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Cosmo Sourcing // Vietnam Services

Cosmo Sourcing first came to Vietnam in 2014 and has since helped dozens of clients source products from Vietnam. Even before the tariffs were imposed on China, Vietnam was rapidly becoming a legitimate manufacturing power in its own right.  At Cosmo Sourcing, we consider upfront pricing one of our core principles. We believe providing quotes in advance is one of the things that sets us apart from our competitors. Our services are offered ‘a la carte’ or bundled so that you can get exactly what you need with nothing else. Simple Sourcing, our most popular service, bundles several of our services into a complete package to plan, find, make, and ship your product from Vietnam. 

 

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Vietnam Sourcing Services

We offer 4 services to source from Vietnam

(Scroll down for a full description of each service)

Basic Vietnam Sourcing

Our most basic Souring Package, which provides quotes from great manufacturers in just 2 simple steps! First, we’ll determine if your product can be made in Vietnam and if it's to your standards and price. If you approve then we’ll move the full sourcing step. We focus on just finding you a great supplier and Perfect for clients who know exactly what they want, product spec sheet and are ready to go! 


Vietnam Simple Sourcing

Simple Sourcing, our most popular services, is now available for Vietnam.  Vietnam Simple Sourcing is designed to make it as easy as possible for FBA sellers and first-time buyers to plan, find, make, and ship their products from Vietnam. This service comes with four steps each of which feature a bundle of our services. When bundled we offer a discount on the individual service so that ultimately you get a complete package at a great cost! Any extra service added to the Simple Sourcing gets 15% off, as well as free consultations (normally $50 an hour) 


China + Vietnam Dual Sourcing

Our tailor-made service for clients who are looking to start production on a new product and wish to evaluate both China and Vietnam. Most clients chose to do one country based on the Validation Reports however a select few choose to both China and Vietnam so that they can have a robust supply chain. Regardless of whether you choose Vietnam, China or Both, Cosmo can provide the service to get the product you want from the supplier and delivered to the destination of your choice.


Vietnam Sourcing Survey + Trip Planning

Similar to our sourcing report but designed for companies who have an established sourcing team and just need a kick start and introductionsThe survey is designed to build up a large contact sheet of potential suppliers and provide introductions and validation.  You will end up with a list of Prequalified and contacted factories and will facilitate all introductions, whether by email or in-person visits.  


 Basic Vietnam Sourcing 

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Basic Vietnam Sourcing is our most basic Souring Service, which provides quotes from great manufacturers in just 2 simple steps! First, we’ll determine if your product can be made in Vietnam. If it can be made to your standards and price, then we’ll move the full sourcing step. We focus on just finding you a great supplier and Perfect for clients who know exactly what they want, product spec sheet and are ready to go! 


 
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Step_01 // 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 start-up costs for manufacturing (i.e. mold or cast that need to be made), shipping cost, plus any customs or duty taxes. This report will also provide a detailed timeline, broken down for each step, and details of manufacturing needed to complete the product. We will inform you of any potential issues we find, such as manufacturing challenges, custom or regulatory issues.

Deliverables 

  • Validation report with the total landed cost and customs fees. 

  • A written report detailing our findings and methodology used 


Step_02 // Full Sourcing 

Our sourcing reports include up to six highly qualified factories and all the relevant details you need to make a decision. This service begins with a conversation to discuss what you feel is most important for a supplier. We use this information 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, eliminating them until reach up to six final suppliers. We deliver a detailed report that includes the quotes, factory history, qualification, product details and much more. We even include the full contact info of the supplier so you can talk to them personally and review the factory yourself–something we believe no other sourcing company allows.

