Established in 2009, with more than 60.8million sales in China 2014, the fouth largest sales globally in Q3 2014, Xiaomi is absolutely the most aggressive smartphone company these years.

Below is the figure I used in my other article of Chinese original brand smartphone.

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Sales of smartphone in China, Xiaomi is the toppest, then Samsung, Lenovo, Apple, Huawei; While in the world, for Q3 2014, Xiaomi is between top 3 and top4.

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Yeah, it’s really hot and cool, but does it do anything with our business? Why it’s good business to purchase/buy/import from Shenzhen and resell in India, Middle east and Africa? How can we make good profit out of it?

You know, XIAOMI sells(or will sell) online directly itself, price is transparent and consumers are able to buy from www.mi.com directly; besides, like iPhone, the only to purchase XIAOMI smartphone is from their website because Xiaomi doesn’t have any policy of agency.

That’s big problem, how can you make money if you want to resell XIAOMI in your country? Xiaomi is new company and lack of experience of global distribution network, though, it’s developing aggressively and will build a website in your country and ruins your business.

However, some distributors/wholesalers of Xiaomi do earn lots of money from this business, how can they make it?

Take it easy and let me tell you how to run this game.

1. 7-day returned XIAOMI:

It’s not until last month that a guy contacted me in a chat group that he had many XIAOMI to sell in good price.

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It’s amazing! You know, this Redmi(Xiaomi) is original, new, and perfect. What’s the difference?

A.Price, nearly 100RMB cheaper than new ones;

B.Quality: I checked this Redmi(Xiaomi) again and again, and found that it’s the new one.

C.Package: some package is a little bit scratch(below pic), but we can replace it with a new box, which is only around 7RMB.

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D.There’s no so much supply as these 7-days returned version are from after-sale department of XIAOMI, it has been tested well and proved no problem before reselling’

2. Officially refurbished version(by XIAOMI company)

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To be continue…

Article by Wenger, email: wenger.lin@vip.163.com, whatsapp: 008618813906787.

Hotsales cellphone case in USA/EU, cheap source in shenzhen, China.

What is the best sellers smart phone cover in USA/EU?

How to source these cellphone case/covers in Shenzhen? And how to make purchasing?

It’s has to be the same as those hot sales in USA, EU(or other countries) so that we could resell them easily;

It’s has to be cheaper so as to make good profit out of it;

It’s has to be easy for us to make purchasing, you know, cellphone cover is more than thousands of different kinds, and normally, one supplier is possibly only has less than 1 case that is hotsale, which makes it difficult to make purchasement.

So you may wonder, Is it possible to purchase from 1 supplier for all the cell phone cases that are hotsale/marketable in USA/EU, in the same quality but cheap price?

Actually, not everyone can do it. How to make a difference?

Before getting straight to the point, let me show to a rough idea about what’s hot sale product in USA:

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It’s Fantastic, you know, it’s an explosion, the best sell on Amazon in USA!

What if you could purchase from Shenzhen for all the popular item(in USA) and resell in USA, or in Germany, France, UK, India, Korean, Japan?  It’s marketable item and we don’t need to worry about sales. Just think about it!

Article from Wenger, email: wenger.lin@vip.163.com, whatsapp: 008618813906787.

How to choose Chinese original brand smartphone?

Many foreign businessmen have a problem in selecting good quality and cheap Chinese smartphones,

There’s so many different brand, which one is better for business?

How to select a quality& cheap Chinese cellphones?

How to source suppliers of Android phone and import from China?

How is the quality and warranty of Chinese brand mobile phone?

Does it with CE/RoHS/FCC certificate?

Does it come with English version? and Manual also in English?

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1.How does it performs in China and global market?

You couldn’t imagine how hotsale it is globally, here’s the lastes statistics:

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Figure 1: sales volume of cellphone in China 2014(millions)

Top1: XIAOMI(China)

Top2: Samsung

Top3: Lenovo(China)

Top4: Apple

Top5: Huawei(China)

Top6~10: Coolpad, vivo, OPPO, ZTE, others. (all China, and HTC, Sony, Moto, LG and others are out from top 10 for good)

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Figure 2:  Global comparison of profit rate of smartphone

Apple and Samsung remain top 2, while Chinese phone performs aggressively, cutting down profit to increase market share, especially Lenovo, Xiaomi and Huawei.

