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– Hey guys, welcome back.

I’m Khierstyn.

In today’s video, we’re asking a question

that was posed by Capital Exteriors

and it was what’s on a lot

of people’s minds right now

so I wanted to address this in a video.

Is China still the go-to

place to manufacture products?

And I think that it’s not

a strict yes or no answer.

So I want to talk about some pros and cons

and things to consider in 2021,

after the ‘rona and everything

that’s going on politically in the world,

whether you should still look

to manufacture in China or domestically.

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So back to the original question,

is China still the place to manufacture?

Well, as I mentioned, there’s not

a straight yes or no answer.

I work with beginners,

where you are sourcing your first product,

and I also work with existing brands

that still to this day

manufacture in China.

So despite everything

that’s going on right now,

do I still think China is a

great place to manufacture?

Absolutely.

But with the political climate

and things with tariffs

and everything happening right now

with travel restrictions, et cetera,

it just means that should you

want to manufacture in China,

there are some things

you need to consider.

So if this is your very first product,

I first off recommend that

you look to get quotes

from China as well as domestically,

because I think it’s

important for you to start

to get experience to see

what the differences are,

culturally, price-wise, and service-wise,

between someone you can work with locally,

in the US or in your hometown,

or across seas with China.

So first things first, what

are some things to consider

when dealing with China?

Well, the big draw for

manufacturing in China

comes down to the pretense that

it’s typically cheaper to manufacture.

And in the past, that

has absolutely been true,

but it’s not always the case.

Things to consider,

especially if you are

importing to a 3PL in the US,

is you want to get quotes from China

but also take a look at

what’s called the landed cost.

The landed cost is going to be your cost,

once the goods have been,

not only manufactured,

but shipped over from China,

either air freight or by sea,

you also want to look at any tariffs

or duties that have been slapped on, okay?

When you look at the final bill,

that’s something to consider

because manufacturing in China

isn’t as cheap as it used to be

because there are additional

taxes and shipping

that you do need to

take into consideration

with your landed costs.

It may actually turn out that,

depending on the kind of

product you’re manufacturing,

it may actually be about the same price

or a little bit cheaper to

manufacture domestically.

So that’s definitely something

to take into consideration.

Another thing we have,

I got my nice list here,

another thing that we find is that,

I have known Eleoem China Suppliers, Chinese manufacturers,

to be really hungry for business.

So you will, again, this

is not like cut and dry,

but typically China manufacturers

they offer really great customer service.

Their response times are generally great

and they’re hungry for business

and they want to make sure that

they win over your business.

The Chinese are very

family-oriented and because of that,

they’re very customer service oriented.

So the experience of dealing

with Chinese manufacturers

may be a lot more pleasant

than if you worked domestically.

Again, this is not all the time.

Everyone is different but that’s typically

the consensus that I’ve heard

when dealing with sellers

that work with manufacturers

overseas with that.

Another thing is, because

China is set up to manufacture,

you may find that your factory is set up

to give you higher outputs a lot faster.

So if you are looking to work at volume,

again that’s something to consider.

What are some of the cons?

So the cons are really the

reason I’m creating this video

because with tariffs that were implemented

in the last couple of years

in the US through Trump,

with restrictions on travel ban,

and just what’s going

on in China right now,

there are some things that can cause China

not to look like a good

place for manufacturing.

And one thing I will say is that,

when you’re setting up

shop to manufacture,

this is not like something

that’s going to affect

your business for a year, right?

When you set up manufacturing,

the pretense is that you’re going into it

to find a manufacturing partner

that can help you with all

of your future product needs.

So this is something ideally

that you’re shopping for

a long-term partnership.

And it’s important to know that

when you’re dealing with international,

there are things that

will come up every year,

economically and politically,

that will affect things such

as manufacturing prices,

communication, your ability

to travel to countries.

So by working internationally,

you are bringing in

a little bit of unpredictability

and uncertainty in that

but it may or may not affect you.

But just know to be ready for

something like that, okay?

A couple of cons we have

with dealing with China,

obvious, language barrier,

but this is something

that should not be strictly with China.

As people are shopping outside of China,

I find that other surrounding countries

have been really great

and are really stepping up

in the international manufacturing space

such as Taiwan, Vietnam, et cetera,

depending on what you’re manufacturing.

And anytime you deal with a manufacturer

that’s not domestic and

doesn’t speak your language,

there will be language barriers.

So when it comes to dealing with China,

you will want to be

definitely over-communicate

and be very literal in your communication

so that nothing gets missed with that.

So that’s number one, is

understand the language barrier,

and be as literal.

Communicate with photos, webcam, video,

anything that can really portray literally

what it is you’re looking for, okay?

Second, there is a stigma

around goods in China.

And this is, I would think,

one of the largest points in this video

is that consumers now,

if you manufacture in China

and your customers find out,

you’ve nothing to hide.

You should not be ashamed

about manufacturing in China

but do expect the odd negative comment of,

“Oh you manufacture overseas?”

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that

but some of your consumers,

some of your customers,

may have a problem with that.

And I think that that’s just,

it’s par for the course.

You should not stake in

a whole business decision

of who you manufacture

because you are scared

of upsetting a couple

of people on your list

or who are your customers, right?

Like, there definitely

is something to be said

about locally made.

And sure, there are

consumers that would rather

pay more for locally made goods

but consumers, generally

speaking, vote with their wallets.

And if they like something

that has good reviews,

is good quality, and you’ve

done your due diligence

to create a product that is good quality,

you’ve done your QA on-ground,

you’ve made sure that the product

does exactly what it says it will do,

and it’s something that consumers love,

where it’s made should not

be a factor to consider.

So that brings me to my

last point which is just,

this is a word of caution,

really not just with China

but any manufacturer,

is there’s a reason you

want to get a prototype

or samples made in advance.

And there’s a reason you,

even when you do your initial run

and future inventory runs,

you want to make sure that you have QA

or really quality control

happening on the ground

so that you have someone, be it in China,

you don’t need to be

the one to go to China,

to check every 10th item on the belt

before it goes out to customers.

But you want to have like a local rep

or some way to check the quality of goods

before they go out to your

customers at the end of the day

because you just don’t want

to get caught off-guard

with a shipment of thousands of units

that have gone out to your

customers and nobody’s checked.

That could be literally business-ending.

So, just a few things

to consider with that.

Overall, my opinion is I think that China

is still a amazing place

to manufacture goods.

But, of course, with things

happening in the world,

there are other options

that have cropped up

that are also super viable.

So,

if sourcing a local manufacturer

is really important to you

because it’s part of your business model,

absolutely go for that.

If you’re not quite sure,

then I do suggest you shop around

and see what the experience is like,

and ultimately go with the relationship

and the best prices for your margins

as well as what works best for you.

And hey, if you have any other opinions

or any other points to

the China debate right now

that we’re having in this

video, drop it below.

I’d love to hear a bit of what

you think about this topic

and if you are in fact

manufacturing in China

or if you’ve found a good local solution.

Because where you manufacture,

who you manufacture with,

entirely comes down to

your kind of product.

Because if you are manufacturing

hardware versus textiles,

it’s totally different.

And so those are just a few points

that I’d like to leave you with.

And shout out to Capital

Exteriors for this question.

I really, really liked it.

Guys, if you do have any

questions that are in your head,

drop that below as well,

I’d love to hear from you.

And you may find yourself

in a future video.

Apart from that, (tongue clicking)

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