Did you know that for as little as a few hundreds of dollars you can save hours of your people time and even the need for a trip to China?
China outsourcing agent is your one-stop shop for doing business in China.
If you do not have the time or people to manage yourself every little detail in China, China outsourcing agents are the people that will help you tie together the wide range of activities you need to manage in the PRC.
Before we go on, I must talk again about the word “agent”.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word agent also means:
1. One who is authorized to act for or in the place of another.
2. Something (or one) that produces or is capable of producing an effect.
So when you think of an agent, think of someone who is doing something that
1. Has to be done.
2. For whatever reason, you choose not to do yourself.
3. Is done according to your instructions.
Do I have to have an agent?
The answer to that depends on your organization’s available resources.
If you have the knowledge and time to deal with all tasks that require your attention then the answer is probably “no”.
If you are lacking the time, and skilled people in China, then you need help.
If you expect workload in China to be very high, you might want to consider hiring people here on a full-time basis. If this is what you want to do, you may want to open your own company or work with an infrastructure provider so you can hire your people legally.
If you are not planning to go in that direction, China outsourcing agents are an example of a company that can provide a wide range of services that may suit your needs.
What do China outsourcing agents do?
They take care of all your outsourcing needs in China. In other words, they handle everything sourcing agents, manufacturing agents and buying agents do.
Most agents are flexible and allow you to choose either the specific services that cover the areas you need help with or an end to end service that covers all tasks related to supply chain, sourcing, manufacturing, quality control and vendor management.
Besides providing you the service you need, your service provider is also an excellent source of information. Being located in China they are able to visit your suppliers more often and learn about changes in policies and regulations that can have a big effect on your cost.