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Friday, September 23, 2016

Tips for Choosing the Best Sofa for Your Home

 Tips for Choosing the Best Sofa for Your Home

Like everything else in the market, there are endless choices of sofas to choose from. One minute you might be thinking you know exactly what you want to get but the next you are totally confused after going through online stores and seeing the different shapes and styles that different sofa manufacturers and sofa suppliers have. The customization styles are also different and this makes it even more overwhelming. Below are some tips that will help you save time by letting you know exactly what kind of sofa you need for your home.

Size

Whether you are going to get an icesofa, a leather sofa or a chesterfield the first and most important thing you need to consider is the size of sofa you need. If you have a large living room, there are a number of things you will have to consider. First and foremost, you need to consider whether or not you want to add other things such as coffee tables and chairs. This will enable you to know how much space you will have left for the sofa. If you need other pieces of furniture in your living room, you will benefit more from a small sized simple sofa which will not take up too much space. If you intend to have the sofa be the focal point in the room, you will need to go for sofas with round shapes. These occupy more space and have more sitting area.Fabric sofa -Icesofa

Orientation

The type of sofa you get is also determined by how you plan on organizing the leaving room. One simple way to decide which kind of orientation you need to have is by considering the kind of lifestyle you have. For instance, if you have a family that enjoys reading in the living room, you need to have some chairs and a table in the living room. If you like hosting game night, you will benefit more from a semi-circle kind of an arrangement. If you love watching TV in the living room, it might be a great idea to have the sofa facing the direction in which you plan on having your TV. When you put all these things into consideration, you will be in a better place to know what kind of arrangement you need to have and choosing a sofa based on all this will be an easy task.

Shape

Once you know the kind of arrangement you wish to have in your living room, the next thing you need to do is determine which shape will suit your desired living room arrangement. L-shaped sofas, for instance, are great if you are looking to separate the dining room from your living room in a classy way. IKEA has amazing L-shaped sofas if this is what you are looking to achieve. If you have a small living room, it would be a great idea to go for a rounded sofa. Chaise sofas are great if you plan on adding chairs and a coffee table in your living room. They do not occupy too much space and they provide an extra sitting space. The shape you decide to go for can also be determined by the other type of furniture you have in your home. For instance, if the other type of furniture you have in your home is round-shaped, it might be a good idea to go for a round shaped sofa in order to maintain the same style.

Material

The type of material you need your sofa to have is also very important. The material you choose determines the durability of your sofa and to some extent; it also determines the functionality of your sofa. For instance, if you have pets and small children in your home, it might not be a good idea to go for suede white sofas. These sofas are stunning and very beautiful to have but they might not be durable in such an environment since it is easy for the kids and pets to destroy your sofa. It is therefore very important to consider such things when choosing sofa material. It is always best to go for something durable, good looking, easy to maintain and easy to clean as well. The material should also be one that goes well with the other type of furniture you have in your home.

Style

When it comes to buying any furniture it is very important to consider your overall style in the living room. If you have a traditional kind of style, it would make a lot of sense to go for a sofa that resembles this kind of style. This is important because it makes the sofa fit into your design easily. When it comes to choosing sofa’s that match your style, it is advisable to go to places where they sell wholesale sofas. This is because you are more likely to get a sofa in the style you desire and at a cheaper price. For instance, if you want a traditional leather sofa, you might have to spend a lot on it on online stores that you would if you got it from a wholesaler.

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Colour is also very important when you are looking to buy a sofa. You need to go for a colour that will match well with the other colours you already have in your living room. Most people choose to go for colours that resemble the colours in their living room. However, it is possible to mix up colours to come up with a unique and standout design. This, however, requires you to be very keen and might require you to have an expert opinion. It is, however, advisable to go for bright colours when choosing a living room sofa.

