Five things an importer must know about lead times and Chinese Public Holidays

Kathy Creaner - Friday, April 26, 2019

Have you heard the cautionary tale about the importer who lost a large amount of money because their Chinese supplier missed a deadline? Or the one about the sudden drop in product quality after three or four orders? We all hear the horror stories and we all hope that our own importing business will not suffer a similar fate. Go to full article

Behind the Scenes: Factory Visit

Kathy Creaner - Sunday, June 04, 2017

Recently Graham and I visited the supplier who manufactures our popular Butterfly Range of garden furniture. The main purpose of the visit was to source new aluminium products based on customer feedback. Here's a brief pictorial view of the visit. Go to full article

5 top travel tips to get you around China on your next wholesale buying trip

Kathy Creaner - Thursday, January 26, 2017

When you travel to China as an importer, you are likely to be visiting trade shows, wholesale markets, supplier showrooms and factories. While your suppliers will be more than willing to help you by assisting you with transport, knowing how to confidently find your way around on your own will allow you to get the most out of your trip. Go to full article