Most businesses, including public services in China, will be closed during official holidays
Keep in mind that not only Chinese factories are closed for the holidays, but also resellers, representative offices, warehouses, delivery services, and the transportation sector. The biggest impact of the New Year holidays will be felt in the pre-holiday period, when factories are operating at full capacity, fulfilling orders before closing.
Higher productivity puts additional pressure on transportation logistics. An overloaded supply chain is a problem for almost all industries, and excess freight traffic during the pre-holiday period will create even more logistical challenges.
And not only that. Be prepared for a shortage of products produced in a hurry. And it's good if it becomes noticeable before the shipment from the factory. There are situations when this fact becomes noticeable after arrival in Ukraine. Then you need to change part of the batch even more urgently, or correct the suppliers' mistakes yourself.
Therefore, be sure to conduct a quality check of the supplier immediately after the start of production and before shipment to the port or railway terminal - this will help to avoid defective goods. Choose only reliable suppliers. How to prepare for the New Year in China
If you don't want the delivery to take a month or two, place your order in advance - 3 weeks before the holidays when buying ready-made products, and 1.5-2 months if they are going to be produced specifically for you.
You can distribute your business activities with the Chinese side in 2024 in the following way:- January 14-24
- monitor the market, select interesting products and suppliers, and conduct preliminary negotiations; - January 25-30
- suppliers generally stop responding to inquiries, but if you try hard enough, you can place a pre-order for the first weeks after the holidays or reserve capacity at the factory from a potential manufacturer - let him prepare for future work; - from January 31 to February 15
is the dead season; - from February 20
, activity gradually resumes, managers can start responding to inquiries, and in the next 2 weeks, everyone will be back to normal.
We can talk about normal business activity only from March 1, 2024. How to organize delivery from China for the holidays