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Success Story: Athleticweare Startup Entrepreneur Sources Chinese Products Effectively

 Mike Fox - Startup Entrepreneur

Mike Fox, a startup e-commerce entrepreneur had big dreams of creating a premium athleticwear brand for men that is both durable and functional.  With a background in design and a passion for fashion, he set out to create high-quality products to launch his first collection for Club 05.  However, Mike quickly realized the amount of time, money, effort, and overall energy required to source product successfully.

"Finding quality product to sell online in 2018 isn’t easy.”

“For my business, I wanted to sell Men’s Premium athletic-wear," said Mike.  "And I found out pretty early on that there are a lot of difficulties when trying to start a business.  Finding quality product to sell online in 2018 isn’t easy.”

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"The supplier I chose wasn't meeting my needs."

Mike started off trying to find suppliers on his own, which proved to be very time-consuming and a little frustrating.  "I ended up choosing a supplier, but, they weren't meeting my needs." said Mike.  "Sometimes it would take weeks to hear back from them, and when I finally heard back, the language barrier made it difficult for us to communicate effectively.  On top of that, as someone who was just getting started, the prices and minimum order quantities they quoted me were just way outside of my budget."

Mike knew that if he wanted to make his business a reality, he was going to have to find a way to overcome these massive challenges.  Thankfully, Mike’s product sourcing experience was entirely different once he found Made-in-China’s Global Product Sourcing Solution.

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 “I realized early on that working with Made-in-China was going to be an entirely different experience.”

“When I first started working with Made-in-China, I was somewhat hesitant because my experience attempting to source product on my own was discouraging and I assumed the experience would be somewhat similar even when working with Made-in-China.” said Mike.”   “I realized early on that working with Made-in-China was going to be an entirely different experience.”

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We had the opportunity to sit down with Mike and ask him about some of the biggest headaches he faced while trying to source products to start his business.  Read about the challenges he faced and how Made-in-China helped him overcome them!

 

Prior to connecting with Made-In-China, what was the most difficult part of product sourcing?

"I think the main issue was that I was just another startup business to the suppliers I was trying to negotiate with. When I tried to negotiate pricing and MOQ’s, they had no incentive to work with my budget, because why would they work with a small startup company with a low budget when most of their clients are established businesses placing huge orders?"

 

How has partnering with Made-in-China impacted your business?

"With Made-in-China, I have my own dedicated product sourcing specialist, Jessie, who was able to match me with suppliers that fit my budget and business needs.  I had spent months searching for suppliers, and Jessie was able to match me with suppliers within days.  When I found out the suppliers she had matched me with were also supplying product to large, well-known companies in the United States, I couldn’t believe it. "

Mike Fox - Sourced Products EffectivelyHow has your product sourcing experience differed since partnering with MIC?

"Without Made-in-China, I would have never been able to work with these top-tiered suppliers.  My budget and order quantities just wouldn’t have made sense for them.  It’s been refreshing to know that I have constant support from my product sourcing specialist, and access to over 40,000 quality suppliers at my fingertips."


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What benefits have you experienced from working with Made-in-China?

"There are so many benefits to working with Made-in-China!  Every step of the process has been so easy and considerably faster than when I was doing it alone.  Things that took me months to accomplish alone, were done in a week with Made-in-China.  My dedicated product sourcing specialist was instrumental to my success and gave me peace of mind that they had the expertise and were looking out for my best interest.  They were able to match me with two suppliers quickly that could produce the quality products I was looking for, then they negotiated the pricing and MOQ’s down to fit within my startup budget."  

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