I have been a jewelry sales for 4 years from Ourania Jewelry Factory in China. Most of my Client are come from North America and Europe Country for example United States, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands,etc. I love my job, willing to offer the customer the solutions for sourcing jewelry in China.
Last night, a client who inquiry stainless steel bracelet sample price from our company before, send me massage says “I’m not happy with their sample. It is very different from what I’m looking for. Can you do it better for me?” I said yes, we can. And I promise he can pay after confirm the sample done. Finally the customer get what he want.
I come across many these customers who less of experience received jewelry of the quality, quantity and price are not what they expected when sourcing jewelry in China. I really want to help these customer save their time, money to get more benefit when they sourcing jewelry in China.
So I write down these helpful tips for those who less experience want to import jewelry from China, to help them avoid lost money and wasting time.
What You Have to Know When Sourcing Jewelry in China.
Wholesale Website in China
No matter you are purchasing jewelry from China online or actually visit China in Person. The most important thing is searching jewelry trade company, wholesaler or manufacturers information in wholesale website in China. So these website as below you have to know: www.alibaba.com www.hktdc.com www.globalsources.com www.made-in-china.com.
If you know Chinese character very well, you can go to www.1688.com to search supplier. Most of store owner don’t know English, but most of them have the jewelry factory and price is good.
Jewelry Wholesale Market in China
The main Jewelry wholesale market are located Guangzhou West Tower in Guangzhou, Changan Hardware Accessories City in Changan Dongguan, Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu and China Korea International Commodity City in Qingdao City. Most Chinese jewelry supplier are come from these place no matter what way you purchase jewelry. You can buy jewelry directly in these market.
Jewelry in Guangzhou and Dongguan are the newest design and good quality, following the international fashion trend.
Jewelry in Yiwu are famous on low price. Quality not good at Guangzhou and Dongguan, but you also can find some trade companies and factory to produce your own design in good quality. It should take more time to select supplier.
Most Jewelry style in Qingdao are similar to Korea’s style.
2017 Jewelry Exhibition in China
You cannot miss these jewelry show when you have plan to visit China supplier. Here I attach the 2017 Jewelry Exhibition time-table to you reference.
Hope can help do your 2017 jewelry purchasing plan in China.
How to Select Transportation to Visit Jewelry Market and attending Jewelry Fair in China?
These City’s HongKong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shanghai, Yiwu, Qingdao and Bejing from South to North in China are related to ysourcing jewelry. No matter you visit jewelry wholesale market, the supplier or attending jewelry fair, the transportation must be the important factors that you think about it.
You must to choose the right transportation to avoiding stay long time in vehicle and traffic jam. You’d better avoiding the rush hours and holiday in China.
1, Hongkong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Donguan is closer to each other, and the transportation is very convenient. You can choose the train, highway, subway or bus. No more than 2 hours.
2, If you want to Hongkong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan to Shanghai, Beijing, Yiwu and Qingdao. Airplane and Highway train are the best choice for you.
Please note that the foreigner cannot book train tickets online or ticket machines, but they can buy at ticket windows at ticket Hall.
How to Select the Right Supplier When Sourcing Jewelry in China?
As related to quality and price of jewelry, selecting the right supplier must be the most important factors when import jewelry from China.The following tips for you reference.
1, Make a your purchase plan before import jewelry.
What’s your delivery deadline? What’s quantity do you want to purchase for an order? How often do you import jewelry? Do you have any request for jewelry design and quality? What’s your jewelry product descriptions in your purchase? What are the quality report do you need? How to ship?
These questions you need to know clearly in your purchase plan.
2, Gather relevant information about the supplier’s qualification.
Where’s the supplier located in? What quality product they offer? What’s their production capacity. What service they offer. What report they have?
These information are very important to judge the supplier good or bad.
3, Request sample or visit them to check the quality.
Firstly, you can choose 4-5 suppliers meet your request according to judging by your plan and the information you gather.
Secondly request the sample from the supplier you choose to check the quality, price, delivery time and shipping fee are suitable to your request. Or hire the third agent to help you check. If you have enough time, you can visit to the supplier to check by yourself.
Finally, you can place the order to supplier meet all your requirement.
The quality is the most import thing to your sales. If you want to get what you pay for, you must check the the quality before make the payment. Request them offer the standard jewelry report in your country.
You can check the quality by the bulk product detail picture, or hire quality inspector to check with your standard.
How to Ship Your Product When Sourcing Jewelry In China.
1, International Express-Fast and Convenient
Most of my customers choose the International Express(UPS,DHL,UPS, etc) for shipping sample, high value fine jewelry and light weight fashion jewelry less than 500kg. You can receive the product in 2 to 7days.
2, Air freight-Airport to Airport
You can choose Air Freight if you import a great quantity jewelry more than 500kg from China.But customer should pick up the product at airport when the product arrives the airport of the destination. Please note that calculate the cost transportation from airport to your place first.
3, Ocean Shipping-Cheap and Long Yime
Less of my clients choose ocean shipping. It will take a lot time to receive the jewelry you purchase.
You can choose Ocean Shipping when you purchase jewelry with packaging and metal promotional gift in a lager number quantity and high weight.
Double Check After you receive the Jewelry
Double check whether the quantity and the quality are confirm to your expected is the final thing you should pay attention to. You should take photos to the damaged products and gather the evidence to ask for compensation from the supplier.