Package of services including storage
In Phase 2 of 118th Canton Fair, tourism shopping has become a main business way. In phase 2 the number of orders has increased by 14.8% year-on-year, with 80.7% short orders. Most of those short orders are done in the way of tourism shopping.
According to some business managers in the exhibition hall, officials will be sent to accompany overseas buyers to purchase goods in specialized wholesale markets in Guangzhou. Some even offer a package of services including airport pick-up, purchasing, transportation, storage, customer clearance and so on.
At the same time, special measures and policies have been implemented to promote tourism shopping. Many customers in Guangdong have implemented simplified measures of customer clearances for those businesses.
However, some SMEs postpone their timetable in tourism shopping, since they have to pay huge fees in advance for their overseas business partners.
Li, a manager from Guangzhou Feiying Company, introduced that his company has given up to follow the new trend, because “as a SME, we feel great pressures since we have to pay for fees in transportation, customer clearance and other parts”.