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Who are your customers ?
Which kind of services are you providing ?
Are you a third party inspection company ?
What about the confidentiality of my data ?
Why choose you ?
What is the difference beetween sourcing with you and sourcing online ?
What about if I choose the Buying Office Services (BOS) ?
How can I pay Advanced Asia Sourcing ?
Which kind of information and documents will I get ?
How long does it take to operate with you ?
Do I have to provide a sample to operate with you ?
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Who are your customers ?

Our customers scope is quite large: we have medium-sized companies already involved in asian import operations, companies wishing to start importing from China and Asia in order to operate cost killing, as well as designers and engineers willing to start to produce new products. Most of them are already importing from China and need an extra control or assistance in leading their chinese operations.

Which kind of services are you providing ?

Advanced Asia Sourcing is specialised in import operations in China and in Asia. We provide a wide range of services aiming to help and assist importers in their operations in China and in Asia:

Sourcing Services in China and in Asia:
Simple Sourcing Services (SSS)
Advanced Sourcing Services (ASS)
Factory Assessment in China and in Asia:
Simple Factory Assessment (SFA)
Advanced Factory Assessment (AFA)
Production Check and Quality Control in China and in Asia:
Initial Produciton Check (IPC)
During Production Check (DPC)
Pre-ShipmentCheck (PSC)
Container Loading Check (CLC)
Buying Office Services in China and in Asia
Are you a third party inspection company ?

No. Our company is specialised in Sourcing Services in China and in Asia, as well as Buying Office Services. We are not an inspection company. However, since some members of our management team had previous experiences in quality control in China and in Asia (quality inspection, factory audit, lab testing), we provide occasionally and uniquely on behalf on our customer, some production check on our customer's mass production.

We don't pretend to be a third party company since we provide both quality control services and sourcing services in China and in Asia. However, being aware that our customers would not like their asian suppliers to be disclosed to some competitors, we commit, upon request of our customers, to act and behave as a real third party when we realized production check and quality control services in China and in Asia for them.

In this case, we guarantee, by signing a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) that we will not re-use, sell , share, exchange the information provided by our customers (supplier contact details, documents, scheme, pictures, etc...) to operate sourcing services for others customers.

What about the confidentiality of my data ?

All the data provided by our customer are crypted and stored on a securised server. All our employees have signed a contract including a NDA in it on the first day of their employment. Hence, all your data and informations are protected. At any time and for any reason, if needed and upon our customer's request we will erase and remove any data related to provided by them.

Why choose you ?

Our main assets are the following:

Our team
Our western management team is built around engineering backgrounded people, not sales. This is the gurantee to work with seriousness and professionalism.
Our company employs people who have experience either in project management, engineering, sourcing, or quality control.
Our team is multicultural allowing to mix western management and methodology, as well as good knowledge of culture and customs
Our experience
We have a strong experience in consumer products as well as in manufacturing:
Hard goods
Soft goods
Electrical & Electronics
Our presence
Our company is located in Hong Kong and in Guangdong province
However, we are able to act in the following countries thanks to our network:
China Indonesia
Thailand Thailand
Pakistan Philippines
Singapore Taiwan
Banglades
Our flexibility
Our company is aware that our customers have their own requirements, their own needs, and we know that for this reason, we have to provide them a special attention.

We are a smart and flexible enough to adapt our methodology, and our services to our customer. We are not a factory providing mass production services but a consulting firm.
Our fees
Our prices are very competitive, and they start at Euros 188:
Production Check Services and Quality Control Services in Asia
Initial Production Check in China : Euros 188
During Production Check in China : Euros 188
Pre-Shipment Production Check in China : Euros 188
Container Loading Check in China : Euros 188
Factory Assessment Services in Asia
Simple Factory Assessment in China : Euros 188
Advanced Factory Assessment in China : Euros 388
Sourcing Services in Asia
Simple Sourcing Services in China : Euros 388
Advanced Sourcing Services in China : Euros 788
Buying Office Services in Asia
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What is the difference beetween sourcing with you and sourcing online ?

Well, when you are sourcing trough Internet via such website like Alibaba, most of the times your pretended suppliers are actually trading companies, not factory. For your information, 85% of the pretended supplier on those kind of website are trading company or middle-men. Typically they are middle men who sometimes don't even have experience neither in engineering nor in project management, but have very good experiences in English, doing catalog and having a nice website to show their product. Contrary to us, Alibaba doesn't check if a factory is really existing behind the online account they attribute to their "suppliers".

For your information, most of the time, a real factory has no website, no catalog, no english speakers people. Here are the difference:
When we operate sourcing operations, we provide factory contact details, not trading company. For this reason our sourcing package include a minimum of 1 factory assessment for Simple Sourcing Services (SSS) and 3 factory assessments for Advanced Sourcing Services (ASS). To check the presence of a real factory is a must when you operate sourcing operations.

For sure, we provide much more than sending simple Request For Quotation online. For Simple Sourcing Services (SSS), we gurantee to find a supplier able to manufacture your goods and being a real factory, not a trsading company. We operate also the translation of your documents. For Advanced Sourcing Services (ASS), we gurantee to find 3 reliable suppliers being factory and able to produce your goods. We manage negotiation, contractualization, and prototyping.

What about if I choose the Buying Office Services (BOS) ?

If you choose the Buying Office Services (BOS), in this case you buy your goods to us and we keep the right to not disclose the factory we deal with. In this case you might not be allowed to communicate or visit the factory we deal with.

How can I pay Advanced Asia Sourcing ?

If you decide to use our low cost services : Sourcing Services, Production Check and Factory Assessment you can pay us either via T/T transfer, Paypal, Credit Card.

If you choose to operate with Buying Office Services, we will ask you to pay first a deposit in order to start operate sourcing for your product. Then you will have to pay the reamaining amount via T/T before the shipment.

Which kind of information or documents will I get if I book your services

Actually it depends of which kind ofservices you choose. If you choose:

Sourcing Services, you will get:
Quotation sheet
Breakdown cost
1 Factory Assessment report in case for SSS
3 Factory Assessment report in case for ASS
Contact details of the factory
Written contract ready to use (for ASS only)
Prototype (for ASS only)
Factory Assessment Services, you will get:
Factory Assessment report fully detailed and illustrated
Production Check Services, you will get:
Production Check report fully detailed and illustrated
Buying Office Services, you will get:
The documents needed to pick up your goods at your destination seaport or airport
How long does it take to operate with you ?

Once again, it depends on the kind of services you choose:

Sourcing Services
Simple Sourcing Services: 1-2 weeks
Advanced Sourcing Services: 3-4 weeks
Factory Assessment Services
Simple Factory Assessment : 24H
Advanced Factory Assessment : 48H
Production Check and Quality Control Services
Initial Production Check in China and in Asia: 24H
During Production Check in China and in Asia: 24H
Pre-Shipment Check in China and in Asia: 24H
Container Loading Check in China and in Asia: 24H
Buying Office Services: depending on the produciton lead time
However one rules is common to all of thoses services: we start to work on behalf of our customer as soon as we get a deposit or payment
Do I have to provide a sample to operate with you ?

We highly recommend to our customers to provide us with a sample references to start any operation in China. Indeed, in order to reach your requirement, it is much more convenient to work with a sample references.

For Sourcing Services and Buying Office Services, it will allow you to save time, money and energy. Else, you will probably need to do many prototype and update of this same prototype to reach your final requirement.

For Production Check Services, it will allow to compare your original sample with the manufactured products. This way, w can provide you with a better feedback on your production.

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