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General FAQs About Product Sourcing from China

What is sourcing from China?

Sourcing from China involves finding products or materials from Chinese manufacturers or suppliers and importing them into your home country. This can involve finding a reliable supplier, negotiating prices and contracts, and handling logistics and shipping.

Why do companies source from China?

China is a major global manufacturing hub and offers a wide range of products at competitive prices. Many companies sourcing from China to take advantage of this competitive pricing and access to a vast supplier network.

What are the advantages of sourcing from China?

China is known for its low-cost manufacturing and a wide range of products, making it an attractive source for businesses looking to reduce costs and diversify their supply chain. Additionally, Chinese manufacturers are often willing to work with smaller orders, making it easier for small businesses to get started.

What types of products are commonly sourced from China?

A wide range of products are sourced from China, including electronics, clothing, toys, home goods, and industrial machinery, among others.

How can companies find reliable suppliers in China?

Companies can find reliable suppliers in China by attending trade shows, utilizing online sourcing platforms like Alibaba, Globalsources, etc., and working with sourcing agents like Moer Sourcing.

What are some common challenges when sourcing from China?

Some challenges when sourcing from China include language barriers, cultural differences, quality control issues, intellectual property concerns, and logistics and shipping issues.

How do I negotiate prices with Chinese suppliers?

Negotiating prices with Chinese suppliers can be challenging due to language and cultural barriers. It’s important to establish a relationship with the supplier and build trust before entering into price negotiations. Additionally, it’s important to be clear about your expectations and requirements and to have a clear understanding of the market prices for similar products.

How do I handle logistics and shipping when sourcing from China?

Logistics and shipping can be complex when sourcing from China, particularly if you are importing large quantities of goods. It’s important to work with a reputable freight forwarder or sourcing agent who can help you navigate the process and ensure that your goods are transported safely and efficiently.

How long have you been in the sourcing business?

Our journey started in 2015, and we have been in the product-sourcing business for more than 8 years. Due to our founder’s passion for helping customers source and ship their products from China. 

Is China the only country you source from?

Yes, currently we only source from China.

Why do you only source from China?

There are several reasons why we currently only source from China.

Firstly, China has a highly developed manufacturing industry and a wide range of products are available.

Secondly, the cost of production in China is often lower than in other countries, which allows us to offer competitive prices to our customers.

Finally, we have established strong relationships with our Chinese suppliers over many years, which ensures that we receive high-quality products and reliable delivery.

Why is sourcing from China good?

Sourcing from China can be beneficial for several reasons, including lower production costs, a wide variety of available products, and efficient manufacturing processes. However, it is important to carefully consider factors such as quality control, communication barriers, and potential supply chain disruptions before deciding to source from China.

Will you source from other countries in the future?

We are always exploring new opportunities and evaluating different markets. While we currently only source from China, we may consider sourcing from other countries in the future if it makes sense for our business and customers.

Is Moer sourcing a legit China sourcing company?


Moer sourcing is a legitimate China sourcing company that operates from Yiwu. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Moer sourcing has helped businesses of all sizes to find products that meet their specific requirements. Whether you are looking to source products for your small business or for a large corporation, Moer sourcing can assist you in finding the right suppliers and negotiating favorable prices. They have a team of experienced professionals who understand the local market and can guide you through the entire sourcing process.

If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy sourcing partner in China, Moer sourcing is definitely worth considering.

What Products Does Moer Sourcing source from China?

We mainly source below categories of products:

Daily Necessities / Crafts & Jewelry & Accessories

Festive & Wedding Supplies / Mom & Baby Products

Toys & Strollers / Beauty & Makeup Products

Office Stationary /  Clocks & Watches & Glasses

Clothes & Underwear  / Shoes & Socks

Sports & Entertainment / Automotive accessories

Knitting & Textiles / Pet & Garden

Bags & Suitcases / Digital Appliances

Building Materials / Home Decor

Hardware & Tools / Electrical & Electronics

Kitchen & Bath

We also help to source other products that can be sourced in China.

