How to buy and import building materials from China?
To Make a Clear List of the Products
To Know the Correct Markets
The markets here in China are really big, there is market for domestic, market for low quality, market for high-end etc. Just to make sure you are able to get to the right market to save your time & money. Here are some suggested & popular markets for building materials in China.
Casa Ceramics & Sanitary Wares Mall
The most popular sanitary ware market, which is located in Foshan city. The shops there are big, normally you can find everything you need for sanitary wares, like faucet, bathtub, toilet, towel shelf, basin, shower series.
Foshan International Ceramics Exhibition Center
This market is for tiles. Quality is medium to high and price is good for small quantity. First choice for most clients.
Huayi International Decoration Expo City
Biggest and most well known building materials market in China. Located in Foshan city close to Guangzhou. Here you can find hundreds of suppliers for window,door,stairs, hardware,curtain and so on.
Louvre International Furniture Exhibition center
The most high-end furniture market in China. Best quality & latest trend inside. But the price is expensive.
Sunlink Furniture City (North & South)
Most popular furniture wholesale market for export. Medium to high quality, good design and good price. Prices are negotiable here, you can bargain to get a ideal price.
Sunlink Lighting & Kitchen Cabinet City
Its mainly for lighting & kitchen. You can bring the kitchen layout and ask the suppliers here to make a 3D drawing for you.
To Determine what style you want
You might think that just visit the market and see what is available and suitable there. While the markets here are really big, there are suppliers for European style, American style, Modern style and Chinese styles. If you just keep looking around, you will properly get mix. As you will find many beautiful items but they might not be the same style. So better to determine what style you want in advance. This will also be time-saving and efficient for visiting.
To Make a Proper Visiting Schedule
VISA to China
Should make sure if you need a VISA to enter China or not. Check with local embassy for the latest policy. If they require an invitation letter then you should ask from a local guide here in China.
Proper Hotel Location
Try to select the hotel close to market to have short travel everyday. Though you hope to enjoy very good hotel in city center but the busy traffic to market everyday will really waste your time. There is good hotel as well close to market.
Prepare some USD cash with you, so you can quickly change to local currency when reach China. The USD is not acceptable there for daily use, have to change to RMB.
Time to spend
Normally a 4~6 days visit will be enough. If you want some tourist after wrok then you can plan 2 days more.
To Find a Reliable Export Agent
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