Businesses that Import from China can save around 30-50% from suppliers here in Australia. If you are already sourcing a product locally that is actually made in China, then why not import from China? Ultimately importing from China can reduce your overheads and it will enable you to offer lower prices to your clients, which will increase your output and in turn, your profit. This is why so many big companies manufacture & import from China and this often leaves smaller companies unable to compete with big businesses. In fact many products and materials that are bought and sold by local wholesalers are actually made in China, so it makes sense to cut costs and buy direct. MyShipper gives Australian businesses access to the same manufacturers used by large companies and can help you import from China at low cost. If you are ordering products or materials in bulk, speak to one of our advisors today to see how we can help you import from China.
HOW TO IMPORT FROM CHINA
Importing from China can be a daunting and expensive task, especially if you try to do it alone. Many in experienced importers use online directories, which comes with some difficulties and can often lead to all sorts of problems. For example, you don’t know for sure who you are buying from as they could be an agent, a manufacturer or a wholesale supplier, which are all very different things. If you aren’t dealing with a manufacturer then you also don’t know where your products are actually being made and therefore, you are gambling with your money. It is very tempting to go for a what seems like a good online deal, however the price can have a big impact on the quality of product that you receive. Even if you receive a sample that is of good quality, that doesn’t guarantee that the bulk order of product will also match it. That is why it is so important to import from China through a company with people on the ground, who can stand on a factory floor to see your products being made and can do a final product inspection before they are dispatched.
MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITIES
Every business has different budgets, price targets and expectations, however it is only cheaper to import from China if you order in bulk. This is because the price always depends on the number of units required and as a rule of thumb, when the number of units go up, the price goes down. Additionally, the price of shipping is then divided by the number of units and so the cost of shipping per unit goes down with a larger number of units. Whether you need a large quantity of the same product or a variety of products in large quantity, we can find a manufacturer and the appropriate shipping solution, so you can import from China successfully.
SELECTING THE RIGHT MANUFACTURER
If you are looking to import from China, it is important to know where your products are being made and the only way to know for sure is to visit the manufacturer in person. Only then can you actually see the materials used, the manufacturing process itself and the finished product, before you place an order. However finding a manufacturer in China is not easy, many are located in remote areas and road signs are not written in English. MyShipper has Australian staff on the ground in China, who can visit the manufacturer and send you photos, videos or even FaceTime you from the factory floor, during the quality control process.