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Examples of Construction and Building Supplies from China – nepchin

In our last post nepchin, talked about our new business listings from ChinaFind, western procurement professionals based in China, who can help you source whatever you need to buy especially Construction and Building Supplies. nepchin were asked what kind of Construction and Building Supplies that could be sourced. So we have gone and asked the Professionals abit about what they can source for you and here is what they have had to say:

Price competitiveness of Chinese glass is very high due to the large volume and established international market for Chinese glass. Almost all markets are primarily importing glass as opposed to manufacturing.

Advantages: glass can be produced to any size or specification and can be fitted with frames or additional labour intensive work carried out in China at low cost such as treating or polishing.

Insulated Glass Units & Double Glasing

There are all types of flooring. Any material used as the finish surface of a floor, such as boards, bricks, planks, tiles, carpet, laminates, and linoleum.

The most popular type of wood flooring is hardwood flooring, with an increasing popularity of bamboo floors.
Increase efficiency of building with floor tiles. Trials have shown up to 300% increase in heating and cooling efficiency by increasing the radiant conductivity of the surface area. Instead of using timber or carpet, use tiles to help owners save on their energy bills. The life cycle of tiles are much greater (examples of tiles from B.C. can be found today) and they can be recycled. Cleaning and upkeep costs are also lower.

Tiles & Mosaics
Bricks & Paving
Wood and Faux Wood Flooring
Acrylic & Laminated Flooring
Bamboo Flooring

Frames and profiles
Think outside the square. No doubt the frame or profile you will weld together will have been imported from China, why not have the welding done in China as well? Windows and doors can be pre-fitted with frames and larger constructions are possible only limited by the size of a 40’ ocean freight container.
For windows, internal fittings (e.g. mirrors, signage, banisters )
Building Frames
Door frames
Garage & Roller door frames
Warehouse shelving and storage solutions

Due to labour costs and high production volumes China is a very good source for flat packed cabinetry supplies. Made to specification and broad range of quality and specific production techniques are available to suit any project.
Kitchens Cabinetry
Furniture, wardrobes, cabinets.
Walls and fixed furniture such as wood panels.

Store & Office Fit Outs
Made to spec and shipped flat packed, save by buying direct. Most large fit outs are made to measure in China.

China is still the leading supplier of furniture and almost all furniture suppliers are sourcing their products from China. Order in significant quantity and save big money by buying direct from the source.

Bathroom & Sanitary ware
Bathroom fittings
Anti-theft & Vandal proof
Aged care & Handicapped

Interior doors
Security doors
Glass doors
Garage & Warehouse doors
Stone & Countertops:
Acrylic, Marble & Quartz
Sanitary ware
Bench tops and counters

Signs & Signage
From promotional material to outdoor LED advertising billboards
Standards & Certifications

Every country has unique regulatory requirements on the use of building materials via a set of certifications and building standards. For example, glass may need to be able to withstand a certain pressure or level of insulation. Certifications such as UL, CE, may be required to meet local building regulations.
Chinese factories can usually meet these requirements or obtain certifications but there is a cost involved in this process. We must understand that the cost of meeting these certifications are relative.

Is the major driver, if your quantity is large all expenses such as certifications costs, shipping, labour – they are all relatively lower. When making purchasing decisions factory the quantity into the decision first. Whether the quantity is large varies greatly between product types however a rule of thumb is if it will fill a freight container it is definitely sufficient quantity to import from China.”

There you go guys, a tip of the iceberg from procurement professionals in China. That’s quite a few products so if you are in the building industry and you need source goods from China, you can start by just posting your need on nepchin and the professionals in China will be notified by email of your requirements.


Sourcing Construction and Building Supplies from China

If you have done business in China at all, you quickly understand that it has different regulations, different style of business and culture to Western practices. It’s a real challenge to be able to source China made products and bring them back home to make your business cost competitive. You need the confidence and trust in your suppliers to make sure they deliver on time but also constantly manage all the other many things can go wrong. Wrong import procedures, missed deadlines, poor quality control, inaccurate orders, misunderstood delivery address, ensure you get what you pay for – the list goes on.

nepchin have new business listings, ChinaFind, of whom are western owned and managed Procurement Professionals. They can manage all your sourcing needs and take the frustration out of doing business in China – especially if you need Construction and Building Supplies in China. They understand the China regulations and business culture and also how to work between China and Western work practices. Importantly they are on the ground in China for you. Just think of them as your own partner in China at your service. So if you need to buy from China, especially Construction and Building supplies, just “post a need” so they can “make an offer” to source your products for you.

nepchin is also running a promotion for the next few months to help people buy and do business in China. If you “post a need” to buy something from China, you will go into a monthly draw to win the book: “Where East eats West: The Street-Smarts Guide to Business in China”. This book is now used in the MBA curriculum for schools at Boston College, Rutgers and Colorado State University.

Don’t know where to look?

