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How to buy furniture in Shunde, China?

How to buy furniture in Shunde, China?Here it becomes a little tricky while most of the shops in LFC have staff who can speak some English other places may not have such facilities. In general, all shops in the Louvre have an invoice / sales contract that are printed in English and Mandarine (Chinese). You should get them to write the model number, description, delivery, packing conditions and price clearly. Most of the shops will provide you an ex-works price, which means it is your responsibility to consolidate all your purchases, load in the container and ship to your country. It is advisable to hire the services of an agent who can provide export shipment & logistics services.

Cited in: Riwick China furniture.

Where and how to buy furniture in Shunde's wholesale furniture market?

Where and how to buy furniture in Shunde's wholesale furniture market?Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center is also known as the Louvre / LFC is the biggest and most famous furniture mall in Shunde. It has a total area of over 300000 square meters housing hundreds of furniture wholesalers and retailers in its massive seven storied building. There is an information counter located in the middle of the main hall where you can get information about a specific shop from English speaking staffs. They also provide free wifi and a meeting area for discussions. The top floor of the building has a restaurant that serves Chinese and western dishes.
The schematics of shops are easy to follow and they are arranged on the basis of the style of furnitures such as modern furniture, classic furniture, art Deco style, neo-classic furniture and traditional Chinese furniture. The fourth, fifth and sixth floor has office furniture and home decoration while the other floors are devoted to …

Comparing 3 types of sourcing company in China, Choosing the most appropriate one.

Comparing 3 types of sourcing company in China, Choosing the most appropriate one.1.The commissioned agent: Based on the premise of trust ,you may pay the agent a fixed proportion(usually 5% to 10%) of total purchasing amount for the order that he follows. Also, there is a risk that commissioned agents will get money from the factory without telling buyers.
2.The trading company: If you purchase small quantity and don’t want to handle all the details of China production, you might need to work with a trading company. They can find small factories which are unable of dealing directly with oversea customers but are interested in the small orders.
The trading company adds its margin based on manufacturer’s price. That’s why many professional buyers want to “go direct”. But it is not rational because sometimes a trader might still be cheaper than a large factory even they add their margin.
3.The third party service provider: As the saying goes, you can eliminate the middleman,but you’ll hav…

Notes and skills when you are shopping in Lecong

Notes and skills when you are shopping in Lecong1.If you don’t prepare to buy something in your mind, you may take a long time to choose the right one, you can see many different kinds of products and brands,so know what you need at first.

2.Some people play a role as a liar to persuade and set a trap, you should say no when some people excessively closing.

3.Check out some believing shipping companies before you take action, you can choose some stores to have their corporative shipping company.

4.You should have the measures of furniture in your mind so that to buy the suitable one.

5.It’s quite good that you can take 2-3 days to buy furniture because you may take one day just for shopping in one shopping building.

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Does it make economic sense to import furniture from China?

Does it make economic sense to import furniture from China? The exchange rate of CNY is gradually reducing, bulk purchase of furniture is quite benefited from trading business. Not a little foreign businessmen already purchase furniture from China for decade years.

For example, If you are buying for entire home (250 square meters/ 2500 square feet) with a budget of USD 50000 or more it makes sense to buy entire furniture in China. The price in home country can be easily 3 to 4 times of price in China. Beside buying furniture, you will have the chance to see this exotic country.

It makes sense getting one travel to Shunde if you are buying lots of furniture, but if all you want is an odd sofa or a table that you fancy, it is recommended that you buy at a local store near your home that can offer personalized service and hassle free installation. Of course, it is not an easy decision to buy furniture from a country which is far off and go through the hassle of dealing with shipment and i…

Where to stay in Shunde?

Hotels in Shunde Phoenix Hotel While Shunde is home to thousands of furniture retailers it does not have lots of options to stay or dine. There are few hotels western style hotels in Foshan which is a half hour drive from Shunde. Swissotel, Crown Plaza and Sheraton have their presence is Foshan but expect a lower than expected standard of service in these places.Most of the visitors settle for staying in Guangzhou and endure an hour taxi ride to Shunde every day. Opposite direction of Foshan, actually, there is Longjiang Town quite close to furniture mall, which include four start standard Recom Hotel, Phoenix Hotel and comfort hotel like SVN.
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Why One-stop Shopping of Office Furniture ?

One-stop Shopping of Office Furniture Generally speaking, more and more companies prefer to buying mass office furniture with “one-stop shopping”, what is that mean? It means all the purchasing product just need one supplier to provide all services, so, why people choose one-stop shopping? What are the benefits of it? Benefit one:Unified design style The excellent office furniture supplier must have their outstanding design team, they will have own idea of design for one-stop solutions from whole space layout to office product selection. If designs are from several suppliers, it costs more and hardly to assure will unify your design style, which is easy to imagine a scene that office table, office chair, sofa all come from different suppliers, can it be good enough for your idea? Even more, it will impact the company culture. Benefit two:Save much cost As we all know that one-stop shopping can save much cost because firstly the discount is better than you purchase from many suppliers. Se…

Where Import Furniture From Shunde China?

