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How do I determine if a China supplier is a good fit for me and if it is a legitimate company?

Posted: 2011-02-14

Full Question

I have a list of potential suppliers. Can you help me determine which one is a good fit for me and if they are legitimate companies?

Answer

Thank you for request. It is perhaps the most commonly asked questions for our Ask The Experts service. We are happy to provide the following.

First, when you are doing your research, it helps to give priority to suppliers that have higher star status in the Global Sources online system, visit http://www.globalsources.com/SITE/QUALITY.HTM for full details.

In addition to the Global Sources' 6 Star ranking system online, I still recommend that you or your representatives visit the factory in person before placing any significant order.

If you take one piece of advice away today, I hope you will place high importance on having yourself or somebody that represents you visit the suppliers in person before you place a substantial order.

Best wishes on your sourcing program!

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