What documentation do I need to provide in the case i want a quote from suppliers in China?

To offer an accurate quote for you, we would like you to provide us with as detailed information as possible. Some of the details we require from you are as follows:

Product name; Materials information if you know; Dimensions; Estimated Quantity; Any of other requirements;

What about the MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity)?

The minimum order quantity (MOQ) varies depending on the specific product and its value. Typically, for generic products, the MOQ is around 3-5 cartons. Some products may have a higher or lower MOQ.

Will you share factory’s address and contact information with customers?


At Moer Sourcing, we are committed to transparency and open communication with our customers. We understand the importance of having access to the factory’s information, and we are happy to provide it upon request. As a sourcing company based in China, we help our customers find the right products and suppliers, and we believe that sharing this information is part of our commitment to building long-term relationships with our clients. So if you need to know the factory’s address and contact information, just let us know, and we’ll be happy to share it with you.

When will I receive samples?

If you require samples, we will work with our suppliers to obtain them for you. Once we have received the samples, we will arrange for express shipping through reputable couriers such as DHL or FedEx. Typically, the entire process of obtaining and shipping samples takes around 7-10 days. We understand that receiving samples in a timely manner is important to our customers, and we strive to ensure that you receive them as quickly as possible. If you have any specific requirements or timelines, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Can I visit factory?

Yes, absolutely. We welcome our customers to visit the factories in China. We understand that visiting the factory is an important part of the sourcing process, as it allows you to see firsthand how the products are made and to meet with the suppliers. We can arrange a factory tour for you and accompany you as your guide to help with itinerary planning, transportation, translation, and other arrangements. Just let us know. 

How do you charge? What is your service fee?

We offer a variety of sourcing services to meet your different requirements; if you are looking for daily products, you can check our GENERAL SOURCING SERVICES; if you need customized products, please check our PROMOTIONAL SOURCING SERVICES;

You can use T/T or PayPal to make payments.

Can I ship goods I purchased from different suppliers in China at one time?

Yes, you can ship goods you purchased from other suppliers in China at one time. Many of our clients choose to do this. Here’s how it works:

1. Ask your suppliers to send the goods to our warehouse.
2. Our warehouse staff will receive the goods. If you need us to check the received goods, please let us know in advance.
3. Once all of the goods have arrived at our warehouse, you can arrange to make a booking with your shipping agent. If you don’t have an agent, we can help you book shipping spaces and load shipping containers at a competitive price.
4. If some products remain after the container is loaded, these goods can be temporarily placed in our warehouse for the next shipment or sent to you by LCL or Express according to your requirements.

How long does it take for products to be delivered from China?

Delivery times can vary depending on the product and the shipping method used. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that products are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

What are the most common payment methods used when importing from China?

The most common payment methods used when importing from China are wire transfers, letters of credit, and PayPal. However, it’s important to note that payment methods can vary depending on the supplier and the size of the order.

How do I ensure the safety of my payment when importing from China?

To ensure the safety of your payment, it’s important to work with a reputable supplier and to use a secure payment method. You can also work with a third-party China sourcing agent like us who can provide guidance on safe payment methods.

Should I pay for my order in full before it's shipped?

It’s not recommended to pay for your entire order before it’s shipped. Instead, negotiate a payment schedule that includes partial payments at different stages of production. This helps to minimize risk and ensure that you only pay for products that meet your specifications.

Can I use my credit card to pay for my order from China?

While it’s possible to use a credit card to pay for your order from China, it’s not a common practice. Credit card payments may be subject to additional fees and currency conversion charges, and many suppliers prefer other payment methods like wire transfers.

Can I negotiate payment terms with my supplier?

Yes, it’s often possible to negotiate payment terms with your supplier. For example, you may be able to negotiate a longer payment term or a reduced deposit amount. Make sure to have a written agreement that outlines the payment terms.


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