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2.How is their quality?

Let’s take XIAOMI Mi4 for example:

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Specification:

Screen: 5 inch Sharp, 1920×1080, 441PPI

Syetem: MIUI( based on Android 4.3);

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8X74AC 801, 2.5GHz, 4core

Network: 4G, 3G, GSM

RAM: 3GB, ROM 16/64GB,

Camera: SONY 13 MP (rear), SONY 8 MP(front); 4k video recording

Battery: 3000mAh,

Dimention: 139.2×68.5×8.9mm

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3.How is the price?

Yeah, it sounds really cool.

So what? how can we make profit from importing Chinese mobile phone? Which one is better for business?

Let’s not beat around the bush, here’s quotation from market(Price in RMB, 1USD=6.2RMB)

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4. How to do business?

Perfect, now we have a rough idea about Chinese mobile phone and their the price, but it’s not enough. How can I do business with supplier of Chinses original brand smartphone? you may wonder? for most of the time we’re not strong enough to build relationship with brand company, their MOQ could be 500pcs per model, or even more than 1000pcs each time, so we have to work with distributor/wholesaler in the market.

Here comes the problems:

A.How to find a reliable distributor/wholesaler and get a good price?

B.How to deal with languages problem? and manual?

C.how about shipping?

D.how to avoid copies?

For A, there’s different grade of distribution network in China, without large order or relationship, none of us could deal with brand company, or supplier behind the market. Besides, price of smartphone is transparant and lower profit, and there’s so many copies, which makes it difficult to find a reliable supplier with good price. A better solution is to find a local partner that knows the market well and tell you truth about the markets.

For B, it is piece of cake, brand smartphone always comes with different kind of languagues, or we can root it and install your languages as well; the Manual or label could be Troublesome, we need to print(or pay for a printing factory) our own manual, or making a common English version, it’s not difficult to make it.

For C*D, most of local distributors/wholesaler don’t export, or not very expert in exporting; besides, they only focus on selling phone and couldn’t help your other business, sometimes you need to buy some accessories as well, which may be purchased from different supplier. And dealing with different suppliers would make it very complicated; besides, shipping fee would be quite a lot as all of your order are shipped seperately.

In this case, the two choice you have are, firstly, if your quantity is really large, you can find one supplier to deal with all for you exclusively; secondly, if not, you would need a local partner, or sourcing agent to provide all services you need for this business. And sourcing agent is generally cost less than trading company.

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5. In the end:

Smartphones are one of the hottest products nowadays, everything is about smartphone: intelligent homeware, APP, mobile network, shopping, SNS…… iPhone is definitely the leader brand, and Samsung of course, but they’re expensive; consumer would need different kind of products as well, powerful, nice design and cost less, thats how Chinese brand succeed and grow.

Let’s wait for the following success of them.

By the way, we’re souring agent in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China, we provide 1-stop sourcing service for clients, if you need our help, pls do not hesitate to contact us.

Wenger

Hong Kong Goodians Ltd. 

Email:wenger.lin@vip.163.com

Skype:wenger.lin@hotmail.com

Tel /Whatspp:0086-18813906787

2 in 1 USB & Lightning, Data & Charging Cable for iPhone and Android Phone is more and more Popular in Shenzhen China

This cable is made of environmentally PVC+PC material, it has a good feeling, very strong and reliable.

It has a fashionable design just like noodles, the joint part from soft cable to hard plastic connector is also very strong, many colors are also available, every detail is carefully designed to create the perfect quality for your best experience.

It can charge your iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6, iPad 4, iPod or Android phones such as Samsung that has a Micro USB port.

More and more people like to use this kind of cable ,not only because it has a good quality and fashion style but also its charging speed.

Welcome to Shenzhen to order this cable.

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What is new in the electronics markets of Shenzhen Huaqiangbei in 2015 January?

SEG building is one of the most important and earliest buildings in the Huaqiangbei electronics market area of Shenzhen China, and SEG stands for Shenzhen Electronics Group, this corporation own many buildings in this area, one of the buildings is call SEG building, there are many electronics components, computers and computer accessories being sold in the first 10 floors of the buildings, the floors above are trading or wholesale companies for electroncis products.

