One little thing that Mary Ann and I found interesting is a small thing. In America it isn’t unusual to give the hotel your credit card before your check in. Many times we use the same credit card to book the room. In China, every time we checked in they didn’t ask for a credit card, they just asked for a deposit which was roughly $80-$200. Our bookings, except for Shanghai and Hong Kong, were done by our Chinese business partners. Sometimes we did the deposit by cash instead of credit card (since we had a lot we needed to use). We always made sure to have our deposit given back at the time of check out. My guess is if Mary Ann decide to throw a TV into the hotel pool, an American hotel would have our credit card information. It is just done differently than China.
The Longemont Shanghai
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.