Who we are and what we do
Our mission is to make sourcing simple and honest.
Because Cosmo Sourcing was founded on the idea that buying from China should be simple and honest, our process is fully transparent so that you are informed and empowered at every step.
We handle the full supply chain.
Cosmo is a full-service sourcing firm offering sourcing, validation, inspections, and shipping. Our goal is to be your personal purchasing office and handle all aspect of your business in China.
We are a US owned company with presence in China.
In order to help serve our clients, we have presence in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Vietnam
We never charge a commission.
We charge our fees separately and never charge a commission or add anything to the suppliers' price. Our client deals directly with the factory and due to our transparent business model. Since we charge our fees separate and are not based on commission. Our clients pay and deal directly with the factories so you are free to talk to them as you wish.
Cosmo regularly checks up on existing clients, FBA sellers, and sourcing and procurement managers in major companies to learn how we can best serve our clients and what we can do to continue to improve. We are constantly evolving in order to deliver on his vision of simple sourcing strategy that focuses on honesty and transparency.
While founder Jim Kennemer was getting his MBA in Shanghai, he received several requests from friends and contacts to help them find and inspect products. As many of these items were outdoor sports and recreational equipment he established Hartford Outdoor Sports Supply. As the requests grew he eventually renamed the company in 2013 to Cosmo Global Sourcing, and opened up his services to include a full range of products and. In 2014, Cosmo was incorporated in Hong Kong. In 2015, Cosmo established a presence in Ho Chi Minh City to help clients find products in Southeast Asia.
Jim Kennemer has been running Cosmo since it was founded in 2012. He graduated with an MBA from Hult International Business School in Shanghai in 2013. While an undergrad at the University of Alabama, he took several Chinese classes and did a semester at Ocean University in Qingdao. Before graduate school he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a Project Manager for a start-up, and an AmeriCorps volunteer. He is a digital nomad and has been running the company while traveling the world. You can follow his adventures at Havewifiwilltravel.com
Timeline and Milestones:
2012 -Founded in Shanghai by Jim Kennemer as Hartford Outdoor Sports Supply
2013 - Renamed to Cosmo Global Sourcing, expand beyond the outdoor industry
2014 - incorporated in Hong Kong as “Cosmo Global Sourcing Limited”
2015 - Established a presence in Ho Chi Minh City to help clients find products in Southeast Asia
2017 - Established a presence in Shenzhen
- Sourced over $40 million in products for over 100 clients
- Our clients include FBA sellers, SME’s, Fortune 500 companies and beyond.
- Clients in USA, Canada, Mexico, England, UAE, and beyond
- Focused on more than just China, Cosmo has sourced products from Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Colombia, Mexico and beyond.
Why Cosmo is different:
- International Presence - Cosmo has a presence in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Ho Chi Minh city as well as the United States.
- American Owned and Managed - this ensures that we meet stricter American standards and are easier to deal with our clients
- Transparent model - Our fees are not based on commission, and a flat rate. You'll have full contact directly with your supplier.
- Experience - We have experienced sourcing professionals, logistic managers, manufacturing experts and more that are fluent in both Mandarin and English.
- Understand Chinese Culture - Years of experience living and working in China and understand even the smallest nuances of Chinese culture.
- No Conflict of Interest - Cosmo forbids our employees from selling on Amazon FBA or any other platform. We also make sure that the suppliers sign contracts so that they cannot sell your products on any online platform.