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Are you sick and tired of receiving poor quality products or being messed around by Chinese suppliers? Perhaps you'd like a product custom made, yet communication is proving frustrating and difficult? Maybe you're buying from China for the first time - yet aren't sure who to trust or where to start? Regardless of your situation, if you're looking for a proven team to get you better importing results - Easy Imex has a track record of success - and all the services you need!
An Important Warning From Adam Gilbourne!
Hi my name is Adam Gilbourne founder and Managing Director of Easy Imex. And since 2004, my team have helped hundreds of businesses across Australia, UK, USA and NZ save up to 85% on their product costs - by going China factory direct.
In this time, I've worked with over 2,000 factories and exported more than $35m of goods from China. And it's based on this experience and a lot of bumps in the road that I feel qualified to offer you an extremely important warning!
The fact is, if you’re NOT actively managing your suppliers, if you're NOT following the right processes – or have no idea what precautions to take – you will eventually lose significant money in some form of import disaster.
Quite simply, you cannot choose Chinese manufacturers from trade websites alone - then leave them to their own devices, without sales contracts in place, without someone on the ground to check the quality of your goods, or to turn up on the factory floor to sort out production problems.
Every day I speak with people who've wasted months of their time and lost thousands of dollars. All because they failed to take even the most basic precautions, such as verifying their supplier. They tell people "importing from China is a nightmare!" But the truth is, if you know what you're doing - it doesn't have to be a nightmare at all.
Why Use Easy Imex?
Unlike most import agencies Easy Imex is on the ground in China. Not some company in a cushy office in your local city, passing on important jobs to inexperienced friends or uncles in China.
We are here, day in day out on the factory floor. Your eyes and ears on the ground in China – a direct extension of your business. In fact we become much more than this, we become your fully staffed branch office in Shanghai.
It's our experience and familiarity with local suppliers which gets our members better importing results. Leaving them free to focus on their businesses - not international trade problems. Our team have helped a variety of individual traders, private businesses, publicly listed companies and some well known franchises - and there's no reason we cannot help you too!
“WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING WITH EASY IMEX AND PLAN TO CONTINUE OUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP FOR YEARS TO COME”
Easy Imex have been a reliable, efficient supplier over the years, sourcing products for our company, working with our required branding, specific labelling and facilitating logistics from within China to ship into Australia. We highly recommend working with Easy Imex and plan to continue our supplier relationship for years to come.
International Logistics/Compliance Manager
Appco Group Prosales Pty Ltd
Level 6, 80 Cooper St., Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Here's How Easy Imex Can Help You
- 1. GET THE COMPLETE SOLUTION - From sourcing your products, to verifying and recommending manufacturers, to carrying out price negotiations and creating sales contracts - we've got you covered. Our team will purchase the goods for you then arrange quality control and the actual import & export of your products. We take care of all the shipping, customs clearance, taxes and duties - organising the delivery of products to your door. In a nutshell we manage all parts of the entire process from China to your door!
- 2. TEST OUR SERVICES WITH MINIMUM RISK TO YOURSELF - Our fees are very affordable - a one time membership fee, then if you place an order we add a 5-7% commission to your goods. So if your product is $100 from the factory we mark this up to $105-$107. If we can negotiate a lower price, effectively you are getting our services for free. If you want a product custom made simply fill in our enquiry form with your details and we'll quote you a product development fee.
$2,500 - $10,000 7% $10,000 - $100,000 5% $100,000 - $250,000
(Case by Case) $250,000+ (Please contact us for our invitation only platinum package)
- 3. GET PEACE OF MIND - USE AN EXPERIENCED TEAM - Importing is a business built on trust. You get the peace of mind knowing you are dealing with a professional, experienced team who will get the job done. A team used successfully by hundreds of other businesses. Easy Imex is registered in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and China and you can click here to see what our many happy members say about us.
“OVER THE 12 CONTAINERS ORDERED TO DATE PRODUCT QUALITY HAS BEEN EXCELLENT”
We engaged Easy Imex in 2009 to source a range of consumable products, esky bags and promotional merchandise. The service was fast, efficient and professional. We'd previously worked with another importer and had some major quality issues. Over the 12 containers ordered to date the product quality has been excellent. I'd happily endorse Easy Imex to other importers.