The buildings next to it are called Baohua, SEG Kangle, SEG Industry building and SEG Ecomony Building, in these buildings, there were computers and computer accessories being sold in the past and Now…

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Mobile and Mobile accessories are completely taking places of these markets in 2015.

Here is the building of Baohua, a market called SEG mobile for cell phone accessories, another market called Guangxun for cell phone spare parts and market SEG Mobile accessories Factory Store are located here.

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Next to Baohua, it is SEG Kangle Building where cell phone accessories are being sold here.

Kangle has been around for cell phone accessories for almost one year now.

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Right next to Kangle, it is SEG communications building, and it has been around for cell phone accessories and spare parts for amost 3 years, so it is one of the oldest buildings for cell phone accessories in this area.

Here are 2 SEG Communication Markets, one is around 3 year old, another one is just NEW today in January. The one in SEG Insutry is old, another in the SEG Economy is new. Both SEG Communication Markets are for cell phone accessories and spare parts.

SEG Communication Markets

 

In the view of my cell phone camera, just normal mode, not Panorama mode, I can see 3 Xiaomi stores, and it is very hard to count how many Xiaomi stores in total that are open in the Huaqiangbei area.

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Here is another picture for Xiaomi stores, the one on the left just started a few days ago, it used to be a drink shop, and now it became a Xiaomi store right next to another Xiaomi store. Both stores are located across the street of Huaqiang North Road from Exit B of Huaqiang North Subway Station.

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Our conclusion is that the cell phone accessory and spare part business has been too good in the last 2 to 3 years, and because China is so open, many people follow to the same business, so the competition is brutal now in China. So what is the next growing point? Please substribe to our blog and see our future post.

Selfie stick in Shenzhen China is getting more and more popular

Many people like to take a photo with their mobile phones, but it is not easy you want to take a good photo on your own without a Selfie Stick.

Selfie Stick is an extensible stick with a cell phone holder screwed together on one end of the stick.

When you have an exiting moment to share with your friends, but this special moment might go away when you find someone to take a picture for you guys, then this Selfie is very valuable to you at this special time.

Right now, I will share a set of tool for selfie, just need the proper monopod, plastic sleeve and bluetooth camera shutter can be solved, and this a set of tool price is cheap.

1. Wireless bluetooth camera shutter self-timer remote control

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2. Extendable Selfie stick handheld monopod

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3. Plastic sleeve for camera shutter to attach to monopod

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4. Tripod stand.

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Translator, interpreter, business guide in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen is waiting for your contact

There are more and more people coming to Huaqiangbei for business purpose. More and more people tend to hire an interpreter to come with him. However, what can an interpreter & business guide do for you?

1. Save time.

An experienced interpreter can guide you to the market or factory fast. It will save lots of time, and time is money.

2. Good communication.

Good and accurate communication will help you reduce mistakes during your business trip. It’s not good to save money to hire a translator but lose potential business opportunities(You may not realize it) and even make mistakes which will do harm to your business.

3. Negotiation for you.

A good translator knows the market and suppliers well so that he/she can help you negotiate with the local people and find the exact products and good prices according to his experience.

4. Provide Advice and solution.

With a business partner in Shenzhen, China, who has built a good relationship with you, you will know more about the local people and market. He will give you advice and solution when you need in your business.

5. Long-term relationship and cooperation.

You may need long-term cooperation with him when you leave Shenzhen. When there is someone who has built cooperation and good relationship with you, he can help you connect your suppliers in Shenzhen, do sourcing and shipping. It will save you lots of time and money in the business in Shenzhen. Because you don’t need to contact so many suppliers and verify the shipments from everywhere. A business partner will do this for you.

Our company provides interpreting, souring and shipping service. Our company is located in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China. We provide services for our clients and hope to build good relationship and long-term cooperation with our clients. If you need a translator and business guide, if you want to know some details about what we can do for your business, please feel free to contact us!

How to choose A good iPhone Screen Tempered Glass/Screen protector?

