Factory Tours Made Easy – Get More Out of Your China Trip
Planning a factory tour is very time consuming. You’ll need careful preparation weeks in advance. Easy Imex will complete the important planning tasks – saving you valuable time and energy.
Easy Imex Will Ensure You:
- See the most factories possible in the shortest period of time
- Have a list of several suppliers to visit, who have been pre-qualified so you don’t waste your time on unsuitable factories
- Do not have to worry about time consuming hassles such as:- arranging transport, hiring a translator, arranging accommodation, airport picks ups or travel to and from factories
- Are driven in comfort in our Honda Odyssey company van (only within 400km of Shanghai)
- Have an account manager to accompany you to all trade fairs – Canton Fair and Yiwu Wholesale Markets being the major two
- Your general experience is organised in the most efficient manner and you have a genuinely pleasant, friendly experience.
In a nutshell Easy Imex offers you everything you need to get the most out of your trip to China!
Alex Bray of Cedar Tots a Gold Member and Adam Gilbourne visit one of three textile factories in Ningbo. Alex says "THE EASY IMEX TOUR SERVICE WAS SECOND TO NONE. I DON'T THINK I COULD HAVE DONE IT MYSELF, I WOULD HAVE FALLEN AT THE FIRST HURDLE". If you'd like to hear what other Easy Imex members have to say then CLICK HERE.
Services we provide:
- Airport pickup
- Accommodation arrangements
- Factory introductions
- Factory tours (including translation service, price and order negotiations)
- General transportation ( Taxi / train / long distance bus / Flight (for factories over 500km away from Shanghai)
Fees we charge:
Prepaid Factory Tours:
Non Prepaid Tours:
USD100 each time
We’ll arrange for an EASY IMEX staff member to meet and greet you at Shanghai Airport (Pudong or Hongqiao) when you arrive in China. We will take you to your hotel, assist your check in and make sure your “China trip” gets off to a good start.
Accommodation Booking Charge
Free, when factory tour is organized via EASY IMEX
If you don’t have a preferred hotel in Shanghai, we’ll arrange the 4 star hotel Ramada Gateway Plaza which is next to our office building. It’s located in the Xujiahui area downtown. The room rate is between RMB580 to RMB720 (USD85 to USD106) plus a 15% surcharge for deluxe rooms, depending on the season.
USD250 + travel per day
USD350 per staff + travel per day
Our staff (or your account manager if a member) will come with you to the factory. Here’s how Easy Imex staff will help you:
- Translation is provided for more effective communication
- We’ll remind you of the culture protocols in China so no one is accidentally offended
- Assist in your negotiations with the factory
- Ensure you build a good working relationship with the factory.
If your tour requires an overnight stay outside Shanghai, members and non member pay EASY IMEX staff’s accommodation and board.
Charged at cost
Charged at cost
In Shanghai - If factory is within Shanghai suburb area, taxi or company car will be the transportation. Company car only provided free for members when available, otherwise Shanghai taxi is RMB12(USD1.8) for first 1km, RMB4.2(USD0.62) per every 3km afterwards.
Outside of Shanghai
- The train will be recommended for tours within 400km of Shanghai. Tickets cost between RMB60 to RMB100 (USD8.8 to USD15) each way.
- Rent a car for anywhere within 300km – A one day trip costs about RMB800 to RMB1900 (USD118 to USD279), depending on the type of car.
- Flights should be taken for anywhere further than 500km away. Ticket prices vary depending on the distance and which city. A rough guide: it costs between RMB800 to RMB 2000 (USD117 to 294) each way. If EASY IMEX staff are required to join the trip, all travel charges will be paid by customers (members and non member)
- Taxi’s within factory area will be paid by customer (member and non member). However, factories sometimes provide free transportation. It simply depends on the factory.
Easy Imex - Customers have their say - Import from China
“WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING WITH EASY IMEX AND PLAN TO CONTINUE OUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP FOR YEARS TO COME”
Easy Imex have been a reliable, efficient supplier over the years, sourcing products for our company, working with our required branding, specific labelling and facilitating logistics from within China to ship into Australia. We highly recommend working with Easy Imex and plan to continue our supplier relationship for years to come.
International Logistics/Compliance Manager
Appco Group Prosales Pty Ltd
Level 6, 80 Cooper St., Surry Hills, NSW 2010
“OVER THE 12 CONTAINERS ORDERED TO DATE PRODUCT QUALITY HAS BEEN EXCELLENT”
We engaged Easy Imex in 2009 to source a range of consumable products, esky bags and promotional merchandise. The service was fast, efficient and professional. We'd previously worked with another importer and had some major quality issues. Over the 12 containers ordered to date the product quality has been excellent. I'd happily endorse Easy Imex to other importers.