- 4. DEAL WITH LEGITIMATE MANUFACTURERS NOT MIDDLEMEN OR FRAUDS - The problem with websites like alibaba and made-in-china is many listed suppliers are actually middlemen posing as manufacturers. These dodgy middlemen will try and subcontract your order to the cheapest factory they can find, all while claiming they are the manufacturer. This causes no end of problems: quality issues, artificially low and imprecise quotations. Easy Imex has completely removed the risk of buying from these dodgy middlemen and other fraudulent suppliers because of our thorough business background checks and factory verification. We ensure you're dealing directly with capable manufacturers.
- 5. QUALITY PRODUCTS - NOT SUB PAR JUNK - Product quality is likely to be your biggest issue in China. By choosing competent suppliers, then following up with proven quality control processes - we'll ensure your products are up to standard. Easy Imex has a network of quality control inspectors in every major manufacturing province in China, with different levels of quality control depending on your requirements and the products involved. Time and again we've shown our members we take precise steps to ensure they get exactly what they ordered.
- 6. SAVE TIME, GET BETTER RESULTS - Finding suitable suppliers, then qualifying their capabilities is time consuming and impossible to do from abroad. So is negotiating with factories then managing them throughout production! Our team speaks with factories in their language, rather than emailing from the other side of the world. We can meet factory's face-to-face at short notice. This improves communication, increases the speed of your order and ensures problems are sorted out in hours - not weeks. Eliminating miscommunications which push projects over time and budget. After all, isn't your time better spent on your business - satisfying your customers?
- 7. ON THE GROUND PROBLEM SOLVING FOR YOU - Most consultants simply advise you what to do - when problems arise they say, "sorry, you're on your own". We will never do this. When issues arise - and they will - you need a team close to the factory committed to fixing them. Much of our job could be called firefighting, sorting out issues which come up day to day for our members. How will you handle the unexpected surprises which are part and parcel of manufacturing in China? There's no magic formula to stop the simplest of problems and when they occur you'll want someone on the ground to fix things up.
- 8. GET A TOTAL COST BEFORE YOU ORDER - It's great to have a price from the factory. But what is the TOTAL cost, once you include shipping, insurance, customs clearance, taxes and delivery charges? With Easy Imex you get a breakdown of ALL costs to buy the goods and transport them to your door. You get the total cost BEFORE you have ordered. Meaning you will quickly learn if your project is feasible, without outlaying extra money.
- 9. SAVE UP TO 50% ON LCL ORDERS - Our unique mixed container service allows you to import for the same cost as those importing full container loads! The savings can be up to 50%. So if you're ordering less than a container load, this can be a significant saving.
How it Works
1. Become a Member
Join Easy Imex for $499 USD and gain access to all our services! You will be looked after by your own personal account manager.
2. Send us Your Product Specifications
Send us your product specifications and we'll begin sourcing and negotiating with high quality manufacturers - getting back to you with a range of options.
3. Landed Quotes & Sampling
You will get a landed quote which includes ALL costs to get goods to your door. Production samples can be arranged.
4. Approve the Order
Once you've approved the order Easy Imex will get to work. We will:
- pay the supplier
- complete the sales contract
- arrange quality control
- organise the door to door logistics
5. Door to Door Logistics
Once production is complete Easy Imex will arrange everything to have your products shipped from China to your door.
“I'VE IMPORTED OVER 30 CONTAINERS WITH EASY IMEX AND THEY'VE CUT OUT A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF FRUSTRATION AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS”
I've imported over 30 containers with Easy Imex and they've cut out a massive amount of frustration, on the ground work and sleepless nights for me.
In 2010 I imported a very large quantity of product for my business. I knew others importing similar product who said they could get cheaper prices. When my product arrived the quality was outstanding, the shipments arrived on time and everything ran smoothly. The competitors with cheaper prices had defective product, product which didn’t even turn up and lots of sleepless nights and headaches to deal with.
There’s a few reasons I continue to use Easy Imex for all my orders:-
1) They’re a professional group and have done exactly what they said they will do
2) The product they have sourced has been exceptional quality and the prices very competitive
3) I can get on with running my business – without flying back and forth to China.
