Business with China implies the presence of reliable manufacturers and suppliers, cooperation with which can be long and productive. Finding suppliers in China is not an easy task. And that’s why:
– Many people mistakenly believe that you can find truly reliable suppliers on the Internet, but the real situation is far from it. With the exception of some large sites, like Alibaba or 1688.com, which have earned the reputation as good partners, it’s easy to stumble upon unscrupulous people on the web. Many Chinese factories simply are not represented on the Web: neither websites nor detailed contacts. Even if sites are available, its often hard to find the necessary information, price lists and feedback on them.
– Even on open large Internet sites, searching for Chinese suppliers is impossible without knowing the Chinese language.
– Free supplier databases in open sources, although they contain detailed information, do not verify the reliability of companies. And intermediaries do not advertise proven suppliers in order to maintain high quality services.