So…did you know that your shipping information is in the public domain?
I’ll step up and admit I didn’t.
What’s worse, now that Import Genius is out there, finding your competition’s suppliers is as easy as using a search engine. Anything imported into the USA is a matter of public record, including the exporter (i.e., your supplier), the type of goods and your receiving address.
Import Genius is an amazing program and I will be using it for sure, but it also highlights another advantage PassageMaker‘s “Black Box” offers our clients. When you hire us to perform our Assembly-Inspection-Packaging service, that is really a catch-all term for any sort of contract assembly, product inspection, contract packaging, kitting, order fulfillment, pull-pack-ship, freight consolidation, private labelling or branding, etc. We do everything from kit mobile phone accessories to assemble vacuum cleaners.
Aside from the advantages we provide to help you control your costs, ensure your quality and protect your intellectual property, we also act as a “firewall” to protect your real supply chain. When a competitor searches for you on Import Genius now, they’ll get the name of your Chinese supplier. Think about that for a moment. You invested thousands upon thousands of dollars to establish that relationship, to tool your product and get the production going. If you are like a typical “mature” PassageMaker client, before you hired us, you were paying for at least a half-dozen trips to China a year. With business class seats, rooms at the Shangri-La, private cars, etc., that’s $20k per trip.
How confident are you that your supplier wouldn’t sell a knock-off of your product to a competitor?
If they search when you are working with PassageMaker, all they will see is our address as the exporter. So in addition to saving you on travel expenses, we protect the investment you made in your suppliers. Our motto is “Trust & Transparency”, and you can trust us to protect that supply chain. We wouldn’t stay in business 5 minutes if that weren’t true. In the PassageMaker system, you will always know who your suppliers are, who has your tooling, who has your designs, who has your money and who has your products. The transparency part only applies to you!