My Name is Aileen,Originally from Zhejiang Province, finished my colleague in Ningbo city, live and work in Shenzhen now.
I major in Foreign Trade English since 2000, Start to work as Sourcing, Purchasing in Import & Export business since 2006, my previous job was office manager in an USA company with sourcing office in Shenzhen. Supply gift, decor products to USA big supermarket chain, work with more than 20 super market chain in USA, such as K-MART, TARGET, WAL-MART, WALGREEN, BIG-LOTS, FREDS’ and so on.
As economy crisis during 2008-2009, we shut down the office, after that, I start to work as indepedent purchasing agent in China. I have been working with many clients from different countries with different products.
As a China based sourcing agent, what do we do? Why you need a sourcing agent?
A sourcing agent assists a company with the process of locating sources for products and supplies at low prices so the company can save money on production. Sourcing agents may represent a single employer or could run a business that serves a number of companies. The work can require knowledge of multiple languages as well as a good business sense and coordination skills. Pay typically occurs on a commission basis, where the sourcing agent makes a percentage of the order’s value.
A company can use a sourcing agent to get the best prices. Sourcing agents have connections with domestic companies and know where to find various supplies. They can negotiate with a prospective supplier and may be able to work out discounts and other deals that the company does not have time to negotiate on its own. This can save the company money and may also create a longstanding and valuable contract for the supplier, so both sides have an incentive to work with a sourcing agent.
Companies rely on the agent to locate companies they can work with. The sourcing agent’s job includes assessing the needs of the company, locating suppliers, and meeting them to see if they will be able to take on the orders. She can inspect factories to confirm that they will be able to meet standards. This can also include evaluations to address ethical concerns like worries about pollution or exploitative labor conditions.
The China based sourcing agent can also deal with issues like import/export duties, tariffs, and taxes. These can be challenging for companies not familiar with the norms in a given nation to handle. The agent’s skills can cut down on expenses and also move goods through shipment more quickly, with less risk of a holdup at some point along the supply chain. In regions where corruption can complicate business negotiations, a local sourcing agent familiar with the community and the traditions can cut through red tape quickly and efficiently.
www.aileenhwang.com is offering one-stop China based Sourcing service:
1) Business translation with products knowledge.
2) New products sourcing service
3) Reliable suppliers analysis.
4) Competitive products price
5) Coordinate with Suppliers on behalf of clients
6) Arrange the orders of already manufactured products.
7) Quality Control.
8) Factories visiting
9) Container consolidation.
10) Shipping arrangement.