A. Poor communication with Chinese middlemen or third-parties is the primary cause of shipping products that do not meet expectations. A higher quality product at a lower cost can be produced by allocating some of the labor savings to improved features. That is, it is possible to get a better product at a lower price.
A. Generally Chinese labor costs reduce total manufacturing cost about 20% to 30%. The savings depends upon the manufacturing process & how much assembly is involved. The savings on an aluminum-cast part or plastic injection- molded part will be less than a powder-coated or e-coated product that is completely assembled & packaged. The closer you get to a finished-product the greater the savings. It also enables you to expand your markets beyond the U.S. cost effectively.
A. If you deal with middlemen or third-parties you have no protection. Protection will last only as long as your relationship. Once things sour the American importer or Chinese exporter will seek greener fields with YOUR product – you have created a competitor. If you deal with MFG Direct, Ltd. you have a legal document drafted under U.S. law that protects you.
A. 30% deposit with the first order or a Letter-of-credit (LC). After the first order we will introduce you to several very cost-effective international-finance plans that will help you grow & expand your sales beyond U.S. borders.