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Default Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

I am looking for a screen protectors manufacturer, but Alibaba doesn't seem like the place to go to!


Any suggestions on how to find real factories?
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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

Ali has plenty of real factories. My primary supplier manufactures screen protectors and we met on Ali years ago. If you aren't happy with Ali the next best option is traveling to China with a basic understanding of Mandarin.
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Ali has plenty of real factories. My primary supplier manufactures screen protectors and we met on Ali years ago. If you aren't happy with Ali the next best option is traveling to China with a basic understanding of Mandarin.

From what I understood, most factories don't get involved in marketing and they sell directly to trading companies. Do you think that's correct?
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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

No, not entirely. It's true that there are tons of trading companies on there but there are also a lot of manufacturers. Almost all of the real factories on there also act as trading companies by sourcing products for customers they don't make themselves, and helping to consolidate shipments. That's how it is with our main supplier. They manufacture about 75% of what we buy and they source the rest from nearby factories.

It's been a while since I've been there but I'm pretty sure you can search for factories only. Lots of trading companies will pose as manufacturers. You've just got to talk to each supplier and find out which ones are actually making their own stuff.

A super hot and cheap to produce product like screen protectors surely has a few manufacturers on there.. you just have to hunt them down.
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I can't possibly think of a more saturated niche to sell in!
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I can't possibly think of a more saturated niche to sell in!
Hey man, it still works believe it or not. Screen protectors can be shipped for $.50 or whatever a stamp costs now.

I got 1000 for iPhone 8 when it was new. Barely made anything on small retail orders but turned a slight profit on a few larger orders. Regardless - was still able to get rid of them all in less than a month.

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Oh, I know I can get rid of them. But making a profit is nearly non-existent.

I use them just to help pad the account with transactions and feedback. Which, I suspect that's what a lot of guys are doing.
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Oh, I know I can get rid of them. But making a profit is nearly non-existent.

I use them just to help pad the account with transactions and feedback. Which, I suspect that's what a lot of guys are doing.
Yes very slim profit margin so it relies heavily on volume...or gullible customers who overpay hah
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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

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I am looking for a screen protectors manufacturer, but Alibaba doesn't seem like the place to go to!


Any suggestions on how to find real factories?
If you're just using the products to pad your account, And even if you're looking for a real supplier, I still think alibaba is a good source.

you'll just have to comb through the list and take time picking a seller that you like.
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Problems with dhgate on this screen protector search? Just wondering
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DHgate is a lot of middle men and for smaller MQOs.
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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

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I am looking for a screen protectors manufacturer, but Alibaba doesn't seem like the place to go to!


Any suggestions on how to find real factories?
We are in China. We source from the same suppliers who sell on Alibaba, AliExpress and eBay. They are often the same factories or wholesale entities just selling at different price levels depending on the channels in question. We can often find better prices than quoted on the above platforms, because we get them through the same channels that Chinese retailers purchase through, rather than the channels above which are targeted at foreigners and where they have no qualms about giving the "foreigner discount" (i.e. an inflated price, even at wholesale)
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You should change your flag.
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You should change your flag.
good one phaz

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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

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We are in China. We source from the same suppliers who sell on Alibaba, AliExpress and eBay. They are often the same factories or wholesale entities just selling at different price levels depending on the channels in question. We can often find better prices than quoted on the above platforms, because we get them through the same channels that Chinese retailers purchase through, rather than the channels above which are targeted at foreigners and where they have no qualms about giving the "foreigner discount" (i.e. an inflated price, even at wholesale)
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I'm American. We don't change flags.
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I'm American. We don't change flags.
Sure we do. Guy down the road from me has a Mexico flag.
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I'm American. We don't change flags.
If your physically located in China, flag should match

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I use them just to help pad the account with transactions and feedback. Which, I suspect that's what a lot of guys are doing.
Exactly the point of items like this. It helps to push other items best match up and make sales on more profitable items
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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

The prices I am getting for screen protectors range between 0.15 and 0.30 $

Is this range normal in your opinions?
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Ali has plenty of real factories. My primary supplier manufactures screen protectors and we met on Ali years ago. If you aren't happy with Ali the next best option is traveling to China with a basic understanding of Mandarin.
Exactly... and if you need any particular new product, you can just ask them and see if they can source it for you.

It's all about networking with the right people.
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alibaba have alot of representitives directly from the factories.. cant be better
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Default Re: Any credible way to find real manufacturers in China?

How can I do dropshiping? I should buy from china and sell in ebay?or I should give an address to my customers in ebay to dhgate.com?

What is the dropshipping?
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