Attending the 124th Canton Fair? Tools, Tips and Strategies to Get the Most Out of Your Visit!

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Well it’s finally here. To celebrate the 124th Canton Fair, I am launching our free eBook on “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China (with Focus on Canton Fair)”

Download it for free: “The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China With a Focus on the Canton Fair”.

Download eBook - The Ultimate Guide to Trade Fairs in China (with Focus on Canton Fair)This 120+ Page eBook is designed to help you decide if Canton Fair is right for you and help you prepare and plan for it so that you can maximize your return from a visit to the Canton Fair.

This eBook addresses a lot of the questions that I get via email from clients and visitors to the blog and our website.

Most of these inquiries relate to the same key issues: travelling to the fair, hotels, food, tips on finding the right suppliers, shortlisting suppliers at the fair, etc.

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IMEX Sourcing Services is Featured in Grand Designs Australia S7 Show! View Their Top China-Import Suppliers List!

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Just recently, IMEX Sourcing Services is cited as the China import service involved in the successful reconfiguration of a property that is featured in one of the most inspiring series of Grand Designs Australia TV Show by Lifestyle.com.au

Lifestyle.com.au is one of Australia’s premiere destination for local lifestyle contents and is also the online home of four Australian subscription television channels. The Show that features it’s supplier list that includes IMEX Sourcing Services can also be seen on Foxtel and Austar.

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Grand Designs Australia S7 Show: Coombs Curtain Wall House

Season-7 of Grand Designs Australia, is all about Peter Maddison following  new owners who dream big and achieve them through artistic planning, redesign and refashioning of their properties. In the 14th episode – Coombs Curtain Wall House, he takes his viewers  on a grand tour around the successfully re-configured home of Damien, an IT Engineer whose suppliers like IMEX Sourcing Services helped him with the victorious installation of high tech features in his dream home.

Watch the full episode here. See how installation of computer controlled blinds, a two-storey spiral glass staircase and air-powered laundry chute resulted to a truly inspiring grand design  that’s worth featuring in one of Australia’s most popular Lifestyle shows.

We’re Waiting for You at the Global Sources Trade Show! Global Sources Exhibition in Hong Kong (April 11-14, 2018)

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Attend the Global Sources Trade Show in Hong Kong this April and meet us there!

Where: Asia World-Expo, Hong Kong; Hall-2, Startup Launchpad Area; Booth #2H10

Are you a:

  • Retail veteran who’s already making a six-figure turnover in today’s digital age?
  • An online seller of an established brand who’s looking into sourcing in China?

 

IMEX Sourcing Services is a frequent exhibitor in international events and specialized trade shows. This upcoming 11th to 14th of April, we will be at the Global Sources Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong and are very excited to see you there.

With over 50 combined years of experience, a powerful 360° Sourcing Service and a bilingual team of sourcing and management experts, your business needs are completely covered from comprehensive sourcing, supplier/manufacturer verification, quality inspection, translation, and collaborative import management services to strategic implementation of e-commerce methodologies.

Let us help you uncover the full potential of sourcing for your business, through the power of today’s digital technology. Let us relieve you of the stressful and tedious areas of the outsourcing processes so you can start taking action on other areas of your business that you are truly good at.

Grab your chance at getting a Free 15-minute consultation session with one of our sourcing experts during the show. Throw in any question you might have about Importing processes – from finding suppliers, background checks, quality control, logistics management!

* Please book the consultation in advance to ensure availability.
* No commitment required.

It’s going to be a power-packed time with us, and we are looking forward to meeting you there!


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Experiencing Production delays from your Chinese Suppliers? Environmental Crackdowns are the cause

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Owing to increasing clamor over air pollution, over the past few years China has been making increasingly earnest attempts to control its pollution. This year marks the fourth year of the Environmental Inspection (name TBA), and industries have been hit hard.

This is serious business – a couple years ago, this inspection resulted in 3,000 officials being disciplined and 198 million yuan ($29,860,651.26) in fines being levied. So what is this check about, how does it work, and what are the ramifications?

(There are other places to read up on China’s aggressive war against pollution – I’ll leave that reading up to you.)

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The Canton Fair, Alibaba and Global Sources: The Major Sourcing Platforms, Summarized and Compared.

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The bi-annual fair season is here once again with the Canton Fair & Global
Sources Show starting in a couple of days.

If you are an Amazon Seller, this is also time for the Bi-Annual Global Sources Amazon Summit as well as the Cross-Border Summit.

(You can use the code A2M100 to get a $100 discount at the Global Sources Summit and code tsb9931 for a 20% discount at the Cross Border Summit)

I have written about trade shows in China a fair bit for e.g. Here and Here. I have also written a couple of eBooks on the Subject, one focused on the Canton Fair in Guangzhou and the other focused on The Global Sources Show that takes place in Hong Kong.

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The Ultimate Guide to Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition – Free eBook Tools, Tips & Strategies to get the most out of your Global Sources Show Visit

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I still remember the first time I came to China. I used to work in Beijing and was looking to set up a business that had something to do with international trade but that’s pretty much all I knew. I had no clear plan for my business model or an understanding of what value I could offer.

Click Here to Download The Ultimate Guide to Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition eBook

What I did know was that the best way to look for answers and inspiration would be by attending a lot of trade fairs. Global Sources show & the Canton Fair were some of the first ones I attended because they are by far the biggest and strategically timed in a way that with the right planning visitors can attend both of them in a single visit.

This was a real eye-opening experience for me & I went back with tons of inspiration and some knowledge.

Fast forward a few months from these visits. I moved to Guangzhou and have since attended both these trade shows on countless occasions. At my company, IMEX Sourcing Services, we don’t really use the fairs so much for sourcing but they are a great source of information about how the market is changing & the general mood of the market.

I have shared everything I had to share about the Canton Fair in an eBook earlier, that you can find here, so it was high time I did one for my other favorite sourcing exhibition, i.e. the Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition and hence this eBook.

Click here to Download “The Ultimate Guide to the Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition”
 

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Air Freight & Courier from China – Basics, Strategies & Issues Basics, Smart Strategies for Reducing Costs & Key Issues to Avoid

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About 30% of the questions I get about importing from China relate to courier & air freight, so this post has been overdue for a few years.

I have done quite a few posts related to sea shipping from China like here, here, here & here but haven’t addressed sending goods by air yet. To make up for all that delay I will try to make this a meaty post & dive deep into this subject.

Courier & Air freight are two popular modes of importing goods from China. New importers often do not understand the difference between“couriers” & “air freight”so this post goes into the differences as well as looks at when it is a good idea to send your goods by air as opposed to sea, which air channel to use, key issues to avoid when shipping cargo by air & some strategies to reduce costs when using courier or air freight.

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Import from China to UK – Logistics & Landed Costs All About Logistics & Calculating Landed Cost when Importing Products from China to the UK

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Import from China to UK

As a large proportion of the readership of this blog comes from the UK & because I see a lot of questions related to logistics & accurately calculating landed costs of products from new importers who are trying to import from China to the UK, I will try to address these issues in this post. I will try & do a similar post for the US in the near future. You can also download the UK Landed Cost Calculator Template Spreadsheet here.

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