January 24, 2019
Chinese holiday notice for Amazon Seller importers
Chinese big holidays you want to plan your orders ahead of time
No matter you are a new importer or an Amazon seller, you will want to bear in mind Chinese holidays for order schedules. You don’t want the holiday to delay your product dispatching time, causing a shortage of inventory or even losing your precious client resources.
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Among these holidays, not every holiday will have a big impact on your business in China. Most holidays are just 1-3 days, which will only influence the delivery if your order is really urgent. But emergency could happen. You will need to take these holidays into consideration beforehand.
If the cargo is expected to ship by sea, the shipping can be delayed to next week’s shipping date. If the cargo is expected to ship by air, the shipping can be delayed couple days just as the length of the public holiday.
What you need to pay close attention to is the 2 week long holidays: Spring Festival Holiday and National Day holiday, especially the spring festival holiday.
I believe lately you’ve been pushed a bit by Chinese suppliers to speed up your decision to place the order as the new year of 2019 is coming right way. You may be wondering why the rush. It’s just a new year holiday, just a couple of days off, no big deal.
Well, you will find out why it’s important to you if you are importing from China from following aspects. The public holiday duration is 7 days but different companies will vary. The holiday can be from 7 days up to 30 days or even longer for the migrant worker’s case.In fact, some Chinese workers can be off for as long as two to three weeks. Although CNY officially only lasts for one week, many factories and businesses shut down about 10 days before CNY to allow time for workers to travel home. There is always a mad rush to ship product out of ports before the country shuts down. This can lead to increased freight costs and longer transit times if there is a delay at port or a container is not loaded on its intended vessel.
Orders that are placed during the holiday will see a delay so please plan accordingly.You should probably order it before xmas, Interestingly, the CNY holiday is also considered a prime time to switch jobs, and many workers don’t return to work at all. This can lead to even longer production times as factories struggle to find new workers and ramp up on production orders.
Let’s take a look a closer at the big holiday in China 2019.I also put it below.
First one, is chinese new year, we call it spring festival, which it marks the first day of the new year on the lunar calendar. the official holiday is from Feb 5th- feb 10th (Tuesday to Sunday). Actually, we only have 5 days off, we are on feb 2 and 3rd which are sat and sunday.
And the second big holiday is National day, the official holiday is from oct 1-7th tuesday to Monday, which means we are also working away on the last weekend of sep so we can have more days off for that week.
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