Buy from China

Find the right factory in China,
have the full purchasing process
safely done for you...

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Rest Assured that everything goes
according to plan

With a team on the ground, you will:

  • be purchasing from the right factories
  • have better product quality control
  • have greater chances of on-time delivery
  • have effective troubleshooting when problems arise (as they always will)

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Avoidable pitfalls in China

Many start from Alibaba or Google.
There’s a better way

Many companies struggle to communicate with vendors from China because many of them don’t speak much English.  The prices you see published online are fake prices to trick you into enquiring.  And the quality oftentimes goes way below your expectations and standards…  Which leaves you frustrated and in delivery troubles.

You don’t have to go through this hassle.

Rent-A-Team does the pre-vetting for you, ensuring they are legit businesses and have the right capabilities, and then connects them with you.  On top of that, if you wish to run stress-free operations, we can handle the entire tedious procurement process, from project management to overseeing timeline and quality delivery.

Guan xi:
A currency often
valued more
than the yuan

You can’t buy it.  Can’t see it.  Yet – it opens many doors.  It is essential for the success of businesses in China, yet it remains little known and unattainable to most foreign businesses.

We’re talking about strong interpersonal ties that steer every business interaction in China, also known in China as Guan Xi 关系 (“gwan-shee”).

Business Guan Xi consists of several individual dimensions, such as Gan Qing 感情 (emotional attachment), Ren Qing 人情 (reciprocal favour exchange), and Xin Ren 信任 (trust).

We have a dedicated team member that establishes and nurtures this essential Guan Xi on your behalf.  You get a clear path to options available only to locals.

An unguided process is one filled
with unexpected hiccups

Sourcing and managing procurements from China on your own is absolutely possible… but not without unexpected hiccups as you might have already experienced.  Due to the lack of experience, local resources and know-how, it is a challenge to solve problems effectively as they arise, let alone anticipate and prevent them.

With our Purchasing Solutions, you’ll get an experienced team on the ground that:

  • takes time to understand your business and your requirements
  • clears the path to the best price-quality ratio by using our established network, negotiation tactics, and local guanxi (social capital)
  • removes the roadblocks, constantly follows up and prevents foreseeable pitfalls

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The Rent-A-Team Solution

Beyond generic products procurement

While traditional procurement agencies are focused on handling generic production processes, we understand that your business might have more specific and unique needs that require us to go the extra mile.

Before any engagement, we make sure that we completely understand your business, so that you can get products that represent your business in the best way possible.

Find the solution you need for
your current stage of your China
purchasing journey.

01. Exploration
Stage
Feasibility check
Determine if buying your product from China is possible or practical.
Price
referencing
Receive reliable quotations to get an idea of potential costs from China.
Custom
sampling
Have a customized sample of your product made to specifications & delivered to door.
Vendor
sourcing
Be matched with verified vendors that are professionally sourced for you.
02. One-time
Buying
Stage
FULL PROCUREMENT FACILITATION FOR
SINGLE PURCHASE
A-Z facilitation of entire procurement process including
sourcing, 5 rounds of quality inspection, management of
schedule, shipping to door, etc.
03. Ongoing
Buying
Stage
FULL PROCUREMENT FACILITATION FOR
MULTIPLE / ON-GOING PURCHASES
A-Z facilitation of entire procurement process including
sourcing, 5 rounds of quality inspection, management of
schedule, shipping to door, etc.

A word from our clients

The Handpicked team helped to negotiate the best suitable prices without compromising on the quality and managed to stay within my approved budget. Without a doubt, I feel confident recommending Handpicked.
F. Rottmann, Marketing Manager
Moët Hennessy Nederland B.V.
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The Handpicked team helped to negotiate the best suitable prices without compromising on the quality and managed to stay within my approved budget. Without a doubt, I feel confident recommending Handpicked.
F. Rottmann, Marketing Manager
Moët Hennessy Nederland B.V.
Translation
We were satisfied with the final product which proved popular with the participants at the event. The Handpicked team was prompt and was able to deliver quality products given the tight deadline.
F. Smith, Director Media & communications
Singapore GP Pte Ltd, Formula 1 Organizer
Original
We were satisfied with the final product which proved popular with the participants at the event. The Handpicked team was prompt and was able to deliver quality products given the tight deadline.
F. Smith, Director Media & communications
Singapore GP Pte Ltd, Formula 1 Organizer
Translation
The Handpicked team was prompt, delivered good services and quality products. We were pleased to receive the customised products well before the stipulated deadline.
D. K., CEO and President
Promoseven Sports Marketing Dubai, UAE. Rugby 7’s Organizer
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The Handpicked team was prompt, delivered good services and quality products. We were pleased to receive the customised products well before the stipulated deadline.
D. K., CEO and President
Promoseven Sports Marketing Dubai, UAE. Rugby 7’s Organizer
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We go the Extra mile for you

But don't take our word for it, hear it from the Chinese vendors themselves:
Throughout each project, Handpicked constantly checks in with us to help with prevent and solve problems in production. We believe this is what makes Handpicked stand out from other clients or agents we've worked with. We highly recommend Handpicked to any international company that wishes for smooth procurements from China.
Allen Gao, Qingdao Vitalucks Trade Co.,Ltd  /Caoxian Vitalucks Craft Co.,Ltd
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Handpicked 对于每一个项目从开始进行到结束一直在追踪。 督促我们按时交货,并且询问有没有遇到什么问题, 然后我们的解决方案是什么,我们认为handpicked与其他中间商最大的区别是会帮助卖方跟买方提供更多的方案去解决问题。 而不只是被动的接受信息并且机械的去执行。如果你想更顺利的从中国购买产品,Handpicked 是你最好的选择。
高伟龙,青岛万德瑞克贸易有限公司 /曹县万德瑞克工艺品有限公司
Translation
Their clear and effecient project scheduling helps us in our workflow management as well. With their high standards for product quality well easily understood from the start, it helps us to prevent unwanted problems and losses during production. They deserve the full trust of international customers.
Carolyn You, LAVI Gifts and Premiums Co., Ltd
Original
他们清晰有效的项目安排和提前定好计划,也对于我们工厂能够更合理排产起到积极作用。 我们从一开始就了解他们对产品质量的高要求,这也帮助我们避免生产过程中出现不必要的问题和损失。 他们值得国际客户的充分信任。
游敏萍,莱威尔礼品有限公司
Translation
Communication with Handpicked is fast and clear for us. They follow up very closely, and their control of quality and deadlines is always done in great detail. When a problem is anticipated or discovered, they would propose a solution timely, and in the end they are all solved well.
Mr. He, Dongguan Tongkai Leather Products Co., Ltd.
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与 Handpicked 的沟通对我们来说既快速又清晰, 通讯速度很及时。 他们的跟进非常紧密和及时,他们对质量和时间表的把控也很细致。 当预料到或发现问题时,他们会及时提出解决方案,最终都得到很好的解决。
何程,东莞市同凯皮具有限公司
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Some of our successful projects

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Streamline your purchasing
process from China
And skip the long
trial-and-error process

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