Conclusion

In conclusion, choosing a sofa might not be an easy task since there are unlimited options. However, with this tips, you can make a quick decision and get the best sofa that suits your style, tastes and preferences and serves the purpose for which you intend. When choosing sofas it is important to always strive to buy from reputable brands. This will enable you to walk home with a high-quality product that is also very durable.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Four Points for installing closet doors

Four Points for installing closet doors

Closet doors as a kinds fashion of furniture is one of the European family of standard configuration. It not only has elegant appearance but also can make the best use of space. Internal framework can be a variety of  combinations based on your requirement. It is the ideal option for modern homes. Here are some preparations should be noticed except choosing famous brands of wall cabinet door if you want to buy a satisfied wall cabinet:Riwick sourcing agent

Firstly,

Measurement of closet should be either wall or mezzanine. That will not only ensure the effective use of space but also with deformation. But the top and bottom should be horizontal while 2 sides should be vertical. If there is any error, it can be required the left and right hole height differences less than 5mm. The caster of doors can fix the error through the debug system.Riwick sourcing agent
Secondly, they generally will have drawers of the cabinet design. In order not to affect the use, some tips for the position of drawer should be noticed: avoid the intersection of 2 doors while the cabinet design is 3-sliding door design; place it at one-door side when it is 2-sliding door design; 17cm gap from drawer to the side of cabinet when it is folding door design.

Thirdly,

For track installation, it should be reserved the position when making the cabinet. The size of position for up and down track will be 8cm for folding door, 10cm for sliding door.

Fourthly,

Installation of closet should be completed by professional staff. Below are steps for installing: firstly, fix the top track, the decorative side of track should be face to the same side as the surface of cabinet, place top and bottom track in the reserved position, then install 2 doors into the tracks, use spirit level to check the vertical of the door, adjust the position of top and bottom track and fix them; secondly, double check whether the doors are parallel with 2 sides, if not, you could adjust the caster of door to make them parallel;  lastly, fix the anti-trip device and offer the warranty. User can verify the supplier of closet whether it is professional through this installation process.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Four tips for repairing solid wood furniture.

Four tips for repairing solid wood furniture.



Solid wood furniture has been a part of our lives. They will be not out of date at any given time. But they are often damaged because of no maintenance. Below are 4 tips for  repairing solid wood furniture:



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If solid wood furniture was accidentally scratched but the solid wood of furniture  didn’t get hurt, you could use towel stained with melted wax, covering the scratch. After  the    wax get hard, you could coat the area in the same way.  And repeat this step according to your need in order to cover the scratch. Then coat with transparent nail polish. Basically   the scratch will be not obvious. Please remember  to use dry towel instead of wet towel.



Riwick sourcing agent2, Crack 

       There will be cracks appearing when you use the solid wood furniture for a long time.This may affect the overall appearance of the furniture.  If the cracks look small,  you could fill in cracks with sawdust powder directly. Sawdust powder can be adjusted according to furniture’s color. It is a convenient and effective method to repair the solid wood furniture. What if the crack is large and obvious,  how to repair it?  At this moment, you could use knife to cut the two side of cracks into several small cracks. The smaller, the better. Then repeat the steps as the beginning. It will look more beautiful and more natural.




3, Burn mark

It is easier to get burn mark for solid wood furniture than other furniture. Cigarette butts is the main source of burn mark at home. How to do if the surface of solid wood furniture get burn? At this moment, you can use a match rod or toothpick covered with fine lines hard cloth, wipe traces gently, then coat with a thin layer of wax.  The scorch marks will fade out. If you can coat a thin layer of transparent nail polish at this moment, that would be better. It is the common method for repairing solid wood furniture.



4, Discolor

Most of people like their furniture in white. But one thing should be concerned that white furniture is easy to discolor and get dirty. If the furniture get discolored because of time, you can use dry cloth with tooth paste to wipe gently or mix two egg yolks together, and use soft brush the discolored area, wipe away gently when it get dry. If it is oil stains on the furniture, that will be a more difficult to clean it. You can pour white vinegar into the right amount of water, wipe the oil stains with sponge,  then wipe with clean water and dry it.



5,Current maintenanceRiwick sourcing agent

The correct method of current maintenance is necessary if you want to keep your furniture beautiful. It is effective to prevent stains attaching on the furniture surface and keep itself glossy  by wipe with soap water and dry it by dry cloth. Solid wood furniture should be avoid big difference in  indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity. It will cause cracks. To try to keep some distance from the heating to avoid the deformation of furniture. Regular waxing to avoid damage in furniture and keep furniture beautiful.



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What you should pay attention to when buying kitchen cabinets.

