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GlobalTQM | Sourcing and Manufacturing product in China for all entrepreneurs by David Hoffmann

37 EpisodesProduced by GlobalTQM.comWebsite

Welcome to the podcast, where we teach business owners how to…Source the best products from China, negotiate with Chinese manufacturers, navigate Chinese business culture, and share real case studies you can learn from.David Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of GlobalTQM dot com, your te… read more

37 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

How did he sell $3.5 million of products without any inventory ? | Ep.36

February 10th, 2021


The ultimate product research and validation.  

I never thought it possible to sell without inventory.

I was educated by a good friend of mine, Reid …

Why is my Supplier Slow in Getting Back to Me? |Ep.035

July 22nd, 2020


Have you ever had this feeling that your supplier is getting slower at responding?

Well, this week, I did an online presentation discussing the different scenarios why your supplier might be slower at getting back to you

What drives entrepreneurs... | Ep.034

July 2nd, 2020


This episode is different from the others because it doesn't cover specifics on sourcing and developing products in China…

Never spend money on marketing again! | Ep.33

June 19th, 2020


In this episode, we share some fascinating secrets, including:

  • How big brands source from the Far East?
  • How Apple made concessions for WeChat?

Pros and Cons of Different Ways to Source.. and Maximizing Each One | Ep. 032

June 5th, 2020


Hey Guys,

This week we are shifting the focus into an online master class, discussing the different forms of online product sourcing platforms.  We even included a slideshow if you are watching this on youtube.

If you …

What Are the Hidden Risks Importing Products From China? | Ep. 031

May 4th, 2020


Hey Guys,

I wanted to share a recent interview I did on another great podcast called The Business of ECommerce. Charles Palleschi, the host of this …

Amazon Australia - Which is Best for You - Vendor Central or Seller Central? | Ep. 030

April 6th, 2020


With the increase of traffic online, especially related to buying products as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, today’s topic is very timely.  …

The Coronavirus in relation to China, Supply, Demand, Debt and the Future | Ep. 029

March 16th, 2020


Hey Guys,

I can’t keep quiet and not share my thoughts and personal plans during these tough times.

So in a special edition Podcast, we share not …

Why Having An "On-The-Ground Presence" Matters | Ep. 028

March 13th, 2020


I was interviewed on another great podcast called ECommerce Excellence. The host, Joris Byron, asked me some really great questions and drew out some great insights, issues to avoid, how to overcome obstacles and …

"Accountability - Who is Ultimately Responsible?” | Ep. 027

February 26th, 2020


In this week's episode, we touch on a somewhat sensitive subject – the issue of Accountability, or Who is ultimately responsible when something goes …

Sourcing in India… Sourcing in China? Which is better? | Ep. 026

February 11th, 2020


In this week's episode, I share some valuable insights and pointers that could really help you – especially if you are considering sourcing your …

What To Do When Product Inspections Fail | Ep. 025

January 22nd, 2020


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In this week’s episode, I share, along with my co-host Kevin, some valuable insights and pointers …

Middlemen Outdated, Building Trust with Suppliers is Crucial | Ep. 024

December 8th, 2019


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This week I was interviewed by Jim Palmer from Dream business radio. I thought you might like to listen to the interview... you might pick up some good advice, insights

Your #1 Defense Against Copycats And Competitors | Ep. 023

November 28th, 2019


Here's the third and final part of my interview with Kunle Campbell in the 2x eCommerce podcast.

If you haven't listed to parts 1 and 2, go back and listen to them before listening to this.

This was the last major …

Pro Tips On How To Do Trade Shows & The Future Of China Sourcing | Ep. 022

November 5th, 2019


Part 2 of 3 of my interview on the 2X eCommerce Podcast by Kunle Campbell.

It's a show for entrepreneurs interested in eCommerce tips, strategies, and best practices.

I've split the recording into 3 parts.

In last …

Some Avoidable Costly Mistakes When Sourcing From China | Ep. 021

October 15th, 2019


A few weeks ago, I was invited on the 2X eCommerce Podcast by Kunle Campbell. It's a show for entrepreneurs interested in eCommerce tips, strategies and best practices.

Talking to Kunle was great because he asked the …

He Was Forced To Go To China To Save His Business But Now He's Launching His Own Brand | Ep. 020

September 30th, 2019


I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of our clients, Robert. His company sells designer lighting in South Africa.

Robert's company was the …

How We Got Scammed Out Of $30,000 By Our Chinese Manufacturer | Ep. 019

September 4th, 2019


What happens when you're defrauded by your manufacturer?

How do you handle it?

How do you prevent it from happening?

What are the best practices?

Here's a true story I wanted to share with you.

