Apr 25, 2012

Time to Start Planning for Christmas Inventory

Every year, we get calls in October (and later) from customers who need product for the Christmas season. By then, it’s too late. After factoring in production and transit time, a shipment won’t arrive until after the New Year.

If you need Christmas inventory by October, the time to place orders is in July.

Consider the following scenario: an order is placed July 15. It takes 45 days for production and to get it on a vessel; the shipment leaves China September 1. Add another four to five weeks for sea transit time, and you’ll receive your shipment some time early October. These are average production and transit times; it’s important to remember that factories are busy now so it would be wise to add two to four weeks to the process.

If you plan to sell a new product in the Christmas season that might involve additional engineering or mold production time, it’s critical to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.

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Since 1991, Global Trade Specialists, Inc. has helped companies of all sizes get their products made in China from manufacturers of quality products. We are an American company who works with three trading groups in China with immediate access to thousands of manufacturing companies. We source most products made from metal, plastic, wood, stone, glass or textiles; from prototype to production. Many of our customers are first time importers; we walk you through the entire process.

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