How to Order Bulk Amount of Polycarbonate and Acrylic Sheets From China [2020 Guide]

Imagine if you want to buy a bulk amount of polycarbonate sheets and acrylic sheets directly from the manufacturers in China. So you get the items at the best quality and prices.

But often, that’s not the case, right?

You’re familiar with platforms like Alibaba or Made in China, but you don’t know how to find the right manufacturer and products for your needs.

Without knowing how to qualify and verify the seller and the importing process, you can be easily conned and lose your product or investment.

The good news is that you’ve come to the right place!

Today, I’m going to show you everything there is to know about importing polycarbonate sheets and acrylic sheets directly from China.

All you need to do is keep on reading this guide.

Step One: Ensure The Product

The first step to order is to determine what products you need and your requirements for this product. But that’s not all. You need to identify your product’s quality, design, features, colors, and other features to give the manufacturer clear instructions.

If you need transparent plastic for your windows, you need to give clear instructions. There are numerous versions of any products that can be manufactured in China. You have to specify which plastic, acrylic sheet or polycarbonate do you want for your windows, and what thickness and colors you want for this.

Otherwise, you need to know well about them, if you don’t know them, here are frequently asked questions.

Please see the following list for reference:

ItemStandard Thickness
(mm)
Standard Width
(m)
Standard Length
(m)
Solid Polycarbonate SheetFrom 0.8mm to 20mm1.22m, 2m, 2.1m2.44m, 3m, 5.8m, 11.8m, 30m
Polycarbonate FilmFrom 0.125mm to 1mm0.915m, 0.93m, 1.22m1.83m, 2.44m, 150m, 200m, 250m, 300m 
Anti Fog PolycarbonateFrom 0.3mm to 2mm1.22m2.44m
Anti Static PolycarbonateFrom 3mm to 20mm1.22m2.44m
Flame Retardant PolycarbonateFrom 1.5mm to 20mm1.22m, 2m, 2.1m2.44m, 3m, 5.8m, 11.8m, 30m
Hard Coated PolycarbonateFrom 3mm to 20mm1.22m2.44m
Frosted PolycarbonateFrom 1.5mm to 20mm1.22m, 2m, 2.1m2.44m, 3m, 5.8m, 11.8m, 30m
Embossed PolycarbonateFrom 3mm to 20mm1.22m2.44m
Polycarbonate LED Diffuser From 1.5mm to 8mm1.22m2.44m
Twin Wall PolycarbonateFrom 4mm to 12mm1.22m, 2m, 2.1m2.44m, 3m, 5.8m, 11.8m, 30m
Four Wall PolycarbonateFrom 10mm to 25mm1.22m, 2m, 2.1m2.44m, 3m, 5.8m, 11.8m, 30m
Corrugated Polycarbonate SheetFrom 0.8mm to 2mmFrom 0.7m to 1.76mCustom Length
Polycarbonate Roofing PanelFrom 4mm to 30mm0.6m, 0.7m, 0.8m, 1.04mCustom Length
Interlocking Polycarbonate40mm0.5mCustom Length
Clear Acrylic SheetFrom 0.125mm to 50mm1.22m, 2m2.44m, 3m
Colored Acrylic SheetFrom 2mm to 50mm1.22m, 2m2.44m, 3m
Acrylic MirrorFrom 0.5mm to 10mm1.22m2.44m

Yes, Normally, China manufacturers can cut polycarbonate and acrylic to the sizes, but some manufacturers can provide custom fabrication service.

Normally, MOQ is 3 tons. If you buy a small quantity, the logistic cost will be very high. The value should be more than 1500 USD by shipping to other countries.

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Step Two: Find out the import rules and your rights

After finalizing the product, you need to check with your country’s rules and regulations regarding your product. Generally, items related to food, drugs, or weapons have more restrictions and regulations for importing.

Other than that, your country might have some special regulations for specific products. Sometimes one good is allowed in a country but completely banned in another.

