Many people want to source Chinese PC tablets, but the dangers of fraud, inferior product quality, and confusion hinder market access. Here we outline the broad market overview for sourcing Chinese PC tablets.
The PC tablet market is growing quickly. “Shipments of tablet devices
are expected to grow 59 percent year-over-year in 2013, reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units in 2012, according to a new forecast from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.” While major brands such as Apple and Samsung were strongly positioned, they are increasingly losing market share to competitors.
Chinese PC Tablet Makers Wholesale: Terms & Costs
Now, the market is flooded with online sellers who buy PC tablets in bulk in Shenzhen and sell via ebay.com or amazon.com. Take this tablet for example.
The standard terms and product specifications are below. Expect most sellers to want a minimum order quantity of 500 units.
|Minimum Quantity||500 units-1000 units|
|Total Import Value||$17,500.00|
|CPU :||ARM Cortex A8 1.2GHz,with 3D Diagram|
|System :||Android 4.0|
|RAM :||DDR3 512M|
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|4GB FLASH(4GB to 16GB optional)|
|WIFI :||802.11b/g/n Wireless Connection|
|Camera :||Front 0.3M|
|Battery :||2400mAH / 3.7V Lithium polymer battery|
|Video :||Support 720P/1080P HD video playing|
Online sellers around the world can then list these products at large margins. Because shipping from Hong Kong can be as little as $10USD-$20USD per unit for 8-10 day air shipping, sellers can easily clear, $25USD per tablet.
Prices are dropping rapidly in Shenzhen as well. In the last three months, PC tablet costs have dropped from a minimum $48USD wholesale to $43USD wholesale on Chinese online sites such as jd.com (for 7″ tablets).
Still, there are many potential hurdles for this business.
tablets or products that are so defective they last a mere few days.
That being said, the market is so over-saturated with Chinese PC tablet makers, if you can sell 500 online, you will definitely have opportunities to negotiate with multiple suppliers. Recently at the Canton Fair, we interviewed over 8 different Shenzhen-based PC tablet makers
As with any business in China, you need to invest in building relationships with your suppliers and managing your risks. Avoid trafficking in counterfeit products and verify product authenticity by calling the corporate headquarters
of each brand. We recommend learning more about this market via the trade fairs in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou:
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