Deliverables 

  • Master list of up to 100 suppliers 

  • Final Suppliers list of suppliers that are fully vetted, ranked

  • Full actionable quotes for your product 

  • Sample Creation and delivery

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 Vietnam Simple Sourcing

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Simple Sourcing, our most popular services, is now available for Vietnam.  Vietnam Simple Sourcing is designed to make it as easy as possible for first-time buyers, FBA Seller, and those who just want to let Cosmo hand the whole process stress free. Simple Sourcing makes it easy to plan, find, make, and ship their products from Vietnam. This service comes with four steps each of which feature a bundle of our services. When bundled we offer a discount on the individual service so that ultimately you get a complete package at a great cost! Any extra service added to the Simple Sourcing gets 15% off, as well as free consultations (normally $50 an hour) 


STEP_01 // PLAN 

  • Vietnam Validation Report

  • Request for Quote

  • Product Spec Sheet

  • Consultation to cover Vietnam 

STEP_02 // FIND 

  • Vietnam Sourcing Report

  • Sample Ordering and Evaluation


STEP_03 // MAKE 

  • Factory Inspection(s) and Audit

  • Production Supervision 

  • Quality Control

STEP_04 // SHIP 

  • Shipping Quote and guidance

  • Inbound Quality Inspection Quotes and Guidance 

  • Amazon FBA Prep quotes

  • Amazon FBA Guidance and supervision

Please see the services detail section for a description of each service

*Price varies upon manufacturing difficulty, for instance, we may need two factories to make different components and coordinate shipping and logistics. 

**Price starts for simple freight forwarding quite and guidance and increases with each add-on

Bolded items can be added for an additional cost


 

 China + Vietnam Dual Sourcing

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Why do some people choose to source from both China and Vietnam? It gives them an extremely robust supply chain that can withstand major market forces and allows for a great deal of flexibility, as well as leverage to negotiate better rates between the two factories that you are sourcing form.

 

Step_01 // Dual Validation Reports 

This service is made for clients who are looking to start production on a new product and wish to evaluate both China and Vietnam. Most clients chose to do one country based on the Validation Reports however a select few choose to both Countries so that they can have a robust supply chain. Regardless of whether you choose Vietnam, China or Both, Cosmo can provide the service to get the product you want from the supplier and delivered to the destination of your choice.

This package starts with 2 Validation Reports -- one each for China and Vietnam. You can use these validation reports to determine which country or strategy is best for you and your product. Our reports include free consultations with our team to help and advise you on your decision.

Deliverables

  • Vietnam Validation Report

  • China Validation Report

  • A written report detailing each country and recommendations on which is better for you.

Step_02 // China or Vietnam Sourcing Report 

Once you make a decision, we can offer our Sourcing services to help you find a supplier. If you choose one country we will prepare a report for the respective country, or prepare two sourcing reports if you wish to do a Vietnam + China.  Our Sourcing packages for both countries start with Cosmo working with you to create a Custom Tailored Rating system, which we use to evaluate 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!

Deliverables 

  • Sourcing Report for the recommended country

  • Master list of up to 100 contacted suppliers with ratings

  • Final Suppliers list  that are fully vetted and rated by us.


 

 Vietnam Sourcing Survey + Trip Planning 

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Vietnam Sourcing Survey

Similar to our sourcing report but designed for companies who have an established sourcing team and just need a kick start and introductions. This service is great for clients who want to have more control over their supply chain. The survey is designed to build up a large contact sheet of potential suppliers and provide introductions and validation.  Our team will reach out to the factories on your behalf and verify them for your project. You will end up with a list of Prequalified and contacted factories and will facilitate all interactions, whether by email or in-person visits.  

Deliverables 

  • A large list of Suitable factories, typically around 12-20

  • Introduction to great factories

  • Consultation to go over Vietnam sourcing and answer any questions you may have


Vietnam Trip Planning 

Many of our clients come to Vietnam to visit factories, and we can arrange most of the details of your trip for you. With our Trip Planning, we schedule meetings with pre-qualified factories from the Sourcing Survey or Sourcing report. We’ll let you pick which ones and then arrange them to optimize your time. We’ll also arrange a car and driver to pick you up from your hotel. We want to make your visit to Vietnam as stress-free and as productive as possible. 

Please note: Trips are only available around Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces. This service can only be added to the Vietnam sourcing survey or sourcing report and is NOT available by itself.  Cost such as car rental is extra.  


