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Ilga Horvat

Operations Manager at Hornet Import and Export Group Pty Ltd

Member Since June 2013

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Hornet helps companies source products from overseas, mostly China but also increasingly India. We aim to save you time, money and stress by taking care of the sourcing and import process, so you can concentrate on growing your own business.
Our clients range from boutique retailers (photography props, wall decals, candles) to retail suppliers (shop fittings; promotional/gift packaging; branded premiums; fluoro lighting) to industrial (custom moulding, mining equipment) and beyond.

Importing

What do horse blankets, wind turbines and Brazilian beach bats have in common?

They're all things Hornet have imported from China, that's what! People are always asking what kind of things we source for our goods and I always find it really difficult to answer - because what we do is so varied and different.  But we've been doing some analysis recently and I thought it would be interesting to share. No surprise that most of what we import (around two thirds) is consumer g...

Importing

Minimum Order Quantities - 'it depends'

All factories have a minimum order quantity.  If you want to order more, there’s no problem, but if you only want a small quantity things can get difficult very fast.  I'm always being asked, ‘What’s the minimum order quantity?’  Unfortunately, it's not an easy question to answer and my first response is usually 'it depends'.  I know that's frustrating, but let me explain some of th...

Business Planning

So you're thinking of importing from China?

Good on you!  We all know China's a huge country with thousands of factories making everything from iPhone covers to market umbrellas to trolley wheels to greetings cards to floor tiles to mining drill bits to pumps to modular kitchens to...  you get the idea.  Whatever you want, you can probably source it from China.  If you want a big enough quantity, and if you can find the right supplier....

Importing

What do horse blankets, wind turbines and Brazilian beach bats have in common?

They're all things Hornet have imported from China, that's what! People are always asking what kind of things we source for our goods and I always find it really difficult to answer - because what we do is so varied and different.  But we've been doing some analysis recently and I thought it would be interesting to share. No surprise that most of what we import (around two thirds) is consumer g...

Importing

Minimum Order Quantities - 'it depends'

All factories have a minimum order quantity.  If you want to order more, there’s no problem, but if you only want a small quantity things can get difficult very fast.  I'm always being asked, ‘What’s the minimum order quantity?’  Unfortunately, it's not an easy question to answer and my first response is usually 'it depends'.  I know that's frustrating, but let me explain some of th...

Business Planning

So you're thinking of importing from China?

Good on you!  We all know China's a huge country with thousands of factories making everything from iPhone covers to market umbrellas to trolley wheels to greetings cards to floor tiles to mining drill bits to pumps to modular kitchens to...  you get the idea.  Whatever you want, you can probably source it from China.  If you want a big enough quantity, and if you can find the right supplier....

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