Foshan Furniture Shopping
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 13, 2013 1:45 AM Last Post By: ivysky
Oct 16, 2012 5:54 AM
Foshan Furniture ShoppingHi all,
I will be going to Foshan in a few days time to do some furniture shopping. I have already booked my hotel and know what sight-seeing I want to do. I have a few other questions I thought I might ask, for anyone who might know:
1. Where is the best place to catch a bus to Foshan from GZ? Is Guangzhou Railway Station the closest bus terminal to Foshan if I want to go to Foshan straight from the airport?
2. Are the bus services from Chancheng to Shunde fast and easy? Or should I catch a taxi or hire a car? What is a reasonable rate I should be paying if i hire a car per day?
3. Which are the best furniture malls in Shunde, Foshan. Are there any affordable furniture agents that can help me communicate and bargain when I go furniture shopping?
Would appreciate any feedback.
Oct 16, 2012 6:58 AM
Oct 16, 2012 7:26 AM
2Yes, there are buses from Baiyun Airport to Foshan every 20-30 minutes throughout the day.
As to finding furniture and other types of malls in Foshan and Guangzhou, this can be a considerable challenge, since these malls are usually spread all around the city outskirts, and the city outskirts cover a vast area. Finding out precisely where the malls are that have what you're looking for can be maddening. The best approach is usually to find one mall and then casually ask a few dealers there about other malls, though you have to use a lot of discretion with this approach since it can appear rude.
Yes, if you don't speak Chinese, don't know where the malls and factories for your products are, and are heading to China for the first time, you certainly do need a reliable Chinese friend familiar with that area to help you. But I just don't see how you can possibly develop the sort of trustworthy contact you need in the few days before your trip.
There are lots of trade fairs throughout the year in China, some specialized some general, and they offer a far better opportunity to do what you seem to want to do. I'd look into them instead; the fall Canton Trade Fair has just started. Otherwise, I suspect you'll spend days in long cab rides in a frustrating search for what you want. For a business trip, you need much more preparation, or your trip will be fruitless.
("Small-trader" items like garments and used phones are an exception to this principle; there are, for example, large wholesale garment and shoe malls near Guangzhou Station that cater to small overseas traders, though many of these traders are from Africa and the styles offered cater to that market.)
Oct 31, 2012 10:09 PM
I have found that the best place to shop is the Lecong Furniture mall. I am hiring an interpreter for 30USD per day. The subway to tiyu xilu was the easiest way to get to my hotel. it cost us 14 RMB only (my hotel was less than 5 mins taxi away from the subway).
The ride from chancheng district to shunde (furniture malls) is very easy. You can take a short taxi ride or buses. If you need to visit any furniture factories, then you can hire a sourcing agent for about 100 USD per day or less if you can negotiate. If you contact the factories yourself through the many suppliers on alibaba.com then they will take you there for free.
We went to the Canton fair. You don't really need that much business preparation as there are many many sourcing agents and forwarding agents on alibaba.com and outside the canton fair to help you find any product that you want. I will be writing a blog about my experiences soon.
Oct 31, 2012 10:33 PM
Apr 12, 2013 12:42 AM
5You can find a counter selling airport express coach ticket to Foshan at the arrival hall of Baiyuan Airport.
There are hundreds of shopping malls of various types of furniture in Lecong Town Shunde District. It is just at the boarder between Shunde and Chancheng Districts. I suggest you taking a taxi to there. The fee will be calculated by a meter, and there will have extra 1-2 RMB of fuel surcharge.
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Aug 13, 2013 1:45 AM
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