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Top 4 Tips: Best Express Courier from China

Which Courier should I choose? Buying from China inevitably means using express air couriers. Factories get late, 100-piece orders aren’t shipped by sea or air cargo. A need exists for sending or receiving samples, commercial documents, shipping small orders and delivering products for date-specific events. Express shipping can be as fast as next day delivery. Read More

Importing Promotional Products from China (Step 2)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Importing Part 2 In case you missed it, part 1 is here To grow market share and remain competitive, importing from China is a must. The challenge is staying ahead of a massive China curve! Direct sellers have arrived. Whether you source through agents or Alibaba, we’ve generated an informational list Read More

Why is my China supplier asking for my tax ID number (EIN)?

When goods enter the United States from overseas, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When a company purchases goods from an overseas supplier, CBP considers them the ultimate importer. The ultimate importer can clear the goods or have a broker clear them on their behalf. If Read More

Importing Promotional Products from China (Step 1)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Importing Part 1 Growing market share means importing from China.  The challenge is staying ahead of a massive China curve! Direct sellers have arrived. Whether you source through agents or Alibaba, we’ve generated an informational list plus strategic do’s and don’ts. Delivering from China can be complicated, confusing, and costly. Profits can Read More

Predictions for Promotional Product Importers

14 years ago a Jack Ma, a Chinese entrepreneur, developed a platform for Chinese exporters to meet buyers online. By 2002, he made $1 in profits. By 2016, he was generating cash flows of $2.65 billion per quarter. Alibaba has proven that direct sellers are a go-to resource. Alibaba changed the market dynamic in profound ways. It is causing a Read More

Essential Service for Promotional Product Importers

Blind Shipping for the New Reality Rush orders and shorter lead times have become the rule, and not the exception. Suppliers, distributors, and overseas factories are all chasing the same customers. Having to protect your business from predators has become the new reality. Blind shipping your decorated orders from China means that your factory and Read More

Battle for the Promotional Products Industry

The battleground is set Alibaba, founded in 1999, set a world record in 2015, completing the largest IPO in history. Today, Alibaba is three times bigger than Amazon. The company, growing exponentially, sends reverberations through most B2B industries. The promotional products industry is particularly affected because delivery cycles, to meet event dates, are being shortened and that is critical. China Read More

The Balance of Power Has Shifted

What’s Changed? Chinese factories and end-users, going direct and cutting you out. Alibaba has altered the landscape. Importers fight to retain market share. The new normal means increased rushes and shorter order-to-delivery cycles. Lowering transportation costs, hiding your supply chain, and moving shipments faster has never been more important. The best way to safeguard your Read More

Commodore 64 & Blind Shipping

…I adore my 64, my Commodore 64 Life was so much simpler then. In 1987 we evolved from sending telexes to faxes. Sending faxes with text and images changed everything! Two years later a Commodore 64 replaced our IBM Selectric. Ironically, the BIG idea was to save on typewriter correction tape! While saving was nice, Read More

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