Step Three: Find And Qualify The Right Supplier/Manufacturer

Finding a manufacturer isn’t hard. You can find manufacturers for your project by searching on google or B2B platforms (Alibaba, Taobao, Made in China, etc.)

The hard part is to qualify and select a trusted manufacturer. There are some steps on how you can ensure the legitimacy of your supplier.

First, check their certificates and associations. Any supplier will be happy to show you those. For instance, you need to ensure your supplier is a REACH and RoHS certified manufacturer.

Second, Verify their phone number and office/production plant. You can do that easily by dialing their phone number and see if anyone from the company receives the call. And check on the internet or communicate with other businesses or organizations to verify their address.

Don’t rely on chat or emails with your manufacturer. Always communicate with them on the phone. And exchange documents through email so you have to proof of all important things. For Acrylic and Polycarbonate Plastic material, you can rely on us. UV Plastic is a leading plastic manufacturer in China; if you need quality products at a reasonable price- UV Plastic is the right decision for you.

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Step Four: Ensure The Product Quality

Now, you have a manufacturer that you trust and can deliver the product that you need. You have to check the quality of them. Without being 100% sure about the quality of the product, you shouldn’t proceed at all.

What you should do is you can ask for a sample of your desired product from the manufacturer. And most of them, including UVPLASTIC, will happily provide you with this.

After getting the sample, you should examine it thoroughly. If you’re not confident about it, you can get help from an expert as well.

Based on the sample, you should improvise and give proper instructions to the supplier, so you get the perfect products at the end.

Step Five: Clearly Discuss the terms and requirements

Don’t be confused or unsure about anything. Discuss and communicate with your supplier and ensure you’re both on the same page.

There’re a lot of things that both parties have to be agreed on before production, during production, after production and during shipment. Both you and your supplier should communicate about every factor. So no unpleasant experiences take place.

For this, you’ll need to know and build a relationship with a contact person or spokesperson of that company. So you know who to contact and deal with.

One of the most crucial factors is pricing. You and your supplier must agree with the pricing that you both are satisfied with. Also, don’t forget to discuss the shipping charge and other cost factors as well.

Have a clear idea of their lead time as well.

Step Six: Logistic Issue

If you need a sample, DHL, FedEx, UPS will be suitable for it.

you’re not considering your project’s shipment, you might be at a loss at the end. Many factors need to be sorted out before placing an order.

3 most important factors to consider about shipping:

  • Shipping method (road/air/sea);
  • Lead time;
  • Shipping cost;

Have a clear idea of these three factors and leave no room for confusion. If you’re ordering for the first time, be more careful about the receiving procedure.

If you think you need help, get help from an expert. So you learn the process accurately.

Hiring a trusted and experienced freight forwarder and customs agent will be worth the money on this.

Six Things To Avoid When Ordering From China

  • Don’t always look for the cheapest supplier. Look for the best supplier at a reasonable price;
  • Don’t place an order before you’re completely satisfied with your supplier’s communication, terms, quality, and credibility;
  • Don’t order a large amount at your first order. Try with small orders initially and gradually increase the volume;
  • Don’t get intimidated by your vendor and transfer money without trade assurance at the beginning stage. Once you’ve built a relationship with them, you can choose other ways;
  • Don’t rush into anything by assuming. Be sure about everything by asking and verifying;
  • Don’t do business with an intermediary. While verifying the company, make sure that they are real manufacturers and not middlemen;

Why do you need to import directly from China?

If you’re serious about your business and make a decent amount of money. You should purchase directly from the manufacturers in China.

Besides getting the products at the lowest price, the best thing about this is that you get full control over your product and it enables you to customize according to your requirements.

Final Message

This guide will help import any products and not only acrylic and polycarbonate plastic. Everything seems hard and complicated the first time. Once you’ve successfully ordered and imported a couple of times. The whole process becomes easy and convenient for you.

Conclusion

Now that you know the right way to import directly from China, you can import any products according to your needs.

If you need quality plastic material at a reasonable price, you can freely contact us, and I will personally assist you with your order. Making sure you get a smooth and pleasant experience working with us.

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