Purchasing in China with Easy Imex
Whether you have contacted factories in China yourself or we have sourced products for you in house, the purchasing process of goods from Chinese factories is all handled by the EASY IMEX Shanghai office.
Before we make payments to factories we first need to verify their credentials. Once we have established this and signed all relevant contracts with the factory here’s what happens:
The usual terms are to make a 30% deposit to the factory/factories for the goods. The balance is then paid once goods have passed our quality control checks and delivered to our warehouse ready for export. Upon receipt of the goods we will pay the remaining 70%. Smart importers structure payments to factories contingent on certain goals being met.
Your supplier will pay more attention to your wishes if he has spent 70% of his sale price to buy raw materials and components and has only received a 30% deposit from you. This offers you leverage in any future negotiations. You never pay the remainder until the quality is confirmed by your own independent inspectors.
As we are able to pay for goods in Chinese Yuan we can in some cases obtain a better purchasing price.
How Is Payment Made For My Goods?
When you order goods with EASY IMEX you will receive two invoices.
- The first is for the cost of goods in China. This invoice is to be paid to EASY IMEX LTD Hong Kong. You can pay by bank transfer.
- Once your goods arrive in either Australia or the UK you will be invoiced by either our UK company EASY IMEX LTD (UK) for the shipping, handling, VAT and duty costs. Or in Australia by EASY IMEX PTY LTD.
Why A Sales Contract Is Essential
Sales contracts with your supplier are very important.
You must write detailed product specifications into your contract with the factory. This means working closely with your account manager and being very specific in your product specifications – prior to placing your order.
Chinese suppliers have been known to put European plugs on Australian electrical goods! Or make blue bags with green straps (instead of blue). If you didn’t specify this in the contract, the Chinese factory will think they’ve done nothing wrong and see this as being your mistake.
Having all your specifications prior to making your order eliminates these problems.
What Else Do I Need To Do Before Placing My Final Order?
Before you’ve confirmed and placed your order with us it’s very important to ‘dot the ‘I’s’ and cross the ‘t’s’.
You must make sure any specific product requirements i.e. colour, packaging, technical details are given to us at this point.
Once you’ve given the final specifications we’ll go and do all the hard work so you can get on with running your business!
Easy Imex - Customers have their say - Import from China
"WE FELT VERY WELL CARED FOR AND THAT OUR TIME WAS VALUED AND THEY HAD A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE"
They have been an amazing asset to us as a start up in terms of establishing sound manufacturing relationships and negotiating the maze of international shipping logistics. I have found their level of advocacy for their clients to be exceptional.
The support and organisation in arranging a manufacturing visit and supplier negotiation on very short notice was fantastic. We felt very well cared for and that our time was valued and they had a clear understanding of what we needed to achieve.
Having an experienced third party handle the logistics of shipping and delivery is an enormous benefit. From the time saving to the review and management of costs this part of their service alone more than outweighs the cost of using Easy Imex.
Paul Watkins, Primal Equipment, Warrnambool, Australia
“WE HAVE NOW BEEN DEALING WITH EASY IMEX FOR 18 MONTHS. THEY ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR TEAM ”
When we first looked at buying from China, we were told many sad stories of losing money, non delivery of goods and just not receiving what you had ordered. The first thing we did was look for a procurement agent that we could communicate with and trust. We found Easy Imex.
We have now been dealing with Easy Imex for the past 18 months. They are an integral part of our team.
We have had several visits to China, but it is no longer a requirement for us. Easy Imex are our eyes and safety net. When dealing with China, everything is paid in advance. You need to be confident that when you make that payment it is actually going to a supplier that will produce the goods.
The Easy Imex payment process is the best protection. Your payments are paid into the Easy Imex trust account. Usually a deposit is paid, and the balance of money is not passed on to the supplier until the goods have been checked and loaded into the container.
Easy Imex have a great support team constantly looking for the goods we require. One supplier is never enough. Easy Imex makes sure that you will not be taken advantage of once a supply chain is established.
We would thoroughly recommend Easy Imex to everyone.
Colin Beehag, Module Plus, Sydney, Australia
“EVERYTHING THAT THEY SAID WAS TRUE AND THERE WAS NO GLOSSING OVER OR FAVOURITISM SHOWN TOWARDS ANY PARTICULAR SUPPLIER ”
Easy Imex are an easy (no pun intended) company to deal with.
They have a wealth of knowledge of the local Chinese market and have substantial contacts with reliable Chinese factories. They are also fully aware of the pitfalls of companies dealing within the Chinese system and they are truthful and honest in their approach with my company in pointing out the failures within the Chinese system.
Having said that they are also quick to point out the advantages and the positive aspect with doing business within the Chinese market place and only recommend quality suppliers. They carry themselves as professional hard working company with a healthy appreciation for customer service and satisfaction.
I personally visited the Easy Imex operation in China and laid out with them what products as a company we were looking to import. They organised several Chinese Factories and companies to visit and inspect during my time there.
Everything that they said was true and there was no glossing over or favouritism shown towards any particular supplier. The fact that we also had a English speaking Chinese national, employed by Easy Imex to basically act as the liaison between myself and the suppliers (at no extra cost) was an immense help, and made negotiations a lot easier.
My first shipment went to plan and the quality and inventory of the goods was spot on as agreed to, and likewise with all my other subsequent shipments. All customs, importation and shipping documentation was all in order and the shipments have passed through Australian Customs and Quarantine without a hitch.
David Noble, KJM Contractors, South Australia, Australia
"OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS GONE BEYOND A USER AND SERVICE PROVIDER"
The time we have spent together in discussing our business needs has been truly invaluable.
Easy Imex reduced the complications in dealing with overseas business transactions and taking out risks. The risks that were mitigated by Easy Imex include; prospect factory shortlists, site visits, product inspections, contract negotiations and payment strategies.
Using Easy Imex allowed us to go about our business as usual while they got the transaction sorted out and managed the expected timeline. They informed us when issues were likely to happen and what alternate pathways were available to get the goods to its destination sooner.
They are experts in their field and truly help take the risk and the pain away from dealing with overseas transactions. I trust Easy Imex implicitly. Our relationship has gone beyond a user and service provider.
John Mackenzie, Easy Party Solutions – Traralgon, Australia
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