How to Buy Wholesale from China Supplier?

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Buy wholesale from China supplier and sell on Amazon or eBay which is a common business model for overseas business owners. Most of importers know how to source products in China, what to import from China, and have rich experiences on finding the best products made in China. Importing from China is without risk for those experience importers. They can discover reliable China wholesale suppliers, pay money to China and receive products from China every month. But, how a new importer or starter to buy wholesale from China supplier or wholesaler? Maybe, you can get small pieces of information or experiences from you friends, colleague, or on internet. Even so, we still plan to share some sourcing experiences related to source and import products from China wholesalers or suppliers.

How to find buy wholesale supplier in China?

B2B sites are the first place to find China wholesalers. Because buy wholesale online is the most economic ways to find suppliers when planning to purchase products from China.

For example, an importer want to import USB flash driver from China, he must visit Alibaba or Aliexpress immediately. Yes, he can find some China wholesale suppliers on these B2B sites. But, does he realize that his competitors are also buy wholesale and import from those China suppliers or wholesalers. Do you know what this means? 

In other words, you will fail if you are an importer and want to import from China at competitive price. Because you cannot get a competitive price when importing from China through business to business platforms if you are planning to place small volume purchase order.

Do you ever hear about Yiwu market which is the largest wholesale marketplace in the world. In the 4 kilometers long building, you can find more than 800,000 types of commodities from more than 80,000 suppliers(Most of them show sample only). For people who can visit China, he can select both products and suppliers in person. This is only a case to say that Chinese company has lots of sources and choices when finding products made in China. And those sources can not be found via internet. Continue reading, the best sourcing agent in China will tell you how to solve the competitive price issue.

Who is the right wholesale supplier?

Everyone thinks real manufacturer in China will give him or her a lower price than middleman when purchasing from China. But, things are not like that. All of the manufacturers in China have MOQ(Minimum Order Quantity) requirement that Chinese supplier will not produce products for you if the quantity on your purchase order can not reach their lowest quantity requirement. And most of Chinese suppliers set different price for different quantity level. For example, MOQ 100PCS, the unit price is 10USD, however, MOQ500, the unit price is 9USD. Here are some sources for importers to buy wholesale from China. It is available for importing small quantity from China.

Item Manufacturer Trading Company Sourcing Agent
Original Supplier Themselves Real Manufacturers Real Manufacturers
Price EXW if match MOQ EXW + 20% EXW + 4.5%~5.5%
MOQ Large Low Low
Easy to Find One Hard to find Easy to find Easy to find
Quality Control Themselves None (In most cases) Services Package Option

You can select the right organization listed above as your buy wholesale supplier in China according to your requirement. For most of small business owners, they always hire a Chinese agent as their purchasing partner in China. For the people who cannot visit China in person but know how to import goods from China, they would rather source products through a buying office or purchasing partner in China which can help them save time and money. What important is that a sourcing partner also can introduce some sources that your competitors will never discover.

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Flow for buying wholesale and importing from China.

After selecting the type of buy wholesale supplier, you need to search the real supplier. For example, you need to verify manufacturer if you choose a manufacturing company as your business partner in China instead of a purchasing company or sourcing partner. But, whatever type of purchasing wholesale supplier you are planning to select, you need to learn some knowledge about flow for buying wholesale and importing from China. 

Wholesale from China can help you make more money if you are from a high cost countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and UK. If you are a American and want to import some products from China to US, you should know how to import goods from China to US, no matter by express, air freight, or sea.

Delivery goods via international express.

Delivery by express is high cost due to packages are shipped by airplane and can delivery to any corner of the world within 48 hours(It is quite possible in the future). For small size package or sample, people always likes to ship via express. In China, you can ship goods to overseas without customs clearance if the value of package is less than USD500. Small size with large value and some urgent MRO products can be shipped via this method.

Import goods by air freight.

It is a long shipping time when shipping by sea, however, for some urgent purchase orders, customers need to get them in a short time, such as the lead time is one week. In that case, you should consider air freight. The freight is lower than ship by express if the weight is more than 100kg. If you choose shipping by air freight, both you and your wholesale supplier need to do customs clearance work.

Ship goods by ocean.

Shipping by sea is the most common way to import from China. And most of importers select ocean shipment as their first shipping method when buying wholesale from China. It is the cheapest way to ship your goods or products to the destination. However, this is longest delivery time during those shipping methods. Truck your product to port of departure, customs clearance, loading and set out, arrive the destination port, customs clearance, pay import duties from China and VAT, truck goods to your warehouse. This is the simple flow for importing from China. If you are a new importer or your company didn’t have import export authority, you can hire a third-party services company to help you.

Import tax from china.

Import from China is not like domestic business, you need to pay more tax, such as customs duties and VAT. Whether you need to pay those tax when importing from China depends on your local government and product item. You can check them by using HS code via internet or government. All we know, some products are encouraged to import, however, some items are limited.

What to import from china?

Now, you have know how to find buy wholesale suppliers in China. And you also have some knowledge about how to import from China. The next step is to learn what to import from China. If you are a dealer who specialize in some certain fields, you should know what to purchase. But, in order to stay competitive, you need to know what is hot products imported from China.

Clothing, clothes, jerseys, shoes, jewelry, Jordans,  Nike, and  electronics are the hot wholesale keywords relating to import from China. For products with famous brand such as Jordans and Nike, we don’t suggest customers to import from China. Because those sources you found are unreliable and all of the products are fade. They will be stopped by China customs when exporting from China to your country. Everything can be imported from China if you can the sales market. But you should choose the products which can bring money to you.

Products you are interested in or specialize in should be the first consideration to import from China. As a sourcing agent in China, we know that most of the factories or manufacturers in China didn’t have an exclusive dealing agreements with customers. As an overseas customers, you should maintain a good relationship with your buy wholesale suppliers in China. Maybe, you will get some information about what is hot in China at the first time. Visit some B2B sites such as Alibaba and made in China, you will discover some hot searching products.

Buy wholesale from China or outsourcing to China is easy if you can discover reliable supplier or partner. I believe you can find a good wholesale supplier in China if you are really planning to import from China. Nothing can stop you.