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How can I explore furniture wholesale market in China?

 How can I explore furniture wholesale market in China?There is the biggest furniture market located in Lecong town, Shunde district, Foshan city, Guangdong province. It cover an area of 2,000,000 square meter with over 3000 factories and distributors from home and abroad. How to explore furniture in such a big furniture market? 1,  furniture style and price positioning.  Make yourself clear what type of furniture you are looking for. 2, if it is possible,  finding an agent in advanced is important. They will assist you to visit the market, follow the orders and arrange the shipment etc. 3, let know more about the structure of the furniture market: There are 4 levels of furniture market: high-end, middle to high grade, low to middle grade, low grade. High-end: Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center The showroom of LFC  covers an area of 183,000  square meter. It is the biggest household stores in the world. There are more than 600 shops with good reputation entering. Its hardware f…

7 Tips of Metal Furniture Maintenance

7 Tips of Metal Furniture Maintenance1.Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Do not use strong cleaning agents or abrasive type cleaner.

2.To be placed in a dry, ventilated place, not in a dark and damp place, to prevent corrosion of steel, no wipe with a damp cloth also not directly wash with water.Wholesale Metal furniture in China.
Metal Dining Set

3.To avoid the bump in case chrome and paint peeling off and it will affect the overall appearance of beating on the furniture with a hard object lead to paint stripping and scarring.

4.Iron furniture with chrome workmanship can not be placed in gas range or coal stoves to avoid corrosion.

5.Often with gauze dipped in a little oil or sewing machine oil wipe chrome parts to keep the wrought iron furniture look like new and prevent rusting, it should be removed as soon as possible once the iron furniture chrome rust appears, so as to avoid rust expansion.

6.The effects of acid and alkali on iron corrosion are the first “killer”on wrought-iron furniture. …

Why the furniture industry is the first choice for your business?

Why the furniture industry is the first choice for your business?Nowadays,"Clothing、Food、shelter and transportation" are essential to human beings.

Wherein," shelter” means the place for living. How is it possible if there is no furniture in the living place? So especially for developing country, it is more necessary to establish furniture business even small business.
Only people live are there furniture business.1,Your furniture is needed in catering industry.

   “Food is the paramount necessity of the people”. Also this is daily behavior for human being. Many large and small restaurants come up . As the development of living is growing, more and more café shops and bars also come up. They all need your furniture.

2, Your furniture is needed in a house.

   Furniture is the most normal things in every home. The old ones are always replaced by the new ones. Due to the improvement of living standards, many families have bought a new house or to decorate their home. At this mo…

Tips for Guangzhou taxi ride.

Tips for Guangzhou taxi ride. 1.Most of the driver cannot speak any English so print out address written in Chinese beforehand.
2.Notes are common in China so check before taking them. One easy way to check Mao’s collar printed on every currency note. If it has a dotted texture and color can be rubbed on paper chances are it is a genuine bill.
3.Take fare receipt as they are helpful in tracing the taxi if in case you left behind your belongings. Common taxi helpline number is 96900
4.HiGuangzhou Taxi, a free app for Apple devices which it can show the address in Chinese, English and Pin Yin for many popular places in Guangzhou.
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Tips for you when coming to wholesale market.

Tips for you when coming to wholesale market.
1,Do the Research Before Coming to the Wholesale Market
Always do prior research before coming to the wholesaler on the market .They would give you crazy prices once they get a hint that you are a novice, first-time buyer.
2,Get Pictures on Your Phone or with a blueprint
A picture is worth a thousand words. Avoid trying to describe what you need either directly or through a translator to a seller.
3,Ask Price for Multiple of Products
Do not just ask price for the product you need? Ask for multiple of related products to get an idea and try to remember those prices.
If you focus on one product only, the wholesaler may think that you are interested in it and would jack up the initial price. So ask prices for multiple products to keep them guessing what do you really want.
4,Compare Prices From Different Sellers
The first hour or more should be spent taking prices from various sellers. Take business cards from the seller whose product you find i…

Why do we need a purchasing agent?

Why do we need a purchasing agent?Dealing with Chinese suppliers is very time-consuming. Working with a qualified Buying Office or Purchasing Agent can save you much time, cost and energy etc. in China. For example, 90% of the suppliers you met online or at local trade fairs might be a typical trade company while the local sourcing specialists can go to the real manufacturing bases to find out some qualified factories for you in person. Apparently the factory price is much more competitive than that of the trader’s anywhere on the globe, by this way you can save more cost in the business. Also, they will do Warehousing, Shipping Support, Business Risk Control, Legal Contract Support and After-sale service etc. on behalf of you while you are not in China.

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What can a purchasing agent do?

What can a purchasing agent do?
A purchasing agent could be an individual, a group of the team or a company, helping companies overseas to import from China. A good agent can be an extremely valuable asset in your overall product procurement strategy. Here are the main services offered by your qualified ‘buying office’ or ‘purchasing agent’ in China:
I. Keeping finding new products and suppliers.
II. Verify, inspect or audit existing suppliers.
III. Price negotiations and Supply Chain Management
IV. Draft formal Purchase Contract (Business Risk Control)
V. Quality Control Management
VI. Shipping Support and Loading Process Supervision
VII.Customs Clearance Support
VIII. After-sale Service

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How important to get a good buying agent, sourcing agent for your business

How important to get a good buying agent, sourcing agent for your business
A good Buying office, Sourcing Agent plays a very important role in doing safe and smooth business in China, especially when placing a large order. Sourcing and Verifying qualified suppliers, Quality Control, Loading Process Supervision, Warehousing, Shipping Support, Business Risk Control, Legal Contract Support and After-sale service etc. are indispensable.

However, It is NOT easy to find a right one. If you don’t make an informed decision when selecting a buying office or purchasing agent,you might end up losing a lot more than the commission or service fee.

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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.

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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-Décor” 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 …