4) They cut out the sleepless nights I used to have. Once I‘ve paid for product, I know my money is secure and my interests in China are being handled for me by a competent, effective company.
By all means contact me as a reference.
Wattsgreen Pty Ltd
How Much Does it Cost?
There is an initial membership fee, then a commission on the value of your goods. Please email us for an up to date fee and service overview. We also charge a product development fee for custom made products. You can click on the enquiry form button below if seeking a custom made product.
How To Become a MemberYou can become a member by clicking the "join now" button below. Once a member you have access to all our services - your own fully staffed branch office in Shanghai.
What If You Have More Questions?
We welcome all enquiries, just click on the "enquire now" button below and a team member will respond within 24-48 hours. If you do not get a response, it's usually because our reply has gone to your junk mail.
You'll find a wealth of information on our website so please do browse around. My best advice to you is, before importing anything take your time, do your research and don't be afraid to ask professionals for help. In the long run, you'll be thankful you took the time to do things properly.
Adam Gilbourne - your China expert, Shanghai, China
P.S. Top Ten Tips Sign Up BelowYou can sign up to my top ten tips below. It's practical advice which has saved many people thousands of dollars because it makes sure you avoid the most common importing errors. I'm sure you'll find it helpful!
“TRYING TO BUY FROM CHINA ON YOUR OWN IS DIFFICULT AND RISKY”
“Like most people I was skeptical and concerned about handing over hard earned money. So I went to China to check out the quality of the goods and to meet the team at Easy Imex. It was a great experience and I was immediately put at ease. Trying to buy from China on your own is difficult and risky. Knowing the contract is one Chinese company doing business with another Chinese company, safeguards you and your goods, should there be a problem. I wouldn’t have bought anything from China if I hadn’t come across Easy Imex so I would now be paying double prices for the same goods here in the UK
Nick Young, Paisley Mobility Products, Paisley, UK
“ADAM AND HIS TEAM KNOW WHERE TO SOURCE QUALITY PRODUCTS FROM AND CAN SORT OUT THE ISSUES WHICH COME UP FROM TIME TO TIME”
I've used Easy Imex for 3 years now and they have provided an excellent service.
Adam and his team deal with Chinese factories daily and know how they work. It's very different to how we do business in Australia and Easy Imex can deal with this better than myself.
Follow up of warranty claims is a very important. It can be very difficult and frustrating if you’re in Australia trying to communicate in English via email if problems arise dealing direct with factories. Adam and his team know who and where to source quality products from and can sort out the issues which come up from time to time.
Wayne Nicolaci, Melbourne, Australia
Kellie Simkin and Lisa Pollock of Art from the Heart, during a factory inspection with the Easy Imex team. Over two days they toured 3 factories which had been pre-selected based on pricing, professionalism and sample product quality. Kellie and Lisa eventually chose one particular factory as most suitable to their needs. If you're interested in having a factory tour arranged CLICK HERE.
Is this a quality factory? Did they produce goods of a decent standard? How reliable are they? What are their prices like? These are questions Easy Imex answers for you.
There are good suppliers in China, but sorting the good from the bad is a job for experts with actual feet on the ground in China. There is no way to deduce over the internet the truth behind the supplier nor the product quality
“EASY IMEX ARE A TRUSTWORTHY, EFFICIENT COMPANY...WITH GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHINESE MARKETPLACE”
Easy Imex are a trustworthy, efficient company. They are easy to deal with, very friendly and with good knowledge of the Chinese marketplace. They helped me in many ways:-
- Saving money. My previous agent was very greedy and secretive.
- No headaches with stock that is not “quite right”. No “quality fade”. This saves so much time…and money.
- Their direct contact with the manufacturer keeps the quality compliant with the TGA (therapeutic goods association). Everything is checked very carefully. I receive detailed emails which allow me to check everything before it leaves the factory.
- They support me to maintain my good reputation, which, being a small business, is very valuable to me.
Adam is just so nice to deal with. A great, caring communicator. He is also very accommodating when I want some changes made. Nothing is a hassle. I feel confident that he will fulfil my needs in the future as he has done in the past.
