Buying from China – The customer is NOT always right.

China Buying from China – The customer is NOT always right.

You want white – they want black – and with a lot of pulling and tugging hopefully you’ll get gray. But is it really that simple? Does it really all boil down to just communication issues? Sometimes the buyer is just as much at fault for this situation as is the seller.

Do you know what you are selling? Because your customer might not.

chinese_burlwood_cabinet Do you know what you are selling? Because your customer might not.

I am noticing a trend where just about “everyone and anyone” is now selling so called “Chinese antique furniture” (or some variation of this) and misrepresenting it as any number of different things. Items made just yesterday (antique reproductions) are falsely labeled as genuine antiques and the real antiques are often completely misclassified. I recently […]

The problem of “Chaobuduo 差不多” (and how it effects making reproduction furniture)

custom_sample_problem-710x335 The problem of “Chaobuduo 差不多" (and how it effects making reproduction furniture)

Chinese workers love to use the phrase ¨cha bu duo¨ 差不多 (pronounced “Cha Boo Daul) which directly translates to ¨not very far off  (meaning approximately or roughly)¨ Unfortunately, in almost all case it usually works out to be not even close,  in other words,  “cha tai duo”  (meaning way too far off).   Workers see no need for […]

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