossible not to purchase in China. This means that if you outsource your products to Made in China, you can save a lot of money. However, when purchasing from China, you should know some things. In this report, I will introduce various aspects of successful entrepreneurship in China – from marketing to logistics, payment, and more!

China Sourcing

Section: Prominent Marketing

China is a marketing powerhouse. With more than 1 billion people, you can imagine how much money is being spent in China every single day. If you want to get your product noticed, it’s best to market in China. However, there are some things that you should know about when marketing in China:

1. Be prepared to spend money on marketing.

The Chinese people are very brand-conscious and will only buy a product if they know it is the best. At the same time, there must be sufficient budget. This means you need to spend money on advertising, marketing, and promoting your products in order to sell them. Establish relationships with local companies or distributors.

2. Make sure that your product is different from the competition.

The Chinese people want something that is unique, which means you need to find a way to make your product stand out from the rest. You can do this by adding a special feature or function that makes it different than other products on the market.

3. Create a strong brand identity for yourself and your product – people in China are very brand loyal!

The Chinese people are very brand loyal, and they do not like to switch products. If they find a brand that they like and trust, they will continue to buy it even if the price is higher than other brands. You need to build up your brand by creating a strong identity for yourself and your product. This could include using bright colors or having an interesting logo.

4.The size and scale of the Chinese market is a great opportunity for exporters.

China is the world’s second largest economy, and it has a population of about 1.4 billion people. This means that your product has many consumers. So if you want to develop your business, you should definitely consider exporting to China. And if you choose to sell high-end products or services, the Chinese market will also be very profitable. Because the prices of these products or services are usually much higher than those of other countries.

When exporting to China, you should also ensure that your product meets all national standards. This includes making sure that it is safe and legal for consumers as well as complying with any local laws or regulations regarding manufacturing and distribution.


Takeaway: The rapid growth of e-commerce in China is transforming China’s consumer landscape for foreign brands.

Section: Easy Shipping

3PLs and the China Buyer’s Journey.

The last thing you want to do is waste your time, money and resources on an inefficient supply chain. For example, if you don’t have the right logistics partner in China or they can’t deliver on your requirements, then this will surely hurt your business. That’s why it’s important to find a 3PL that has expertise in international freight forwarding services for e-commerce sellers.

Logistics infrastructure is improving, with more efficient services for cross-border shipments.

China’s logistics infrastructure is improving, with more efficient services for cross-border shipments available now. This includes not only air freight and ocean freight but also courier services such as DHL, UPS and FedEx. The growth of e-commerce has also led to an increase in demand for logistics services from Chinese brands who are selling overseas.

The Best and Fastest Way to Ship to Amazon FBA.

Here are three ways you can ship to Amazon FBA in China:

  • 1. The cheapest way is using a freight forwarder.
  • 2. If you have experience in shipping internationally, then you can use an ocean freight service like China Shipping or COSCO.
  • 3. You can also use DHL, UPS or FedEx for air shipments to Amazon FBA warehouses in China.
Amazon FBA

Section: Secure Payments


Payment Methods for Chinese Buyers.

Chinese buyers prefer to pay with Alipay or WeChat Pay. This is especially true for those who are buying from Taobao Marketplace and Tmall, where these payment methods are the only option. You can also use PayPal to accept payments from Chinese customers if they have an account.

Trade terms.

You will need to decide on the trade terms for your products. You can use FOB or CIF as your shipping terms. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so you’ll need to figure out which one works best for you. FOB stands for Free On Board, which means that when the goods leave your warehouse, they are considered yours and you are responsible for them until they reach their destination.

China Import Payments - 4 Things to Watch Out For.

China import payments can be a bit complicated, but you can make things easier on yourself by following these four tips:

  • 1)Make sure your bank account is set up with the correct currency.
  • 2) It’s important to keep track of all your invoices and receipts to ensure that you get paid on time.
  • 3) Make sure you know exactly how much money should be sent back to China in the first place; often times, this number will vary depending on what type of product is being shipped (i.e., raw materials vs finished goods).
  • 4)Keep track of all documentation so that both parties are in compliance with local laws and regulations regarding trade between countries

Taxes, duties and value added tax (VAT).

1. Taxes and duties are different depending on the country, so it’s important to know what those are before shipping anything out of China.

2. VAT is a type of sales tax that is often applied as a percentage of the value added to an item; this means that it may be calculated differently than other taxes.

3. If you have any questions about taxes or duties, please reach out to your tax professional or customs agency



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