What you should pay attention to when buying kitchen cabinets


1, Door sheet, cabinet body, hardware are “MUSTs”Riwick sourcing agent

One whole set kitchen cabinet contains of door sheet, cabinet body, hardware, countertops and other components. The quality of these 4 major parts has close relationship with the quality of whole set cabinet. In addition, there is big difference in price with different material.

Taking the door sheet as an example, there are all kinds of door sheet in the market so far like molding press door, lacquer door, solid wood door, acrylic door, crystal steel door etc. These doors each have their own advantages with different prices. Now the molding press door is the most popular door in the market because of its elegant appearance, cost-effective. But due to its high demand on processing equipment, only a few manufacturers can achieve mass production.


2, Integral style of decoration is as important as appearance of cabinet

Kitchen cabinet is an important part of the entire home decoration. It not only pay attention to the function also pursue the appearance. It is necessary to consider the integral style of decoration when choosing the design.


3, Be careful with the content of contractRiwick sourcing agent

In general, it is easy for green hand consumer to get screwed because of complicated install process, complex charging method and various material of cabinet.

Please pay more attention to the clause of the contract. There must be many details you should make sure. At the meanwhile, try to choose those brands with high reputation. That would be guaranteed not only in quality but also at the after-sale service.

Here are some points for signing the contract:

a, It is better to write down specific material in the contract. That will avoid the possibility of substitution, disputes, and sending the wrong goods.

b, Commitments relating to delivery time also needs to be covered in the contract. For late delivery compensation, it should also be reflected in the contract.

c,Warranty and environmental commitment might ask in advance as well to check whether there is a detailed description in the contract.Riwick sourcing agent



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Thursday, June 2, 2016

What Misunderstandings exist for modern wood furniture?

What Misunderstandings exist for modern wood furniture

Wood furniture normally refer to those made of full solid wood without any melamine board. In the domestic furniture market, many manufacturers claim that they are selling solid wood furniture. Actually only the frame of furniture is made of solid wood while the table top, doors, side board, shelves and bottom board are made of man-made wood board. You may pay more attention.


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Misunderstanding 1: Confusion among solid wood, wood veneered and paper veneered.

As the development of modern wood furniture, there are many forms of furniture in the market: a full range of styles, complete variety and different levels. But at the same time, in these such market, it occurs many problems like selling shoddy and tawdry furniture. As a customer, please pay more attention.Wholesale Solid wood furniture from China.Cheap – Deals!

Normally manufacturers will produce the furniture with normal solid wood to instead of precious wood. Also it will not be used for the whole piece of furniture but partial. For example, we can find many suppliers selling solid wood chairs in the market. And generally they will use imported beech wood for high grade chairs,  maple、birch and domestic beech for mid-range, rubber wood for the cheapest one. If someone tell you what he sells is imported walnut solid wood chair at USD 80-100, it must be a joke. That would be made of birch wood colored in black walnut.  It is very common to do like that in the furniture industry both in China and in abroad. At the beginning, it just tries to save cost and match other products in harmony for the original intention but now are used to cheat customers. We should pay more attention to that.

There are many types of material for the surface of modern furniture. Especially wood veneered and paper veneered is very common but the level is a big difference.  Wood veneered furniture will be more natural, beautiful and durable as the price are a little higher than paper veneered furniture. Paper veneered furniture is mass-market product as their prices are much cheaper but is easy to be worn and collision ,afraid of water. Some furniture like shoe cabinet and bookshelf normally are not closed to water and not easy to be collision will be used paper veneered.

When customers visit furniture markets, they will find out some instruction like” walnut tv cabinet””cherry wood coffee table””Beech wood dining chair” on the price tag. At this moment, please figure out it is solid wood , wood veneered or paper veneered. It is very important. They can call them cherry wood furniture if they are made of solid wood or wood veneered.  If it is used paper veneered, they only can be called “cherry wood grain furniture”.

Wood veneered- clear wood grain. There also will be natural defect. As the thickness of wood veneer is 0.5mm more or less, when meeting two adjacent interface in the process of producing furniture, they will use two piece of veneer instead of turning. That’s why the grain are not connected.

Paper Veneered—Clear wood grain. Even though it is high grade imported paper, it is still differences from natural venner. It looks fake even they copy the natural defect on the paper. Also it is very easy to reveal their weak at the corners. What’s more, due to paper veneer is thin(0.08mm), when meeting two interfaces, they will turn directly. That’s why grain of two interface is connected.

