Chinese Manufacturers for Outdoor Equipment

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Hi guys!

I have a small business where I sell outdoor gears/equipment online. Currently, I'm getting my supplies from a Chinese business woman in our country. However, the ROI is not that good.

Does anyone knows manufacturer/s in China that can give good quotations for outdoor gears like camping tents, sleeping bag, waterproof dry bag and pouches?

Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author deraya
      i will come back with more info for you :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by AffPub View Post

      Yes google about it Simple as that
      Googling to find suppliers in China is like finding a needle in a haystack.

      It is quite easy to locate genuine manufacturers in China and other countries by searching on B2B sourcing sites provided you avoid the big popular ones such as EC21, Tradekey, TTnet.net, DHGate, Alibaba, Aliexpress, Tradegate, madeinchina.com, Indiamart, Asianproducts.com, Globalsources.

      On those sites you will find countless suppliers listed as manufacturers but they are traders, wholesalers, and agents.

      There are safe sourcing sites but I don't publish them online because there is a lot more to sourcing overseas than just finding manufacturers. I won't throw newbie importers in at the deep end without first teaching them to swim.
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    • Profile picture of the author sumatratravel
      Originally Posted by AffPub View Post

      Yes google about it Simple as that
      we are agree, for that information, you can googling about that
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  • Profile picture of the author w1908
    I think the best resource for these items would be alibaba.com.

    I purchased many items there and was always treated right by several suppliers. No camping gear though but all the prices there are quite unbeatable.

    Here is a quick link for you. Outdoor Gear-Outdoor Gear Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.comBackpacks

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by w1908 View Post

      I think the best resource for these items would be alibaba.com.

      I purchased many items there and was always treated right by several suppliers. No camping gear though but all the prices there are quite unbeatable.

      Good luck!
      He wants to sell to make a profit. In one of the Original Poster's posts. in another thread he has already tried Alibaba. He is not getting a great discount. So your advice is wrong in this case.
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by w1908 View Post

      I think the best resource for these items would be alibaba.com.

      I purchased many items there and was always treated right by several suppliers. No camping gear though but all the prices there are quite unbeatable.

      Here is a quick link for you. Outdoor Gear-Outdoor Gear Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.comBackpacks

      Good luck!
      There are very few real manufacturers on Alibaba, so if you want to make maximum profits you need to look elsewhere. You might like to check out the thread: If your secret B2B portals are so safe why don't you share?

      Those middlemen who are almost all listed incorrectly as manufacturers will never be able to supply at the best prices. You can only get the best prices by buying direct from the real manufacturers. I teach how to buy small quantities regardless of the big Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) they quote.

      You must be bold enough to ignore the MOQ, and in fact you never ask what it is. That is the first mistake most people make when approaching suppliers.

      It is worth noting that traders and other middle men on the popular B2B sourcing platforms will often quote bigger MOQs than the real manufacturers. The main reason is that they want to make a killing on that first order, because chances are you won't place a repeat order.

      You should also be aware that "wholesalers" in China rarely carry inventory. They take your order and your money, then they contact the manufacturer whose images they have lifted, and hope they can still supply.

      Having visited China since 1978 as an exporter and then since 1987 as an importer I know how the system works there. Everything is not as it appears, but I see on this forum so many people acting as though buying from China is like buying from your local 7/11.

      Having said that I must add that in all my times as an importer since 1987 I have enjoyed the most excellent relationship with my Chinese suppliers and I obtained better quality and better service at vastly better prices than I ever did locally.

      China is a different world and it is important to know how to deal with that amazing industrial powerhouse.

      Alibaba are making billions out of selling Gold Supplier status. Currently it is again being discounted to $299. Over the past 12 months they have sold thousands of gold memberships at that low price. EDIT Now in 2016 the price has gone up to $699. Not much to pay to convince people they can trust you, even if you are dishonest.

      Suppliers don't have to give them any more information, or undergo any further verification to prove that they exist, but as Alibaba say, people are more likely to trust sellers that have the Gold Supplier label.