“EVERYTHING THAT THEY SAID WAS TRUE AND THERE WAS NO GLOSSING OVER OR FAVOURITISM SHOWN TOWARDS ANY PARTICULAR SUPPLIER ”
Easy Imex are an easy (no pun intended) company to deal with.
They have a wealth of knowledge of the local Chinese market and have substantial contacts with reliable Chinese factories. They are also fully aware of the pitfalls of companies dealing within the Chinese system and they are truthful and honest in their approach with my company in pointing out the failures within the Chinese system.
Having said that they are also quick to point out the advantages and the positive aspect with doing business within the Chinese market place and only recommend quality suppliers. They carry themselves as professional hard working company with a healthy appreciation for customer service and satisfaction.
I personally visited the Easy Imex operation in China and laid out with them what products as a company we were looking to import. They organised several Chinese Factories and companies to visit and inspect during my time there.
Everything that they said was true and there was no glossing over or favouritism shown towards any particular supplier. The fact that we also had a English speaking Chinese national, employed by Easy Imex to basically act as the liaison between myself and the suppliers (at no extra cost) was an immense help, and made negotiations a lot easier.
My first shipment went to plan and the quality and inventory of the goods was spot on as agreed to, and likewise with all my other subsequent shipments. All customs, importation and shipping documentation was all in order and the shipments have passed through Australian Customs and Quarantine without a hitch.
David Noble, KJM Contractors, South Australia, Australia
“WE HAVE NOW BEEN DEALING WITH EASY IMEX FOR 18 MONTHS. THEY ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR TEAM ”
When we first looked at buying from China, we were told many sad stories of losing money, non delivery of goods and just not receiving what you had ordered. The first thing we did was look for a procurement agent that we could communicate with and trust. We found Easy Imex.
We have now been dealing with Easy Imex for the past 18 months. They are an integral part of our team.
We have had several visits to China, but it is no longer a requirement for us. Easy Imex are our eyes and safety net. When dealing with China, everything is paid in advance. You need to be confident that when you make that payment it is actually going to a supplier that will produce the goods.
The Easy Imex payment process is the best protection. Your payments are paid into the Easy Imex trust account. Usually a deposit is paid, and the balance of money is not passed on to the supplier until the goods have been checked and loaded into the container.
Easy Imex have a great support team constantly looking for the goods we require. One supplier is never enough. Easy Imex makes sure that you will not be taken advantage of once a supply chain is established.
We would thoroughly recommend Easy Imex to everyone.
Colin Beehag, Module Plus, Sydney, Australia
We intended to import from China for some time but was not sure which way to go about it. We came across EASY IMEX on the net. After initially meeting Adam while he was in Australia a couple of months later we flew to China.
Adam and his team took us around several factories and we ordered two container loads. The guys and girls at EASY IMEX are a great bunch of people and having gone to China and seen first hand some of the problems they face we realized we could not have done this without their help.”
Steve Kallestein, Inverell Building Bargain Centre
“WE FELT VERY WELL CARED FOR AND THAT OUR TIME WAS VALUED AND THEY HAD A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE”
They have been an amazing asset to us as a start up in terms of establishing sound manufacturing relationships and negotiating the maze of international shipping logistics. I have found their level of advocacy for their clients to be exceptional.
The support and organisation in arranging a manufacturing visit and supplier negotiation on very short notice was fantastic. We felt very well cared for and that our time was valued and they had a clear understanding of what we needed to achieve.
Having an experienced third party handle the logistics of shipping and delivery is an enormous benefit. From the time saving to the review and management of costs this part of their service alone more than outweighs the cost of using Easy Imex.
Paul Watkins, Primal Equipment – Warrnambool, Australia
"OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS GONE BEYOND A USER AND SERVICE PROVIDER"
The time we have spent together in discussing our business needs has been truly invaluable.
Easy Imex reduced the complications in dealing with overseas business transactions and taking out risks. The risks that were mitigated by Easy Imex include; prospect factory shortlists, site visits, product inspections, contract negotiations and payment strategies.
Using Easy Imex allowed us to go about our business as usual while they got the transaction sorted out and managed the expected timeline. They informed us when issues were likely to happen and what alternate pathways were available to get the goods to its destination sooner.
They are experts in their field and truly help take the risk and the pain away from dealing with overseas transactions. I trust Easy Imex implicitly. Our relationship has gone beyond a user and service provider.
John Mackenzie, Easy Party Solutions – Traralgon, Australia
Kellie Simkin and Lisa Pollock of Art from the Heart, during a factory inspection with the Easy Imex team. Over two days they toured 3 factories which had been pre-selected based on pricing, professionalism and sample product quality. Kellie and Lisa eventually chose one particular factory as most suitable to their needs. If you'd like to hear what other members say about Easy Imex then CLICK HERE.
We welcome all enquiries so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. A team member will respond within 24 hours.
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