You may not realize this readily that buying from China can actually hurt your business since we have heard a lot about how cheap Chinese products are or mass production factories. While it may be true that the Chinese products by their face value are priced less as compared to the United States but the hidden truth is much different. There are a number of business in the United States that have suffered massive losses or went bankrupt because they relied on Chinese suppliers. This problem has been witnessed most commonly in the Electronics industry and especially in the Printed Circuit Boards industry. Businesses that relied on Chinese suppliers in order to provide Printed Circuit Boards to use in their products badly lost the trust of their customers. Some of the reasons why you can lost your business or buying from china can hurt your business are as follows:
- Low Quality Products: In USA, the trust between the business and the customers is based on the quality of the products being offered. customers in the United States care more about the quality of the products than they do for the price. In case, the quality is low or not up to the standards, you may lose your business even with long-term customers.
- Delivery Issues: The shipping from China can be delayed even for months that can result in major issues for the customers. You may not be able to supply the products to the customers if you do not have the stock. This can lead to many problems for your business as the customers can turn to other trusted local suppliers.
- Lack of Support: Communicating with customers in china is a difficult task as you may not always be successful in getting your requirements across. This can lead to technical issues in the products. Seeking support from Chinese manufacturers can also be a problem that can leave you unable to solve the queries of your customers.