Solid wood--- clear wood grain. More or less you will find some natural defect like wood knots, plaques and black lines etc.).  From same piece of solid wood, you will easily find the natural connection of straight and cross sections whether it is wood board or batten.



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Misunderstanding 2: Solid wood is the best.

There is one situation that many customers first concern whether it is full solid wood when they step in the store. If not, they will leave without any hesitation. Actually, it is because they lack of knowing modern furniture.

Corresponding to the traditional solid wood furniture, modern furniture is mostly made of man-made board.  Taking the most commonly used MDF as example, it is made from wood or other plant fiber as raw material, adding resin as adhesive, after the process of high temperature and high pressure. For the texture of material of MDF, it is compact texture, large range of thickness and density, high ratio of strength to weight, low moisture content, not easily deformed. That’s why it is  the most commonly material for furniture. For the surface of furniture, wood veneered is not only beautiful but also good protection because of its 0.3-0.6mm thickness. Therefore, it is the top level to make it with solid wood edge and wood veneered even for imported high-end European furniture.  Normally solid wood is only used for supports and edges etc. What’s more, it will divide into high level, medium and low level because of its material, grain, resources and other factors whether it is traditional furniture or modern furniture. Sometimes cheap solid wood is even not as valuable as high-end wood veneer. Because it may cause cracking and deforming if the process of dehydration is not good enough(Moisture content below 10%-12% required for wood of furniture). And high quality solid wood furniture is always expensive.



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Manufacturers use solid wood and wood veneer a lot in modern wood furniture. Here are some common ones in Guangdong market:

1, Cherry, imported cherry wood is mainly from Europe and North America. Light brown, elegant grain, medium parabolic pattern as tangential section with small circle grain.  high grade solid wood. Manufacturer usually use their wood veneer instead of solid wood in furniture.

2, Black walnut, it is the best quality of walnut wood mainly from North America and Europe. Domestic walnut’s color is lighter than imported walnut. Black walnut is dark-brown purplish with big parabolic patterns(mountain grain) as tangential sections. As black walnut is very expensive, manufacturer usually use wood veneer instead.

3, Maple wood, light color, small mountain grain. The most obvious feature is the “shadow”. Maple is the mid-range wood.  Wood veneer and solid wood are very common for furniture.

4, Beech wood, the beech wood mentioned here is different from beech wood in Chinese traditional furniture’s “South beech North Elm”.  Color of beech is bright yellow with dense “needle”. Imported beech from Europe is less defect than domestic. Imported beech is medium - high end solid wood in domestic. Manufacturers usually use wood veneer for furniture, solid wood for dining chairs and supports etc.

5,Rubber wood, original color is light yellow brown, messy slight grain. It is low level solid wood because of its soft texture. Sellers mostly state it “oak wood”. Actually it is not. The real oak wood is more expensive than it. White oak from Europe with elegant grain. Red oak from North America with large mountain grain. Both of them are heavy. They are much better than rubber wood.

6, Birch wood, light yellow. Its feature is with many black lines. It is also medium level solid wood. Wood veneer and solid wood are very common for furniture.
After the introduction above, we could learn that wood furniture is very common household items with style diversification, a wide range of variety so that result in hot online market. Since wood furniture are necessary household items, it will be better to buy from well-known furniture brands and household brands so as to ensure the safety and quality issue.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

What furniture should be your option in Summer

What furniture should be your option in Summer
Summer is coming soon. One more thing should be concerned when selecting furniture for your sweet home. In such hot weather, how to create comfortable living atmosphere is very important. The simple fresh atmosphere not only bring you sense of pleasure but also influence the mood of your room. Okay, let’s see what kinds of furniture is the best choice for Summer.



1, Color

  In order to create a cool and refreshing home in Summer, you could take the visual effect of color into consideration. To a large extent, the visual effect of color influence people’s feeling of cool and warm a lot.Riwick sourcing agent -Riwick

  Clean and pure white, cool and refreshing blue, nature and refreshing green, neutral brown. All are good color options for summer. How hot the weather is! Using cool color tone properly gives you a cool and refreshing home.



