How to import toys from china?
When it comes to buying something cheap yet effective we all know that China is the best manufacturer of the wholesale market.
Almost 90% of toys are produced in China making it the largest industry in the Toys section.
Many people are aware of China’s Wholesale market, but where to find the best ones is the first question that arises in your mind.
#1 what kind of toys you can import from china?
If you plan to purchase below toys, then China toys market will help a lot.
- Car toys
- RC toys
- Kitchen toys
- Dinosaur toys
- Educational toys
- Manga toys
- Baby toys
- Candy toys
- Capsule toys
- Farm toys
- Science toys
- Stem toys
- Toys Box
- Silicone squishy
- TPR toys
- Wooden toys
- electronic toy
- Plush toys
- Party toys
Car toys, RC toys, Dinosaur toys, Educational toys, Manga toys, capsule toys, silicone squisky, TPR toys, Wooden toys,Plush toys, party toy
Premium quality – Car toys，R/C Toys, Kitchen play toys, baby toys, Farm Toys, Science toys, STEM toys, Toys box, electornic toys
#2 which toys market is good for you to visit?
As there is a lot of China Toys market out there we target the best and top 8 wholesale markets to import toys from China.
When it comes to buying in bulk we all know that China provides the best price with good quality at the same time making it easier for the buyers to purchase a lot of things in just a few pennies.
#2.1 Yiwu Toys Wholesale Market
Yiwu is one of the largest markets for commodities wholesale.
It’s a heaven for any buyer willing to purchase goods at less price. It is the most efficient and updated market with a huge variety of toys.
A person cannot come out without taking anything from this market.
The beautiful environment creates a childhood experience for the buyer.
The Toy market is located in building 1.
There are around 2,000 Suppliers of Regular toys, Electronic toys, Inflating toys and Fabric plush toys.
You can find a variety of suppliers in the market altogether in one place making it easier for the customer to browse the whole market in a single day.
#2.2 Shantou China Toys Market
Shantou is one of the biggest plastic toys industrial base city. With a huge number of 8,000 suppliers of plastic toys. Here the prices are a bit higher due to the high quality of products.
The MOQ is also higher than other wholesale markets, it is from 3 to 5 CTN.
The customer buying through this market is actually directly buying from the factory eliminating a middle man (trader) to keep the stock. So the prices are not much affected by the trader too.
#2.3 Lingyi Yongxing China Toys Market
In China, the biggest toy market is in South China (The Yiwu Toys Wholesale market) but in North China the biggest toy market is Lingyi.
This amazingly huge market has over 100 toys market which includes big and small both markets, the biggest one of them is “Yongxing Toys Market”. The 4,000 toys wholesale suppliers are located in A, B and C areas.
A area — electronic toys, children’s bicycles, Inflatable Toys
B area – Plastic toys
C area – plush toys (stuffed toys)
#2.4 Yangjiang Wutinglong international Toys & Gift City
This toy market is the best place for people who love Plush (stuffed) toys.
This Toy market is solitary and professionally for Plush (stuffed) Toys. The building is located on a 180,000 square meter with over 2,500 shops selling only plush toys, plush materials, and plush gifts.
The MOQ here is nil, even if you want to buy just a single piece it is acceptable here. Of course, the price will be a little higher than the wholesale price.
#2.5 Baigou Plush Toys wholesale market
The Baigou market is also a plush toy wholesale market, but if you are looking for a lower quality than Yangjiang Wutinglong international market, then this is the best option for you.
The market has cheap quality as well as low prices for the plush toys.
The market is located on a 20,000 square meter area with a total of 380 suppliers willing to sell cheap quality plush toys, with a little effort you might be able to find some good quality as well.
The transaction is around 130,000USD daily. Normally they sell wholesale but they also accept retail here.
#2.6 Yunhe Wooden Toys market
Yunhe town is located in Zhejiang province, and is known as “China wooden toys town”.
The team of this market deals with forest resources due to which 80% of toys are made of wood.
This place is not a market rather it is a city in itself which includes many shops and sellers inside.
This market does not directly consist of shops or sellers rather you will find directly the factories here.
The products are supplied to Yiwu toys market and to other parts of the city.
#2.7 Zhengzhou Toys wholesale market
Zhengzhou city is located in Henan province.
The toy wholesale market is close to the Zhengzhou Train station. It consists of around 80 toy suppliers who stay in different plazas nearby.
The quality of toys in this market is lower, the price and MOQ are also lower.
#2.8 Guangzhou Toys Wholesale market
Most people know Guangzhou because of the popular fair “The Canton fair” which is located in Guangzhou.
People usually get confused that where to find Guangzhou toys wholesale market, this guide will help you find it very easily.
Guangzhou toys wholesale market is not located in just one place, there are almost 4 main toys wholesale markets.
There is so many toys market in China, is it need to visit all to check item?
No! visit 2 market it is enough!
First one, Yiwu toys market – almost all supplier around China send sample to show here.
You can buy cheap item in Yiwu toys market.
Toys for Yiwu toys market: Car toys, RC toys, Dinosaur toys, Educational toys, Manga toys, capsule toys, silicone squisky, TPR toys, Wooden toys,Plush toys, party toy
Second one, Shantou Market – Almost all premium quality toys come from Shantou city factory.
You can buy premium quality brand toys in Shantou toys market.
Toys for Shantou toys market: Premium quality – Car toys，R/C Toys, Kitchen play toys, baby toys, Farm Toys, Science toys, STEM toys, Toys box, electornic toys
#3 how to arrange trip to yiwu toys market & Shantou toys market?
3.1How to go to the Shantou toy market?
