Shipping from China
Among the questions I get from Customers there is one often asked : what are the shipping solutions when I want to import from China? The shipping is a very important step of the importing process and is perceived as a major hassle.
Incoterms, Custom Clearance, FCL, LCL, Bill Of Lading, etc. don't let these terms scare you. In this guide I will try to cover everything you need to know about shipping when importing from China.
May 09, 2018 by Nicole
Dragon dance during Chinese New Year festival
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Also known as the Spring Festival, it celebrates the turn of the new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. The Chinese New Year is centuries old and is one of the world's most prominent and celebrated festivals.
The Spring Festival holiday only last a week, but most factories are closed for a month. Because Chinese New Year is the most important period for Chinese, they often extend their holidays in order to spend more time with their relatives. Everyone working in China is aware of the Chinese New Year and the production disruption it will cause, but many importers are caught off guard.
March 04, 2018 by Nicole
Amazon, the e-commerce juggernaut
Amazon is the e-commerce juggernaut that draws 183 millions unique visitors and sell 375 million products per month. But there is something else you may not have heard : Over 50% of merchandise sales come from Marketplace sellers like you. Competition on Amazon is fiercer than ever, if you want to be successful you have to establish a strategy.
September 21, 2017 by Nicole
The "Made in China" label
The "Made in China" label is the most recognizable label affixed to products in the world, and for most people, it is also synonymous with poor quality and cheap products.
But is it true? Do "Made in China" products still mean what they used to? The answer is more nuanced than what you think.
August 23, 2017 by Nicole
China the world's factory
What do a pair of Nike sneakers, an iPhone and the last Transformers toy you bought to your kid have in common? Answer : China. Chinese products are everywhere, take an item from the shelves of your favourite store and, more likely than not, it will have a "Made in China" label.
China produces 90% of all the personal computers in the world, 80% of all the air conditioners, 70% of all the mobile phones, 63% of all the shoes and 90% of the toys. To make it short China produce one-fifth of the world’s manufacturing.
August 17, 2017 by Nicole
China Great Wall
China is a vast country situated at the eastern part of Asia and bordering the western coast of the pacific ocean. It is bordered by 14 different countries that range from small nations such as Bhutan to very large ones like Russia and India.
It is the world's fourth largest country by land area after Russia, Canada and the United States and the most populous country in the world with a population of 1,379 billion. It might sound like an intimidating number but people in China are not different from anywhere else in the world. They have the same hopes and confront the same problems than everyone.
August 12, 2017 by Nicole