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SIMPLE SOURCING

PLAN // FIND // MAKE // SHIP

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Plan, Find, Make, and Ship — These 4 simple steps are all it takes to turn your idea into a finished product.

Simple Sourcing is designed for Amazon FBA Sellers and those buying products for the first time. We made Simple Sourcing as easy and risk-free as possible so that you can get a great product from the best supplier. We know that buying a product for your business is scary, and if you are starting your own business, finding a great supplier is one more thing to worry about. instead, relax! Let Cosmo handle finding the perfect supplier for you, so you can focus on every other part of running your business.

So What makes our Simple Sourcing different from other sourcing services? Transparency, flat-rate pricing, and our custom rating system. While other sourcing companies charge high commissions and hide their factories or receive kickbacks, Cosmo makes sure that you know the factories you are working with. We are possibly the only sourcing company that gives you the contact information of the factories you are working with so you can talk to them directly. Our staff is forbidden from selling on Amazon or other platforms and are subject to regular audit to avoid conflict of interest or kickbacks. Cosmo Sourcing has been helping clients source and procure products since 2013, so get in touch and find out why hundreds of clients trust us.

Our process, designed from years of experience, is done in just 4 easy steps: Plan, Find, Make, and Ship.

 

Step 1: PLAN // Product Planning + Validation // $349

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PRODUCT PLANNING // We view this as an essential first step to begin any project. In order to manufacturer your product it is essential that the supplier knows exactly what the product is and has the appropriate documents. This is why we need to make an RFQ (Request for Quote)  and a Product Specification sheet. These are industry standards and required to send to a supplier when we start contacting them in the sourcing step We will work closely with you to develop and fill out these two documents and our experts will polish and advise you. This is to make sure that the end result is exactly the product you want but also can be understood and carried out by the manufacturer.

VALIDATION // The Validation Report is made for you! With this report you will know the total landed cost of the product. The landed cost is the cost to manufacture the product, plus and start up cost with manufacturing (i.e. mold or cast that need to be made), plus shipping cost, plus and customs or duty taxes. In addition to the Landed cost we will provide a detailed timeline, broken down for each step, and detail the manufacturing needed to complete the product. You will also know any potential issue that we find, such as manufacturing challenges, or custom or regulatory issues. IF you request, we can also break down cost with or without certain features and customization, or with different materials.

At the end of the PLAN step you will receive three deliverables:

  • Validation Report

  • Product Specification sheet

  • Request for Quote document


Step 2: FIND // Sourcing + Samples // $499

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After the validation step, we begin the Sourcing step and you will end up with a list of up to 6 extremely well-vetted suppliers ranked based on your custom ranking system and we will handle the sample order(s) so you can evaluate the product yourself.

SOURCING // We begin this step with a consultation between you and our skilled team to find out what is most important to you in a supplier. We use this to create a Custom tailored rating system, and use this to evaluate suppliers. Common factors that clients use to pick suppliers include cost, lead time, the ability to do certain customizations, pay a living wage and more. We then use a wide range of resources to create a large list, often over 100 factories and potential suppliers. We do all this in the cloud so you can follow along live. Using our evaluation skills and your ranking system we then eliminate suppliers until we end up with around 6 final suppliers. These suppliers will be fully vetted and best qualified to make your product based on your chosen criteria. We deliver a detailed report, that includes the quotes, factory history, qualification, product details and much more. We even include full contact info so you can talk to them personally and review the factory yourself, something that we believe no other sourcing company allows!  

SAMPLES  // Once we deliver the Sourcing report we then work with the factory or factories that YOU choose to arrange for the production and shipping of a sample to you. We can facilitate that payment on your behalf and make sure that everything is typical. When you are happy with the sample and check that it meets your requirements then we move to the next step.

 At the end of the FIND step you will have:

  • Sourcing report

  • Sample ordering

  • Sample evaluation


Step 3: MAKE // Inspection + Production // $599 -$999

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INSPECTION // Cosmo will send someone to visit the factory and meet with the management, double check the authenticity of the factory and inspect all equipment to make sure that it can be used. We then sit down and negotiate with them to finalize the details of the production of your product. While visiting the factory we will complete a full and detailed factory audit and deliver a report to you.

PRODUCTION // during our visit to the factory we will sit down with the managers to finalize the details of production. And make sure that the contracts are ready to be signed. Once you approve the sample we initiate the production with your chosen factory. This is done by an in-person visit, in which we inspect and verify the factory on your behalf and then sit with the factory managers to finalize the details of the production. Once production begins there are almost always issues that arise but don’t worry, this is to be expected we are prepared. We supervise and monitor the production on your behalf and are prepared to address the most common issue and we will keep you in the loop.

At the end of the MAKE step you will have:

  • Detailed inspection Report and On-site inspection of your chosen factory

  • Production management and supervision of your product

  • A final product ready to be shipped


Step 4: SHIP // Shipping + FBA Prep guidance // $99 - $249

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SHIPPING // When your product is ready, we work with a freight forwarder to ship your product to a final destination of your choice. These destinations include FBA prep centers, Amazon fulfillment centers or any other destination you choose. We can also do more complex shipping option such as sending shipments by Air and sea simultaneously.  We will provide a list of quotes from several freight forwarders and can advise and make recommendations to get your product where you need it and on time.

PREP // Many of our clients are FBA sellers, and as a result, need to have their products prepped before they are sent to Amazons Fulfillment centers. We offer guidance, advice for you. For the preparation, we partner with a third-party FBA prep service. Cosmo will provide a list of quotes from various prep services and assist you as you plan to read your products for Amazon’s warehouses.

At the end of the SHIP step you will have:

  • A list of quotes from freight forwarders

  • Expert guidance on shipping your product to your destination

  • A list of quotes for FBA preparation services

  • Expert guidance to get you product prepared for Amazon


Want us to help you Source your Next Product?

