Sourcing Process

889 Global Solutions has simplified the process of strategic sourcing by making it possible for any size company to realize the significant savings possible from Asian manufacturing. Here's our 7 step process.

Step 1: Contact 889 Global Solutions.

Step 2: Our design staff examines your specifications and/or product sample(s).

Step 3: About 2-4 weeks later, your account representative will provide you with a detailed quote from engineering to delivery.Our quotations include all shipping and duty costs, importation document preparation, etc.

The quotation process is the most crucial step in the order process. At this important stage, your 889 Global Solutions product specialist will require three copies of your product specifications, blueprints, and/or samples. Our engineers will examine the samples and documentation thoroughly and resolve any questions. Within two weeks we will forward your in-depth product quotation with tooling costs quoted as a separate line item.

Many of our customers have become accustomed to the appreciable savings realized through 889 Global Solutions. The 889 Global Solutions secret is our ability to negotiate knowlegably face-to-face with our Asian manufacturing partners. Our status as a long term U.S. customer encourages our manufacturers to quote remarkably low, competitive prices, available only to 889 Global Solutions.

When you buy from 889 Global Solutions you're buying from an established U.S. company, not from some unknown foreign factory. 889 Global Solutions quotations include all shipping and duty costs, importation document preparation, etc. Your company never gets involved in the complex process of importing products from overseas. 889 Global Solutions handles the importation process.

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Step 4: 889 Global Solutions signs a partnership agreement with your company promising to supply the products needed at the agreed upon prices and terms.

Step 5: 889 Global Solutions provides a sample for your approval based on a PO for the tooling and then after production.

Many projects require either mold preparation or customized tooling. 889 Global Solutions works closely with each of our factories during this crucial step. Our quality engineers observe each phase of the tooling or mold production to ensure that your exact specifications are adhered to in every minute detail. Your mold or tool is constantly checked under our state-of-the-art 889 Global Solutions Quality Processes until complete.

Most tooling/molds are completed and ready for use within 4-6 weeks, and we can maintain, replace and/or modify your existing tooling/mold at a fraction of the costs charged in North America.

Step 6: A pre-determined delivery schedule is established to facilitate timely shipping and delivery.

Step 7: Full production begins.

Side note on the production process-
As soon as your tooling is approved and the purchase order is received, production can begin. First, there is a production test run. Next, there is a small run-at-rate batch to test our capability to manufacture your part. Only when these two runs are satisfactorily completed, do we commence with the first actual part production run.

889 Global Solutions requires every production run to adhere rigidly to your specifications and exhibit a uniformly high level of quality. Your company will never see the rejected parts that inevitably occur during this production process, because they never make it past our ten-step quality check process.

The initial part production of higher volume runs will take between 2-4 weeks to complete. We will work closely with your company to establish a part production schedule that will allow your company to have the parts it needs, while maintaining the smallest possible onsite inventory.

Step 8: 889 Global Solutions arranges final delivery to your facility as per our partnership agreement. 889 Global Solutions arranges for all surface transportation right to your loading dock.

Side note on the shipping process-
The right packaging ensures your part arrives to its destination in perfect condition. We use only the best quality cardboard and packaging materials. We encourage your design ideas and requirements during the package design process.Once your parts are ready for shipment, 889 Global Solutions monitors the shipping logistics process.The following information is absolutely necessary to ensure proper packaging:

  • Number of parts per bag
  • Number of bags per carton
  • Size of carton
  • Weight of carton
  • Labeling of cartons
  • Number and arranging of cartons per pallet
  • Maximum pallet weight
  • Labeling of pallet

Once your parts are ready for shipment, 889 Global Solutions monitors the entire logistics shipping process.

Side note on container shipping-
We have contracts with major shipping lines which ensures you get the best ocean rates available. Competitive air rates are also possible for high-value, lightweight products. Ocean shipping usually takes 3-4 weeks, while airfreight takes about 1 week. Full insurance for your shipment is provided at no additional cost to your company. 889 Global Solutions uses either a small (20' x 8' x 8') or a large (40' x 8' x 8') container to ship most parts. These containers are also subject to weight limitations that can be a factor with heavy metal parts.

Side note on customs clearance-
889 Global Solutions is responsible for all customs clearance procedures. All duties and entry fees are paid by 889 Global Solutions and all documentation required by customs is also our responsibility.

Side note on delivery to your loading dock-
889 Global Solutions arranges for all surface transportation right to your loading dock. Your company takes delivery of your product when you need it with your copies of the required documentation included.



  • 889 takes title/ownership of products to remove risk from our clients.
  • Our multi-lingual team provides on-the-ground inspection and quality control in China.
  • We provide logistics management, including import/export documentation, customs brokerage and transportation from Asia to clients’ locations.
  • Clients are assigned a multi-lingual project manager, based in the U.S., who ensures goods are manufactured to their exact specifications and are delivered on time.
  • 889’s extensive contacts throughout China provide our clients with the unique ability to manage risk by working with trusted, quality manufacturers.