Hi Guy, I am from China and have been operating amazon for 2 years and product sourcing for 5 years. So if you have any questions about product sourcing, problem on communicating with the suppliers, you can write your questions here. I would love to offer my answers here. Maybe I will not be so professional on the products, but I know the real reason why your suppliers said the following questions and may offer some solutions. For example:
I am ill in hospital. My father got a traffic accident. so you can add my personal skype
Maybe the person who are getting in touch with you have left her company and wanna do business
with you all by itself.
The products is get caught by the customs and you may have to wait patiently.
The real reason is that they are late in delivering the goods even if you got the unworkable tracking
number since we can get the tracking number from the shipping agent instantly whether they have
got the goods in the warehouse.
They are many other situations. I am here just wanna help you guys to do well on your product
sourcing from China.