Dallas, Texas (PressExposure) April 12, 2008 -- Itâs no secret that recent blizzard conditions, combined with the week-long Chinese New Year celebration, closed many businesses in China. But the popular B-to-B website, DHgate.com (http://www.dhgate.com), continued operations despite the obstacles presented by these recent events.
The company, which allows buyers from around the world to purchase goods directly from Chinese manufacturers and vendors, didnât miss a beat despite the challenges presented by weather conditions that shut down many other Chinese businesses.
âBuyers on our website expect us to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So we felt obligated to make certain our website was accessible throughout the Chinese New Year holiday and the blizzard-like conditions that literally brought large portions of the country to a halt,â said Jerry Fan, a representative of DHgate.com.
âSome of the manufacturers who offer their products on our website were slower than usual in shipping orders. In some cases, railways and other shipping avenues were slowed or shut down by the weather. But we made certain that orders could be placed at any time. And sellers on DHgate.com are never paid until the product is delivered, so they have every incentive to make certain merchandise ships as soon as possible,â he added.
The website, known as one of the top resources in the world for drop-shipping, made certain that staff were available around the clock to make certain buyersâ orders were received and processed without unnecessary delays.
DHgate.com also posted notices on its blog (http://blog.dhgate.com) and main website to make certain buyers were aware that in some cases shipping of their orders might be slower than usual.