2,Material

  Besides the color tone, material of furniture also should be paid more attention. Material of Rattan, metal and glass will give you more direct feeling by touching.

  Rattan furniture: light, durable, refreshing, comfortable, natural. With their elegant appearance, furniture made of other material are not comparable. It will make your home more cooler if you could put small rattan shelves or coffee table in balcony, rattan bed in your bedroom, rattan sofa and dining table set in your living room.

Metal furniture & glass furniture : they will give you cool feeling not only by visual version but also by touching.

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Imagining a scorching back home, with a cool drink sitting on rattan chair, putting the cool drink on crystal clear glass coffee table or full of cold metal table makes you feel cool and relax.Riwick sourcing agent -Riwick



If you would not like to choose the furniture in an enormous market, you could choose a supplier who can provide one-stop solution service. It will not only save your valuable time but also have quality guarantee. Wish you have a cool and refreshing summer!




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Saturday, May 21, 2016

What Difference between Nature marble and Artificial marble?

What Difference between Nature marble and Artificial marble

Nowadays there are many options while selecting furniture no matter in design or material. Some of them prefer to buy furniture made in wood, leather or fabric. Some of them are interested in furniture made in marble because of its high hardness, glossy surface and nature grain advantage. But please pay more attention to distinguish nature one and artificial one. There is some difference between them.



1, Pay attention to the grain and aberration.

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Nature one: crossgrained, aberration, no plastic film on the surface.

Artificial one: in same grain, almost in same color, covered by plastic film.

Also the Artificial one is cheaper than nature one.



2, Pay attention to the pattern of marble.



Each nature marble has its unique pattern and color. High-end marble furniture will be made in whole piece of nature marble, different parts of the ratio of materials . Large area of nature grain will be for main place, leftover material can be used for areas such as the edge and back.

Meanwhile patterns of artificial one can be artificially controlled but low transparency and low glossy.



3, Pay attention to the texture and what kind the marble is.



Below are some types of stone using for furniture :green onyx, purple onyx, red dragon and so on, some types are needed to be colored but green onyx, purple onyx, red dragon are nature ones. Inferior items will be colored white marble into green onyx, however the color looks not natural emerald. Artificial marble is made from clastic rock of nature marble or granite as filling material;cement, parget and polyester resin as adhesive, then forming, grinding and polishing.



4, One more method to identify.



Drop several drops HCL on them, there will be acuteness blister if natural marble. Artificial one will be less blister even no bubbles.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Why use pine for Kids furniture?

Why use pine for Kids furniture?

Children’s furniture is always full of fairy tale imagination for the lovely design and beautiful color. Also, it takes safety into account of how to use secure material, except for the Formaldehyde-free board, solid wood is occupying a large share of market. Unlike adult furniture in the choice of wood species-rich, solid wood furniture for children mostly use pine to make, why?

Pine grow faster and price is cheaper, no worry about to replacement

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Adults buy solid wood furniture not only for environmental factors, but also because of solid wood furniture with Tenon technology due to durable effect, even secondary assembly does not affect to use. Even like mahogany furniture keep appreciation of the value and as function of the family heirlooms. Usually use black walnut, Zingana in furniture production of solid wood market , caused of long service life, even if the price is expensive, consumers are willing to buy.
Kids’ furniture unlike adults, children height and weight will change in a period of rapid growth, if you purchase an expensive solid wood furniture for children, one is children will not like it because of the boring tone , the other is not suitable for use by children. Even custom size, it had to be replaced because small size after two years use, which is not a small expense for most families.

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For many years engaged in sales of children's furniture brand, General Manager of Madame Chiang said, children's furniture was made by pine , mainly due to the regeneration of pine wood, and faster growth cycle, prices are cheaper compared to other wood species. A pine bed for children on the market priced at only around 2000-3000 Yuan, which is only a fraction of the solid wood bed, so that it is acceptable for 3 to 5 years use and replacement.



