Mar 30, 2023

How to find a good agent in Yiwu for wholesale smoking accessories?

If you want to buy smoking accessories in Yiwu market, you need a Yiwu agent to help you. Today I will talk about how to find a good agent in Yiwu for your smoking accessories business.


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So, which is the Best Agent in Yiwu?


  1. You Need a Trustworthy Agent


Trust is No.1, Experience and Expertise will be No.2.

Many agents claiming they can source thousands different products for you from Yiwu. This is true. But can they do a good job with thousands different products?

Here is a big question mark.

An agent who is exporting a lot of plastic containers means nothing when they need to QC jewelry for “nickel free”.

An agent ships hundreds of containers to US doesn’t means they know well enough customs requirements of Croatia or Fiji.


  1. You Need an Agent with Sufficient Facilities


Trust is No.1, Experience and Expertise will be No.2.

Facility comes at NO.3.  


Not a good Yiwu agent can perform miracles without these 3 points.


For an agent in Yiwu, the two most important facilities are the office and warehouse.

  1. In Yiwu, a good office is an office that is close to the market.
  2. Warehouse must be spacious.


Since sometimes products need to be repacked or checked thoroughly. This job will be impossible if there is not enough space or team.

Also, a good warehouse should be easy for container loading. If fragile items are carried up to container door each time. There is risk that these fragile cartons can fall off.

Of course, this can be found out easily when you’re in Yiwu. You can drop by their office in the morning for 10 minutes and go to their warehouse in the after for another 10 minutes after market visit.


How Much for Yiwu Sourcing Agent Sourcing Fee?

Usually, the sourcing agent fee is 3% – 7% of the order value.

A lot of Yiwu agents say they only charge a 1% commission of the order value, or they offer FREE service, free cars, free everything. Or they cleverly saying charge “low to 1% commission”. (very misleading.)

This is too bad for the entire export agent business in Yiwu. I mentioned this earlier on Yiwu agent commission rate. 1% is just too good to be true. Even the biggest agents are charging 3% with lots of additional conditions.


When comes to service, people are the matter.

These companies who offer better opportunities and salaries usually have better and more experienced staff. The fact is that all your work will be done by staff. – Not the general manager or boss.

If a company can’t have reasonable profit, they can’t offer descent salary, then they can’t keep good staff. A quick change of staff is a disaster to the service agents’ business.

The companies that keep the best experienced and professional staff resource, for the long term, can be the best agent in Yiwu.



How to Find a Good Agent in Yiwu?


#1. Check their responding.

Here, of course, you will have different ways to find out if someone is right for you. Are they honestly talking about what they can do? Are they able to communicate well via emails? Are they doing what they’re saying? … Many agent in Yiwu don’t have a clear and straightforward way with their service and charges but just want you to contact or chat with them.


#2. Ask for reference from their site.

Some companies now put references on their site publicly. This is good to see what other customers said about them. But you need to see if these reviews are real.

By the above 2 steps of checking their sites and talking to them. Now comes to the big step:


# 3. Visit them to find out.

Here is my advice: always select 2 or 3 potential agents, NOT ONLY ONE!

  1. Meet them and talk to them.
  2. Walk with them for one day in the market.

Then point out your finger for the winner.

From meeting them and walking with them, you will have a clear picture of are they doing what they were saying on their website and what they told you previously in emails.

Walking in the market for one day (only for browsing market purpose), you will find out who seems to care about you more and who is putting more extra cost on you.


# 4. Let them show their ID.

Check their Chinese name on the name card. Not only the English name. You can find millions of Jack, or Julie, or Lisa, or Mike…

These are not their real names.

Check their business license, tax registration, company ID and make copies, to make sure they’re legally registered in Yiwu/Zhejiang/China. NOT in HK, or somewhere on a small island.

China police won’t travel that far for your 200,000USD criminal report. This for sure.

After going through above steps, I’m sure you’re very close to a trustworthy, serious, and reliable agent in Yiwu.



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