How to import camping gear from China

How to import camping gear from China


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(Last Updated On: September 19, 2022)

If you’re new to the idea of manufacturing, especially China manufacturing, you have come to the right place. This article is the catalyst for importing companies, taking them through the entire process of having quality products successfully manufactured in China. Let us put our experience to work for you! The #1 question that companies ask is… HOW CAN I FIND THE RIGHT SUPPLIER?

Decide what gears are you going to import.

This should be the first step of the purchase. You can start with the category of camping.

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Mat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Picnic Accessories

For promotion orders with a specific category, importing directly from a factory would be a better choice. For inline orders with several or all categories, dealing with a trading company would be much easier.

Where to find Chinese suppliers

Traditional channel

  • Online B2B Marketplace
    • Globalsources
    • Alibaba
    • soucing
    • Made-in-China
  • Offline Trade Shows
    • Canton Fair
    • HKTDC Fair
    • East China Fair

More efficient channel

  • Online
    • SNS(LinkedIn)
    • Google Search
  • Offline
    • International domestic & overseas trade shows
    • Buying trips
    • Field inspection

Supplier background research

Use customs data to check the supplier’s exporting history.

Use the search engine to find suppliers’ real-time pictures.

Talk to partners of the supplier.

Get a quotation

Focus not only on the price itself but also on the restriction details, such as,

  • Item Name
  • Item Number
  • Photos (demonstrate detail)
  • Description (product description, size, weight, material, logo, usage, function, testing report, etc.)
  • Packaging Measurement
    • Pcs per carton
    • Carton size and GW/NW
    • Pcs per 20’/40’/40’HC
  • Price with MOQ
  • Price Validity

Order timing according to the sales season

Finally, just to remember camping high season usually start in March in the northern hemisphere, and comes to a peak during summer vacation. The shipment takes about 3 months from China to your warehouse.


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