Popular Posts from our Sourcing Blog

As with many businesses today, we like to keep our clients up to date on social media and EDM’s.  However, here are some of our previous Blogs that clients have liked and found particularly useful.  Don’t forget to signup for our Newsletter and stay in touch with us via social media.

One question we are often asked –  why you might want to use an agency like Hornet.

Another way to understand what we do for our clients is to read A Day in the Life of a Project Manager.

Industry Spotlights

Every so often, we’ll post on social media about a specific industry where we’ve done a lot of work.  But we’re not limited to these sectors – we source all kinds of things!  If you can’t see your industry in the list, check out the range of products we’ve sourced here.

Gifts and Homewares

Industrial Goods

LED Lighting Products


Promotions, Incentives and Giveaways

Toys and Children’s Goods

Moulds and Tools

We also have an information page about importing clothing from China which may help some visitors.

Plus, our Manufacturing Map of China shows which regions and provinces specialise in specific product types.

Importing Basics

Beginner’s Guide to Shipping Part One – Shipping Methods  It’s not just air freight versus sea freight.  What about FCL and LCL?  Drop shipping?  Our guide to your shipping options

Beginner’s Guide to Shipping Part Two – Shipping Terms  Make sure you compare like with like when looking at quotations.  And don’t get caught out by unexpected shipping costs!

5 Tips to Control Logistics Costs

How Hornet’s warehouse in China benefits clients

Product Sourcing and Custom Manufacturing

Understanding Minimum Order Quantities

Ensuring Product Quality – 5 steps to help you get what you want

The Sampling Process – how we do it and why it matters

Common Mistakes in Sourcing from China – some practical tips from real life

Labels and Labelling Requirements

Intellectual Property Basics – patents, trademarks and contractual considerations for doing business with China