How you go about searching, qualifying, and choosing a supplier is the best predictor about the eventual success or failure of your importing business. Do not take this decision on the basis of a good human contact. And, on the other hand, do not feel reassured by the view of a large and shiny manufacturing facility.
The sourcing process
Factory audits & verifications
Working with sourcing agents
Different types of factories
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