A Sourcing Company or a sourcing agent helps a company find sources for products and suppliers at a low cost and/or of a certain quality or attributes. Some may represent a few select factories or serve multiple companies.
Supply chain functions include product development, marketing, distribution, procurement and sourcing. Although people may use the terms interchangeably, procurement usually refers to the operational aspects of a company's strategic sourcing of components
A sourcing or procurement agent is someone who can reach out to a supplier or manufacturer to source the product you need. Sourcing agents are a shortcut to finding your ideal supplier. They cut out all the leg-work that you would have to do and negate a lot of the risk involved in trying a new factory.
Sourcing in China is the best decision if the organization wants to reduce costs when it comes to acquiring materials. China offers low-cost materials which are why it is very popular in the trade industry. However, language barriers and some business practices can be challenging for foreign buyers.