Your Supplier Doesn’t Need You

Your Supplier Doesn’t Need You and unfortunately that is the truth and let me explain why. I have been importing millions of dollars worth of goods for 5 years now, so I have learned a thing or two about dealing with suppliers. The reason I am sharing this with you is because I just dealt with…

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Chinese Holiday

How Chinese Holidays Affect Your Importing Business

What happens when the hard working people of China go on holiday and no one is working? Yea that thought that popped in your head is right. Nothing happens. Some notable Chinese Holidays are: New year day (one day): 1 January Chinese new year (3 days): January or February (depending on lunar calendar); Tomb Sweeping…

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Crash Course in Chinese Culture

It was September in 2007 I had just gotten off a long flight from Germany and touched down in Guangzhou, right in the heart of Canton. I had finally taken the leap to begin this new chapter in my life and I was excited, terrified, and nervous all at the same time. I read a…

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