Tradegood Buying Trip Preparation

Date: November 6, 2015

Tradegood Buying Trip Preparation

How to prepare your China trip

Tradegood is committed to combining the very best in online and offline sourcing channels. This why we are proud to introduce our Buying Trips, designed specifically to get buyers in front of the most influential sourcing partners in China.

Traditionally Chinese do not feel comfortable doing business with strangers, so Tradegood can help you make the connections no one else can.

Benefits of a Tradegood Buying Trip

When it comes to quality, Tradegood has developed strong relationships with the best suppliers across a number of key industries. Our economically efficient buying trips are industry-specific, and deliver the greatest opportunity to meet with a large number of relevant suppliers face-to-face, in a short space of time.

Latest Industry Buying TripsNew Fabrics: Suzhou, Jiangsu, Shaoxing, Zhejiang (China)

Creative Products: Hangzhou, Ningbo, Zhejiang, Qingdao, Shandong (China)

Inland Factory: Inland provinces (China)

New Fabrics Buying Trip

One of our more popular buying trips, the New Fabrics buying trip explores one of the biggest markets for the exports of garments into Western markets. Current supplier hotspots include:

Jiangsu: garments, silk, textile products

Zhejiang: jute, cotton, silk, satin, brocade, leon, suiting silks

Guangdong: knitwear, children’s clothing, underwear, blouses, shirts, casual wear

Shandong: knitted underwear, cotton, tatted fabrics, Western suits, coats, sportswear

Fujian: casual wear, man-made fibres, dyes

Shanghai: Western-style apparel, underwear, sportswear

Liaoning: wool spinning, cotton weaving, knitting, silk

Hebei: cotton, chemical fibres, casual wear, children’s wear, cashmere, wool, felt

You may visit “Fabric Factory Specialties of 8 different regions in China

Buying Trip Guide

When it comes to doing business in China relationships, and developing new relationships, is what matters most. Here are some key tips to brush up on before heading to the factories:


  • Chinese businessman prefer a formal introduction
  • Always stand up during formal introductions
  • Handshakes are the accepted form of business greeting
  • Business cards are then exchanged using both hands to present and receive the card
  • Follow with a standard ‘ni hao’ in Chinese
  • Keep the business card on the table during the meeting


  • Chinese names place the family name in front of the given name
  • Never refer to them by either their family or given name only
  • Rather, it is polite to refer to them with their job position and family name
      Chinese Pinyin    Chinese   English Meaning
       Wang Zhu Xi    王主席    President Wang
       Zhang Jing Li     张经理   Manager Zhang
       Liu Zhu Ren    刘主任    Director Liu

To establish common ground it is typical for Chinese businessmen to ask somewhat personal questions regard age, income, marital status etc.Questions and Compliments

Compliments are not to be accepted but rather deflected or downplayed


Whilst the application for a Chinese visa may seem a complicated process, it is actually very straight forward, if a little time consuming

Head to your local Chinese embassy website for more detailed information

A range of visas are available, including single and multiple entry

The process will take a few days and requires both in-person application at the relevant location and collection. Although for some locations this can be undertaken by someone on your behalf.


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