      I can't imagine why, but it works! People are so gullible.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Originally Posted by mushroomsoup31 View Post

    Hi guys!

    I have a small business where I sell outdoor gears/equipment online. Currently, I'm getting my supplies from a Chinese business woman in our country. However, the ROI is not that good.

    Does anyone knows manufacturer/s in China that can give good quotations for outdoor gears like camping tents, sleeping bag, waterproof dry bag and pouches?

    Thanks!
    Have you got a week or two? Some spare cash? Probably the best thing you can do is to go there; preferably to a relevant trade show. This sounds archaic in the era of Google but honestly, you will learn a lot and potentially meet some good contacts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by amcg View Post

      Have you got a week or two? Some spare cash? Probably the best thing you can do is to go there; preferably to a relevant trade show. This sounds archaic in the era of Google but honestly, you will learn a lot and potentially meet some good contacts.
      Visiting a trade show without doing a lot of preliminary research can be frustrating and a costly waste of time and money.

      Before anyone visits China, whether for a trade show or to visit manufacturers they must know in advance who is worth making personal contact with.

      It can be a serious mistake to finalize any arrangement with exhibitors at a trade show unless you have previously done your due diligence on them.

      It is also important to know what comes next after you find the product and you confirm that the supplier is a genuine manufacturer that you really want to do business with. When they quote you prices, make sure you understand the freight terms they use. If you have to arrange freight do you place the order on the spot and hope to get a good freight deal somewhere? I have seen many come to grief that way.

      Don't haggle, even though many "experts" on the forum will say otherwise. You won't need to haggle because you will have done your homework and will know whether their price is the best you can get - won't you???

      There is a lot for our newbie OP to learn before he books his ticket.
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      • Profile picture of the author mushroomsoup31
        Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

        Visiting a trade show without doing a lot of preliminary research can be frustrating and a costly waste of time and money.

        Before anyone visits China, whether for a trade show or to visit manufacturers they must know in advance who is worth making personal contact with.

        It can be a serious mistake to finalize any arrangement with exhibitors at a trade show unless you have previously done your due diligence on them.

        There is a lot for our newbie OP to learn before he books his ticket.
        Indeed. I think it is better to find personal contact first; you have to be very cautious in dealing with someone you just met. Especially if a huge amount of money is involved.

        Do you think it's a good idea dealing with Chinese based here in our country and ask them if they know someone in China? :confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author Importexport
          Originally Posted by mushroomsoup31 View Post

          Indeed. I think it is better to find personal contact first; you have to be very cautious in dealing with someone you just met. Especially if a huge amount of money is involved.

          Do you think it's a good idea dealing with Chinese based here in our country and ask them if they know someone in China? :confused:
          I have taught hundreds of people how to safely find reliable suppliers in China without ever having to visit the country.

          It is far safer to deal direct with manufacturers that have been thoroughly checked out rather than with someone who offers to find a supplier for you.

          During my many visits to China while I was still exporting to that country, I was continually being offered products to import. There was always someone's cousin who had a manufacturing business and they were looking for importers in Western countries.

          When I started importing I did not use the services of any of those "cousins" to find my suppliers. I knew the safe way to find genuine manufacturers, and that is the way I teach my students.

          I began importing in 1987, and have never been scammed.
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    • Profile picture of the author mushroomsoup31
      Originally Posted by amcg View Post

      Have you got a week or two? Some spare cash? Probably the best thing you can do is to go there; preferably to a relevant trade show. This sounds archaic in the era of Google but honestly, you will learn a lot and potentially meet some good contacts.
      I also considered going to China to look manufacturers. But I don't have enough budget for that at this moment, and spare time. Maybe 6 months from now, I'll try that.

      For now, I'll just try other sites mentioned above. Find suppliers that can give the best quotations for the products that I need.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnalex71723
    I know online store who provide's the best quality outdoor gear's and equipment's,They are located in Dubai however they can deliver all your required stuff to China whenever you want.You can Visit there website Tog.ae and check online rate's and their stuff.
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