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 Add on Services + Services Details

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Consultations 

Do you have some questions about sourcing product from China and want to talk to an expert? We will answer any questions you may have and or go over the entire sourcing process with you if you wish. If you have a supplier picked out we’ll review it for you, or if you just want to know the process. When you book a consultation we’re an open book. 

  • Deliverable:

    • a session where we answer any questions you may have about sourcing from Vietnam


Manufacturing supervision 


Once production begins there are almost always issues that arise, but don’t worry–this is to be expected and we are prepared. We supervise and monitor the production on your behalf and are ready to address the most common issue and we will keep you in the loop.

    • Deliverables:

      • your manufactured product, with regular updates between you and the factory, as well as guidance and assistance to resolve any manufacturing issues. 


Product Spec Sheet 


We will create a product spec sheet for your product and make sure that it is thorough enough to detail everything that it needs while being able to be read and understood by Chinese or Vietnamese manufacturers.  

  • Deliverable:

    • a thorough and complete product specification sheet. 


Request for Quote (RFQ) 


The first thing you send to a potential supplier is the Request for Quote, and it’s essential that you have one that gets their attention while also conveying the essential details of your product. Cosmo will work with you to create a solid RFQ. 

  • Deliverables:

    • an RFQ and an email template designed to get your suppliers attention.


Factory Inspections and Audits 


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. While visiting the factory we will complete a full and detailed factory audit and deliver a report to you. Note: For simple visual inspections we will send our own representative, but for more complex inspection we will work with a third party. 

  • Deliverable:

    • A full inspection report, with photos of all relevant machinery, and photos of business license 


Shipping Quotes, Supervision, and Guidance 


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 options 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. 

  • Deliverables: Quotes for various freight forwarders and guidance through the process


Sample Consolidation & Evaluation 


Cosmo will work with you and your chosen factory to get samples shipped to you. Once you receive the samples we will work with you to evaluate the sample and make sure they meet your requirements. We then handle communication with the supplier to find ways to fix any flaws discovered. 

Deliverables: Your samples shipped to you plus an evaluation to make sure the sample meets your requirements 


Lab Testing and Certification 


In order to import a product into the United States or elsewhere, you may need to have your product test and certified. We work with 3rd party labs who can cover a variety of testing a certification including  Furniture, Toys, Jewelry, Food contact, Candle, Juvenile Products, Packaging/transit tests covering REACH, CPSC, Environmental Sustainability and much more. We will let you know what test your product needs and how to obtain them, using our extensive partner network. 


Amazon FBA Prep Guidance


Many of our clients are FBA sellers, and as a result, need to have their products prepped before they are sent to Amazon's Fulfillment centers. We offer guidance and advice to 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 ready your products for Amazon’s warehouses. 

Deliverables: List of quotes for FBA prep services and guidance through the process 


Validation Report 


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

  • Deliverables 

    • Validation report with the total landed cost and customs fees. 

    • A written report detailing our findings and methodology used 


Sourcing report 


Our sourcing reports include up to six highly qualified factories and all the relevant details you need to make a decision. This service begins with a conversation to discuss what you feel is most important for a supplier. We use this information 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, eliminating them until reach up to six final suppliers. We deliver a detailed report that includes the quotes, factory history, qualification, product details and much more. We even include the full contact info of the supplier so you can talk to them personally and review the factory yourself–something we believe no other sourcing company allows.

Deliverables 

  • Master list of up to 100 contacted 

  • Final Suppliers list of UP TO 6 suppliers that are fully vetted, ranked

  • Full actionable quotes for your product 


Vietnam Sourcing Survey 


Similar to our sourcing report but designed for companies with a broad range of products. The survey is designed to go over a wide range of different factories and build up a contact sheet of potential suppliers.  Our team will reach out to the factories on your behalf and verify them for your project. I the end you will end up with a list of Prequalified and contacted factories and will facilitate all interactions, whether by email or in-person visits.  

Deliverables 

  • Master list of up to 100 contacted suppliers with ratings

  • Final Suppliers list of 6 suppliers that are fully vetted 

  • Introduction to factories