Friday, April 26, 2013

Cones of embroidery threads being purchased from a Guangdong factory

Today I helped a UK company buy embroidery threads from a Guangdong factory. This factory produces embroidery threads, but the salesperson in the company doesn’t speak English , even when she speaks Mandarin, you can sense her strong Cantonese accent. They don’t sell embroidery threads to a foreign company, so I have to buy embroidery threads from this company and resell them to my client. My UK client made prompt payment to my Paypal account(Yes, I have a Paypal account and I can accept Payment through Paypal), later I paid the Guangdong company.

I have not yet received the cones of embroidery thread from the Guangdong company, once I receive them, I will send them to my UK client via express delivery immediately.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bag factories visited

From April 14th to 17th, I was the translator for the director of a British trading company. He is one of my regular clients. He flied to Hangzhou Xiaoshan airport. The trip itinerary was Hangzhou-Yiwu-Jiaxing-Pinghu-Shanghai. We mainly visited bag factories during this trip.

Cruiser bicycle factories visited

On March 20th, I accompanied a Singaporean businessman to 6 bicycle factories in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou. One  factory was found by my client himself, and the other 5 factories were found by me. We were crazy. We visited 6 factories in one day. The 6 factories were all in Xiaoshan, but they were located in 5 towns. Xiaoshan is a big district of Hangzhou, it used to be a city. Of course we hired a private car, otherwise it would be impossible to visit 6 factories in one day. The client visited each factory very quickly, he told me that he knew what he wanted, so he could do it so quickly. He wanted to find a good cruiser bicycle manufacturer. A cruiser bicycle is also known as a beach cruiser.

In Xiaoshan, there are many bicycle factories, but most of them focus on kid’s bicycles.

China factory/manufacturer/supplier sourcing

Apart from escort interpreting, one major service I provide is factory/manufacturer/supplier sourcing.  It is preferred that you supply precise criteria for me to look for and screen suppliers. The more definite criteria you can supply, the more suitable suppliers I can find for you. You can pay me a certain fee per supplier I find, or you can pay me commission.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Necktie, dress shirt, Shengzhou, Shaoxing

From April 3nd to April 11th, I was hired by CEO of an American necktie company as his interpreter.
We stayed in Shengzhou, Shaoxing. Shengzhou is China Tie City. We visited necktie manufacturers as well as dress shirt manufacturer.
Shengzhou is also crowned as “the capital city of Chinese kitchenware(say, range hood)”, “the capital city of Chinese loudhailer accessories”, and “the production base of Chinese knitting”.