First published in Power Retail. Canton Fair is the world’s largest trade show, held twice a year in Guangzhou, China. If you have a retail business, or considering starting one up, a visit to the fair offers an unparalleled opportunity to source excellent products at competitive prices. It is also much safer than importing from overseas without meeting suppliers and inspecting goods beforehand. However, the event attracts 22,000 exhibitors and 165,000 buyers, making it easy to get overwhelmed. This list of Canton Fair “don’ts” will help you sidestep potential pitfalls and get the most out of your experience. Read More »
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For Australian online retailers, a trip to the biannual Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China, can be either a lifechanging business opportunity or a logistics disaster. The fair is located handily close to Australia, but it’s there that the convenience ends. Canton Fair is the world’s largest trade show, with over 23,000 exhibitors showcasing products from every conceivable type of industry in over 1.2 million square metres of space. With so much on offer, how does the novice Fair-goer even know where to start?