It happened to us the …

Should I Register My Trademark In China? | Ep. 018

August 20th, 2019


As a business owner, I often wish someone had given a crystal ball years ago saying,

"If only I had known this at the beginning, it would have saved …

How To Enforce Contracts With Chinese Manufacturers | Ep. 017

May 20th, 2019


In this episode of the podcast, I had the pleasure of interview my business partner and mentor for over 20 years, Yaron Remen.

He’s a serial entrepreneur with the superpower of starting companies, growing …

How E-Commerce And Digitization Are Changing Sourcing | Ep. 016

November 20th, 2018


Transparency and accessibility.

That's what the internet brings to the table.

It's easier than ever before to access products and suppliers from all over the world.

This increases competition and puts downward pressure …

Getting The Best Out Of Your Sourcing Agent | Ep. 015

November 13th, 2018


So you've just hired a 3rd party sourcing agent to help you with your manufacturers in China.

Now you can sit back and relax, right?

No more problems or delays, right?


The truth is, a sourcing agent may not the …

The Most Effective Way To Stand Out from Your Competitors | Ep. 014

November 6th, 2018


Why is product differentiation more and more important?

Online shopping has given your customers have all the power.

Today, in just a few minutes …

Skills Modern Buyers/Merchandisers Need To Be Top Performers | Ep. 013

November 1st, 2018


In this episode, David covers:

  • 5 tips to improve your RFQ communications with suppliers
  • How to match what's in your head with what the …

Thinking Several Moves Ahead: Long-Term Partnerships With Suppliers | 012

October 25th, 2018


Would you like your suppliers to:

  • Take you seriously from day 1?
  • Prioritize YOUR orders over their other clients?
  • Give you "first dibs" on buying …

My First Chinese Trade Fair: Tips And Tricks For A Productive And Stress-Free Trip | Ep. 011

October 16th, 2018


Back again with another segment from my webinar with Tom Pirenne of ShowSourcing.

In the last episode of the GlobalTQM podcast, Tom and I talked about whether Trade Fairs will exist in the future.

The answer was a …

Trade Fairs In A World Of Online Marketplaces | Ep. 010

October 10th, 2018


This episode (and the next few episodes) of the GlobalTQM podcast will share segments of a joint-webinar I hosted with Tom Pirenne of ShowSourcing.

A few weeks ago, Tom and I were having coffee and he asked me: "Will …

When Quitting Is Success And Not Failure | Ep. 009

September 24th, 2018


When you've put 6-months and thousands of dollars into a business idea and ultimately have to give it up...

Have you failed?

This kind of situation …

How To Reduce Production And Delivery Delays | Ep. 008

September 18th, 2018


When dealing with Chinese manufacturers, attention to detail will make, or break you.

Delays and hidden costs all add up.

They can vaporize your profit or, in the worst case, you may take a massive loss.

In this episode …

How To Work The Canton Fair Like A Pro | Ep. 007

September 10th, 2018


Have you ever been to the Canton Fair?

It’s a trade show that happens every year, in Spring and Autumn, in Canton (Guangzhou) China.

I'm going to tell you how to navigate the fair, or any Chinese trade show for that …

How To Protect Your Ideas, Payments, and Compliance | Ep. 006

September 6th, 2018


In this brief yet impactful episode, David gives you tips on how to...

  • protect your intellectual property...
  • make sure your products comply with …

11 Questions To Weed Out Bad Suppliers | Ep. 005

August 27th, 2018


There are thousands of factories in China. We’ve dealt with loads of them for our clients.

How exactly do you vet manufacturers and choose one that’s the right fit for you?

That's what we're going to teach you in this …

Chinese Culture And Understanding How To Do Business With Them | Ep. 004

August 1st, 2018


Chinese culture, and Asian cultures in general, are very different from quote-unquote Western cultures.

That is, North America, Europe, and Australia.

How to get Your Purchase Order RIGHT (Bill of Materials) | Ep. 003

August 1st, 2018


In this episode, David covers the #1 risk to your business when sourcing from China:

Not specifying what you want down to the last detail.

And he gives you 11-steps to overcome this risk.

So you can get your goods …

How to Set Expectations with Your Chinese Manufacturer | Ep. 002

August 1st, 2018


When sourcing from China, how do you actually get what you want?

The key is effective communication.

And in this episode, David tells you exactly how to do it.

He also gives you tips on how to overcome any language …

Price vs. Quality: Finding the Right Chinese Manufacturer | Ep. 001

August 1st, 2018


In this episode, David tells you about the hidden costs of importing from China most businesses overlook.

First up, the lowest priced manufacturer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Also discussed: have you included the …

Welcome to the Podcast | Ep. 000

August 1st, 2018


Hi, I'm David Hoffman, CEO of this is my podcast.

This is episode zero and I'm going to introduce myself and the podcast.

I tell you about my business background in China...

...why I created this …

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