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October 19, 2017

Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product?

Have you ever wished for an easy, all-in-one-place guide to the most cost-effective locations for specific manufacturing processes? Maybe you’re thinking, “No, but now that you mention it…” 😊

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September 12, 2017

Chinese New Year: Recommendations to Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

Well, here we are. It’s mid-September and we’re reminding you one last time about preparing for Chinese New Year (CNY) delays.

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May 19, 2017

Why You Must Plan Early for Chinese New Year

If you're a regular blog reader you might have read the title and said, "It's TOO EARLY to start reading about planning for Chinese New Year!" And you're sort of right.

It's true you don't have to get your orders in for Chinese New Year (CNY). That would be overkill. But it's not too early to look at the calendar and strategize about how to...

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December 27, 2016

Planning Ahead for 2017 Chinese Holidays

Want to be more organized in 2017?

Pro tip: Stop what you’re doing right now and pull out your phone, tablet, planner and desk calendar and mark the upcoming Chinese holidays.

Often, Chinese holidays span more than one day. Being aware of the dates that are affected can help you better forecast your ordering needs and keep from experiencing...

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September 22, 2016

Chinese New Year 2017 Order Deadline Calculator

Chinese New Year 2017 is quickly approaching. Avoid a stockout situation during CNY 2017 by using our interactive CNY order deadline calculator below to find out when to place your order from China or Vietnam! Speak with your supplier about exact deadlines just to be safe.

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September 13, 2016

It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2017!

Chinese New Year 2017 is on January 28th. Time to start planning!

Wait a minute, you say. It's only September, you say. 

We know, we know. But this is a big deal, and if you're going to escape CNY unscathed, you need to start preparing now. We can feel you comparing us to those folks who hang their Christmas decorations before the leaves change...

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August 25, 2016

Can a Manufacturer Protect My Intellectual Property (IP) in China?

Let me guess – you’ve designed a killer product that you want to manufacture in China, but you’re worried that a cheaper version of your product will appear on Alibaba in a month. Your concern is valid – we are talking about China, the world’s leading purveyor of counterfeit goods. Who wants to spend the R+D dollars to then have their...

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March 10, 2016

5 Reasons Alibaba is the Wrong Place to Find a Supplier

Unless your product is a shelf-stocked, run-of-the-mill commodity, Alibaba isn't the place to find your manufacturing partner – because that is just what you need: a partner. Small businesses often make hasty, emotion-induced decisions. This is the wrong approach. Objectivity becomes valuable when you're looking to forge a long-term...

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February 11, 2016

6 Myths About Quality Control in Chinese Factories

You've heard it all before: nothing but junk is made in China. While many low-cost and low-performing children's toys and other trinkets are indeed manufactured in China, many myths and misconceptions abound when it comes to quality control in Chinese factories. We're here to set the record straight. Good quality products can be and currently...

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December 22, 2015

Chinese Holidays 2016: Planning to Prevent Business Delays

If you do business in China, taking note of Chinese holidays is a must. While most American holidays are a single day, some Chinese holidays last one week or more. Plan your trips and meetings around major holidays like Chinese New Year (CNY) and Golden Week, during which business shuts down and traveling becomes a nightmare. If you will be in...

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