As people’s living standards keep improving, people care more about their life quality. Home decoration, thus, became a soaring industry. Artificial flowers, being part of house decoration, start to flourish as a new industry.
This article will give you a comprehensive introduction of how to import artificial flowers from China, including how to select products, how to find suitable suppliers, and some common problems with solutions.
1.How Does Artificial Flowers Bring You Business?
Why choose artificial flowers instead of real flowers? The reason is simple that artificial flowers need less care and last for a longer time than the real ones. And you can tell no other difference between artificial flowers nowadays and real flowers, but liveliness.
As the artificial flowers industry keeps expanding, there is no doubt that you can make profit of it. The problem is where to import and how to import.
a.Why Choose to Import from China
Where to import artificial flowers? China is the best choice. China owns one of the largest markets on artificial flowers. We produced all kinds of artificial flowers. Every year the export volume of artificial flowers from China is increasing, which brings China more opportunities for business on artificial flowers.
b.How to Select the Artificial Flowers That You Want
There are different kinds of artificial flowers in the market and you need to know how to select the one you want. Manufacturers in China may lack innovation, that is to say, they produce products according to specific designs or patterns. The question is how to select your products. You can refer to websites like Pinterest, Tumblr or other referential websites, where you can see the products and be sure of the design you want.
c.What you need to know when importing
1.What kind of artificial flowers are you interested in?
2.Where the wholesale market is located and what are they specialized in?
3.Problem you may encounter when import artificial flowers from China?
The following part will focus on these three questions and give you a comprehensive guidance on importing artificial flowers from China.
2.Classification of Artificial Flowers Produced in China
Artificial Flowers made in China has lots of categories, and I divide them in the following form by types and manufacture areas.
Manufacture Areas in China
Plastic Artificial Flowers
Yiwu, Qingdao and other cities in Shandong Province
Polyester Artificial Flowers
Guangzhou, Xiamen and some cities in Hebei Province
Silk Yarns Artificial Flowers
Yiwu and its surrounding cities, Guangzhou
Fabric Artificial Flowers
Dongguan, Guangzhou, Yiwu and some other cities
3.Where to Find Artificial Flowers Manufacturers and Suppliers in China?
Most products made in China have their own places of origin, so does artificial flowers. No matter you are in China in person, or you are searching suppliers on Internet, like Alibaba.com, you need to pay attention to where the suppliers are located. By my experience, artificial flowers made in China are mainly produced in the follow 3 places:
a.Yiwu—One of the Largest Artificial Flowers Wholesale Market
Yiwu is one of the biggest wholesale markets in China. Artificial flowers make a big proportion of Yiwu market. Some suppliers locate in the No.1 District of Yiwu International Trade City and some are in Yiwu International Production Material Market.
If you are going to find some cheap but qualified artificial flowers, Yiwu is a good choice. You can find all kinds of artificial flowers here. And here also gather lots of suppliers all over China. It’s very convenient to source artificial flowers here as the wholesale market is just like a huge fair. And if artificial flowers are only part of your business, you need to buy many other products in your container, and then Yiwu will be a suitable place.
b.Guangzhou and Dongguan—Where Middle and High Ended Artificial Flowers are Mainly Produced
In Guangzhou, Guangzhou Wanling Square is the place to go. If you are sourcing middle or high ended artificial flowers, you need to pay a visit here. Its fifth and sixth floor specialized in artificial flowers. If you are to doing business on middle and high ended artificial flowers, here is the best choice.
c.Hebei Province----Where Artificial Flowers Manufacturers are Located
Hebei Shijiazhuang Shengbali Artificial Flowers Market is one of the largest artificial flowers market in China. You can find all kinds of artificial flowers in all kinds of materials. If you are to import artificial flowers in various materials, here is the place to go.
4.How to Search Artificial Flowers’s Suppliers from China Online
The scale of many Chinese artificial flowers factories is usually not big, and most their orders are getting from trading companies. Some of artificial flowers factories also have shops on Alibaba, but they seldom get orders from foreigner buyers.
a.Big Scale And Professional Fairs Will Help
Some big scaled fair in China have sectors on artificial flowers. But they don’t specialize in artificial flowers. The following fairs are some specialized fairs in China on artificial flowers, which you may not hear of.
(a)China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)
The Canton Fair is well known all over the world and it embraces merchant from all countries and regions. You can find all kinds of products here as well as wonderful business opportunities. The artificial flowers sector in Canton Fair is in the home decoration exhibition area, which displays in the second phase of the fair. You may find the artificial flowers you want here.
Time: Every spring and autumn
Click here to know more: http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/html/cantonfair/en/about/2012-09/130.shtml
(b)China Artificial Plants and Related Products Fair
The China Artificial Plants and Related Products Fair provides opportunities for merchants from all over the world to keep in contact with artificial flowers suppliers. The exhibition ranges from artificial plants to its relating products. If you are to import artificial flowers, this fair will give you wonderful impression.
Address: Jinan, Shandong Province
(c)Shanghai International Simulation Plant Flower and Accessories Expo
This exhibition focuses on the latest trend of artificial flowers and its accessories. It is held to improve the development of China’s artificial flowers industry and to provide a platform for producers and purchasers on trade and cooperation. It exhibits the new craftsmanship, new materials and new products on artificial flowers. To keep up with the pace of time, merchants should come here and experience the latest trend of artificial flowers.
b.Some Websites You May Find Useful
It’s one way to know about the trend and it’s another to know it for details. There are three main websites in China where you can find the best selling leggings. That’s better for us to search for suppliers.
5. Problems May Have When Import Artificial Flowers
Artificial flowers products are common and there are no strict regulations on it. If your products pass the Chinese custom, then there will be no other problems. But still you need to make sure that the country or region where you are going to sell your products have no other regulations on artificial products.
The article provides basic information on importing artificial flowers from China. Hope it will help you with your problems. If you need to know more on details, please contact us.