Sourcing Quality Handbags that are Made in China

By Mike Genung | November 17, 2015 | China Sourcing

Many handbags and purses are now made in China and other countries overseas. This includes name brands like Prada, Coach and Mulberry which sell handbags and purses that can cost thousands each. If you are looking to get the best value and quality when producing fashion accessories, China manufacturing is your answer. Here are some […]

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PET Plastic Manufacturing; More Than Just Water Bottles

By Mike Genung | October 21, 2015 | China Sourcing

One of the most common types of plastic used on a daily basis is Polyethylene terephthalate or PET plastic. The most prevalent of the thermoplastic (pliable when heated) polymers, it is often used to make plastic bottles and food packaging. However, its other uses may be surprising… PET Plastic Uses PET plastic’s resistance to moisture […]

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Borosilicate Glass Products from China

By Mike Genung | October 14, 2015 | China Sourcing

Shatter-resistant, portable glass containers have increased in popularity as consumers call for environmentally sound products that reduce waste and do not contain harmful chemicals like the ones found in some plastics. The only major drawback to glass is its tendency to shatter; this is where borosilicate glass comes in. Unlike traditional soda-lime glass, borosilicate is […]

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Pictures from Last Month’s Visit to China

By Mike Genung | October 7, 2015 | China

For most of the second half of last month, I was in China. This trip I brought my 17 year old daughter. It was her first trip to China; it’s always fun for me to take one of my kids and see their impressions on a culture that is completely different than ours. We flew […]

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Electronic Balance Boards from China

By Mike Genung | August 27, 2015 | China Sourcing

Electronic Balance Boards are hitting big, and we’ve been getting requests to help our customers import them from China in production run quantities. Available in a variety of colors, wheel sizes, and styles, including a unit with a Bluetooth speaker.  Standard wheel diameters available are 6-1/2”, 8”, and 10”.  Available colors include black, green, orange, […]

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Why You Need Engineer’s Drawings

By Mike Genung | August 3, 2015 | Product Development

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies that are in the beginning phases of developing a new product. Others have already made their product, perhaps domestically, and are asking us to quote it from China. If the product is something simple like a basketball, belt, apparel, or perhaps a simple office product, […]

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It’s That Time Again

By Mike Genung | July 20, 2015 | China

The presidential campaign is well under way, and as usual, China bashing is back. One candidate in particular has gone on the record about “standing up to China for stealing our jobs.” Threats always abound when presidential elections are in full swing; anything from instituting an across the board customs duty rate for all goods […]

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The Risk of Manufacturing in China from a Sample Alone

By Mike Genung | June 2, 2015 | China Sourcing

We get calls all the time from customers who want to send a sample to China to get a production quote. If the product is a simple item such as a stuffed doll, clothing, a glass, or a simple wood product that doesn’t need to mate with other parts or products, a sample alone may […]

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Can You Guess What This Is?

By Mike Genung | May 11, 2015 | China

Last year during a visit to Qingdao, China, we stopped off at a street fair to look around. A couple of guys were selling liquid in the large jugs you see in the picture. I couldn’t resist asking what it was. My first guess was some sort of fuel, maybe gas or kerosene (note the […]

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New Video – Manufacturing and Sourcing from China

By Mike Genung | March 16, 2015 | China Sourcing

Last week we loaded a new video on sourcing from China to the home page. The previous video was done by a professional actor; we decided to make the change because our customers seem to relate to and want to know the real people they’re working with, as opposed to an actor talking about the […]

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