Additional Services

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Additional Services

Vietnam Sourcing

Starting at $399

Cosmo Sourcing has been sourcing products and finding partners for clients in Vietnam since 2014. Over the years Cosmo has been building our own internal database and resources to source Vietnam. This experience has allowed us to offer exceptional service to our clients. Over time we have learned that people view Vietnam sourcing one of three ways: as a primary sourcing destination, as a secondary/backup or complementary destination. From this knowledge, we have built our sourcing packages to help you find your next product or partner!

Check out our Vietnam Sourcing page for more info!


Factory Inspections and Audits

$ 399

 

 Cosmo will send someone to visit the factory and meet with the management, double check the authenticity of the factory and inspect all equipment to make sure that it can be used. We then sit down and negotiate with them to finalize the details of the production of your product. While visiting the factory we will complete a full and detailed factory audit and deliver a report to you.


Product reordering

 $99

When you need to make additional shipments from the same factory we can handle starting at $99. Please note that any changes in the order from previous ones may incur additional cost.


Air + Ocean Shipping

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Shipping to Multiple Destinations

$149

Our standard shipping options are for either air or ocean freight (your choice) but for some people want a more robust shipping options. That’s why we give you the option to have a hybrid shipping option of both Air and Ocean shipping. This allows you to have the first batch shipped by Air so that you can have inventory within days of the manufacturing being completed, and the rest shipped by Ocean, so you can save money.

If you wish to have an item shipped to multiple destination, such as different Amazon fulfillment centers,  we can arrange for multiple shipping options and make sure that the product arrive at the location and in the quantity that you want.  


Sourcing report

$499

Same report that's include with the full Simple Sourcing package but by itself. The first thing we do is talk with you to find out what is most important for a supplier, then use that info to create a custom built rating system. We then use a wide range of resources to create a large list, often over 100 factories, of potential suppliers, then eliminate them until we end up with about 6 final suppliers. These suppliers will be fully vetted and qualified to make your product. We deliver a detailed report, that includes the quotes, factory history, qualification, product details and much more. We even include full contact info of the supplier so you can talk to them personally and review the factory yourself, something that we believe no other sourcing company allows!


Validation Report

$249

The Validation Report will show the total landed cost of the product. The landed cost is the cost to manufacture the product, plus and start-up cost with manufacturing (i.e. mold or cast that need to be made), plus shipping cost, plus any customs or duty taxes. This report will also provide a detailed timeline, broken down for each step, and detail the manufacturing needed to complete the product. You will also know any potential issue that we find, such as manufacturing challenges, or custom or regulatory issues.


Product Photography

$99

We will arrange for your product to be shipped from the factory to a product photographer and deliver photos that are suitable for use on Amazon or any e-commerce website.


If you are interested in any of our service contact us at info@cosmosourcing.com 

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Cosmo's Simple Sourcing Process


Step 1: Product Planning and Validation

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Product Planning 

In order to begin, we need to make sure that both the team at Cosmo Sourcing and the potential suppliers knows exactly what the product you want. We work with you to develop a Product Specification sheet with everything detailed so that a manufacturer can use and understand it.

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Product Validation

The Validation Report will show the total landed cost of the product. The landed cost is the cost to manufacture the product, plus and start-up cost with manufacturing (i.e. mold or cast that need to be made), plus shipping cost, plus any customs or duty taxes. This report will also provide a detailed timeline, broken down for each step, and detail the manufacturing needed to complete the product. You will also know any potential issue that we find, such as manufacturing challenges, or custom or regulatory issues.

Step 2: Sourcing

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Product Sourcing

Cosmo will talk with you to find out what is most important for a supplier, then use that info to create a custom built rating system. We then use a wide range of resources to create a large list, often over 100 factories, of potential suppliers, then eliminate them until we end up with about 6 final suppliers. These suppliers will be fully vetted and qualified to make your product. We deliver a detailed report, that includes the quotes, factory history, qualification, product details and much more. We even include full contact info of the supplier so you can talk to them personally and review the factory yourself, something that we believe no other sourcing company allows!

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Sample Evaluation 

Once we deliver the Sourcing report we then work with the factory or factories that YOU choose to arrange for the production and shipping of a sample to you. We can facilitate that payment on your behalf and make sure that everything is typical. When you are happy with the sample and check that it meets your requirements then we move to the next step.

Step 3: Production and Shipping

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On-site visit, Inspections, & Negotiations

Cosmo will then send someone to visit the factory and meet with the management, double check the authenticity of the factory and inspect all equipment to make sure that it can be used. We then sit down and negotiate with them to finalize the details of the production of your product.

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Production supervision, & management

Cosmo will oversee the production for you and regularly check in with the factory to make sure everything is going as planned. unfortunately, very few projects go off without a hitch, but you can relax because we are prepared to deal with the most common problems and will keep you in the loop. 

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Shipping & logistics

We work closely with a freight forwarder to handle shipping to the final destination of your choice. IF you are an FBA business we will also work with an Amazon FBA Prep Service to prepare your product for shipment to an Amazon Fulfillment center.  
 

Notes:

  • Simple Sourcing is  only available for orders less than $250,000 USD. For larger orders please contact us directly for a quote or check out our dynamic sourcing.

  • It it is typical that you pay for the production of the sample (roughly the same as the per unit cost) and the shipping (usually by air) to you, however you can negotiate to have the cost deducted from your first order.

  • Payment for Project Planning and Validation is due in full before we begin. For the second step, $699 is due up front before we begin and the remainder paid before your product ships.

  • For additional service the payment is due in full up front. Please email  info@cosmosourcing.com if you have any questions