How to Choose a PCB Supplier in China 1
If you want to find a PCB supplier in China, just Google it can not help you a lot. You need a strategy which consists of awareness, knowledge and a good amount of homework. Below are some practical steps to find a suitable Chinese supplier for you.
Firstly, you need to understand what you need and categorize the information. Here are some categories to help you think about Chinese suppliers: manufacturer vs. 3rd-party supplier; Big corporation vs. small family-owned; 3rd-party supplier with in-house product development capability vs. 3rd-party supplier that just buys-in and sells-out; vertically integrated manufacturer vs. assembly-based manufacturer; etc.
Do some Internet research. There are lots of companies advertising PCB assembly on the internet. Create a data table to help you record the search result, so the job can be done more efficiently and effectively. The table should include columns like company name, contact information, business scale and scope, category check boxes (important), and notes.
Use trustworthy B2B websites or popular business directory websites to obtain very structured information for Chinese suppliers. Be sure to use local ones, such as alibaba.com, as you can contact Chinese suppliers on these websites and get quick responses. The directory websites are also excellent resources to obtain industrial knowledge.
Initiate contact with the suppliers you want to work with, and further develop relationships with them. Eventually, you will find the one.
Find a Chinese local business to help you. The local man know how to check the supplier, some special business manner is unknown by the foreign ones, once you have a local guide, all your business work will be easy.