Quick and Simple Imports was founded in 2013 by two businessmen in Detroit, Michigan. QSI set out with a simple mission: to help small businesses level the playing field against their larger competitors by sourcing products directly from the manufacturer, avoiding costly wholesalers and maximizing economies of scale. Since inception in 2013, we have been able to provide an average of 30-40% reduction of cost of goods sold, increasing profit margins, and increasing speed to market for all our customers.Our highly qualified staff in Asia allows us the ability to survey and evaluate manufacturers, oversee production and manage quality control measures to ensure that the products we ship meet our customers specifications.
President and Co-Founder, Ryan Bator
While working towards a BS in Business Management and minoring in Finance at Walsh College, importing products from China was quickly becoming a popular way to source products and raw materials, so Ryan studied Mandarin Chinese and moved to China to improve his Chinese language skills and to increase knowledge of the culture while teaching English to young children. During this time living in China, he developed a wide network of contacts all over Asia. This knowledge of China, its people, and its language has enabled QSI to navigate the import process easily in areas where many people struggle.
When working with previous employers, they frequently ran into issues with their supply chain. Whether it be increased costs, lack of supply, or even quality issues, Ryan knew there had to be a better way to navigate the sourcing process. When he saw an opportunity to solve a supply chain issue, he found a very cost-effective solution. However, the employer was hesitant to import products from China because of a previous bad experience, so Ryan called on a finance and sales expert, James Michalski, and they decided to start QSI, taking the risk themselves by handling the entire importing process for any business facing the same issues.
After taking over the importation process, we can boast a significant cost reduction to the previously mentioned employer’s bottom line, increasing their potential for profit. Since then, we have continued to save small and medium-sized businesses thousands of dollars so they can gain a competitive edge in today’s global economy.
Vice President and Co-Founder, James Michalski
James achieved his BS in Finance and Business at Central Michigan University in 2007. He has worked as a mortgage banker for one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders. Over the course of his 10-year career, James has excelled, becoming one of the top salespeople, earning him a spot in the Presidents Club, in the company. His success is attributed to his expertise at customer service and the sense of urgency in which he serves his clientele. Similar to the home loan business where clients are expecting a timely closing, QSI’s customers expect timely logistics and well-orchestrated supply chain, making James’s experience extremely valuable.
James and Ryan have spent a significant amount of time in Asia sourcing samples, negotiating contracts, and overseeing production and quality control. Our dedication to our customers and our drive to generate true cost savings makes us a great potential partner. With our expertise and network of contacts, we can handle any type of sourcing and will do it the right way.