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How to Import Pet Bed from China?

title-how to import pet furniture from china

Are you planning to import dog beds or cat beds from China? In this article, you’ll learn the secrets you must know about pet bed manufacturers, including how to find pet suppliers, how to judge their professionalism and more!

Ways to Find Pet Furniture Manufacturer

Find Chinese Suppliers Online

Applicable People: inconvenient to travel abroad under the epidemic, startup entrepreneurs
Reason: Under the epidemic, it is appropriate to reduce the risk of contracting covid-19 due to long-distance travel. Airfare, travel expenses, etc; a lot of expenses for startups, especially if they are not familiar with China, but rather lead to a waste of money.
Equipment: Google
B2B Trade Website

The above trade webs have been developed over the years and are very mature, basically, you just need to search for “dog bed” and you can find thousands of bed factories On Pets Global, you can also post your own needs and let the manufacturers come to you. To some extent, this gives you a negotiating advantage.

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searching dog bed factories online

Factories’ Official Website
Some factories choose to create their own company website with relatively low costs such as Shopify and WordPress in order to avoid the high annual fee of the platform. The way to find these factories’ self-operated official websites is also very simple: type ” dog bed factory from China -inurl:alibaba -inurl:dhgate -inurl:made-in-china” in Google. The “-inurl: xx” can effectively block these professional sourcing platforms so that you can find non-platform manufacturers.

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searching dog bed factories from china online

Social Media
Many good and experienced cat sofa suppliers are also struggling to find direct customers, so they are changing the way they advertise their traditional factories, for example by creating company accounts on LinkedIn and Facebook. Some of them are even posting their factory production processes on Youtube and TikTok.

Online Exhibitions

You can see many real product pictures at online exhibitions, most of these pictures are not processed and you can see the product in its most realistic form. However, many producers do not have professional photographers, and often the product pictures that look bad to you are not so in real life, so be sure to keep an eye on those important details such as workmanship or design. For products you are interested in, it is usually very convenient to click on the picture directly to get the supplier’s contact information.

Find Chinese Suppliers Off-Online

Pet Supplies Exhibitions

Pet Supplies Exhibitions
Pet Supplies Exhibitions
  • Pet Fair Asia
  • The One Pet show
  • Shenzhen Pet Fair
  • CPF [ China International Pet Industry Fair ]
  • CIPS [ China International Pet Show ]

Applicable People: all pet tradespeople
Reason: The exhibition concentrates on many direct manufacturers and experienced traders. By attending the show, you can not only get the contact information of these suppliers directly but also see the product craftsmanship they make. You can also get a first-hand look at the market, hot products, innovative products, etc.

Equipment: Translator or translation machine; VPN [in mainland China there are network restrictions on access to Google or FB, etc.]; the Chinese government has a strict covid-19 prevention and control policy, you can consult the Chinese Embassy in your country before exhibiting at the show.

Suggestion: masks; portable hand sanitiser

Affected by the epidemic, many fairs have been cancelled and replaced by online exhibitions, so you can also find suppliers in the online exhibitions of the relevant fairs Online exhibition address, please refer to the previous Online Exhibition. For pet products importers who are not familiar with the import process and China, I would highly recommend attending pet shows in China, where manufacturers will have representatives to introduce their factories and products to you, and they will also be very professional in explaining to you some of the export considerations, etc. so that you can get out of the complicated procedures other than these items and devote yourself completely to how your products will be.

Wholesale Market

Applicable People: Pet professionals who know something about China; have a local friend or translator in China with them; have done sufficient research
Reason: Embarking on a wholesale market in China with no knowledge can result in you spending a very long time planning your stay, route, etc.

Equipment: Translator or translation machine; VPN [in mainland China there are network restrictions on access to Google or FB, etc.]; the Chinese government has a strict covid-19 prevention and control policy, you can consult the Chinese Embassy in your country before exhibiting at the show.

1. Shanghai East China Pet Supplies Street

Introduction: One of the most famous pet supplies wholesale markets in China, the market has integrated the national and global pet supplies supply chain and gathered pet supplies dealers and brands from all over the country.

Address: 50 meters northwest of the intersection of Hangbei Road and Hangxi Road in Minhang District.

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reason: The traders are very familiar with the import and export process and have a richer experience in external cooperation.

