There is a rumor in China-“Most of the world’s toys come from China, most of the Chinese toys come from Guangdong, and most of Guangdong toys come from Shantou Chenghai.” so we can say here is a big “Toys Warehouse”.
#1 Where is Shantou City Chenghai District? to find toys from china
Chenghai is a district of the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, China.
The crafts and toy industry in Shantou is one of the three major production bases of its kind in China. Chenghai District is the only “China Toys and Gifts City” awarded by China Light Industry Union and has won the title of “Chenghai Industrial Base of Creative Design and Manufacture of Intelligent Toys in the National Torch Program” awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
It now has more than 4,000 local toy, gift and anime manufacturers, franchisers and service providers.
Chenghai now has formed a complete toy industrial chain, which includes toy design and development, mold making, producing and processing, printing and packaging, exhibition and trade promotion, logistics distribution and so forth.
8 advantages of its toy manufacturing industry: industrial clusters, trade facilitation, a vast diversity of types, attractive designs, quality assurance, a constellation of brands, appropriate prices and high added value.
#2 What kind of toys you can find in Shantou Chenghai?
all kinds of plastic material toys you can find in the Shantou toys area.
like car toys, educational toys, craft & cart toys, RC toys, baby toys, Stem toys, girl toys, Kitchen play toys, sports toys, Dinosaur toys… almost all kind of toys here.
like toys for 1-year-olds, toys for 2 years old and toys for 3 years old…
here different manufacturer suppliers different quality and design toys. compared with several manufacturers you can also find the best price with the nice package toys to place the order.
even, here offer quite good MOQ( minimum order quantity) for a buyer to get test order.
#3 When Shantou Chenghai become the toys Capital City in China?
There is a rumor in China-“Most of the world’s toys come from China, most of the Chinese toys come from Guangdong, and most of Guangdong toys come from Shantou Chenghai.“
Beginning in 1979, the Chenghai toy industry rose and competed to develop. Urban and rural areas opened small workshops and used manual injection molding machines to make small toys.
Since 1985, toy products have gradually shifted from simple manual toys to electronic toys.
In 1995, the output value of Chenghai’s toy and gift industry exceeded 1 billion RMB (around 142 million USD ).
Since 1996, the Chenghai toy and gift industry have developed rapidly, and leading enterprises such as Guangdong Jinwei Toys & Crafts (Group) Co., Ltd., Guangdong Audi Toys Industry Co., Ltd…The company has formed a series and scale in product design, mold development and operation management. Leading companies implement the brand strategy, shifting from imitation and OEM to developing independent intellectual property rights. The products are updated quickly. On average, more than 100 new varieties are produced every month, and more than 50,000 varieties are produced every year. Among them, remote control toys that collect sound, light, and electricity account for more than 20% of the total number of toys. Toy brands such as “Audi Double Diamond”, “Shenwei”, “Shifeng” and “Qunxing” are quite well-known.
In 2000, there were 2,140 toy manufacturing factories in Chenghai City with 73,500 employees and a total industrial output value of 742 million USD, accounting for 29% of the city’s total industrial output value. Chenghai City has become a world-renowned production and export base for toys and gifts.
#4 How to find Shantou Chenghai Toys factory?
Someone may ask when I search “Shantou toys” in alibaba.com, is it a Shantou toy factory? the answer is, 90% of them are just a trader company. very easy to check. if they have various items like dinosaur toys, car toys, baby toys, electronic toys…. on their website, then they are just trader. (no one factory can produce so many items.)
the most reliable ways are to visit the Shantou toy showroom (also called Shantou Chenghai toys exhibition hall). here the showroom is displaying the all of toys from the toy manufacturer. you can easily check the sample, price… every toys info detail over there.
but, Shantou chenghai Toys showroom just serve for the local trader or local sourcing agent company, they do not allow an oversea buyer to enter by themself.
so if you are a new buyer for Shantou Chenghai Toys, you should find a local buying agent company to guide you to visit.
here we recommend TonySourcing Shantou Agent company. they provide service to guide the oversea buyer to visit Chenghai exhibition Hall. further, they provide translation, negotiation, place the order, down pay the payment, warehouse collection, QC and inspection then finally arrange shipment. all in one service.
#5 How to import Shantou Chenghai Toys?
Just 6 step
#1 Select toys you want to buy
#2 Order and Collect the toys
#3 Arrange container loading and do Custom Declaration in China.
#4 Find a shipping company agent, they will take over the container which finishes custom declaration.
#5 Shipping company agent arrange to ship from China seaport to Your seaport.
#6 When the container arrives at your sea, the shipping company agent will do custom clearance work and transport the goods to your warehouse.
(Above, #2- #3 part you can just find a China sourcing agent to do it. （TonySourcing Provide this service.）#4-#5 the part you can search in Google “local forwarder” or “shipping import agent” to find it.)
learn more detail on Youtube Toys Import Channel
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