FOR FURNITURE IN CHINA, ALL “FOR” AND “AGAINST”: INDEPENDENTLY OR THROUGH THE COMPANY?
Furniture from China – this is the widest range of furnishings for rooms for any purpose. In factories, you can pick up goods for apartments, houses, restaurants and bars, beauty salons, offices. The list goes on and on, because it’s hard to imagine a product that would not be available on the Chinese market. A shopping tour to China for furniture allows you to kill not even two, but three birds with one stone. First of all, you get the maximum variety of choices, the opportunity to buy furniture from China according to the catalog or in show rooms, exhibition halls, as well as individually ordered, taking into account all your wishes. Secondly, acquiring the situation in Chinese factories is a real saving. You completely bypass margins and intermediaries by working directly with the manufacturer. This allows you to save up to 300% of the purchase of furniture, when compared with the order in retail stores in Russia.
So, the fact that behind the furniture, especially if you are faced with the task of replacing the situation for the whole apartment, you need to go to China, there is not even the slightest doubt. It remains only to determine how to organize this trip in order to achieve maximum benefits without risking your own comfort. There are two solutions – an independent furniture tour to China or an order for a trip to a specialized company. Let’s try to determine the advantage of each solution, consider all the pros and cons.
WHO IS THE INDEPENDENT TOUR FOR FURNITURE TO CHINA SUITABLE FOR?
Quite often, people who travel a lot to different countries on their own, are guided completely by their experience, plan a trip for furniture on their own. It is important to consider the specifics of the trip, because you go to China for furniture, make purchases on favorable terms, and not relax. That is why the trip should be organized accordingly, every day signs according to the plan, which displays a list of shopping centers and factories. There is a lot of information on the Internet today that describes the various industries in China that produce furniture. But the fact is that such information in most cases is of a general nature.
To conclude contracts for the supply of furniture from China, knowledge of the Chinese language is required. Practice shows that you still have to use the services of translators. And at the same time, it is extremely important that this specialist act in your interests, seeking the most favorable conditions for cooperation.
You can go to China on your own, but you need to be prepared for the fact that the process of registration of the tour itself will take much more time. You need to order a transfer or taxi, pick up a hotel and much more. Every day you will need to get to the corresponding exhibition halls of factories or shops where you can buy Chinese furniture. This all entails additional costs. That is why the cost of an independent trip is sometimes much higher than a turnkey furniture tour.