Pine is better than plate in environmental protection

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It could use a lot of glue to bond in plates production and lead to possible formaldehyde dangers, the most important reason for consumers choose solid wood furniture is environmental protection saw-timber ,so that most parents buy furniture for their kids would pick pure solid wood and pine has become the first choice for production of children's furniture material because inexpensive and environmentally friendly.
There also appeared in children's furniture markets of environmental class E0 plate furniture, merchant said this 0 plate is higher grade than solid wood of environmental protection.
In this regard, the forest products quality supervision station, Shaanxi Province, Zhang Yazu represents the so-called E0 mark does not mean that there is no formaldehyde, but formaldehyde is less than 0.5mg/L, it can only be said that this plate is very close to solid wood environmental protection property, and can't say better than solid wood.
In fact, with the fierce market competition and changes in consumer demand, businesses pursue continuous innovation of products for differentiation, oak and boxwood wood apply to children's furniture in recent years.

Pine soft texture lead to shape round corner

We take users’ security into account of children’s furniture, China requires the sharp corners on furniture should be become rounded to ensure Harm reductionin. Ms Jiang said pine is texture soft compared to other wood species, although quality is not better than black walnut wood and Wu Jinmu, it becomes the preferred production of children's furniture.


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Because soft pine is not only easy to be rounded, also can design to carve out of a variety of children's favorite style, besides, hard wood carving is not only great difficulty, a little attention can cause wood cracked. In addition we all know falling on the tiles in more painful on the wood floor, this is because ceramic tile is more hard than wood floors. Similarly, hard and soft wood size also determines the extent of pain after a collision, even when children bump by pine furniture, it will not cause serious injury like a hardwood, so in addition to children's furniture, many children's toys are also made with pine.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

4 Reasons Why Engaging a Furniture Sourcing Agent is Better Than Online B2B Platforms

4 Reasons Why Engaging a Furniture Sourcing Agent is Better Than Online B2B Platforms

With the rapid growth of the Internet, searching for a China furniture supplier directly on B2B online platforms is one of the most common ways for a furniture business outside China to source their furniture from China. But is this really the best way to find a supplier for your business? Not really. A better way is to engage a professional sourcing agent that will give quality advice and assistance on every single aspects in the process of supplier sourcing.
Below we are going to explore 4 reasons why engaging a professional sourcing agent can be a better option than sourcing from online B2B platforms.


1. They handle all your communications and save your time



When you are sourcing through an online B2B platform, you are dealing with multiple representatives from multiple furniture suppliers in China, all at the same time. This process is very tedious, time-consuming and inefficient. You could have channeled these valuable time and energy into other more important part of your business, such as your sales activities. A solution for this inefficiency is to engage a sourcing agent who can handle all communication and consolidate all information for you to make an effective decision. A furniture sourcing agent is essentially your personal sourcing adviser and assistant, who helps you throughout the whole furniture sourcing process, from the initial stage of selecting the best supplier for you, right to the very end when you receive your furniture.

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Furthermore, the issue of a communication barrier is inevitable when dealing with a China counterpart. This is a very important aspect when you are trying to source your furniture from China as the slightest miscommunication might lead to a situation whereby furniture are manufactured with the wrong specifications. A good sourcing agent eliminates all that risk by conducting effective discussions with the suppliers on your behalf.




 2. They are experts in the furniture industry



On B2B platform, the sheer amount of companies, each with their own differing offers in terms of materials, shape and sizes, can be overwhelming to you. It is hard for you to identify a suitable supplier that can fulfill your needs on every aspects, including price, quantity and quality. When you wholesale furniture from China, you need to be absolutely certain about the quality of the furniture purchased as the quantity involved is large. Furniture from different furniture suppliers may or may not meet your requirements.

Furniture sourcing agents mitigate this risk and expedite the selection process with their familiarity with the China furniture market. They can quickly recommend suppliers that are best suited for your requirements, with optimal level of pricing and quality. With their specialized knowledge on the furniture industry, they can even conduct discussions that involved specialized information on your behalf. They understand the products offered by different furniture suppliers and their respective manufacturing capability to ensure that the factory can fulfill your order quantity. Therefore, a good sourcing agent will make the process of sourcing from China a much easier task, as compared to using B2B platform.


3.They are familiar with the China market



The business norms and regulations in China can be very different than those of other countries. When you deal directly with a furniture supplier in China through B2B platform, a difference in culture or expectations might lead to conflicts. Wholesale of furniture involves the delivery of large and heavy objects, which might subject to a long list of regulations before they are cleared to be shipped out of the country. If regulatory problem arises, some smaller suppliers might not have the resources or manpower to help you resolve the issue in a timely manner. Having a sourcing agent to give you relevant advise regarding the business cultures of China can be highly beneficial.




