China remains the world’s reining factory for decades now. Mainly, it’s due to their cheap and quality labor and ease in exporting via their well-established ports. The Chinese legal systems provides guidance in case outsourcing dispute arises. To reduce the risk when producing in China, consider and use the following ground rules:
1. Property Registration
Register your product under your country patent and trademark offices. IP rights will only work with a bus based firm. Brand, logos, and slogan should have your country copyright lest your trade secrets, know-how and propriety information falls into the wrong hands.
2. Registration under Chinese Market.
Some business operators find themselves locked out of Chinese markets, simply because a competitor registered their trade before them. What follows is that they prohibit your hard-earned product’s export. The registration serves to cut off counterfeit goods from exportation.
3. Nondisclosure Agreement
China has several manufacturers for you to choose from. Whoever you choose as your manufacturer should sign this confidentiality agreement. Chinese also allows you to protect your know-how by entering into a contract with your manufacturing. Without such an agreement, your manufacturers’ confidentiality will always be in question.
4. Product Quality and Payment Terms.
For quality, you be ready to spend on inspection. Make final payments after you are confident in the outcome of your product.
They should reach the set standards and quantities and if not, have a set plan on how to deal with the situation. Your contract should protect you in the case of standards’ breaching. OEM refers to the original equipment manufacturer. Avoid such an agreement as it tends to leave you unprotected.
With these essential points followed, you are good to manufacture in China.
How to Sell Online
Opening a physical shop and waiting for customers to notice you just won’t work today. The world has become a global village thanks to internet connectivity. Transition from one on one sale to online marketing is the tricky part. Here is a guide on how to start online marketing.
1. Select and Register a Name For Your Business:
A good nickname follows you from childhood to old age. It is interesting, rhymes and hard to ignore. The same goes for business names, but now you choose what you want reflected. You might even need to change your business name to suit the online business. Registering your name makes it easy for customers to reach you
2. Create an Internet Merchant Account:
A working payment plan saves you a lot of trouble. Most online sales go by credit card. However, some clients will pay from bank accounts and others on online banks. Make sure you are suiting all these complexities. To ensure security, they will work with a payment gateway. With this, you may incur extra costs but save yourself hacker drama.
3. Choose a Working Forum
These are such as:
Hosted; entails you selling your product via someone else’s server. Applies when you resources do not allow you to create e-commerce software
Simple; used for businesses where you only need a way to have your customers pay and order for one product.
Do it yourself; it is more complicated as it handles several products and different payment plans.
4. Product Description
One on one sale gives you the privilege to view and test before buying. Online marketing requires you to imitate the feeling for your clients. Achieving this calls for top-notch images and written description of the product. To avoid legal mayhem, only use adverts you have fabricated yourself
5. Secure Socket Layer Certificate.
When navigating online, not all sites are safe for you. Some are lure from hackers to get your personal details such as customer bank accounts, credit card details, etc. to ensure data security, enroll for an SSL certificate. A secure site will have a padlock symbol on its margin.