Speaking of iPhone/Samsung screen Tempered Glass, many friends are still using screen film or even no films at all. How could that possible? A New iPhone 6 cost at least 800USD, if dropped and brokend, repairing your LCD would cost 100USD or maybe more. However, you just need to pay 3~5 dollars to put an iPhone tempered glass, 3~5 times stronger than normal glass, 0.3mm or even just 0.15mm thickness to anti-broken LCD, anti-dropping, and anti-scratch temper glass…

However, choosing a good tempered glass is not easy, there’s so many different kinds of so-called “tempered glass”, some of them is not tempered at all, some is not good quality and easily broken if dropped or scratched. Therefore, I am writing this article to share what is a good iPhone/Samsung Screen Tempered Glass:

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1.Is it Tempered?

Pls do not choose tempered glass less than 1.8USD, some supplier would sell you the so-called “tempered glass” with cheapest price, which is not tempered at all, or less tempered, it may be just normal glass or bad quality tempered glass, but you couldn’t tell by your eye. Once your customer drops it, it breaks and you would lose your reputation for good.

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2.Is it anti-scratch, anti-hitting?

To test a screen tempered glass, you don’t need to drop your iPhone. A good quality tempered glass should be anti-scracth and anti-hitting. Just putting a tempered glass on the floor, using a knife to scracth it and there’s no scratch on it; then hitting it hard with a hammer. If it was hard enough, the glass would be broken and still connected together, which means no matter how hard your iPhone drops, it could also protect your screen well.

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3.Flexibility and structure.

Just bend it, and you’ll find that it’s easily get broken. Don’t worry about it, it happens no matter how good quality the tempered glass is, glass is glass, However, the bad quality tempered glass would break and looks more like pieces by pieces as shown by right picture, while a good quality tempered glass breaks and looks like net, you can find so many lines no it, which means better structure to anti-breaks.

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4.Thickness, safe edge and anti-finger print.

The less thickness, the better craft, and more expensive as well because you need to remain it strong with less material, and client would always love a slim screen protector. Also if the edge of tempered glass is round, it could avoid scuffing your fingers, which is very important for using a iPhone. Anti-finger print is easily understanding as well, leaving finger printing is very confuing, and a good tempered glass could avoid that.

That’s what a good tempered glass is, but it doesn’t mean expensive. A good tempered glass means better quality, better protection and reputation which just cost around 2~3 USD.

We’re working with a large factory of iPhone/Samsung screen tempered glass/ in Shenzhen, China, if you got interest, pls leave a comment or email me: wenger.lin@vip.163.com, thanks.

Doing Business of Second-hand/Used/Refurbished iPhone/Samsung in Shenzhen, China

Speaking of second-hand/used/Refurbished iPhone/Samsung, here comes concerns about bad quality, it was truth several years ago, but right now it’s totally different. the LCD is original, Back cover is original, so does the battery and other small parts. how can you judge that Refurbished iPhone 4/4s/5/5c/5s is not good quality?

Is it possible to refurbish iPhone/Samsung and make it looks original and new? why so many businessmen are interested in it?

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Pls allow me to introduce Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen.

It’s the biggest Electronics market in China, you can find everything related to Smartphones: buying a new iPhone 6/5s/5c/5/4s from whosale market, equiping with accessories such as iPhone case, data cable, powerbank, sound enchancer; when it was broken, just had it repaired here; if your broken LCD is quite a lot, you can sell them, or purchasing some spare parts to resell in your country, such as LCD, back cover, flex cable, front/back camera…

Let’s back to the story,

There’s many suppliers that, on the one hand, they worked with refurbishing factory, on the other hand, hiring a lot of worker to recycle second-hand/used iPhone/Samsung. After that, their trained employees will take apart: Glass, Digitizer, LCD, main board, back cover, just like taking apart a toy. Some recycled iPhone is broken, some get dusted, and some’s or got soaked and doesn’t work at all. It doesn’t matter, testing and evaluating will be carried out soon after that, If glass broken while LCD is not, they will take it out and put a new glass, which is only 1~1.5 USD…

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Here’s a iPhone:

1x LCD assembly( LCD+Digitizer+glass+small parts)

1x main/mother board with flex cables

1x battery, front camera, back camera, home button.

1x Back cover assembly(with small parts)

You just need to put 4 of them together and a iPhone is done!

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Putting on battery

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putting on volume buttons

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testing the screen

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iPhone screen tester is a must when you need to test large quantity of screens/LCD

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laser print on iPhone back cover if you want.