2. Yiwu International Trade City

Yiwu International Trade City
Yiwu International Trade City

Introduction: There are pet supplies for dogs and cats, birds, amphibians, aquariums and other categories, and the products are related to housing and restraint supplies, daily training and playful supplies, cleaning and food products, etc. Most of the pet grooming supplies can also be purchased.

Address: Yiwu International Trade City, District 5

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reason: Mature logistics system and import/export experience, almost the first choice for beginners. Yiwu has been known for its rich and diverse products and cheap prices, 4 stars because of the sometimes average quality of liable products.

3. Shenzhen East-Gate

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one of the pet bed shops of Shenzhen East-Gate

Introduction: An extremely international wholesale market for pet products, where customers from all over the world, such as Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as pet stores specifically for mainland China, can easily access the preferences of Chinese customers for buyers who are interested in developing the Chinese pet market.

Address: East Gate, Old Street, Luohu District, Shenzhen

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reason: Import/export matters have been processed, where you can easily find and exchange ideas with customers from all over the world.

4. Zhengzhou South 3rd Ring Road Yinghe Wanxiangcheng

Introduction: China’s major toy brands come together here, covering almost all kinds of toys in the market, high school and low end.

Address: Development Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reason: ImporLocal exporters are experienced in exporting and can easily find buyers from all over the world to discuss and share their experiences with.

5. Dali New City South Pet Market

Introduction: Covering an area of more than 15,000 square meters, with more than 130 stores, it has fixed stores for famous dogs, flowers, birds, insects, fish, etc., a loose file-trading area, an exhibition hall and a large parking lot, etc.

Address: Zhongbian Road and Industrial Avenue, Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐

Reason: More suitable for traders who are doing Chinese pet business

6. Beijing Liyuan Pet Supplies Mall

Introduction: The main business areas include: pet dog supplies, pet cat supplies, small pet supplies, pet cages, and pet nutrition products wholesale. The business area reaches 3700 square meters, with more than 40,000 single items.

Address: International Auto Parts City, Yunjing South Street, Liyuan Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐

Reason: More suitable for traders who are doing Chinese pet business

7. Guangzhou Huadiwan Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market

Introduction: The largest wholesale market of all kinds of flowers, birds and pet supplies, selling dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, crawling pets, etc., and supporting pet food, pet supplies and pet hospitals.

Address: Huadi Avenue, Liwan District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐

Reason: More suitable for traders who are doing Chinese pet business

8. Wuhan Tijiao Flower and Bird Pet World

Introduction: Mainly engaged in antiques, bonsai, flowers, birds, fish and insects, pets, pet supplies, etc.

Address: Happy Village, Tijiao, Jiangan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province

Recommendation:

Reason: More suitable for traders who are doing Chinese pet business

9. Qingdao Nanshan Pet Market

Introduction: Rich in all kinds of pet supplies

Address:

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐

Reason: More suitable for traders who are doing Chinese pet business

10. Jinfeng Pet Market

Introduction: Intersection of Sanzi Road and Fengsheng Road, Qingdao City, Shandong Province

Address: Shantou, Guangdong Province, east of Shantou Post Office on Shantou Road

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐

Reason: More suitable for traders who are doing Chinese pet business

As you gradually learn more about the pet industry in China, I recommend that you visit one or two local pet markets in China to get a more visual and thorough exposure to new products and market trends.

Industrial Clusters

Applicable People: Pet professionals who know something about China; have a local friend or translator in China with them; have done sufficient research
Reason: Embarking on a wholesale market in China with no knowledge can result in you spending a very long time planning your stay, route, etc.

Equipment: Translator or translation machine; VPN [in mainland China there are network restrictions on access to Google or FB, etc.]; the Chinese government has a strict covid-19 prevention and control policy, you can consult the Chinese Embassy in your country before exhibiting at the show.

B2B platform, self-built website and exhibition etc. need special personnel to be responsible for docking, some factories are unwilling to waste extra time on work other than production due to low profit thin or busy orders, so if you can go directly to China dog bed industrial clusters to find factories, I believe it can bring you a lot of gains. However, when looking for some local factories in China, you must pay attention to whether they have experience in importing and exporting products, if not, it may happen that the factory has no understanding of your local market and cannot share their past experience to recommend you some suitable fabrics, designs, etc. You will waste a lot of time considering what materials to use specifically. What’s more, when exporting your products, you also need to find a professional agent to help you handle your export affairs, which definitely adds extra cost to you.
Jingsourcing gives very professional guidance on how to find the right industry group in Section 5 of [How to Find Suppliers by Visiting China?].

