By Mike Genung
Mar 24, 2012

If you have a small product, you might consider packaging it in a wood box. The packaging speaks volumes about your product, and a wood box will give it a first class…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 22, 2012

In some cases it’s not hard to get a bottom of the barrel, dirt cheap price from a manufacturer in China. Some suppliers will nod their head “yes” when asked to hit…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 14, 2012

If your product is not one that can be patented, you still have several options in the form of trademarks to help protect your investment. You can: Trademark the name of your…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 09, 2012

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure giving the Commerce Department power to penalize China and other state-dominated economies with higher import duties if they subsidize exports. The Senate approved the…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 06, 2012

The March newsletter is up. You can read it here. The main topic for this month’s newsletter is… The New China Blog. One thing to note is that the exchange rate actually…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 01, 2012

Much of China’s manufacturing is located on the east coast of the country. As there isn’t enough labor based on the east coast, these factories rely on “migrant workers,” persons whose homes…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 25, 2012

This week, I received a call from a customer who had tried to find a source on a large, well known, Chinese E-commerce website. This site has thousands if not tens of thousands of…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 24, 2012

Foxconn Technology, a Taiwan owned company with nearly 1 million workers in China, makes product for Apple, HP, Dell, Nokia and Motorola. According to Reuters, Foxconn just raised the pay to their workers from…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 21, 2012

The minimum order value we work with is $10,000.00. Occassionally, we are asked if we can source product at a lower quantity. Most Chinese factories aren’t geared up for short production runs;…

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