Even though Mary Ann and I had help from our Chinese staff throughout our trip, a question might be if we would be comfortable on our our own. Is there enough English spoken? Does it matter?
The further out from Shanghai or Hong Kong you go, the more problematic it gets. Hotels usually have one person that can work through English. I would not be afraid to walk on my own in Shanghai or Hong Kong and even if I came across a local who could not speak the language, it isn’t too intimidating as they are used to people from all over the world visiting. Hong Kong especially. If you need to eat, point at what you want and you can usually….not always…get what you want. Signage with English is usually sensible but not always.
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.