How to Identify Whether The Supplier Is Professional Or Not?

Specialized Factories Generally Have a Single Product Line

If you are visiting the factory on-site, it is easy to make a judgment, so this part can be skipped. If you are through the network, exhibition, wholesale market, etc. is not the same as you can immediately identify the real puppy furniture factory you are looking for.

Then you can judge by the products he shows. Whether he shows a variety of products: cat nest, nail clippers, poop pickup bags, etc. Do not be happily secretly feel that you have saved a lot of trouble and can get all the pet supplies line from one factory. Please think calmly, dog beds are the product of a very bulky and rich style, think about the pet supermarket you have been to and how huge the space occupied by the pet bed, while in a dog bed factory, not only do you need space to hold this beds ordered by customers, you also need space for independent fabric cutting, space for workers to manufacture, space for packaging products and a small amount of stocking of common fabrics.

When a factory salesman introduces his own factory to you claiming that he has 1000 square feet of space to provide you with different categories of products such as bolstered dog beds, cat climbing furniture, pet leashes, etc., you have reason to question its professionalism. Because 1,000 square feet of space is just barely enough for a professional manufacturer of beds. He may really be a pet manufacturer, but I assure you that his factory can generally only focus on one of the categories, the other pet supplies are from other suppliers, if you are looking for a first-hand factory, then please ask clearly on his field.

Factory History

This point I do not value very much, because some factories may formerly do other textile work, such as a factory that has been doing the pillow industry for seven or eight years, only in the last two years began to do dog kennels, their experience is not rich? Of course not, the pillow you used and dog pillow are very similar products, look carefully at your pillow and the dog sleeps in the structure, the craftsmanship is the same, the biggest difference is the material used. The best way to screen the factory’s history is to look closely at the factory’s old work and whether the workmanship of the samples made for you meets your requirements.

The Factory’s Experiences In Past Cooperation

Knowing which markets the factory used to export to in the past can be a side reflection of their level of craftsmanship, or judge whether his experience shared is useful to you. If this factory has been exporting to Japan for years, then their quality control must be very high, but his judgment of what style and colour the Mexican market likes cannot be used as a reference for you (assuming you are from Mexico) to export to Mexico because Japanese and Mexican consumer tastes are very different.

Qualification Certificate

I personally think this point is the same as the history of the factory, for ordinary purchasers is also not important, unless it is said to be some large companies, there will be mandatory requirements in the company, the cooperation of suppliers must need to provide some certification. But this point for small and medium-sized enterprises is one of the reference but not entirely necessary conditions. There is a certificate that this company has export experience or company operation process and is people-oriented. For most importers, the quality of the product shown to you is the most important. The following certificates are only the most common certificates that factories have for reference. Again, this is not completely necessary.

  • ISO9001 (click to see what the ISO9001 looks like)
  • BSCI
  • Import And Export License

Attention! When you are preparing your export paperwork and you find that the company name on the export paperwork does not match the company you are working with, there is no need to panic. This is a very normal thing. Since the government has different tax policies for factory business certificates and import/export licenses, factories often use third party licenses in order to avoid increasing factory expenses.

Material Certificate

  • GRS
  • Oeko-Tex
  • RPET

If your products are of high quality and you are concerned about the global environment, you can ask your factory to use fabrics that can be provided with the above three certificates (not all of them are required, depending on what material your products are made of). But please also note that the price of these materials need to maintain the annual price of the certificate is not low and the price of raw materials used is also high, so there is a certain quantity of requirements for the minimum order, for example, the minimum order quantity of dog mattress without material certificate is 100 pieces, and dog mattress with certificate is as high as 1000 pieces – 5000 pieces.

REACH Testing

In addition to the EU region, there are requirements for pet products to provide REACH materials, other countries do not have specific requirements. This cost is generally paid by the importer, if you have a large number, you can discuss with the factory how to share this expense. For more specific guidance on the EU pet product regulations please refer to Fredrik’s article [Pet Product Regulations in the EU: A Practical Guide].

Gina

Gina

Raising 3 dogs and 3 cats. The eldest girl is 7 years old. Guess what? I am definitely a dog+cat people. I am very happy to be working in the KPB pet bed factory. Got the chance to test the popular pet sleeping aid with my beloved furry members.

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