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The Yiwu Wholesale Market is the largest in the world. Here, you’ll find thousands of wholesalers offering all sorts of products at rock bottom prices.
This guide includes three parts. In the first part, we’ll outline the 14 things that every buyer must know before visiting the Yiwu Wholesale Market, in Zhejiang province. In the second part, we’ll how and when visiting the Yiwu Fair, while in the last part, we present 10 companies that offer wholesales services in Yiwu, for a wide range of products
Part I: Yiwu Wholesale Market
What is the Yiwu Wholesale Market?
Why Yiwu makes sense for small buyers
How to get to the Yiwu International Trade City
Do I need a visa to visit Yiwu?
Do I need to find an agent?
Are Yiwu Wholesalers manufacturers or traders?
How do I know that the products are not fake?
How do I pay the wholesalers in Yiwu?
How do I coordinate the shipment?
Do I need a translator to talk to the Wholesalers?
Part II: Yiwu Fair Guide
When is the Yiwu Fair held?
How do I get to the Yiwu Fair?
What kind of products can I find at the Yiwu Fair?
How do I get an invitation letter?
How do I get a trade badge?
What is the difference between the Yiwu Fair and the Yiwu Wholesale Market?
If China is the factory of the world, then Shenzhen is the capital. This city is to manufacturing what New York City is to global finance. There’s simply no comparison.
On top of that, Shenzhen is currently the only city in Mainland China that offer 5-day visa on arrival to numerous nationalities.
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What kind of suppliers can I find in Shenzhen?
List of Shenzhen Wholesale Markets
How to get to suppliers in Shenzhen
What kind of suppliers can I find in Shenzhen?
Shenzhen is the undisputed capital of electronics manufacturing, not only in Mainland China but in the entire world. Shenzhen has a huge ecosystem of OEM electronics manufacturers, domestic and international component suppliers, hardware incubators, wholesale markets, and service providers.
Planning to attend a trade fair or two in Shanghai, but not sure where to start? Shanghai is perhaps not as big in the trade show space, like Guangzhou and Hong Kong – but the city still has plenty to offer international buyers in many industries.
In this article, we will give you some guides before attending a trade fair in Shanghai, including how to obtain a visa, invitation letters, transportation and where you should stay.
In addition, you will also learn how to city measures up compared to its two biggest competitors in the south; Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
While “Made in Hong Kong” is a thing of the past, this city is still going strong – especially for consumer products and electronics. Hong Kong is home to a huge number of small and big Trading Companies and dealing with them is often a lot easier than their counterparts in Mainland China. That alone is a reason why you should consider making a stopover in Hong Kong on your way to China. Keep reading and I explain why.
Why you should consider purchasing from a Hong Kong supplier
Hong Kong used to be the manufacturing powerhouse in Greater China. Today the city is known for its low taxes and service industry. There are basically no manufacturers left in Hong Kong, but brilliant Trading Companies are plenty in the former British colony. While some importers would consider purchasing from a Trading Company a waste of money, my own experience tells me that it’s often the opposite.Continue reading Importing from Hong Kong – The Ultimate Guide
This is the first article in a series of five where we have a closer look at Chinese cities, and what opportunities they hold for importers. Today we cover Shanghai, Mainland China’s showpiece and financial center.
Suppliers and industries in Shanghai
Unlike most other major Chinese cities, its economy is not based on manufacturing or agriculture but finance, retail, services and real estate. Few suppliers in Shanghai are manufacturers, most are in fact Trading Companies or Representative Offices of Manufacturers in neighboring Zhejiang and Jiangsu Province.
Most of them are purchasing from manufacturers, or operate a factory, in the following cities: Hangzhou, Ningbo, Jinhua, Taizhou or Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province or Changzhou, Nantong, Suzhou, Wuxi, Xuzhou, Yangcheng, Yangzhou or Kunshanin Jiangsu Province.
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