While manufacturing can be a long, painful, and expensive process, startups will find it easier to be successful by manufacturing in China.
This is because the China manufacturing sector offers the most coordinated and streamlined manufacturing processes in the world. They have taken technology and quality control practices from countries like the United States and improved upon them.
Factories in China can deliver the same quality as U.S. manufacturers without the cost of U.S. labor. Also, China manufacturers are easier to find and welcome new business from U.S. startups.
The “World’s Factory”
China has become known as "the world's factory" because of its strong business ecosystem, lack of regulatory compliance, low taxes and duties, and competitive currency practices.
According to data published by the United Nations Statistics Division, China accounted for 28 percent of global manufacturing output in 2018.
That puts the country more than 10 percentage points ahead of the United States, which used to have the world's largest manufacturing sector until China overtook it in 2010.
The total value added by the Chinese manufacturing sector amounting to almost $4 trillion in 2018.
For Startups, China’s Huge Manufacturing Capacity Is Good And Bad
It’s good that manufacturers in China have advanced manufacturing industries that give them the ability to produce almost any product a startup company may create, from the most simple to the most technologically advanced.
The bad thing is there are so many manufacturing companies in China it is practically impossible for someone from another country to find the right manufacturing company for them without getting expert help.
If a crowdfunding startup wants to be successful manufacturing in China, they must partner with people that know their way around.
Why Hire A China Sourcing Company
Sourcing agents are third party services that you can hire to find high quality manufacturers and suppliers in China on your behalf. They speak the language and are familiar with the customs.
A good China sourcing agent will cut out all the leg-work that you would have to do and negate a lot of the risk involved in dealing with a factory.
Find A Reliable, Trustworthy Factory
A good China sourcing agent will source products for you.
If you want to sell a product that already exists OR you would like to manufacture a new product, a sourcing company will help you qualify, audit and find the best factory based on your needs at your quality/price range.
This process may seem simple but it takes deep expertise of the industry and well established networks and references to ensure you are working with a factory that is reliable and trustworthy.
A sourcing agent will do all the work for you and save you huge amounts of time and money.
Project Management On Your Behalf
A China sourcing agent will monitor orders. They will manage your project in person, at the factory.
A sourcing company makes sure your product deadline goal is met. If there are any delays, it quickly and clearly communicates them with you. You’re not left in the lurch wondering when or if your product will be delivered.
You have peace of mind knowing a team of experts from the sourcing agency is making sure your product is delivered on time.
Your quality standards are sure to be met when using a good sourcing company.
They will carry out regular, in-person inspections and audits of factories they work with and make sure the factory’s quality control is always up to standard.
With an experienced sourcing agent, you can rest assured your product will have the exact quality you want, not just the first time, but every time!
A sourcing company will make the flow of the process from start to finish a smooth one. It will:
- Make sure all products are packed correctly,
- Review logistics documents and make sure they are all in order
- Ensure shipping happens with the most effective mode of transportation.
You can simply sit back and trust your sourcing company to look into all of these factors.
Post Delivery Service
After delivery of the product is completed, a sourcing company will always check-in with you to ensure complete satisfaction. They will review the process with you and make changes, as needed, to take into account changes in your company.
One-Stop Solution To Make Manufacturing Easy For Startups
Arcadia Sourcing is your one-stop solution. We are your eyes and ears on the ground, even if you are thousands of miles away.
As “your team” in China we take care of all your needs and carry out on-the-ground investigations.
We find the best-suited supplier for each and every client, then make sure they deliver quality products on time!
Arcadia Sourcing will help you bring your creation to life in a transparent, secure, quality-assured, and affordable manner, without hassle or headache.