10 May

Some call Huaqiangbei the geek’s heaven, the world’s biggest consumer electronics market, or on the others, a super-hub for technology and gadgets, at China Facture, we call it paradise of electronics. It is the world’s greatest consumer electronic market and anything you might wish for, can be found there. On the other hand, it takes courage and preparation to go to Huaqiangbei and find exactly what you are looking for, at the best price.

Pronounced huá qiáng běi, the huge complex of buildings is located right next to Huaqiang Lu Metro Station. This giant multi-floor shopping mall is characterized by its constant movement of people and by the millions of products exposed on each section. Each floor or section specializes on a certain component, gadget, or product of various sorts.

As this is a world of its own, it is important that you know how to make your way in it. We certainly hope the following tips will help you get out of there with a feeling of accomplishment and not an empty pocket in this Huaqiangbei market.

Take your time

Huaqiangbei is a huge consumer electronics market place where you will find basically everything. From electronic components, copycat mobile smartphones, gadgets, anything you can think of, will be there. Therefore, it is important that you go with lots of time on your hands. Time to browse, explore, ask, make friends, negotiate, and discover the place.

More is always better

At Huaqiangbei market, it is essential for vendors to sell in big quantities, meaning wholesale. They will, of course, give you paid samples for a higher price, however, if you want to buy cheaper, bear in mind that you will need to buy more of what you are getting. But you might probably need a local like us, to explore this consumer electronics market world.

Compare various vendors of the same product

If you get to Huaqiangbei with a clear idea of what you need, go to that section or floor and, before getting all excited and buying anything that comes your way, compare prices and, more importantly, quality of the products. They might look the same, but sometimes, small details, like corners, finishing or presentation, can make a world of a difference.

Be ready to pay with WeChat

We’ve talked about this before. WeChat is one of the most important business tools you can have when working with the Chinese market. Make sure you have it all set up in order to pay with the app, as well as to exchange contacts with the vendors. This will gain you their trust as they feel safer using the app as a payment method.

Use your Guanxi

You should know the basics in Chinese by now, right? If you don’t, we suggest you learn at least three or four words in order to salute, say goodbye, thank people and also ask for a receipt. These actions will reveal to them how much you respect their culture, so be nice and make questions. Say what you like about the product, try to communicate using a translation app (wechat is great for this). Once you have their contact on your WeChat, it will be much easier to negotiate prices and have access to more information about their product.

Here are some basic words:

Negotiate

Like any other market, Huaqiangbei is known for its inflated prices when you buy in low quantities. Once you have checked all the vendors and selected the ones you are interested in, gain their acceptance and trust, then negotiate respectfully. Remember Chinese take their business very seriously, so show them numbers and don’t give up until you’ve at least lower the price 20%.

Be aware this is a street Huaqiangbei market

It is very, very, very common to get ripped off in Huaqiangbei . Go there with an open mind and remember you get what you pay for. If you find an excellent gadget (at least on the outside), for an unbelievable price, chances are it will not function well for a long time. If you are buying expecting a guarantee, make sure you are getting the original brand and not a copy. Also, when buying a smartphone, make sure you can install or unlock other languages on it as it will probably be in Chinese (quite tricky to figure out). Check everything carefully before you pay, as returning faulty or misleading goods is almost impossible.

If possible, go with a local, and check with us in Shenzhen

Use your resources well. If you have a Chinese friend or business partner, and you are seriously committed to buying quality items, take them with you to translate and guide you through the market. It will improve the probabilities of getting what you want at the best price.

We also recommend going along just to enjoy the fascinating world of one of the most amazing tech markets in the world.

Wholesale Shenzhen, located in Huaqiangbei aim to provide best quality and in trends consumer electronics products wholesale in the markets, to help Chinese manufacturers to export the quality products to all over the world.

We want to make all our products to wholesale with the best price and quality, and we could stand alone for a win-win business.

Our team mates are professional manufacturers experts, with good knowledge of product quality control methodlogies & lean productions, have deep cooperate for the factories in the Guangdong districts for brands like JBL/Harman Kardon/Skullcandy/Marshalls/Bissell, etc. Check my Linkedin and talk to us.

Our mission

Our final aimbition is to provide all of our customers with the best customer experience and the highest quality products, to help you success in the market.

  1. ODM/OEM service: We have our R&D engineering team & mold factory, could provide you the best OEM/ODM service, saving your cost. We help your design, or could provide suggestions for your products, we long for a win-win cooperations.
  2. FBA Service: With professional support team familiar with the whole FBA services, we could provide FBA labeling service directly from China for you, save much effort on the business.
  3. Product Compliance Service: We have cooperated most of the Shenzhen 3rd party labs, to provide you the best electronics certifications service in the markets, including the RoHS/Reach/CE/FCC, etc.
  4. Product Packaging Design: we cooperated with local packing test, we could help for the customized packing for you; we stand alone for the eco-friendly packaging.
  5. Logistics Service: Cooperated with the professional freight logistics company, we could provide you the various logistics solutions, including the express delivery, air freight, sea cargo delivery .etc

You can find thousands of sourcing agents in mainland China. But we’re sure we’re the best to help you wholesale the consumer electronics products in China. Our company consists of a team of knowledgeable and expert people who understand the international market & consumers company quality well.

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