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Barcode/trademark on the box

better to put an Anti-dust protected film to make it looks more like original.

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That’s what they refurbish a new iPhone in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China, and Samsung is almost the same. But how is the price? you may wonder, can it be a good business?

You know, A new iPhone 6 cost 650~850USD in USA, 699~899USD in EU, 640~840USD in Japan, it is expensive, not everyone could afford it. However, buying a cheaper smartphone is not pleasant experience and less cool. A refurbished iPhone may cost just half the price while the quality could be satisfactory. That’s why second hand/used/refurbished iPhone has the market in many countries, Asia, Africa, even in USA and EU. Cheap is very important, as well as the quality.

If you got interested, pls leave a reply or email me directly, we can discuss more about it. My name is Wenger, wenger.lin@vip.163.com

 

What can you do when your supplier ignored your email/call and suspectable cheater/scammer?

It’s a scammer case:

Last week I received an message from an client. He had a deal go bad in China and need someone’s help to contact the supplier and get some infomation. You know, it’s very very complicated for a foreign friend to deal with quality problem /scammer issue if you are not Chinese. When your deals go bad, your supplier may ignore your phone calls and email for good, and you have no idea how to sort it out.

What can you do to deal with quality problem and business Controversy?

What can you do if your suppliers ignored your email/call?

What can you do when your suppliers is a suspectable defrauder/scammer?

Let’s back to his case, He found the supplier in Nov, then placed order and paid deposit via Western Union; the supplier responded well and the goods ready, so he paid the balance and shipment was effected. However, he was told that the goods are stucked by custom soon after that, besides, there’s 310USD Fine. He had no idea about it, but the good is urgent. After paying the so-called fine through WU, there’s no more response from the supplier since 26th Nov.

What happened to his supplier?

He tried to email and call them but received no answers, so he Google and found us online. Here’s what we did for him:

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Hello Wenger,

Thank you for getting back to me.

I attempted to order a large lot of things from xxxx. I then paid for the goods via Western union On 23/11/2014. She had then confirmed my order and that she would ship it. On 25/11/2014 She then told me that the shipment was stopped by HK Customs and seizeduntil they paid the 310.00 USD to release it after paying the fine. I then paid that via Western Union that day. Since paying that, I have not receivedany communication from her, and my calls and emails are being ignored. :-(

I have attached the invoice that I had paid. I have then gone to their website, xxxl.com, and got the following numbers:

Office number: 86-755-332xxxxx

Mobile number: 86-1352xxxxxx

Pxxx(Sales Manager) Email: sales@xxxx.com

xxxx(After-sales) Email: Lxxxx@hotmail.com

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Hi Mr.Jxxxx,

It takes a little bit of time to investigate the company, However, I am sorry to tell you that it’s perhaps a scammer, here’s the reasons:

  1. I called 86-755-332***** several times but no answers; I called 86-1352*****7 and there’s a lady received my call, but she doesn’t name xxx or Exxx, and her company is xxxx Bank, not XXXX.
  1. I checked with their website and found their website is created on 2013-09-17, but they claim to start since 2002, that’s confusing.
  1. I checked with their company address and found another 2 company located in the same address, same floor; I contacted with 1 of them and they said there’s no such company call 3C Well nearby.

By the way, we’re not just doing Interpreting service, we could be your eyes and hands to Sourcing from local market or factory, and most importantly, we’ll help you avoid any scammer and things like that. If there were anything we can help, pls kindly let me know, thanks.

Best Regards,

Wenger

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That’s a tragedy. No one knows if the supplier are scammer/cheater or not, but our foreign did not receive any respond from them since 25th Nov. and lost lots of money. So how to avoid cheating/scamming/defrauding you may wonder, is it possible to avoid risk trading/importing from China and from any other country?

You may need a trustworthy friend to help you verify the suppliers, who knows the market/product well and could help to find suppliers with good price and quality, and deal with details of order, if there were any quality problem, he can help to negotiate with them. If you visiting Chinese supplier, he can help to interpreting or translating to enhance communication.

We could be your trustworthy partners in shenzhen, China, we’re a group of experienced Foreign trade men, doing Interpreting, Sourcing and shipping business. My name is Wenger Lin, If you need our help, pls leave a reply or email me: wenger.lin@vip.163.com.