Barbara Elkins, Wisdom for Living, Central Coast, Australia
“WORKING WITH EASY IMEX HAS ALLOWED US TO FOCUS ON PROGRESSING OUR BUSINESS IN THE UK WITHOUT HAVING TO CONSTANTLY CHECK ON OUR MANUFACTURERS”
When we travelled to Shanghai to meet with Easy Imex and conduct a quality control trip, Adam and Jin greeted us personally at the airport and took us to our hotel. During our stay Easy Imex was extremely accommodating, working round the clock to meet all of our requirements. By the end of the week we had secured contracts with our current manufacturers and production of samples was underway. Very impressive work on their part and we would certainly recommend Easy Imex to any start-up or established company.
Working with Easy Imex has allowed us to focus on progressing our business in the UK without having to constantly check on our manufacturers. They take care of all shipping requirements taking the hassle out of importing. It is like working with a company in the UK.”
Andrew Hayworth, Stay-Dri Limited, Edinburgh, UK
“I STARTED OUT DOING SMALL MIXED CONTAINER LOADS AND NOW I’M ORDERING FULL CONTAINERS”
Easy Imex is incredibly helpful. They’ve been a huge lifesaver for my business! I started out only doing small mixed container loads and now I’m ordering full containers. They deal with every little detail of the importing process. Now I have more time to run my business instead of trying to communicate with Chinese suppliers! Huge help, I definitely recommend using them! Sourcing and importing products from China is a complicated task so I’m very grateful to have professionals doing it for me. Thank you so much for all your help!”
Cheryl Anderson, My Simple Savers, Sydney, Australia
In this photo, several members of the Easy Imex team are inspecting a tent factory in Jiangsu province - on behalf of an Easy Imex member. We hadn’t used this particular factory before so it was important to do an on the ground inspection. This took about 4 hours as we assembled the 20 x 10m marquee from the ground up and inspected the workmanship of the goods. The team is checking the quality of the raw materials which have been used in the marquee.
“THE QUALITY WAS SUPERB. EVERY BIT OF FEEDBACK MENTIONED THE QUALITY OF THE GOODS”
I was worried when the goods came the quality wouldn’t be up to scratch. Such worries were unfounded. The quality was superb. We started from scratch and we sold all of our products in 7 weeks with a mark up of around 50-60%. We have 100% feedback on Ebay and we got Top rated Seller status in 11 weeks. Every bit of feedback mentioned the quality of the goods and the value. Put simply without Easy Imex we would still be scratching our heads. With Easy Imex we now have a profitable business running that will only grow.”
John Huntington, Homes For Pets, UK
Here are two Easy Imex 20 ft mixed containers at the Shanghai depot. They contain 28 cubic metres of space and allow smaller shipments to be priced at similar rates as full container loads. Allowing very affordable freight rates even if you're doing LCL (less than container load) orders. Our team gives you the “All in” price. This includes everything: freight, insurance, customs clearance, port & handling, trucking from port, quarantine fees etc.
We found lots of interesting ideas online but turning that into the reality of an order was where we needed Easy Imex’s help. We sourced our items from a range of manufacturers in China, it was fantastic to let Easy Imex put all of our orders from a number of suppliers together, check the packing and ship all together to Australia. Easy Imex dealt with all the importing requirements – making it hassle free!
As first time importers we had no idea of the requirements of negotiating orders, ordering samples and international shipping and customs. Easy Imex helped us to successfully place our first orders and navigate the difficulties of importing”.
Steve Klein, Dilibag, Adelaide, Australia
“IT’S HOW YOU HANDLE MISTAKES THAT INSTILLS CONFIDENCE”
On one of our container shipments, we had some product damaged due to loading errors. When we received the product we unloaded it and took pictures and contacted Adam with the damaged results. He credited us for the damage and also made changes in the loading procedure so that this would not happen again. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s how you handle the mistakes with your customers that instills confidence.”
Jerry Tauzier, Lee Medical, New Orleans, USA
Easy Imex deals with companies importing just a few thousand per order, to companies like Aussie Farmers Direct a large Australian franchise. Regardless if you're an individual trader or a publicly listed company, our team can make your importing project a reality. You can see some of our members stories if you click here.
We welcome all enquiries so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. A team member will respond within 24 hours.
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