Welcome to the WholesaleForum.com! Sign in or Register Free to benefit from our full range of free services

Welcome to Wholesale Forum.comWelcome ToWholesale Forum.comFind wholesale buyerstrade buyers and wholesale offers free

For Buyers

Wholesale Forum is the fastest growing online business community dedicated to retailers, auction sellers, surplus and overstock buyers needing a quick and safe solution for sourcing trade stock. Join our free and friendly forums today and gain knowledge, offer your advice, and discover new partnership opportunities:

For Suppliers

For wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers, distributors and trade services providers. Advertise your business today on WholesaleForum.com for free to reach potential trade buyers on a more personal level. Promote your latest offers, interact with buyers in real time, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and attract sales instantly.

Sign up now More benefits for Buyers
Sign up now More benefits for Suppliers
Post Reply
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
    1. experience is offline

      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      United States
      United States
      51 Times in 35 Posts
      The original post was excellent, and would have helped many new visitors to China.

      Having lost count of the number of times I have visited China since I began exporting to that country in 1978 and then importing, mostly from China, in 1987, I thought I might add some further suggestions.

      1. Provided you are dealing with businesses in the major cities as a buyer, you will usually be talking to someone who speaks reasonably good English. If you venture elsewhere, you may need an interpreter, and this can put you at a big disadvantage.To explain, whenever I visited as a seller, I was forced to use an interpreter although I know in many cases some of the people I was dealing with had excellent English. The people I was talking to could consult one another without me understanding what was said. On the other hand when I visited as a buyer, discussions always took place in English.
      2. Whenever you leave your hotel, always take a supply of the hotel's cards (in Chinese) to give to taxi drivers, otherwise you may be stranded.
      3. Once you have checked in, study the fire escape plan, and then go to the nearest fire exits and make sure the doors are not locked and that the stairs are not blocked with furniture, cleaning supplies etc. If such problems exist, demand that they be rectified, otherwise insist on a move to another room where access to useable fire exits is OK. Also check for locked doors after dark.
      4. Do not trust the "clean" drinking water supplied. I always carry an immersion heater with Chinese plug for boiling water. I have boiled some of the "safe" water and found well cooked nasties in the bottom, that were not visible in the water jug.
      5. Many hotels don't provide tea or coffee making facilities, so I take my own teabags. I don't add milk so the rarity of milk in China is not a problem to me. Others have to make do with coffee whiteners.
      6. Luggage security is a concern, both into China, and back into your home port. I recommend using the numbered plastic tabs similar to electrical wire ties. Put them on absolutely every possible opening in your luggage and note the numbers. Customs or security may cut them off and you will need to do so in order to open your luggage, so carry plenty of spares. If when collecting luggage you see any tag is missing, leave it on the roundabout and call a security guard or customs official. They will search your luggage, but if anything illegal is inside, at least it will be obvious that you did not place it there.

      Finally, may I add that I have enjoyed my many trips and I have developed excellent business relationships. Since my health enforced retirement I continue to receive greeting cards on various occasions and I still reciprocate.
      To learn safe overseas sourcing and how to buy small (or large) quantities at best prices see→ http://provenchinasourcing.comLearn to find genuine manufacturers and negotiate small orders at prices way below what wholesalers charge. Written after my health enforced retirement and provides insider information from veteran with experience exporting 1978-1987 importing since 1987 Learn to import the easy way

    2. Adrialogica is offline

      Join Date
      May 2013
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      Thanks for your advice!

Sign Up Now

Got something to say? Sign up now and join the discussions.

Post Reply
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Business Travel in China - Know More
    By Russell_Jk in forum Business Articles & Resources
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06 May 2012, 07:11 PM
  2. Should I Travel to China to find suppliers?
    By Raynard in forum Wholesale Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22 Jan 2011, 07:49 AM
  3. Business Travel - Travel Advice and Strategies
    By wholesaleinsight in forum Business Articles & Resources
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09 May 2010, 07:07 PM
  4. Business Travel - Travel Advice and Tips
    By wholesaleinsight in forum Business Articles & Resources
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06 Aug 2010, 02:45 AM
  5. Business Class Travel, First Class Air Travel Deals
    By wholesaleinsight in forum Business Articles & Resources
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04 May 2010, 09:54 PM
  6. Do you think SEO is important?
    By jinlongyu613 in forum Marketing, Advertising, SEO & SEM Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08 Sep 2010, 02:47 AM
  7. What is SSL and is it really that important?
    By Jamesred in forum Website Design & Hosting Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04 Nov 2010, 07:19 AM
  8. The Important Donts of a Business
    By wholesaleinsight in forum Business Articles & Resources
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04 Mar 2011, 03:12 AM

My Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 PM. - Fixed Width