Why should I use a sourcing & manufacturing firm such as JFJ Sourcing, LLC?
There are many excellent manufacturers and factories in China, yet dealing with Chinese factories requires a lot of experience in terms of effective Chinese communications, product quality control processes, and shipping, etc. JFJ Sourcing has extensive experience in manufacturing, product development and design, packaging design, sales and marketing, and in importing and shipping from China. We provide our client's with products with much less hassle, expense, risk, and at a lower cost. We are often in China personally working directy on your orders. We speak fluent Chinese, have a JFJ employed team in China, and have long term relationships with Chinese manufacturers and factories.
Do I pay more working with a sourcing company such as JFJ Sourcing rather than contacting the manufactures or factories directly?
Absolutely not. In reality, you end up paying less by working with us! Instead of searching for a manufacturer by yourself and sifting through the hundreds of available choices, you can use a professional sourcing & manufacturing company like JFJ Sourcing, LLC to provide the products you need. Finally, a professional sourcing & manufacturing company knows how to control production quality, and substantially minimize your business risks.
What kind of products do you source?
We work with products made from a multitude of materials, yet specailize in products made of wood, metal, plastic, paper, etc. We welcome all sourcing & product development inquiries regardless of material.
Do you have a catalog of the products you source?
We do have some product catalogs, but not for every item. Contact us for details.
Will you sign a Non-disclosure Agreement?
Yes. We follow a strict code of ethics at JFJ Sourcing, LLC since companies often entrust us with new and unpublicized products that need to
be sourced or manufactured. Some client's request that we sign a license/exclusive contract or non-disclosure agreements (provided by the client
or the client's attorney) whereby we agree not to sell or disclose the customer's product line to others. Upon a client's requests, we will sign non-disclosure agreements, as well as add exclusive clauses or license agreements in our manufacturer negotiations.
Can you provide our products with custom packaging?
Yes, we often source products with a client's desired packaging or own brand packaging (preferably created by an graphic artist or designer).
Don't skimp on this, packaging often sells the product. Moreover, products may be packed in custom Point of Purchase (POP) displays. We can
assist in designing custom packaging for your products.
What is a Customs broker?
Customs brokers are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing imports and exports. Brokers submit necessary information and appropriate payments to CBP on behalf of their clients and charge them a fee for this service. Brokers must have expertise in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise.
Do I need a customs broker?
Yes, you will need a licensed customs broker to clear your shipment with U.S. customs. Your customs broker can arrange to get your shipment transported from the seaport to your door by the inland freight carrier of your choice. Customs brokers are easily found in the yellow pages and on the Internet. The U.S. Customs and Border Control website has a nice list of customs brokers available in every state. They have a lot of general information on importing, as well a list of all the USA's ports of entry. JFJ Sourcing, LLC can refer you to a licensed customs broker in your area if you need.
How does the shipping process work?
All shipments go direct from China to a port of entry in a major city closest to you. You will then have a customs broker of your choosing clear the shipment and get it shipped to your door.
Do I have to pay import duties on my products when I import them to the USA?