Sometimes in life, we just can’t find what we need to buy because we just don’t know where to look. Often we don’t even know where to start. Why should we though. I only have to buy this one thing just this once and this world somehow expects us to be able to find it with apparent ease – it just doesn’t work like that! But why not? How many of us know where and how everything is sold in this borderless world constantly shaped by the internet and mobile technology. Read on.

need to buy from Japan – nepchin

Have you ever needed to buy something from another country? Say you had visited Japan, and it is something you can’t get in your home country.

You have to wait til someone goes overseas to that country and you ask them if you can make purchases for you. It would be a little more convenient if someone in another country could see what I want and go get it for me and send it back.

Some friends need me to buy some items from Japan, instead of sifting through emails to find out what they want me to buy and in what quantities, I have just asked them to post it on nepchin for me to see. Just easier to manage, I can see what quantities, I can see pictures of the actual items. The beauty is also that this allows my other friends in Japan to also help out and see what people want to buy and help them get it for them as well. I can send a referral link to my friends.

So, this is just simple example where using nepchin.com is useful to trying to get items from overseas. We don’t have to wait til someone goes overseas, I can post it on nepchin and see if anyone local can help me out or they can send it to their friends or someone they know.

Don’t have time to run around finding what you need?

With the concept of nepchin being something relatively new, we thought we would put together a few examples in real life where using nepchin.com would make your life easier.

In this first one, we understand that often we just don’t have time to run around finding what we need to buy.

“Life is full of so many priority 1 things. They were all supposed to be done yesterday! Whether you are a busy housewife ensuring kids are dropped and picked from school on time; they don’t miss their French lessons or swimming lessons; they are ready for the big match on Saturday; read on …..”

Chance to win Amazon Gift Vouchers and Mongolian Cashmere just for trying nepchin

It is always great to try new things and even better if you can perhaps win something.

With this in mind, we have put together a few competitions to make trying nepchin.com a little more fun and there is no entry fee to participate.

Surprise Prize

One of the easiest competitions is the ‘Surprise Prize’ competition. Just sign up to nepchin.com as new member. If you become member 777, 888, 999 or 1000 you will win the prize of a Amazon.com gift voucher. see Terms and Conditions here.

The next two competitions are ones to show how nepchin can be used as the starting point to buy things.

Do you have something that is just strange, obscure, not many people would know about, something just weird? Try the ‘Most Unusual thing to buy’ competition. Just post the ‘most unusual thing’ you want to buy, if we select it as the ‘most unsual’ then you win a USD$100 Amazon.com gift voucher. The most unusual might difficult to get, so if you post it on nepchin, we will start shouting it out over the social media channels Twitter and Facebook page that will notify as many people as we can. see Terms and Conditions here.

Ok you might not have something unusual, but you have something that is just really hard to find! who sells what you are looking for? where are they? so we have a competition for that really hard to find thing to buy. Post something that is ‘hard to find’ on nepchin.com and if we select it as the hardest thing to find, you will win a ‘Mongolian Cashmere Scarf and Beanie’. Again we will broadcast it out to our Twitter and Facebook page to see if we can help you find it. see Terms and Conditions here.

We are always looking to come up with ideas for new competitions or prize sponsors who would like to partner with us so feel free to send in your suggestions to us at nepchin@nepchin.com.au

It is going to be interesting to see what people post as the ‘most unusual’ and ‘hardest thing to find’. Good luck with the competitions.

Shifting the power to Buyers – nepchin

nepchin was born out of trying to help people buy what they need as quickly and efficiently as possible. We created a place on the web where ‘Buyers’ post what they want to buy and allow ‘Sellers’ to come and make offers.

At the moment, if you need to buy something, you spend lots of time searching on the internet about the products or services, then try and look for the right suppliers, may be read through millions of search results, work out if the information is accurate, determine who has the best deals, manage inquiries, who has time to do all this? why do we have to do this? and after all this, have you got what you wanted originally? Crazy all the time and effort you need to spend to do this – such a waste of one’s precious time, effort and money.

We had look at what was happening to see if things could be done differently and better.

The first part was finding the ‘Seller’, someone to give your hard earned cash to. The ‘Buyer’ is the one who has to do all the work to search, analyse and look for the ‘Sellers’ who they give their money to. This is made all the more complicated these days with most people having to use the internet and the amount of information and websites one has to deal with.

If we could just somehow notify all the ‘Sellers’ what we want to buy, surely they are the best people to tell us if they have anything to sell to us. Ok, so we created http://www.nepchin.com – a place on the web to let anyone ‘Post what they wanted to Buy’ by just describing as if you were talking to someone. Now ‘Sellers’ have a place where they can go to see what ‘Buyers’ want.

The second part was then choosing what we want to buy and from whom. Doing this by email, it quickly becomes who sent what, when did they send it, and instead of spending your time working out what is the best deal for you, a lot of it is spent going through your email war chest. Ok, to help ‘Buyers’ spend more time deciding, in nepchin we let ‘Seller’s submit offers which we file and manage. We also let you ask each other questions help close the sale.

What now?

It’s not hard, we can all do a little bit to shift the power to us the ‘Buyers’. The next time you want to buy something, just try ‘Posting it on nepchin’ and you will have made history by contributing to shifting the paradigm.

Hello from the team at nepchin!

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