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Return to Speaker page Lawrie Elwell: Speaking at the White Label Expo

Lawrie Elwell


Avoiding the Pitfalls of Sourcing From China

Learn how to avoid the common mistakes when buying directly from China. What is a reasonable order size, how to get what you expect, is a visit necessary, calculating duty, the free shipping trap, getting a fair price, regulation concerns, less than full containers and currency buying. All of these will be covered, so a perfect introduction should you be looking to source from China.

About Lawrie Elwell

Lawrie has been sourcing successfully in China for 16 years. Coming from a background of selling in the IT world, he has created a niche in dealing with the messy complicated items that are not straightforward to find or make.

Based in Wolverhampton, in the traditional manufacturing heartland of the Midlands, he deals with large and small companies most of them in the UK, being the sourcing expert his clients don’t need to hire, managing the process right from supplier selection to successful delivery.

Speaking at a range of events over the years, Lawrie conveys the information in a relaxed and humorous manner, with gems of information illustrated with anecdotal points showing a logical flow in business we often forget at our peril.