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Stay Healthy on Your Next Overseas Buying Trip, What You Need to Know
Whenever I go on an overseas trip or to a new country or location, I always worry about if I will get sick? Yet when traveling, especially for business, there are so many ways to get sick or not feeling well. Staying healthy on your overseas business buying trip is very important as you usually […]
3 Traits Of Every Successful Product Designer, What You Need To Know
I have had the privilege of working with some amazing Product Designers. As I have worked with these amazing men and women through the years, I have found that all these great designers I have worked with have had some similar traits. The three main traits of a successful Product Designer are that 1) they […]
How to Manufacture Vietnamese Lacquerware? An Insider’s Guide to Lacquer
Many Vietnamese households in the lacquer villages outside Hanoi have produced lacquer for 600 years. Mondoro has worked for many years in these villages to help them develop and keep their artistic handicraft skills, culture, and traditions alive. Vietnamese lacquer requires many manufacturing steps in the lacquer production process, including making the base, preparing the […]
Is Vietnam Easier than China to Source or Procure Products From? Tips to Help
With the present US tariffs as a problem for many Chinese-made products, many US suppliers ask themselves if Vietnam is more accessible to source products from than China? We have offices in both China and Vietnam and have been sourcing products in both places for many years. Vietnam does not have a highly developed product […]
6 Common Product Procurement Or Sourcing Errors, What You Need To Know
When looking for products to buy, one of the most challenging things is product sourcing or product procurement. At Mondoro, we are either looking for a new product or technique for a customer. We are looking for a part or piece needed to complete our manufacturing process. Product procurement or sourcing is an essential part […]
Why The US Tariffs Has Not Stopped US Importers Buying From China?
As we have offices in both China and Vietnam, and like many other manufacturers, we have increasingly found it harder to get new United States-based customers interested in purchasing products made in China. But at the same time, we have also discovered that the US tariffs have not stopped all the purchasing of made-in-China products. […]
6 Essential Travel Items And Why You Should Also Travel With Them
I have lived overseas most of my life, which means that I have a lot of experience traveling to all parts of Asia and in many circumstances and travel conditions. I have often traveled out in the middle of nowhere, and I have found six essential items I must always have with me. I always […]
5 Not To Do In Asia, Cultural Appropriation Explained
Why Not Take Offense At These Asian Cultural Differences There can be many cultural differences that happen when you are traveling in Asia. Sometimes things happen, and you may feel like someone has just insulted you or invaded your personal space. I have often said to live, work, and travel in Asia; you cannot also […]
Guide To Negotiate With Asian Foreign Suppliers
Negotiating with foreign suppliers, especially in Asia, can be daunting. Many foreigners are unsure of what to do or how to finish the deal. Most of the time, things can get outright frustrating and infuriating. To survive negotiating with your foreign suppliers, especially those in Asia, you need to understand what is going on in […]