#3.1.1 Take the flight to Jieyang (SWA) airport
#3.1.2 Then take a taxi to Chenghai area of Shantou city.
#3.1.3 The distance from Jieyang airport to Chenghai, it is around 40km.
It takes 50mins by TAXI. TAXI fee it is around 200RMB (32USD)
All toys market (exhibition halls is inside Chenghai area, very closed and easy to visit.)
3.2 How to go to the Yiwu toy market?
#3.3.1 Take the flight to Yiwu (YIW)airport
#3.3.2 Then take a TAXI to Yiwu market building 1 (国际商贸城一区)
#3.3.3 The distance from Yiwu airport to Yiwu toy market, it is around 12km.
It takes 25mins by TAXI. TAXI fee is around 50RMB (8 USD)
When arrive Yiwu market building 1, just enter the big gate, the first floor is all toys market.
#4 how to check toys item in toys market
4.1 How to get quota in the Shantou toy market?
Visit Shantou toy market need authorizated by local China toys company , here we recommend the top toys service company TonySourcing.com then enter the market, you start to browse all toy samples.
In this market, these are NO sale man inside to introduce their product.
For product detail you have to read it by yourself in the display/ package instruction, every product have barcode sticker on the package backside, the service staff will scan it and show you the price if you ask.
If you decide to order, ask them to record it in the scanner and finally you can get the list with price , packing detail, and product picture by email.
4.2 How to get quota in the Yiwu toy market?
No need to register, just enter.
Every shop have one sale man sitting inside, when you are interested in some items, you can talk with them, they may introduce their item for you.
For the product info, you need to check with the sale man about everything like price and package, carton volume.
Then record it in your notebook if you want to order later. (Do not forget to ask their name card or record their shop No.)
5. What is inside China Toys market?
5.1 What is inside Shantou toys market
Helpful tips for Shantou Toys Market:
At Shantou Toys Market, the market is the showing room, also called exhibitions.
Shantou Toys Market has over 30 exhibitions (big and small)
In each exhibition, you might see the same samples and packaging from the same supplier or manufacturer.
The exhibition space is like a Wal-Mart supermarket. The service staff records the item number of interested products, and you get all the information listed at checkout and then directly order.
Top 3 Exhibition show below:
#1 CBH Exhibition Hall
CBH Exhibition Hall is new, opening in 2017. The exhibition hall has a luxury style with good decoration. There are large spaces for each booth, with a coffee room and meeting room.
Shantou Toys Market CBH Exhibition Hall Features
13,000 square meter showing area
4,000+ regular toys showing booth
4,500+ professional toys showing booth
4,000+ corporate factory support
110+ Service Team members
The majority of the toys shown here are high quality with good packaging.
This is ideal for your toy sourcing and helpful for European and American buyers who want to build their own brand of toys.
#2 Hoton Exhibition Hall
Honton is Shantou Toys Market’s first exhibition hall, opening in 2003. This exhibition hall is perfect for the starting toy sourcing. Their goal is to help buyers get toy information in one location to save time and make business easier.
The exhibition hall has a 15,000 square meter showing area.
They also invite other materials (not just plastic) from toy suppliers all over China to feature in the exhibition hall.
In the future you’ll find a variety of toys here: plush toys, costumes, wooden toys, soft toys, and more for your toy sourcing needs.
Suppliers update product information fast, so it’s likely you’ll see very new designs.
#3 YS WIN-WIN Exhibition Hall
YS WIN-WIN Exhibition Hall built at 1st.Oct.2018.
Over 16,000 square meters with 3,000 suppliers and over 1 million items.
Variety Toys to choose from here. Both Brand items and especial items are available. This exhibition hall is prefered by European and US buyer due to super quality and reasonable prices of toys.
some factories provide 2-3 CTN/1 item MOQ
It’s good and faster to combine one container with 200+ toys
5.2 What is inside Yiwu Toys market
Yiwu Toys Market it is ALL KIND OF toys market.
Regular toys — 1000 suppliers
Electronic toys—200 suppliers
Inflating toys – 200 suppliers
Fabric plush toys – 400 suppliers
Beside huge variety, Fast Update is another advantage of Yiwu Toys Market.
For example: Balance scooter and Spinner. These 2 items were HOT in 2015 and 2017. New designs arrived at market every week, if not every day!
Low minimum order quantity:
MOQ=1ctn/item. Free deliver (to a Yiwu warehouse) usually requires total 5-10 CTN from same supplier.
Wholesale price also applies for 1 CTN / item. Buyers are paying the same price as 20 ctns. Profitable.
#6 how to order and collect toys item from China toys market?
You have got all the quotations from China toy suppliers and decide to order.
So you have 8+ step to process it
#1 contact each China toy factory to talk about order detail.
#2 pay deposit to each supplier.
#3 hire warehouse to collect your toys goods.
#4 ask the supplier to deliver the goods to your warehouse.
#5 ask staff to inspect the goods.
#6 down pay the balance payment to the supplier after inspection.
#7 ask the worker to load the container.
#8 doing paperwork like commercial & packing to do China custom declaration.
But as an oversea buyer, it is quite hard to handle all those work, then you need to find a local market buying agent company to help.
Choose their toys buying serive and pay for a 3-5% commission to take over all the buying job. In Yiwu,
There is lots of buying agent company, you can check with Yiwu-market-guide.com. In Shantou, you can check the market offical buyer helper company TonySourcing.com.
#7 what is the cost totally?
- Order toys goods value
- Market buying agent commission
- inland charge for container (20ft container = around 600USD. 40ft/40HQ container = around 800USD)
- shipping fee from Ningbo/Shenzhen China port to your port (this you can check with your shipping agent.)