Looking for low-cost suppliers? Ask the experts!
Whether you are sourcing a new product or you would like to see if we can source your existing products at a more competitive rate, Marcoport Trading provides strategic sourcing solutions that can achieve quality standards and logistical requirements of even the toughest of conditions. Our team can handle the business development and procurement activities from start to finish.
Businesses of all sizes can now reap the benefits of importing directly from China, previously only enjoyed by large corporations and multi-national companies.
If you don’t seriously start investigating the benefits of sourcing your products in China, you can be fairly certain your competitors will.
You may already be buying products manufactured in China from your current suppliers, but after they have marked them up by up to 10 times.
Marcoport minimises the risks of sourcing in China by choosing reputable trade partners and using stringent systems to ensure product quality.
- Tender your product out
- Validate all potential suppliers
- Present you with samples
- Negotiate prices on your behalf
- Perform quality checks
- Arrange delivery to your door
We have the contacts, systems, people and resources to source, for you, the best deal in China.
If your product doesn’t exist in China and you need to get it specially manufactured, just give us detailed specifications, and we’ll research and locate a suitable OEM manufacturer.
We can use confidentiality agreements and other measures to help protect your valuable intellectual property.
Marcoport will manage the whole manufacturing project, including arranging samples to be manufactured, negotiations, quality control and logistics.
Currently dealing with a Chinese manufacturer but things are getting lost in translation?
Frustrated with slow response times, constant price increases or delays in delivery?
Marcoport can take over management of your current supplier(s), so it becomes our challenge, and not your headache. When we do this, suppliers are usually just as relieved as you are!
Need an effective way to check out a potential supplier’s factory, or inspect your goods before shipment? Before you start to import from China, use one of our experienced local team members for:
Our inspectors will:
- Verify factory existence
- Check core production competencies and capacity claims
- Check the bona-fides of the person you’ve been dealing with
- See first hand the quality procedures employed
The Factory Audit report will include Factory profile, Factory organization, Production equipment and capacity, Quality assurance system, Technical standard, R&D, Supplier management, Hygiene, Environment and Security and Social accountability.
During Production Inspection (DPI)
The selective inspection of products at different stages of the production line, focusing on:
- Check the sample for any defects or deviation from quality parameters
- Find the root causes of production defects
- Suggest practical and effective ways in which these can be rectified
- Inspect and detect poor quality linkages at different production stations
- Identify supplier production weaknesses in the production system that leads to defects.
- Product and component quality inspection before assembly
- Issue an In-line Inspection Report with digital pictures.
- Issue a Corrective Action Report with digital pictures.
- Verify the execution of Corrective Action Report (CAR)
Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)
Occurs when the merchandise is completed, packed and ready for shipment, or at least 80% of products packed.
Pre-Shipment Inspection is performed to an agreed Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) established between you and the supplier. At inspection, our inspectors check the available quantity, and then take samples based on the internationally recognized statistical random sampling technique, commonly known as ANSI/ASQC Z1.4, BS 6001-1, and ISO 2859-1. Inspectors will verify quantity, style, color, workmanship, size, packing and shipping mark. All with a view to ensure that the merchandise meets the contract specifications, or conforms to the approved sample.
You will receive a detailed Final Inspection Report, with digital images.
Companies with some experience in China may consider entering into a Joint Venture (JV) with a local company.
Marcoport can research and find potential JV partners for you, using our extensive network and local knowledge.
Own Factory in China
Eventually, some of our clients choose to build their own factories in China.
While we don’t recommend this in the early stages of working with China, it can be the right step for certain companies and products.
Marcoport are experienced in setting up new factories in China, let us guide you each step of the way.