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Welcome to the GlobalTQM.com podcast, where we teach e-commerce business owners how to…

Source the best products from China, negotiate with Chinese manufacturers, navigate Chinese business culture, and grow your business to 7-figures and beyond.

David Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of Global TQM dot com, your team on the ground in China.

With over 25 years of experience doing business in China, David and his team at GlobalTQM.com have the know-how and experience to overcome any challenge you’ll face sourcing and manufacturing in China.

Book A FREE 15-minute call with our team.

GlobalTQM Podcast | China Sourcing + Manufacturing for E-Commerce And Retail GlobalTQM.com

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Welcome to the GlobalTQM.com podcast, where we teach e-commerce business owners how to…

Source the best products from China, negotiate with Chinese manufacturers, navigate Chinese business culture, and grow your business to 7-figures and beyond.

David Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of Global TQM dot com, your team on the ground in China.

With over 25 years of experience doing business in China, David and his team at GlobalTQM.com have the know-how and experience to overcome any challenge you’ll face sourcing and manufacturing in China.

Book A FREE 15-minute call with our team.

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

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

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

    Listen to this real story  where we discuss…


    The “cost” of the product is not the most important thing.

    Failures are sometimes the best thing that could happen... initially.

    You don’t know what you don’t know.

    The Golden Rule is clear communication and knowing who you are dealing with.


    If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here.

    Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call!  here.

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    For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog.

    Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups.

    Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.


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    What To Do When Product Inspections Fail | Ep. 025

    What To Do When Product Inspections Fail | Ep. 025

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    In this week’s episode, I share, along with my co-host Kevin, some valuable insights and pointers that could really help you – especially “When Inspections Fail.”

    We spoke in general about Product Sourcing from China, services available in China, and how doing business in China works.  Some key points touched on:


    You can’t inspect quality into a product.

    It is better to catch a problem at the source (factory)

    What is the Best-Case Scenario when an inspection fails?

    What is “Commercial Release?”


    If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here

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    For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog.

    Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups.

    Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.


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

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

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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, and pointers...

    Of course, we spoke about sourcing from china, services available in china, how doing business in China works.

    Hope you enjoy it...

    Just some of the questions answered:


    How entrepreneurs expand businesses.
    How do you find ideas in China?
    Do you have to go to college to learn the business?
    What are the biggest challenges for importing products from China?
    Why middlemen/agents are outdated.
    Some intellectual property tips and building trust with suppliers... we went deep!.. (actually more than just tips, we went deep!)

    If you’re short on time, you can read the whole transcript here

    Want to know how we can help? Schedule your FREE Call!”

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    For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog.
    Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups.
    Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.


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

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

    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 question of the interview, and he asked me:

    "What's the best way for eCommerce entrepreneurs to protect their intellectual property?"

    Now, if you've listened to our previous episodes, I'm sure you already know the answer...

    ...because I talk about it so often.

    However, if you're new to the show, my answer to Kunle's question could be a total game-changer...

    ...and potentially save you tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars over the long term.

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    Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups.
    Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.

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

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

    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 week's episode, I gave his audience a description of what it is we do.

    And I explained why attention to detail is so important when you're sourcing from China.

    This week, you’ll discover:


    How sourcing from China is changing and what to expect in the future
    How to navigate a trade show like a Pro.

    If you’re short on time or can’t listen to the entire interview, I’ve had it transcribed for you.

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    For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog.
    Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups.
    Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.

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

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

    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 right questions. It allowed me to cover some of the essentials you need to know if you’re running a business with plans to source products from China. In this podcast, you’ll discover: 


    What I believe is the main mistake startups make when sourcing products.
    What’s changing in China and what’s in store for the future (hint: look outside China).
    How I feel about the Trump-China tariffs.
    My best tips for how to make the best of your visits to trade shows.
    Why you should register your intellectual property in China.
    And much more!

    If you’re short on time or can’t listen to the interview, I’ve had it transcribed for you.

    Helpful Resources


    For a full transcript of this interview, visit our blog.
    Get a free copy of our book, China Sourcing For Startups.
    Book A free 15-minute consultation with our team.

    Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App


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Customer Reviews

RazzleDazzleSHRKZ ,

Love the Enthusiasm!!

Love the Podcast David! Always providing excellent information for unique products and situations. Especially enjoyed the Chargemander!! As a lifelong Pokémon fanatic, I absolutely love this product. Thank you so much for sharing ;)

KSDH8605 ,

China Sourcing

I have been manufacturing and sourcing in China for 3 years. David is spot on.

Mel Bruckman ,

A must for doing business in China!

This is an incredible app for anyone doing business in China. David not only guides you through best business practices but also cultural info that’s proven invaluable. Finally, a podcast from someone with years of experience doing business in China. Thank you David!

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