How do I get started in sourcing products globally?
It’s easier than you think! Just contact Acquisition Services and tell us about the items you want manufactured or sourced. We will walk you through the entire process so you too can participate and benefit from the entire global market.
What products do you source?
The range of products is almost limitless. We source everything from component parts to fully finished and packaged product. About the only products we do not import currently are highly specialized medical products. Specialties include building materials, precision machined products and aftermarket automotive products.
How much can I save by sourcing products internationally?
Obviously this depends on the product. However, a general rule of thumb is that you should save between 25%-50% on delivered product when sourcing from Asia.
What is the minimum order I must buy?
It depends on your specific product, and the factory the product is sourced from. Many factories have no minimum order requirements. Remember, you must always consider shipping costs when looking at total cost of ownership. Many times this will help you determine the minimum order quantity.
How long does it take?
Again, this depends on your specific product. If you need an existing product, it can be located and sourced in as little as two weeks. But remember, shipping is a critical cost element when sourcing off shore. Shipping via container can take approximately 30 days to reach you once products have shipped.
For very specialized items, or items manufactured specifically for your company, the factories will require engineering drawings and samples be sent for review and quoting. Done correctly, the entire process, from initial contact to receiving product can take 6 to 9 months.
Besides the cost of my product, what other costs are involved in importing?
Sample Shipping fees. You will be responsible for the shipping fees for samples going to the factory, and manufactured samples coming from the factory for approval.