Shenzhen, China (PressExposure) January 14, 2009 -- According to electronics wholesaler Chinavasion.com, Chinese manufacturers will be shutting their doors mid-January this year.
Businesses across China close their doors for the Lunar New Year festival from January 24 to February 1 as millions of urban residents travel back to their rural home towns.
To make matters worse for importers, electronics manufacturers in China routinely hold no stock. If the production lines are shut down, no new goods are available.
This means that anybody ordering stock during the January 24-February 1 Chinese New Year period will find that their order can take from two to four weeks to process.
According to Rose Li, PR Manager for China wholesale company Chinavasion, it didn't matter if you were using a China wholesale supplier, a wholesale dropship company, China electronics manufacturers or a China cellphones wholesale supplier the results were usually the same.
"It can be a shock to those who have just started doing business with China but it is a fact of life when you're importing from China," said Rose Li.
Chinavasion's Rose Li said Chinavasion had stocked up on all of its items to avoid delays and ensure customers would get their orders quickly.
"Chinavasion is the first ever electronics wholesaler holding stock on the ground in China. We specialize in serving medium wholesale orders and ebay dropshipping" said Rose Li.
As a result Rose Li said customers would see their products within a week instead of the several weeks it could take other China electronic manufacturers and electronics wholesale suppliers to get stock to customers.
Chinavasion's Rose Li recommended anybody sourcing from China stocked up before the break.
To avoid shipping delays Chinavasion's Rose Li recommends eBay traders, ecommerce store owners and retailers place orders before Monday January 19 to ensure products get to them before the Spring Festival break.
Customers can still order from Chinavasion in this period but items will not be shipped out until February 2nd when everybody returns to work from the Chinese New Year break.
China wholesale supplier, Chinavasion has put other measures in place, besides holding stock, to guarantee customers aren't inconvenienced by the holiday.
Chinavasion staff will be updating website information during this time, so stock levels are correctly reflected for ongoing orders.
According to Chinavasion's Rose Li the effect of the spring festival doesn't have to be negative, you just need to be prepared for a 2 week hiatus in your supply chain.
"With a little advance planning, and a reliable wholesale distributor, traders can keep their goods supply more or less uninterrupted," said Rose Li. "Chinavasion has taken this step and believes it is the only way to get through this normally difficult time of year."
Chinavasion.com is the leading online drop ship wholesaler for consumer electronics. Accredited by PayPal, Verified Site, and ScanAlert, and listed in all the leading B2B directories, Chinavasion is the market leading China supplier for EBay dropship sellers and electronics worldwide. For more details visit: http://www.chinavasion.com/