Mary Ann and I learned a few things while traveling to China, so every week I thought I would give a tip that would be helpful to anyone traveling to China.
For many years Mary Ann and I would travel light to every destination we would go to and we thought it should be the same for China. Good thing we did. As you can see in the picture below we carried one (not so big) “rolly” suitcase and a carry-on. I had a small backpack and Mary Ann had a little larger carry on that housed her computer.
If you view our China video (see below) you can see we jumped to many places very quickly. This was done by car, train, and planes. Especially with the train stations (as nice and new as they are) you didn’t always have a escalator or elevator to choose from and even if there was the mass of humanity would make you chose the easier route of dragging your stuff down some stairs. Of course some factory offices liked to be in older elevator-less building four stories up. You don’t always want to leave your stuff unattended on a lower floor.
If your goal is to go to one place like Shanghai or Hong Kong and shop, then having more luggage could be fine.
About Michigan Global Trade LLC:
Removing the Fear of Importing
Let us be your eyes and ears on the ground in China and around the world to manage the suppliers, production, logistics and quality control. We keep you informed and help with:
- Finding the product, you need,
- Visiting the factory to assure it meets your needs,
- Quality checking the order to make sure it meets your specification,
- Overseeing the container to the dock, so you know it’s ready to go,
- Oversee customs clearance and delivery to your door,
- Provide updates via email throughout the process,
- We answer our phones, when you call.
Our partners have worked together for over ten years and understand how to successfully procure materials internationally for most markets. We have partners in the USA, Australia, United Kingdom with sourcing and production facilities in China helping you buy from China, India and Vietnam. We work very hard to locate or produce a product, manage quality control, and get it to you anywhere in the world quickly and within your budget.
We streamline communication by having a US office contact to best manage time zone differences and communication. We are available to talk during office hours or any time you need us.
Products and Sourcing:
We can source any supply you are looking for and if we cannot find it, we may be able to produce it in our factory to your specifications. We have key product lines in construction, fasteners, furniture components and custom manufacturing–but we can find or make any product you need.
We handle the heavy lifting. We work with freight forwarders to handle logistics, customs and shipping to your door. Let us worry about finding what you need and getting it to you.
Availability and Quick Turn-Around:
Our team is ready to find what you need. We are easy to work and would love to provide a quote for the products you are looking for in your business. Let us show you how competitive our pricing is for your market.