Gold Bond Custom Sourcing

Reasons to Place a Custom Order

High Volume

High Volume

 

Do you have a client who orders the same thing repeatedly? You can save as much as 30-35% by ordering larger quantities, fewer times per year.

Customize the Color of Your Product

Customize the Color of Your Product

 

Custom PMS vs Standard Colors. You like the item from the catalog, but you need it a specific PMS color. No problem! We'll get it made.

Custom Decoration or Packaging

Custom Decoration or Packaging

 

Choose from additional decoration methods not available in our catalog, or create completely custom packaging to provide your customer with a unique experience.

Totally Custom Product

Totally Custom Product

 

Does your client need something truly unique? From concept sketches to the finished product, our team is here to help.

Hurdles to Buying Internationally

Let Gold Bond do it for you

Gold Bond has an office in Hangzhou, on the eastern coast of China, staffed with local employees. Their careers have been spent in logistics and manufacturing, with certifications in industrial engineering, process controls, CAD and tooling.

Geography is key to understanding the impact this team has on your project. Two port cities, including Shanghai--the busiest in the world--are within one hour of our office. This region is an industrial hub, home to literally thousands of manufacturers for consumer and commercial goods, gadgets and promotional items.

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Time Zones

Think of the snafus you’ve had when scheduling a meeting between EST and CST. (We’ve all done it.) It’s a frustration, but it doesn’t impact your sleeping habits. Working with China does. Noon EST is Midnight GMT+8, but only for half of the year; the other six months it’s GMT+11. Keep track of that!

You don’t want to rearrange your life for this project. And you don’t want to communicate by email only--sometimes you need to talk. That’s what we’re here for. We stay up into the wee hours to talk with our team in China; and then confer with you, person-to-person, in English and in your time zone.

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Language Nuances

Rosetta Stone won’t teach you the words for “child safety testing” and “PET vs BPA-free plastic.” Gold Bond’s team in China speaks both Chinese and fluent English; if you were working independently, you’d need to hire a translator.

There’s also a vocabulary specific to manufacturing, compliance, and tariffs. Do you know what these words mean? “Sonic welding, force majeure, supply chain integrity.” You’ll never be able to sprinkle them into dinner party conversation, so don’t bother learning all the specifics. That’s what we’re here for!

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Navigating Transportation and Tariffs

Multiple entities are involved with getting your order from point A to point B: containers, ocean liners, railroads, long-haul trucks. And if something goes wrong, which carrier is responsible? Think of accidents at sea, mishaps at the port, the truck has a wreck. Do you want to track down the incident reports and determine who should reimburse you? Of course not! Gold Bond takes the responsibility of delivering the goods to your door, and in good condition.

But before the order even ships, the items have to be classified properly to pay correct duties. An innocent mistake can flag an inspection, require back pay, plus incur a fine. Don’t take on this liability; we’ll do it for you.

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Compliance

When you buy a home, you notice things for repair: a dripping faucet, a small gap at the door frame. But you don’t proceed with only what you see, you hire a professionally-trained inspector for a thorough investigation. And in-turn, that inspector may contract with specialists in mold or foundations.

Gold Bond does the same thing with our factories. We hire third-party experts to ensure that we’re compliant with CPSC, CPSIA, Prop 65, FDA and international laws and regulations. What does this alphabet soup mean? That drinkware is safe to drink from; that toys have no choking hazards for children; that tech items won’t explode.




This is not a DIY project

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