Where Import Furniture From Shunde China?Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center is also known as the Louvre / LFC is the biggest and most famous furniture mall in Shunde. It has a total area of over 300000 square meters housing hundreds of furniture wholesalers and retailers in its massive seven storied building.

Sun-link Furniture Wholesale Market is located next to Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center has many shops scattered around in warehouse shades. The prices are cheaper than LCF, it is a good choice for those looking to buy furniture at low budget.

The other famous Chinese national brand Empire Group and Royal Group also have a showroom near opposite Sun Link Plaza.

Tuanyi International Furniture City is nearby Sun Link Plaza and has a good selection of furnitures in store.

Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture is located opposite Fortune Hotel is also a popular choice with the foreigner.

Foshan International Furniture Expo Mall opened in 2013 is the newest…

The 37th China International Furniture Fair(Guangzhou)

The 37th China International Furniture Fair(Guangzhou) March is the golden trading time when China market attracts worldwide attention. The 37th China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou) (“CIFF”) will open in March 2016, providing a dynamic platform for the global furniture industry in the Pearl River Delta! There are a lot of people to visit in furniture fair. The 37th CIFF (Guangzhou) is estimated to host more than 3800 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions as well as professional audiences from over 190 countries and regions in March 2016.  The Phase 1 will take place on March 18-21, 2016 under the themes of “Whole-Home-D├ęcor” including Home Furniture, Homedecor & Housewares, Hometextile and Outdoor & Leisure, reflecting the extension of the concept from indoor furniture to outdoor leisure living as well as the evolution from display of single furniture to integrated interior decoration with furniture, home decor and home textiles. The Phase 2 will take place …

What is the procedure for importing from China if you would like to start your own business?

What is the procedure for importing from China if you would like to start your own business?1.Contact us.
2. Make a plan for visiting China Riwick or not.
3.Shopping along with us and get information from the market.
4.Make a decision for your product positioning.
5. Select products and factories and place the order.
6.After that, we can assist you to transfer money to each factory, follow up the orders, quality check, consolidate goods and load the container.
7. Prepare the documents for customs clearance.
8.Documents sent by international express before the container arrives.
9. Last but not least, we do provide after-sales service.
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What's the cost to ship a product sample?

What's the cost to ship a product sample?What’s a reasonable cost to ship a product sample from Asia? There are many courier companies out there in the market, so how do you choose one that’s best for you? 5 couriers for international shipping There are five main couriers that are used most in China for international deliveries:
Express Mail Services (EMS) • UPSFedEx • DHLTNT Express Comparing service between couriers The cost of the delivery normally depends on the weight and dimensions of the packaged items. If you have no urgent requirements in terms of the date to be delivered, using EMS will likely be the cheapest option here. But different couriers offer different options for shipping—some more costly than others—depending on your target date for receiving a product sample. Despite being a lower-cost option, EMS is the least reliable among couriers in terms of on-time delivery and tracking accuracy. But as one of the largest couriers in China, EMS is able to have your package…

4 Powerful Tools for China Supplier Verification

4 Powerful Tools for China Supplier Verification
1 Supplier/factory visit The most obvious is to pay them a visit. Is it one guy in an apartment? Is it a sizeable manufacturing operation? Interestingly, one can make an educated guess by announcing an upcoming visit and reading their reaction. A legitimate supplier will welcome the visit, while a scammer will look for ways to avoid it. If you can’t make a visit yourself, many quality assurance agencies can do this for you. They allow you to know:
Where are they? What does the building etc. look like? How many people work there?Do they usually make the type of products you are buying, or something totally different?What processes do they do in house?Can they show official business licences and other official documents? Do they match with the company name they show in their email signature?2 Factory audit This type of service is more expensive than the simple factory visit. It is quite useful for evaluating a large factory, but can be ove…

What kind of Chinese factories should you work with?

What kind of Chinese factories should you work with? First, a couple of rules to keep in mind:
If you work with a supplier that is too large relative to your orders (e.g. you would occupy 1% of their annual capacity), you will be quoted high prices and given poor service.If you work with a small supplier that cannot produce the quantities you order, they will be forced to subcontract production and you will probably be in for a disaster. My general advice would be as follows:
If your orders are very small, you might need to work with a trading company that will place your orders in a level 1 factory and follow production.If your orders are large enough to work directly with a manufacturer, but not big enough to be interesting to big factories, go for level 2.If your order are considered large and even big companies actively fight for your business, go for level 3.If you are in a very quality-sensitive industry and you cannot afford even 1% of defects, spend  time and search for level 4 …