From a few months ago, lots of customers inquired us to help them import jewelry accessories and jewelry materials from China through emails. Because they think this product nitch is pretty promising with its advantages of high value, small volume, low shipping cost, and high profit. But few of them have enough experience in this area.
Good articles were not founded when I searched how to import jewelry from China on Google, so I write this article. No matter you are purchasing jewelry from China online, or actually visit China in person, you will find this article very informative and useful.
Besides, if you want to private label jewelry and need more knowledge about jewelry materials, take How to Customize and Private Label Jewelry and Top 7 Jewelry Materials Used in Jewelry Making Supplies as reference.
1. How to Select Suppliers When Import Jewelry Accessories from China?
Selecting suppliers is essential when import jewelry from China, as it concerns the quality and price of products. Design and quantity are the two most important elements for jewelry importers, so I divide them into the following three types.
a. Importers Who Do Not Have Specific Styles
Some foreign jewelry importers are interested in hot selling and popular jewelry, and they are purchasing regularly, like every season, then sell to local jewelry shops. These importers don’t have specific styles when importer from Chinese suppliers, so they would like suppliers to recommend some popular styles.
These importers can source suppliers on Alibaba.com, or if are possible, come to Guangzhou or Yiwu City to source from local jewelry markets. Styles in the market are updated frequently in order to keep up the fashion trends. Otherwise, you can find many spot goods with lower MOQ, which is more suitable for smaller quantity importers.
If you are purchasing a large quantity, such as 5000 units for one style, you can also source large jewelry factories. These factories have their own designers to create lots of new styles, and you can let them recommend to you. You’d better source them from famous fairs, such as Hong Kong Global Sources Fair, Canton Fair, select several reliable ones then have a long-term business.
|Hong Kong Global Sources Fair||Canton Fair|
b. Importers Who Have Their Own Designs or Samples
Importers who have own designs can be divided into four types:
- foreign trading companies, whose customers are mainly famous foreign jewelry companies;
- foreign large-scale chain supermarket, such as Walmart;
- Foreign famous jewelry or fashion brands, such as Forever 21, Topshop;
- Foreign original jewelry shops/craft shops/tourist souvenir shops.