China is where you’ll find the largest furniture market in the world, where you’ll find furniture manufacturers and sellers of all kinds. The huge furniture manufacturing plants, malls and markets located in Foshan’s Shunde district are well-known worldwide and attract many buyers every year because of the competitive price and better quality. If you haven’t visited China or are not sourcing furniture already from China then you must have a lot of queries in your mind. Here are 10 points to note for planning furniture sourcing from China.
1. Find a Partner Company
Sourcing from China becomes a challenge because of the language barrier. Due to a lack of proper communication, you fail to understand the specifics and end up making misinformed decisions. Choose a partner company with which you can build a proper understanding of the product, it’s quality, customisation options, price and more.
2. Quality Check
China is known for the best and the worst quality at the same time. Assuring that the partner company focuses on the quality of the product is really important. Compromising in quality is always bad for business.
3. Compare Price point with Respect to Quality
You always want to decrease your sourcing cost to increase profits, but you must also make sure to not compromise on the quality of the product. So it’s wise to compare price point with respect to quality.
4. Manufacturing Capability
According to your sourcing requirement, you also need to assure if the partner company has the capacity to fulfil your order. The company should have the right amount of resources in terms of space, manpower and logistics to fulfil the required order.
5. Delivery Time Line
You must also check and plan with the company the projected timelines for the order/project.
6. Packaging Standards
Bad packaging can lead to damaged goods. A lot of times products get damaged in transit or storage. Check with the company how they package the product and if it is safe for export.
7. Build Trust
Mutual trust with the company, after checking the company background and essential information, should be built.
8. International Certifications
Check if the company has International Certifications for quality and export. This will help you build trust, confidence and complete peace of mind.
The company should also be open to addressing your queries even after the sale.
10. Long term relation
A company that has a good client base and is in operation for more number of years can be a better choice. Building a long term relationship with a company you can trust will always help you in hassle-free sourcing every time.