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We select suppliers based on product scope, compliance, CSR, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
You’ll receive the report (PDF) with up to 10 listed suppliers in 5 to 7 days.
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We cannot comment on manufacturing in Europe as a whole. However, most of our customers manufacturing products in Europe do so within these product categories:
Many companies in the EU have started looking for suppliers within the European Union, or at least in its vicinity, as a reaction to increased freight costs and delays when importing products from Asia.
In short, some products can be cheaper to buy in the EU compared to Asia right now, which was not the case until very recently.
Further, buying from European suppliers also has a number of other benefits:
Certain products are not manufactured or assembled in Europe due to labor costs. For example, there is no alternative to China in Europe when it comes to electronics. As such, Europe is not an option for certain product categories.
Other disadvantages include the following:
There are no import duties within the EU. Hence, a company in the Netherlands buying products from a supplier in Estonia or Portugal is therefore not paying import duties.
Note that this only applies to EU member states – import duties may still apply to imports from European countries that are not in the EU.
Yes, EU companies must pay VAT when buying products from other EU suppliers. The rate depends on the country in which your company is based. VAT is also paid on imports from non-EU countries in Europe.
European suppliers are generally more expensive compared to their counterparts in China, Vietnam, or India. That said, the freight cost increase has changed the situation to the point that European suppliers are more competitive than their Asian counterparts.
This depends on the product type. That said, the MOQ requirements can be somewhat higher in Europe compared to suppliers in China.
This depends entirely on the product type and category. Germany would arguably be number one by far if we looked at this purely from an export volume perspective. That said, our focus is on small to medium-sized brands, and these businesses mostly work with manufacturers in these countries:
We use a range of supplier databases, which depend on the product type and category. That said, we often just put in the hours using Google. We don’t have access to any secret supplier networks – but we have years of experience sourcing suppliers and know what to look for.
Most of our customers manufacturing in Americas are primarily in the following product areas:
The main benefit, at least for brands based in North and South America, is that you can find suppliers closer to home. Then there’s also the perceived brand value associated with having a product labeled as Made in USA – or even Made in Mexico.
Further, absurd delays and skyrocketing freight costs have made it far more interesting for brands in the US and elsewhere to seriously consider manufacturing closer to home.
The main drawback is that you simply cannot find suppliers for “everything” in the United States, Mexico and elsewhere in the Americas – which you often can when sourcing in China. There are limits to what can be sourced for the time being in the US, Mexico and other countries in the region – at least for the time being.
As such, whether manufacturing in the Americas is even an option depends first and foremost on your product category.
Manufacturing in the United States and Mexico can be more expensive compared to China or Vietnam – at least when you only factor in the product cost. That said, relentless increases in shipping costs have changed the calculation for many brands and in some cases the total cost is comparable – possibly even lower – when manufacturing in the US and Mexico.
There is no uniform Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) requirement in the United States and Mexico. We can source suppliers elsewhere though, but it depends on the product category.
So far our customers have only enquired on manufacturing in the United States and Mexico.
We use supplier databases, certification databases and regular search engines (yes, that means Google) to find suppliers. We don’t have access to ‘secret’ supplier networks or directories – but we do have more than 10 years of experience sourcing suppliers and advising on manufacturing projects.
The purpose of the report is to give you an overview of relevant suppliers. It’s a first step towards finding new or alternative suppliers in a certain country or region.
We only source suppliers based on one product and material. For example, if we source cotton children’s apparel manufacturers we’ll only focus on suppliers producing children’s apparel made of cotton.
That said, there are situations in which we can take secondary products into consideration – but only for as long as these products are manufactured by the suppliers in the relevant industry. For example, it’s not possible to find children’s apparel manufacturers that also make power banks and watches.
We select suppliers based on the following criteria:
The selection is entirely based on the suppliers claims, such as website statements.
No, the selection is based on the suppliers claims and statements. Here are some examples:
It is therefore possible that suppliers have uploaded expired or for other reasons invalid documents, or outright false information. Keep in mind that the purpose of the report is to do the groundwork in terms of researching suppliers.
No, it is always up to the suppliers to decide whether they accept your order.
Suppliers cannot be classified as consistently ‘reliable’ or ‘unreliable’. While we filter suppliers based on the selection criteria to find the most qualified companies, the outcome depends entirely on how the process as a whole is managed. There are also other supplier related risks to be taken into consideration that can never be eliminated by our selection criteria. Here are a few examples:
Our selection is based on an assessment – which cannot reasonably predict every single outcome. Do not assume that the suppliers listed in the report are by default and in every situation ‘reliable’ or ‘quality’ suppliers.
No, the Sourcing Report itself does not guarantee that the product will reach certain quality requirements. It is therefore important that you:
1. Have a clear and well defined product specification
2. Arrange pre-shipment quality inspections
3. Arrange product lab testing to verify compliance (when necessary)
No, we don’t offer design or brand protection in any capacity. It is up to you to obtain the necessary intellectual property protections available, such as design patents, utility patents, and trademarks whenever necessary.
If so we must first understand the cause. We will remake the report free of charge as long as there is room for improvement. That said, we can only find suppliers that are actually out there – and sometimes it turns out that the number of suppliers is limited.
Further, we can only reflect actual market conditions in terms of pricing, MOQ, and sample costs.
No, we don’t assist with product sample orders or production orders. You will have to manage all communications with the supplier once the report is delivered.
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Yes, you can pay with your balance, bank account, or credit card through PayPal.
We only offer refunds if the order is cancelled before we have started the sourcing process. Once it has started you have no right to request a refund. Further, we do not process refunds if you have downloaded any of the templates, guides, or used support to ask questions.
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Yes, it’s delivered together with the payment confirmation email.
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