About the founder and CEO of China SourceLink
Dear readers, welcome to our website. This is Kai, the founder and CEO of China SourceLink. I started to work as an independent sourcing agent and interpreter in Shenzhen few years ago. During the course of my freelancing career as a Shenzhen sourcing agent, I discover there is obviously an unsatisfied demand when it comes to sourcing reliable suppliers in China. Even though there are a few well-established platforms where you can find suppliers given certain key words, most of my clients find it difficult to verify their credentials due to serious issues in scams and frauds. This is because among some of these websites there is no such a rigorous verification process for a supplier’s profile.
I remember there was a time one of my clients who signed a project contract worth of millions of dollars with a trading company who pretend themselves to be a manufacturer with a fake but stunning profile in a famous sourcing platform. In order to keep an unreasonably high margins for themselves, some China trading company outsource the actual work to a factory who obviously is not qualified for the job. The result was that the whole project had been delayed for a year and half, and they failed to deliver the product at the end. My client not only wasted millions of dollars but also missed the timing for the market.
From this case it is important to be reminded that the quality of suppliers is not always proportional to the quality of their profiles on some sourcing platform like Alibaba or Global Source. In fact, some manufacturers with excellent credentials in some industry who are known to locals may not even have their website in English. And it’s hard to find them on the internet since their website is clearly not SEO friendly. Being good in manufacturing does not mean they are strong in marketing. Besides, there sometimes can be a conflict of interests of buyers and suppliers. What factories care about is the quantity of the order, and therefore you might not be allocated enough support and resource from them if you are not their big gold patron. Further sometimes if you outgrow the factory or vice versa, it is difficult for you to stay with the same phase with your supplier. This is why instead of trying to dealing directly with suppliers, many famous international brand choose to work with a China sourcing agent for better communication and service.
Shenzhen is the hub of hardware manufacturing. When you are thinking of making a physical product, this is the place to be. Moreover, Shenzhen electronic market, as known as Huaqiangbei electronic market is considered as the sourcing capital for consumer electronics. This is where our expertise lies.
Most of our Shenzhen sourcing agent has technical background and a relevant industrial experience in telecommunication, consumer electronics, power energy, software engineering,etc. I have a solid technical grounding myself and also an idea of the merging technologies in the electrical engineering and computer science field,e.g.machine learning, big data,virtual reality, argumented reality, smart wearables, health&wellness tech, smart home devices,and etc. I am also a regular attendee on CES.
Here is a little bit education and employment background about myself. I graduated with Bachelor of Science(B.Sc.) Degree in Electrical Engineering(with Honors) from Tsinghua University(TOP 2 school in China). Then I moved to California for graduate school in University of Southern California with Viterbi fellowship. I have work experience in Telecommunication, Power Energy, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Big Data. I have also published two top-tier conference papers in related fields. For those of you who are interested, my CV is also available.
Overall, I believe we are a great place for you to start your business journey in China. We look forward to hearing from you!
CEO and Founder
China SourceLink is a sourcing company based both in United States and China. It has three different locations: Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Los Angeles. It is founded to help international buyers to source verified suppliers and products with good quality from China. Our role is to bridge the gap between international buyers and domestic manufacturers in China by providing service in sourcing, logistics and interpretation. As your sourcing agent in China, we also caters to the needs of those who intend to incorporate their business in China with our service in company registration, accounting and tax service, and work visa (Z visa) application. Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation and we look forward to hearing from you.
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177 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105, United States
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