Foshan Lecong Furniture Market – Best Place to Buy Furniture in China

Have you ever wondered where’s the best place to buy wholesale furniture in the world? The answer without doubt goes to China, the largest furniture exporter in the world. Furniture imported from China is usually handcrafted without nails or glue, which makes it more durable and can last longer period of time. What’s rarely known is China has an entire town dedicated to furniture manufacturing and sales. The same as the Capital of LED – Guzhen, China seems to have an entire town/city dedicated completely to a specifica industry. Shunde, located in Foshan city in Guangdong province, is hailed as the Capital of Furniture as the district is home to inumerable amount of furniture factories and wholesale markets.

Where to buy wholesale furniture in China?

Lecong, the mega center of furniture manufacturing and distribution in Shunde, proudly houses a massive furniture wholesale market covering over 3 million square meters. Some prominent furniture wholesale markets in Lecong are Louvre Furniture Mall, Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center, Shunde Empire Group, Sunlink Group, Tuanyi International Furniture City, etc. The sheer size is overwhelming, and it has attracted over 3,450 furniture dealers and over 1,500 furniture manufacturers.

At Lecong furniture wholesale center, you can find a vast array of household products ranging from bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, bathroom furniture, kitchen furniture, hotel furniture, restaurant furniture, café chairs, bar stools to sanitary ware, furniture accessories, material, etc. The furniture wholesale markets are in full swing all the year around except Chinese New Year holiday.

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What kind of furniture can you import from China?

Virtually you can import any knd of furnitue from China. It’s imperative to understand that manufacturers don’t produce all spectrum of furniture under one roof. Usully each furniture manufacturer specializes in one area. Some common furniture imported are as followed.

  • Office furniture
  • Hotel furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Living room furniture
  • Bathroom furniture
  • Dining room furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Children’s furniture
  • Wooden furniture
  • Metal furniture
  • Plastic furniture
  • Wicker furniture

How to ship furniture from China?

Furniture is usually shipped by sea considering the volume and weight. Common types of containers are 20 feet and 40 feet, FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less than Container Load). The most preferrable option is FCL if your furniture is more than five pallets. If your furniture is less than five pallets, it’s better to to with LCL, which means sharing container space with others. Though there’re ports in Foshan, most exporters tend to ship via the ports in Guangzhou as there’re more vessels at better rates.

How to pack furniture for international shipment?

It’s crucial to use high quality packaging materials for international furniture shipment. Furniture must be loaded on ISPM pallets. The key point is to provide graphic instructions to your supplier detailing how to pack, and carry out pre-shipment inspection before loading the container.

What are the regulations for importing furniture into the US and EU?

Furniture to be imported into the US and EU must meet certain criterias.

US

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has regulated that certain types of wooden furniture must be orginnated from APHIS approved suppliers, importers must get pre-import approval and the wooden furniture must go through heat treatment or fumigation procedures.

CPSIA

Mandatory to children’s products including furniture for children younger than 12 years old, CPSIA has listed some requirements for importers: ASTM lab testing, CPSIA tracking label, Children’s Product Certificate (CPC), testing lab, registration card, etc.

Fire safety standards

If you’re importing furniture into Califonia, make sure it complies with the regulation of California Technical Bulletin 117 (TB 117).

EU

REACH

REACH regualtes chemicals and heavy metals used in furniture. It’s suggested to get your furniture cover tested to make sure it complies with the regulation.

Fire safety standards

The fire safety standards vary depdning on the use of the furniture, whether it’s used for commercial purpose. Some EN standards of fire safety are:

  • EN 1021-1
  • EN 1021-2
  • EN 597-1
  • EN 597-2
  • EN 14533

Tips for importing furniture from China

Are you ready to venture out and import furniture from China? Our tips will get you covered from all the risks.

  1. If you’re importing wooden furniture, make sure you follow the rules of destination country as some countries require permit to import wooden furniture to avoid illegal logging and invasive of foreign insects. For example, all wooden furniture imported into the US must go through sanitization process
  2. Check the anti-dumping policty of destination country as some furniture from China is subject to anti-dumping policies coz of the low prices.

Read more:

Information about Shiwan Zhiye Ceramic Markets in Foshan

55 Comments on Foshan Lecong Furniture Market – Best Place to Buy Furniture in China

  1. I am from Pakistan and i want to start furniture shop in Pakistan, please suggest me where can i buy furniture…

  2. Sally, kindly email me more information about lecong market, or is there another market we can go to that specializes in commercial and restaurant furniture? We are looking for factories.

    Thanks.

  3. Hi,
    I am looking to buy dinning table with marble top with 6pcs chairs.
    Please suggest me which mall is best to find it.
    And how to reach there from Foshan west railway station. And how to go back to Guangzhou from metro or high speed railway from foshan west station or by taxi or buses are available for Guangzhou railway station

  4. hi i am looking for a dining furniture , sofa set and bedroom furniture any suggestion i will be in china in march . thanks

    • Hi Shailesh, you can find a lot in Lecong furniture market in Foshan city. Good luck and wish you success in your furniture business.

  5. Hi Sally,
    I have recently started a home accessory business and would like to know the best place to buy decorative home items, please? Also what area would be best if I was to visit. Many thanks Marc

    • Hi Marc, it’s suggested to check out the home decor market along Nan’an Lu and the markets in Foshan. What items are you looking for specifically? Thanks.

    • Hi dear, if they have stocks you can get the sofa very fast, however, what country do you want to ship to? Normally it’s shipped by sea coz it takes lots of space, then it will take probably few days to book container, ship to the port, load container, custom declaration, etc.

