Furniture tour to China, Guangzhou, Foshan
What is a furniture tour?
A furniture tour is one of the types of shopping tourism. During the trip, tourists buy goods for home improvement, and this is not only about furniture. In China, you can buy fixtures, decor, textiles, plumbing, garden furniture and even decoration materials. The service appeared on the market about 8 years ago, while Chinese goods were in demand long before that. Residents of the Far Eastern regions of Russia started shopping in China in the early 2000s - the price attracted, and the trip took a little time.
Every year the service becomes more and more popular, especially among the population of the CIS countries. Our furniture industry is developing slowly, while China offers a limitless selection of home furnishings. In 2015, the MBL Tour company conducted more than 160 individual tours in China, and in 2016 - already 189.
A furniture tour to China is a suitable option for those who need to furnish a cottage, an apartment with a footage of more than 100 square meters, a hotel or restaurant. The trip becomes profitable for purchases from $ 28,000, in which case the client saves up to 60%.
The phenomenon of Chinese furniture
For the past 15 years, South China has been recognized as a global furniture center. A huge raw material base is concentrated in this region, therefore, Chinese and many European brands seek to place their factories here.
The Chinese are the first to apply the latest technology, follow world design trends and create their own trends, which allows them to remain leaders in the furniture market. Chinese manufactures have European quality standards, while their products are several times cheaper than Italian ones.
We are sure that a furniture tour is the best way to purchase abroad. After all, furniture must be chosen personally in order to touch the upholstery, check the accessories and the stiffness of the springs in the mattress. The picture and description of the online resource will not help to evaluate the ergonomics of the subject and the quality of execution. Moreover, not a single catalog can accommodate the many models that Chinese factories have.
The furniture tour takes place in several cities in South China - Guangzhou, Foshan, Guden and Shunde. They are distinguished by a well-thought-out infrastructure: shopping centers are located in close proximity to each other, in each of them there are hundreds and hundreds of show rooms.
How does our company work?
The MBL Tour company has been organizing furniture tours to China for more than 8 years. The main office is located in Guangzhou (China), and regional offices in Moscow, Minsk and Kiev.
Our customer support work consists of three stages. The first is preparatory. After you leave a request, the manager contacts you to clarify the request. The economic benefits of the venture are determined by the area of the object, the number of positions and your stylistic preferences. If you are our client, the manager develops a suitable tour route, selects departure dates, helps to get a visa and book a hotel.
The second stage is the furniture tour itself. At the Guangzhou airport, you will be met by a translation manager and a personal driver who will be there from morning to evening during the trip. Every day you visit shopping centers, choose samples and make orders. Our managers have been studying the Chinese furniture market for more than three years - they will warn against unreliable manufacturers.
You enter into an international contract with us, and we, in turn, with Chinese factories on behalf of the MBL Tour company. This means that it is we (and not the manufacturers) who are responsible to you for the quality of the order .
At the end of the trip you leave an advance payment - 30% of the total purchase price.
The third stage is production control and delivery. You are leaving home, and our quality control department monitors the production of the order at all stages. Managers make detailed photo reports and regularly send them to you for review. After the order is ready, you transfer the remaining amount under the agreement to the company account.
Manufactured pieces of furniture are accumulated in our warehouse. To ensure the reliability of transportation, the control department packs the goods in foam and bubble wrap, and then in a plywood box. Our logistics department is engaged in delivery of the order, customs clearance and shipping.
How much does a furniture tour cost?
The cost of the tour consists of:
- flight (the cost of round-trip tickets - from $ 400, depending on the booking period);
- accommodation (good hotels - from $ 50 per day);
- escort (calculation - $ 100 per day);
- The client pays a commission of 5% of the order value to our company (this amount includes transaction support, communication with manufacturers in the process of clarifying the order and production, quality control of goods with an unlimited number of visits to factories, communication with the customer, preparing the goods for shipment, as well as preparing documents for the transport of goods).
What services are included in the tour price?
During the furniture tour, the client is accompanied by our translation managers who know the Chinese furniture market well. We also provide a car with a personal driver to make it easier for customers to travel around Guangzhou. The cost of our escort is $ 100 per day for two.
Also, the client pays our company 5% of the value of the entire order. This amount includes quality control of the production of goods at all stages with an unlimited number of departures of specialists, full support of the order, consolidation of the cargo and storage until dispatch, preparation of a full package of documents.
How much will I save on buying furniture in China?
When purchasing more than $ 28,000, the savings will be from 2 to 5 times (compared to buying the same items in your area).
How long does shipping and customs take?
On average, container delivery takes 1.5 months, customs clearance - from 3 to 10 days.
How much is shipping and customs clearance?
Delivery cost depends on the volume of the container, the cost of customs clearance - on product codes, weight and material. But the total amount of overhead costs will be no more than 40% of the value of the entire order.
Where will my order be delivered?
We deliver the order directly to the client’s house.
China furniture price comparison
What is profitable to buy in China?
From the height of our work experience, we have compiled a small “rating” of product categories, which are especially advantageous to acquire in Guangzhou. The difference in price for these categories is significant.
|Lighting||Benefit up to 10 times|
|Stone, tile, marble||Benefit up to 3 times|
|Solid wood furniture||Benefit up to 3 times|
|Decor and knitwear||Benefit up to 6 times|
|Plumbing||Benefit up to 3 times|
What cities are purchasing?
More than 6,000 Chinese furniture brands locate their production in South China. Plus - about 20% of European ones. Not a single store in your city will offer such a variety of models that you will find in Chinese showrooms.
Our customers make the main purchases in Guangzhou, Foshan, Guzen and Shunde. Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong, one of the largest shopping centers in China. By the way, it was the port of Guangzhou that was the beginning of the great Silk Road. The climate in Guangzhou is subtropical, so it is better to plan trips to this region for autumn and winter.
Foshan is considered the main furniture city in South China; it is located 16 km from Guangzhou. In addition to the incredible variety of furniture, Foshan is famous for the production of ceramics, a significant part of which is exported.
Gujen is a recognized city of "light." In its shopping centers are presented lighting devices from 10 thousand companies. We bet you will find any kind of chandelier there.