Import

Tips about import and sourcing

Importing from Asia

Importing from Asia: Much More than Buying in China

In many cases, while talking about imports from Asia, we tend to automatically focus on products sourced in China, which is in itself not a surprise, since the overall number of imported items from this country is very high (in the UK, imports from China reached GBP 49 billion).  Nevertheless, the Asian continent is huge …

Importing from Asia: Much More than Buying in China Read More »

Importing with your own brand VS. Importing with a private label

Importing with your own brand VS. Importing with a private label

Are you planning to import products but you don’t know if it is better to do it with your own brand or with a private label? We will try to explain the advantages and disadvantages of both options, from our experience. As sourcing experts, we receive hundreds of requests from companies each year that decide …

Importing with your own brand VS. Importing with a private label Read More »

machine

Importing machinery from China: a good option for developing your own products

When we talk of importing, most people think of the purchase of ready-made products from another country. These international purchases are manufactured goods that are then “branded” with extras like user instructions, boxes, or packaging, before being made available for sale. They still represent a great saving as far as production costs are concerned. However, …

Importing machinery from China: a good option for developing your own products Read More »

Marca de Conformidad Europea

European Conformity VS China Export, a widespread Internet myth

There are many myths on the Internet and one of them is the false China Export label, a hoax recognised even by the European Commission, but which has gained prominence in recent years, possibly due to the increase in imports. Urban legend has it that some products manufactured in China carry a false CE label, …

European Conformity VS China Export, a widespread Internet myth Read More »

sourcing China

Sourcing services; much more than communication with suppliers

Many people come to our website not only looking for a sourcing partner who can help them with their imports, but also to discover the various services an import agent like S3 Group really offers. In our articles, we always try to emphasise that any international sourcing process is a complex task and way more …

Sourcing services; much more than communication with suppliers Read More »

Are you considering importing textiles and fashion from China?

Are you considering importing textiles and fashion from China?

After a 2020 in which the textile sector has suffered significant losses, only partly mitigated by the sale of masks, many fashion companies are now considering how they can reduce expenses their businesses to stabilize. Under these circumstances therefore, importing textile and/or fashion products from China is very important because higher profit margins are possible …

Are you considering importing textiles and fashion from China? Read More »

transportation costs from China

What to do about rising transport costs from China?

Transportation costs from China increased considerably during the second half of 2020. We began to notice the trend in August, although more people were heard talking about it during the last quarter of the year. In fact, businessmen from different sectors, concerned about the consequences, commented on the situation on social media networks like Twitter. …

What to do about rising transport costs from China? Read More »