  6. I am visiting guangzhou for 1 week and mainly looking to buy Modern Furniture . Where Is the best place to go and buy good quality Modern Furniture ; louver furniture mall, shunde or foshan? I would like to know specific places since I wouldn’t have a lot of time to visit them all.
    Thanks

    • Hi Sara, thanks for contact and welcome to Guangzhou. Louver furniture mall is located in Shunde district, Foshan city. Lots of people buy from lecong furniture markets in shunde, Foshan.

  7. Hi. I am visiting Guanzhou in January and wish to purchase some office furniture. Which place and how would be the best way to export some? Would I need an agent to consolidate the container? Please reply me by email the details.

    • Hi Hanna, thanks for contact and welcome to Guangzhou. You can find lots of furniture in Lecong furniture market in Foshan city, neighboring Guangzhou. Since furniture takes up big space, the best way of transportation is by sea. If you buy furniture from different suppliers and their English is very limited, then you would need an agent to help you arrange orders, follow them, carry out quality inspection and arrange shipping by container. If you buy from only one supplier and they have English speaking sales representative, and you can trust them, there’s no need for buying agent. My colleague will email you in detail. Good luck.

  8. Hi,
    visiting china on 1st week of January to buy furnitures.
    Can you suggest me some good outlets.
    M No 0091 9372533036

    • Hi Aman, it depends on the specific item and it might be misleading to give you an average rate knowing nothing about what you are looking for. However, if you buy from lecong furniture market, the price can’t be high as most are manufacturers and competition is fierce. Best regards, Sally.

    • Hi dear, you can source from Lecong furniture market if you have any plans visiting China. Best regards, Sally.

  9. Hi,
    We are a building development company in Thailand, our next project due to start in 2018, we will need a variety of furnishings for the modern home.
    Our main concerns are quality fittings for built-in furniture in the living, bedroom and dining areas.
    We would also like to visit factories, showrooms and malls.
    Can you suggest any factories, warehouses etc which may be of interest to us?

    • Hi Tida, thanks for your message. It’s suggested to source from Lecong furniture markets in Foshan, negotiate and arrange factory visits with the suppliers. Good luck.

  10. Hello I’m opening a furniture store and I’ll like to buy some
    Living room, bedroom, dining sets, lightings, and home decors pls I would love a middle class pricing with good qualities, pls suggest any wholesalers and price lists too pls

    • Hi Chichi, thanks for your message. As to furniture, it is suggested to buy from Foshan as it is manufacturing base for furnitures. There are also some lighting factories in Jun’an, Foshan. However, Guzhen is a much preferred option if you are looking for household lightings. Good luck.

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  12. Looking for Wholesaler/Suppliers.

    Hello, I am a retailer of budget furniture. I sell furniture, any suppliers/wholesaler willing to work with me will be great. I am hesitant to buy from retailers themselves as I may lose out on pricing.

    I am looking to fill in a whole 40ft container regularly (approximately 2 times a year) Any trustworthy business tie up will be great.

    Regards, Hannan

    • Hi Hannan, thanks for your messages. It’s suggested to buy directly from furniture factories as you can find a lot in lecong, Foshan. We can help you source and load the container if you do not have any plans coming here. Thanks.

  13. Hi, im looking die furniture, coffee table, bedroom, sofa… Lecong is the area ? Is it same area with louvre center. ? If not is it far ? Thanks

  14. Dear friend, thanks for your message. Sure you can buy retail from Foshan furniture market. Pls kindly check your email for more information. Thanks.

  15. Dear friend, thanks for your message. Sure you can buy retail from Foshan furniture market. Pls kindly check your email for more information. Thanks.

  16. Dear friend, thanks for your message. Sure you can buy retail from Foshan furniture market. Pls kindly check your email for more information. Thanks.

  17. Hello, I need furniture for like 20 foot for my interior in HOUSE in Africa.can I buy retail and what is your address I’m foshan please cos I am coming to China in may

  18. Hi Chris, thanks for your message. As to furniture, lecong in Foshan is a recommended choice but for lighting, it is suggested going to Guzhen.

  19. HI THERE,
    IM LOOKING TO BUY A MIXED 40FT OF BAR FURNITURE ..TABLES,CHAIRS,CUTLERY,CROCKERY,
    LIGHTING
    CAN YOU SUGGEST WHICH MARKET I SHOULD VISIT.

  20. This is Binaya upadhyay from Nepal.Our company leading in Nepal for interior and furniture supplying .So we want medium range and low cost Revoiving chair,Side and centre tables and interior show pieces like flower vass,decorative items etc.So please suggest me where to buy and we want factory visit and showroom visit.Please suggest.

  21. This is Binaya upadhyay from Nepal.Our company leading in Nepal for interior and furniture supplying .So we want medium range and low cost Revoiving chair,Side and centre tables and interior show pieces like flower vass,decorative items etc.So please suggest me where to buy and we want factory visit and showroom visit.Please suggest.

  22. This is Binaya upadhyay from Nepal.Our company leading in Nepal for interior and furniture supplying .So we want medium range and low cost Revoiving chair,Side and centre tables and interior show pieces like flower vass,decorative items etc.So please suggest me where to buy and we want factory visit and showroom visit.Please suggest.

    • Hi Mr. Binaya, do you have any plans visiting China? You can find a lot in Lecong furniture markets and most suppliers are direct manufactures. You can arrange factory visits with them. Good luck.

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