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Chinese Antiques for you in China.
Just provide us with some information on the item you
are looking for and we will find it in China. We then will send you
pictures and a detailed report on the item by email along with the cost in US
Dollars. Culturalliving will handle the shipping, import, documents and deliver
the piece(s) to your address. This will usually take 2-3 months from date of
order. There will be no fee or extra cost to you for this service.
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(Minimum Order value of $1000 US)
Antique Item Sourcing Services):
* We source Chinese Antiques
(Furniture and Objects), simply and easily for you.
* Wedon't charge for sourcing, so if we either can't find them, or
the price is not right, then there is no cost.
* We source from China all
the time, and deliver after
inspection to your door in the USA.
Antique Item Sourcing ?
We do not
just import Chinese Antiques for you - we source and
inspect them for you too.
clients know exactly what they want. They may know of a possible supplier, but
are not sure how legitimate they are, or even if the items would really turn up,
so ask us to source the item too, and check they are getting the best deal.
will source a number of appropriate sources, gather a
range of prices and details, and put our findings to the client. Then
if we both feel comfortable, handle the payments, inspections, shipping,
customs and delivery to your door .
why we are proud to call ourselves
Antique Item Sourcing Services - because we do far more for you than
just import Chinese Antiques, though delivering to your door is no small aspect
Our sourcing services are free
Unlike many in this business, we donít charge consultancy rates. We can,
but most of our clients, want us to have some incentive to find the
goods. We only benefit if you the client goes ahead, as there is a small
commission within the price we quote. Most of our clients not only want
us to find the items, but also then bring them over and handle all the
details such as shipping and customs.
Sourcing & Importing frequently asked questions
The most frequently asked questions about importing successfully
How can I be sure the quality standards will be
We only deal with sources (reputable Antique Dealers
in China) who already carry quality
antiques now, or if new, similar products. This alone
makes a great difference. The specification becomes the
agreement. Money changes hands on that agreement. We get
the items inspected independently before shipment, which
adds to piece of mind. There is always risk, but from
experience, most issues occur where the specification is
either not clear enough, or a client retrospectively
introduces a technical or packing detail that they
assumed everyone knows. The Far East is full of good
business people and they understand the value of the
second order, things can go wrong, but then people come
to us in order to remove or reduce that risk.
How long will the goods take to reach me?
Typically 2 to 3 months from order. Occasionally less,
but rarely more. Shipping is typically a month from
China to the USA and add a couple of weeks for delivery.
How much do I need to buy?
Whilst everybody assumes you have to buy in FCL (full
container loads), many orders are less. FCL are the best
value for shipping, however volumes can be from one item and upwards. The only aspect understandably is
cost of shipping as a proportion of the goods - the
smaller the amount, then the higher the shipping cost is
as a total percentage of the deal, and the less the
savings may be. Value is far more relevant than volume.
You deal with China, aren't they rogues?
Not at all. From experience, I think there are more
Western crooks than Chinese. There are always those
after the easy fortune, the con men, but there are ways
to find a sincere supplier. There are crooks in all
countries, India, China, Europe and America. Our job is
to find them out before we part with any money.
What currency do I deal in?
If the cost is delivered, then understandably it is in
your local currency US $.
What if, despite all the assurances, the
products are not up to scratch?
The agreement is with the pictures and specifications. If in the
unlikely event the item is different to that, then we
work to resolve the problem. Be it replacement,
correction of the item, reduction in price. What is the
most practical solution for both parties. Business is
always a relationship game, and almost all of our
clients are after repeat orders, so want to find a
practical solution going forward. We never walk away.
This is a major benefit of dealing with Culturalliving
Chinese Antiques Sourcing Services.