Does Chinese New Year affect production?
Offices in China close for an average of three working weeks, this is so workers can travel back to the rural areas of the country to spend time with their families. Although holidays are a worldwide tradition, when China closes for Chinese New Year, the entire country closes, nothing will get in or out during that period. So, it’s best to plan our orders to reduce any complications.
If you can schedule how much product you are going to need in the months leading to Chinese New Year, you can focus on your quantity of stock to last you through the holidays. Please be aware that nothing will be produced or dispatched during the new year and make sure all orders are placed in advance.
Quality and Delivery
It’s common for factories in China to be in a rush before Chinese New Year, which could mean your order has quality issues. This is where a trusted partnership will help, having a structured quality inspection plan will highly reduce the risk of a delayed shipment due to poor quality or worse, delay the order for your customer.
Preparation is a huge part of keeping your productivity stable over Chinese New Year. Setting the weeks being closed aside, there is always a huge sense of urgency to ship products before the country shuts down, which can lead to a surge in freight costs and extended transit times.