In recent years, there is an increased search for “India sourcing agents”. In today’s post, I’ve invited 8 Indian procurement agents to share their insights into the local market or introduce sourcing services. This aims to smooth the journey of people interested in Indian sourcing.
Each introduction is presented from a first-person perspective, and please note that the list is in no particular order.
India Sourcing Network
Indian manufacturers specialize in making products in natural materials such as cotton, silk, jute, wool, etc., plus varied handicrafts.
India Sourcing Network is to help e-commerce sellers source products made in India. Indian industrial clusters mainly include:
- New Delhi, the capital, with key industrial sectors such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive, textiles, and food processing.
- Mumbai, boasting India’s largest port and surrounded by cotton-producing areas, making it a cotton textile industry hub.
- Bengaluru, India’s “Silicon Valley”, concentrating on software production and export.
- Kolkata, the largest steel industry center in India.
Our product sourcing options range from home and garden decor, furniture, hardware, and gifts to apparel, textiles, furnishings, fashion jewelry, and more. We can serve as your sourcing department in India, managing the entire sourcing process, including sample product making, mass production, quality control, shipping, etc.
ET2C, founded in May 2001, is committed to helping businesses to source from low-cost countries, including China and India.
Objectively, communication between Indian suppliers and importers is easy, as English is one of Indian official languages. Although India’s manufacturing industry has made progress in recent years, its manufacturing infrastructure and industrial chains are not as well-developed and mature as those in China. Taking the iPhone 15 made in India for example, the majority of its components and raw materials are imported from China.
In addition, India has lower labor costs than China, but productivity is also lower. Therefore, monitoring production progress is crucial to ensure timely lead times. Besides that, remember to do product quality inspections, especially when ordering from a new supplier. This applies to both India and China.
So, sourcing agencies are valuable as they can help you find reliable product suppliers, follow up on production progress, inspect finished products, arrange shipments, etc.
UCT Asia is a procurement agency across Asia, including India. Many buyers are excited by the competitive prices of Indian products but express concerns about product quality. We communicate on your behalf with suppliers, ensuring they comprehend your product specifications and requirements. Additionally, we have quality controllers who inspect ongoing productions to guarantee timely and high-quality deliveries.
APPL, Aakash Powertech Pvt Ltd., is an Indian sourcing agency established in 2006. We focus on electric cables, motors, transformers, cooling towers, and other industrial products. Our sourcing services include finding potential Indian manufacturers for your desired industrial products, evaluating manufacturer facilities and capabilities, as well as providing third-party quality assurance, onsite inspection, and logistics consultancy.
Source One is a sourcing company in India and the rest of Asia since 1991. When sourcing from India, one of the major challenges most purchasers face is to find the right supplier.
We can help you find the right products or manufacturers. We also negotiate for the best prices and MOQ with the manufacturers and suppliers on your behalf. Our services also include doing quality checks and inspections and handling your shipping and logistics needs in India.
SmallWorld has been an India sourcing company since 1993. India produces and exports a variety of products, including handicrafts, textiles, leather goods, and pharmaceuticals. More people want to source products from India at low prices and then resell them at higher prices to make money. However, finding suitable suppliers can be a daunting task.
We act as your representative in India. We connect you to factories and assist in conducting factory audits to evaluate compliance and quality. Additionally, we help you communicate and coordinate with the factory regarding product development and sourcing requirements. Furthermore, we offer quality inspection services, along with logistic support.
Swades is an Indian sourcing agency based in New Delhi and founded in 2013. We provide international buyers with product sourcing services. If you require ethical sourcing of goods, we can offer that. Most of our suppliers are registered with the Control Union and are certified as per the global standards of Sedex, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Oeko-Tex STeP. Their production facilities are also GOTS and OCS approved. We share Garment Transfer Certificates on sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton and BCI.
APOGEE Sourcing is a sourcing company based in India and run by a former auto-component manufacturing professional. Our product sourcing focuses on metal and plastic parts sourcing, such as brass machined parts, toolings (molds), etc.
We help you find Indian component factories, and manage all manufacturing processes for the on-time delivery of your components. We have a small warehouse and help you collect products sourced from different suppliers for cargo consolidation and shipping. We support shipping terms from EX-factory till DDU. DDP is not OK with us.
Hope this post can give you some inspiration on Indian sourcing and make your importing business easier. Share this post with others if you find it useful. Should you have anything to say or any questions, leave a comment below.
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