With a history going back to 1991 Ryder was founded by Robert Price, who built a brand around hand tools from the back of his Ford Cortina. In 1994 this turned into a small chain of retail shops with all of the products being sourced in house. 2003 Ryder moved into wholesale and Robert took a back seat, handing the reins to his son Jordan Price. Jordan has been brought up on brands, product and sourcing, since the age of 18. He has attended the Canton Fair every year and most recently during his trips to China has been exhibiting, setting up offices, a packaging plant and is fulfilling orders for many High Street names around the World.
Sourcing, Quality Assurance and Logistics
Building a private label is not about buying off Alibaba and slapping a logo on some random product.
Building a private label is about building relationships with people you can trust, Ryder Sourcing have the experience to put your mind at rest, giving your realistic and achievable timelines, costs, outcomes and ensuring compliance of product, processes and people.
- Sourcing products.
- Translation Services.
- Brand Developement.
- Quality Assurance.
Ryder Sourcing can hold your hand whilst guiding you through the maze of sourcing private label products, ensure what the quality and price is maintained and organising logistics so you can concentrate on selling and building your brand.
Building longterm relationships with factories, owners and sourcing agents is paramount to building a successful business.
Consistent branding and image messeage is an essential part of building a brand, if you buy a product directly in China more often than not it will have a plain box.
Making sure you get the products at the quality, for the price you agreed is important but so to are products that comply to the market regulations that you are selling into.
Getting an item from A to B whilst complying to international rules and regulations can be demanding, don't fall short at the last hurdle.
Supplier research and identification can be difficult in you own country, speaking your own language with business customs you understand.
Ryder Sourcing have offices in China, that operate within UK office hours, manned by Chinese Nationals that also speak English.
Ryder China office are highly skilled at working in sourcing within the China market.
Our translation services will ensure they interpret your requirements and navigate the delicate negotiation process ensuring due diligence and contract where everybody wins and there's no confusion.
We generally transport by sea which takes around 6 weeks, this is the most cost effective method and we have containers arriving weekly.
Ensuring the correct paperwork is in inplace will speed the customs process.
Ryder Sourcing have a 200,000 sq ft warehouse in Coalville close to the M1. We can take in your container, offload and store if required.
In the UK and EU there are certain standards and regulations that products must comply with if they are to be placed into the marketplace.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a EU regulation. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of over 100 different chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic compounds.
Phthalates are chemical compounds mainly used as plasticisers: additives that make plastic flexible. There is a European ban on the use of DEHP, DBP and BBP in all toys and childcare articles. DINP, DIDP and DNOP are also forbidden in toys and childcare articles that children may put in their mouths.
Azo dyes are widely used in textiles, leathers, plastics, papers, hair mineral oils, waxes, foodstuffs and cosmetics. Some Azo dyes are considered a risk to human health as they contain one or more nitrogen-nitrogen double bonds called azo groups; under reductive conditions these azo groups can be cleaved to form primary aromatic amines, which are known carcinogens.
All our factories, processes and workers comply with the latest regulations and standards.
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) verifies the compliance of supplier’s facilities with all requirements of the BSCI Code of Conduct, including such aspects as:
- Working hours and fair compensation
- Occupational health and safety
- Child labour and protections for younger workers
- Forced/bonded labour and precarious employment
- Freedom of association and collective bargaining
- Ethical business behaviour
- Environmental protection
Feel free to call us for an informal chat, but it may be better to email with times you are free.
The Old Wagon Works
Coalville, LE67 3DW
+44 (0)1530 810 870