Hi, Every one, I am Kevin, 31 years old. Here I would like to share some my experience as a purchaser on international trading. Not ads. Hope everybody on this line could share the experience. 7 years ago, I joined a USA company from as a assistant buyer to Director of purchase Dept. I am a Chinese, and nearly 90% of our company's goods are exported from CN to USA, as we are a trading company, so the category are large, I need know lots of knowledge of each kind. In fact, the more and more import thing is you need to learn how to communicate with these different supplier. Maybe you will think that purchasing is easier than selling. But I am afraid I couldn't agree with you. To find a good sourcer is really a troublesome! Ok, let's come straight to the point---How to do it 1. If the products you looking for are Electric; Equipment or something that are required good after-sale service, and the quantity is large enough, you'd better find the real manufacturer and must be in long history, but how to judge these two point on so many supplier? First, the most convenient way is to ask a friend on the local market to check the supplier, but most of the buyer without a trustworth friend on there, so you need do the working by yourself. I believe most people will first google the supplier on internet, but mostly the information you get all are the advantageous, because most of the bad sides are only showed on the local search engine and showed on Chinese. So when you come to this difficult, the best way is direct ask the supplier to give you the client they have been cooperated on your market, if they refuse do it(in order to protect their clients business secrets, some supplier will refuse you), but you find their quotation are really competitive, you could ask them send a free sample to test, of cause you need to pay the freight cost, if the sample is good, then please don't just place the order, you'd better take a fly to visit their factory, this step is very important, because you could find a lot of very useful information if you are careful enough! 2. If the products you buy are in a wide range and each kind are in less quantity, I suggest you to find a long history trading company. A lot of buyer don't like do business with trading company, they afraid will pay more money. In fact, some trading co. even could offer you the price more lower than the factory, because they are VIP of many factory, they have more source on some products. The other way, because the trading Co. cost you the commission, so you are the direct clients of theirs, and a professional trading company will fight against to the factory for your interest. After all, they are the third party. Sorry, I am tie up by something urgent, can't continue to write, maybe tomorrow if there are some people find these words are useful. Or your guys could ask me any question about this field, I will answer as detail as I know.