Should I Find a China Manufacturer Myself?

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Do you think it’s easy to find the right China manufacturer for your product? Some companies have been successful on their own, most have not.  Why?  Americans, in general, know very little about doing business in China. They don’t understand that it’s different in a lot of ways. Below are factors that most American business owners don’t know to take into consideration when it comes time to find a China manufacturer.

There Are Differences in Culture & Language

Two obvious differences between America and China are language and culture. In most cases, even though the differences themselves are apparent, the true impact and subtle ways in which these differences can affect the success of a business deal, a positive working relationship, and outcome isn’t always obvious. No different from Italy, Spain, Russia, and most other foreign countries, there are standards of behavior and protocol Americans have not experienced, don’t understand, don’t consider, and cannot possibly anticipate. Therefore, without a clear understanding of cultural and language barriers, just finding a China manufacturer alone could turn complicated rather quickly.

“Do-It-Yourself” Isn’t Applicable

Another common issue is the American “Do-It-Yourself” spirit. While that spirit is a big reason why the United States is the greatest country on the planet, it doesn’t apply when you’re dealing with people six thousand miles away who think and act differently, and have a very different background and culture.  “Vive la difference” is great when you taste different wines, but when trying to communicate details, concepts, and do general business, it can be a big challenge without appropriate help.

It’s NEVER That Simple

Deciding to manufacture products domestically or offshore is difficult. One of the most important, and many times frustrating, parts of this process is actually finding that right China manufacturer. There is MUCH MORE to offshore manufacturing than simply coming up with an innovative idea, negotiating a deal with an unknown manufacturer, and making a fortune. Even the most impressive product will never be successful without a solid plan that includes a manufacturing strategy that can turn the idea into a reliable product that looks and works as intended.

And Don’t Forget About…

Political pressures notwithstanding, there is the total cost, the time, the trips to the factory, miscommunication(s), the product not matching the shipment, delays, miscommunication(s), sudden price increases, and, of course, miscommunication(s)!  Finding a reputable Chinese manufacturer early-on in the process is a crucial step if you decide to go offshore. Remember, it always, always, always takes longer than you think it should. If you don’t have prior experience manufacturing in China it’s always best to work with a company that does have that experience…and the more experience the better.

At ITI Manufacturing we offer our North American clients the opportunity to experience China manufacturing the way it was intended to be experienced:  Successfully, reliably, and worry-free…with no manufacturing defects.  It costs nothing to ask us the pertinent questions, get answers, and get a reliable quote.  Speak with our experts…at no charge…then get a quote…at no charge…and then make your decision.  Do yourself a favor and call now. 800-574-6823.

Manufacturing Overseas can be Simplified and Cost Effective

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Manufacturing Overseas can be Simplified and Cost Effective

Simplify it with ITI Manufacturing

Rebecca Wells,

National Accounts Manager

Rebecca Wells joined the ITI team in 2021 as a National Account Manager. Rebecca has over 25 years of experience with customer relations and retention as a Project Manager, National Account Manager, and Sales Manager in the Packaging and Retail Industries. She is a Michigan native but considers herself a Texan after calling Houston home for over 15 years. Rebecca enjoys staying active with her family playing tennis and running on the weekends.