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Another risk that exist when sourcing is that, the reliability or legitimacy of the furniture supplier might be questionable. Although B2B platforms do perform verification on the entities, nothing beats an “insider information” from the local sourcing agent regarding the reliability of certain suppliers. For example, a bad reputation of a furniture supplier might not be reflected on the B2B platform.



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4.They can help you monitor the whole process



The purchasing process involves a long period of time, the full cycle of selection, confirmation, production, and delivery might take weeks or months to complete. Yes, you might have visited your supplier’s factory during the early stages, but later on you might not want to have frequent visits just to check on the production. In this case, the sourcing agent act as a local independent party to help you monitor the progress in China, while you are away at the other side of the world. For example, periodical visits to the supplier’s factory in order to supervise the production and for quality inspection purposes. It is important to have someone local who can check and confirm something in a timely manner during the different stages of the production. This is something that a B2B platform cannot offer.

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Although B2B platforms offer comparisons between different furniture suppliers, they are unable to give industry-specific advice. This is where sourcing agent comes in, they give valuable advice in accordance to your specific requirements that can help you to make an informed decision.
Not only does your sourcing agent helps you to supervise the production, they also ensure a smooth delivery process by making sure all the relevant documents and regulation are fulfilled.


A valuable investment over the long-term



Furniture businesses all over the world are sourcing their products from China. Many prefer to wholesale furniture from China due to their manufacturing capability and affordability as compared to other parts of the world.
With the list of reasons stated above, I am sure you now realise that a sourcing agent is like your business partner. They give you support and advice that B2B platforms cannot offer. Therefore, choosing a knowledgeable agent with a reasonable fee that you are comfortable with is crucial in your search for the perfect furniture supplier in China.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Tips for Guangzhou taxi ride.

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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.

Tips for you when coming to wholesale market.

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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 interesting and scribble prices on the back of their card. The wholesale markets tend to be big with signs mostly in Chinese so it helps to get hold of the business card from the seller so that you can trace back your steps.

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Why do we need a purchasing agent?

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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?

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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

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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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Thursday, April 28, 2016

How to buy furniture in Shunde, China?

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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?

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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 home furniture such as bedroom, sofa, dining tables, & chairs.
Sun-link Furniture Wholesale Market located next to Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center has many shops scattered around in warehouse shades. The prices are much cheaper than LCF, but the quality is also inferior. It is a good choice for those looking to buy furniture at low budget.
Tuanyi International Furniture City is located on the same side of Louvre furniture mall/LFC and has a good selection of furniture in the store.
Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture located opposite of Tuanyi is also a popular choice with foreigners. They offer single point check out similar to LFC but prices are lower in this mall.
The other famous Chinese national brand Empire Group and Royal Group also have a showroom near opposite Sun Link Plaza.

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

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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 have to take over the functions he performs or subcontract them to a third party.
If you place large orders, many manufacturers are willing to take the time to respond to a third-party’s inquiries. And the service fees will probably be low.



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Notes and skills when you are shopping in Lecong

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Notes and skills when you are shopping in Lecong

1.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?

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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 imports, but in the end, it is all worth it when you compare prices at home. In general, a piece of furniture that cost USD 1000 in China can cost 4000 to 6000 in the home country.

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Why One-stop Shopping of Office Furniture ?

One-stop Shopping of Office Furniture
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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. Secondly, the cost of transportation and installation is easier and lower cost, what is more, you can just check the bill for once, no need to pay much time to compare to variety products from other suppliers.
Benefit three: More convenient after-sale service It is very important for you to get the good after-sale service when you buy office furniture, furniture not a simple product but like a car need good after-sale service to guarantee quality. So one-stop shopping can help you to find just one supplier when you get trouble about products instead of finding the right purchase order and the right guy.
Benefit four: Better for arrangement Obviously, one-stop shopping is quite good for the arrangement. There are many things to deal with when purchase office furniture,we need to contact with the supplier for many time, so if you just find the one in charge your service, that you may relax to do more things without going different places and talk with many people.
Benefit five: Good quality When you choose a supplier as one-stop shopping, you should think their product quality in advance. That’s why you choose the best one before trust their quality.