At @UKplc Company Registrations we aim to not only help you form your business, but also help you grow your business. We’re always on the lookout for organisations that we believe can add value and provide benefits for our customers.
Our most recent partner, e-Cantonfair.com, will be of interest to businesses considering sourcing goods from Chinese suppliers. This can seem a daunting task, especially if you are an SME based in the UK. Where do you find what you need at the right price and quality? Who can you trust? What if there are questions or problems? e-Cantonfair.com is a great place to start your search, that will connect you with the suppliers you need.
Why source from China?
Recent monthly import figures from HMRC show that in January 2016 China rose to 2nd position in the list of countries providing imports to the UK, just below Germany and ahead of more traditional partners such as France and USA. There is a vast and expanding range of products available from China including machinery, components and finished goods.
The Top 10 categories of 2015 imports to the UK from China include many items which are of most use to SMEs:
Furniture, lighting and signs
Toys and games
Iron or steel products
Leather and animal products
In addition, China will soon become the biggest global market for consumer goods offering export opportunities to UK businesses that have become familiar with China as a trading partner.
Why choose e-Cantonfair.com as your one-stop-shop for Chinese goods?
When it comes to sourcing products and suppliers of Chinese goods, e-Cantonfair.com is an excellent choice. Their website lists Chinese goods in a wide range of categories and provides comprehensive free services to global buyers.
Buyers can search for products in several ways including by product category, key word, hot products, best sellers, newly-launched products, and products from audited suppliers. There are detailed product specifications and images on the site and it is easy to contact suppliers for more information.
Alongside the search function, buyers are able to contact buyer consultants directly for one-to-one sourcing assistance to directly receive recommendations of qualified and pre-selected suppliers matching their sourcing inquiries.
e-Cantonfair.com – the online platform for the well-established trade show
The e-Cantonfair.com e-commerce platform grew out of the huge physical Canton Fair trade show which is held biannually, in Spring and Autumn, in Guangzhou. The 119th Canton Fair takes place from 15th April until 5th May 2016. Visit the Canton Fair website for more information. e-Cantonfair.com aims to build on the success of this well-established event to make trading opportunities virtual and available throughout the year.
If you are interested in face-to-face opportunities to source Chinese goods, e-Cantonfair.com occasionally organises offline “sourcing salons” where buyers can have a face-to-face with different pre-selected suppliers at the same time in order to accelerate the suppliers vetting process. The organisation is also able to design factory tour itineraries and arrange a pick-up service for buyers who have multiple sourcing inquiries under one product category.