China is the largest and best manufacturer of various products in the world. There are millions of businessmen importing products from China and reselling their goods to other countries. Are you looking for a reliable and professional water bottles factory? It is not an easy task, in today’s post we will round up information about water bottles manufacturers for you. After reading this article you will also have a better understanding of how to check the business background of your suppliers, and we hope it will help you to find your long-term business partner.
1. Choosing a manufacturer over a wholesaler
A manufacturer is a person who makes a product from scratch and owns a water bottle factory. Wholesalers resell products from manufacturers(factories) and trading companies. Simply put, wholesalers are like middlemen who buy products from water bottles factorys and resell them to foreign buyers. In this process, the wholesaler also makes some profit from it, so the buyer definitely does not get the lowest price.
Besides that, wholesalers have another disadvantage. They sell multiple categories of products, and their product lines are very broad and have no obvious relationship with each other. Therefore not specialized enough to focus on your water bottle project.
If you want to buy and sell drinkware for a long time, or you want to customize a new water bottle. We recommend you choose a professional stainless steel water bottles manufacturer instead of a wholesaler to get the most affordable price and the most professional service.
2. Focus on the manufacturer’s location and business history
The global production capacity of insulated drinkware is concentrated in China, which contributes more than 60% of production. As of June 2022, China’s insulated water bottle enterprise registration is concentrated in Zhejiang and Guangdong Province and formed two major industrial clusters.
Typically, multiple industry clusters are formed in different provinces of China for the same product, and suppliers specializing in the industry cluster for your target product will always be able to offer the most competitive prices. When choosing a water bottles manufacturer, please pay attention to whether its location is in Zhejiang and Guangdong province.
Another suggestion is to try to find manufacturers that have been in business for a longer period of time and who will be more qualified to be your long-term supplier. Ways to verify the supplier’s business history: visit the supplier’s website or their social media, check the business license, and view their Alibaba supplier membership profile.
3. Possessing relevant certificates
① Qualifications in the water bottle manufacturing process
In the pyramid of China’s vacuum flask market, there are hundreds of small workshops at the bottom, water bottles manufacturers in the middle, and well-known high-end brands at the top. It takes more than 30 processes to make a stainless steel water bottle, including pipe making, water expansion, welding, vacuuming, polishing, spraying, and other steps. In order to ensure the quality of bottles, a reliable stainless steel water bottle factory must obtain production licenses and related certificates. All documents should be verified by specialized agencies within the validity period, including production licenses and quality management system certifications (such as ISO 9001, and BSCI).
② Qualifications in the import process
In addition to the certificate, you need to know if there are additional import requests. For example, there is a regulation that as a US importer, if you want to import stainless steel water bottles, you should register as an importer for FDA, and your Chinese supplier should also register as a water bottles manufacturer for FDA. Although a small number of customs may not check the relevant documents, you should still do your research and prepare the relevant documents to prevent your products from being detained by customs.
4. Ensuring high-quality products and services
① Equipped With Advanced Automatic Production Line
In today’s world, it has become a trend in industrial production to be able to deliver on time and with high quality. Therefore, in general, a large and experienced water bottle factory is equipped with advanced automated production lines to automate various processes to ensure high-quality and low-cost production. Choosing such a manufacturer will keep your budget down while ensuring delivery time.
② Strong ODM and OEM capabilities
If you have the idea of customizing a water bottle that is not yet available in the market, in this case, the R&D team of water bottles manufacturer is especially important. In addition, most small water bottle workshops do not have a team of engineers who have limited knowledge of design, production, and processes. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a manufacturer that has a dedicated R&D team that can customize your brand logo, packaging, finishes, etc.
③ Providing transportation service
If you have a trusted freight forwarder who can help you ship your products from Chinese, there is no need to worry about this. But if you don’t and prefer your supplier to handle the logistics for you, then you also need to consider shipping and logistics costs. Try to choose a manufacturer that works with a large number of quality freight forwarders that can take care of your shipping problems. Therefore, it is very important for you to combine product costs with shipping costs and compare the total costs of all suppliers.
5. Sign The NDA And Protect The Client’s Confidential Information
A confidentiality agreement, also known as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is where two parties will disclose information to the other in the course of their relationship that they want to keep confidential. Reliable water bottles manufacturer is obliged to keep business secrets for their customers, including but not limited to product drawings, identification information, color numbers, shipping destinations, customer contact information, etc. If you want to customize your own water bottle, be sure to choose a supplier that can sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect your design.
As we all know, China is the world’s largest market for import and export. If you want to import products from China, you will encounter a lot of exciting and interesting things in the process. Finding a trustworthy manufacturer is not so easy these days, and hopefully, our list will help you find the best stainless steel water bottles manufacturer for your requirements. It is recommended to do a background check before establishing a partnership with a manufacturer, as they will play a huge role in the success of your business.
Everich is a leading stainless steel water bottles manufacturer in China for more than 20 years. We have rich experience in ODM&OEM orders and a creative design team, composed of 6 domestic and foreign designers. Besides, we also cooperate with many well-known artists and designers, with more than 100 new designs coming into the market every year. And Kingvac, a 100% owned factory by Everich, the stainless steel water bottles factory covers an area of more than 7,000 m² and has an annual bottle production capacity of up to 20 million bottles.
You can contact us to discuss custom wholesale stainless steel bottles and give us a trial order, we can also provide you with free samples. However, if you have any problems or questions about your business transaction in China, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our expert team is ready for you!