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Frequently Asked Questions

1. We are not just your eyes and ears in China, but also your heart.
2. We are not just a sourcing agent, but also part of your team and family.
3. We enact a scientifically transparent business model to line our interests with your interests.
4.No need to rent space, register a company or hire staff in China but with us, you can have almost all of them.

Despite the development of online platforms such as Alibaba, Global Sources, or Made in China, finding a reliable supplier in China is not a simple task. Indeed, you have to take into consideration the distance, the language barrier, and the different commercial relationships.

This is where your LIZ GROUP sourcing agent comes in. We offer a SOURCING service in which we identify potential suppliers and propose a complete sourcing solution in China.

There are several ways to find a supplier in China:
1. On the Internet with Alibaba, Made In China, Global Sources
2. In trade shows such as the Canton Fair
3. With the help of a sourcing agent who is an expert in finding Chinese suppliers

Sourcing in China (finding a supplier in China) alone is a risk that buyers sometimes take thinking they can manage the whole relationship with their Chinese supplier and save money. However, there are still many obstacles in the purchasing process in China:
1. Misunderstandings due to language or culture
2. Uncertainty about the reliability of the manufacturer
3. Considerable loss of time due to lack of knowledge and visibility

Many buyers end up using a sourcing agent to support them and manage the process for them. The sourcing agent represents your eyes in China since we can visit the factory and we speak the supplier’s language.

LIZ GROUP proceeds in 5 phases to find a supplier in China:
1. Analysis and understanding of your needs
2. Prospection of suppliers in China
3. Study and analysis of industrial offers
4. Evaluation of Chinese companies
5. Estimation of transportation costs
Our relationship with the manufacturers in the market allows us to limit the risks at each stage of your purchase project, from its introduction to its conclusion.

The 5 main steps to find a best supplier in China are:
1. Write a precise product specification
2. Find Chinese suppliers on the internet, via import-export trade shows, or via a sourcing agency in China like LIZ GROUP.
3. Launch a call for tender
4. Analyze the feedback from Chinese suppliers and compare them to select the most suitable offer for your needs
5. Validate the supplier in China (make sure the Chinese supplier is reliable) by going to the factory or by having a factory audit done by a sourcing agency like LIZ GROUP.

1. Finding different products becomes difficult and frustrating due to the existence of numerous suppliers.

2. Communication inefficiency arises as suppliers frequently fail to respond promptly or completely.

3. The prices tend to be high since the majority of suppliers are middlemen or trading companies.

4. There is no assurance of product quality. Certain suppliers offer substandard items, leading to disappointment while lacking the possibility of compensation.

5. Suppliers are reluctant to assist with goods from other manufacturers.

Conducting a suppliers audit is an effective way to evaluate the reliability of a company identified by the buyer, to verify the supplier’s capability and performance according to the specifications. Once the factory audit is completed, we are able to assess whether or not the supplier is reliable for the purchasing project. The factory audit is the last and most determining step in the selection process for a successful procurement project in Liz Group.

Purchasing in China remains a major challenge for buyers who do not have the opportunity to travel to China. The problems encountered may vary according to each person’s experience.
Liz Group has listed some of the problems our customers have encountered when buying in China:
1. Complicated supplier relationships due to the language barrier and the understanding of the needs.
2. Delays in shipments
3. Quality problems
4. Fake company
An expert and pilot of the purchasing process like Liz Group offers a complete order management service in China to manage the totality of your procurement in China from the order placement to the delivery in your premises.

First and foremost, it comes from within – Unique Core Values that Liz Group lives on.
1. Transparency: A clean and healthy business relationship.
2. Integrity: We just found it’s so hard to lie.
3. Share: We grant you full access to our suppliers, connections, channels, and solutions.
4. Teamwork: Let’s work with each other, not for.
5. Covenant: Never over-promise, always over-deliver!
6. Embrace Change: Life is a box of chocolates, we never know what we are going to get.

Saint Lucy
Procurement Partner In China-Liz Group

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