When you start your jewelry business, and try to find reliable jewelry vendors base on good prices, good quality and good developments…will you consider to source from India, Thailand, Korean or Italy? Smartly say No!!!
In the global jewelry manufacturing, China is still the ultimate destination considered with good prices, good quality and good developments at the same time. When it comes to sourcing the right China jewelry manufacturers, lots of overseas buyers tried to find on some Chinese B2B platforms like ALIBABA, globalsources, etc…., but it’s fully packed with trading companies disguised as China jewelry factories.
Actually, the most professional Chinese fashion jewelry manufacturers are usually not listed on ALIBABA or Globalsources, which are both only online directory with listings of suppliers whom they charged an exorbitant amount of store fees as well as fees for advertising. That “Gold supplier” badges displayed on the supplier pages don’t mean they are good suppliers, but just means they paid for the badges. Here we’d love to share with you some tips about where to find China professional fashion jewelry manufacturers apart from B2B Platforms.
The reasons why you should not find supplier on B2B platforms:
#1 High Prices with non-trusted quality and non-professional service.
Most of the China jewelry sellers on ALIBABA are merely unprofessional guys, even including some bad apples. Besides, they have to pay an annual fee for the store, fees for pay per click or other high advertising services as to get better rankings out of the hundred thousands of competitors there. They also have to pay commissions for English speaking sales representatives.
Your business will be killed when you sourced copies for selling from that b2b platforms in the fashion jewelry industry!!! How can you differentiate yourself from your competitors if all of you source from the same platform? Let alone the chances of choosing the same China jewelry supplier, the chances of ordering the same products are quite big as Chinese jewelry factories listed on ALIBABA tend to copy from each other. Can you get better price than your competitors? What about quality?
Would you trust your China jewelry supplier sourced from ALIBABA to build the first prototype for you? Do you think your designs would be kept credential as promised?
So, Where can you find professional China jewelry suppliers besides B2B platforms?
Nothing beats the abilities to touch the real products, feel the latest fashion jewelry trends and talk to your China jewelry manufacturers face to face.
Despite the prevalence of phones, internet and social media, “guanxi(relationship)” still rules in China business. Talking face to face with the person in charge(especially the seniors) helps them to learn more about you, your country, business, how you can open more business opportunities for them. With the deepening of relationships, they are more likely to offer you the best prices, guarantee on quality, delivery time as well as flexibility in payment terms, packing, etc.
In trade shows, you are more likely to find innovative, latest products that the suppliers are not willing to show online or just exhibit several pieces first, when you prove you are a reliable, potential buyer, they will show more. They keep the cutting edge products away from the public except their regular buyers or those being identified as potential buyers.
Referrals can be a surprisingly powerful tool to find a qualified China jewelry manufacturer be it from friends, acquaintances, business partners, or other social media you might find the hidden treasure.
Referrals play a great role in maintaining “guanxi” as it might bring you closer with the Chinese jewelry manufacturer based on the previous guanxi. But it’s better to be aware that experience varies as it’s not subject to objective criteria and special attention should be paid to hidden commissions, etc.
3, Search via Google or Baidu
Some big jewelry manufacturers in China tend to have their own marketing team with professional websites in English or Chinese. Google can provide you a vast directory of Chinese jewelry manufacturers, however, be aware that Google does not verify suppliers as some B2B platforms do, so the abilities to filter and verify quality China silver jewelry manufacturers are a must for sourcing suppliers on search engines.
Don’t miss Baidu, the biggest search engine in China. Use webpage translation tools and do all the searches on baidu, sometimes it might come as a surprise.
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