1. Lecong Furniture Wholesale Market
Lecong Furniture Wholesale Market began to take shape in the 1980s, when the furniture factories in Shuiteng, Shunde gradually relocated on both sides of the 325 National Road and started their own sales outlets, which gradually form into today’s exclusive furniture stores and the Lecong furniture Mart. Extending approximately 5 kilometers and covering a total floor space of 2,000,000 square meters, Lecong furniture market boasts a total of more than 3,000 furniture manufacturers from home and abroad and distributors here are concurrently engaged in both wholesale and retail, employing over 50,000 people. In 2001, Lecong furniture scored a turnover of 1 billion RMB, making it the largest furniture trade and distribution center not only in China but also for the whole Southeast area. Over here there is not only a collection of famous brand name furniture and household utensils in Guangdong province, but also upscale boutique brands furniture from Southeast Asia, Korea, Europe and other countries as well as from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions.
Also known as the “furniture capital of South China”, Lecong furniture market has, apart from the furniture shops on both sides of the National Road, a number of large-scale wholesale markets, including the Lecong International Furniture Mart with a business area of over 60 million square meters. With a construction area of 110,000 square meters, the Furniture Mart is a 8-storey building , within which there are more than 1,000 brand-name manufacturers, including many furniture manufacturers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries and regions. The demonstration effect of successful investment in the furniture Mart has attracted many businessmen to invest. In recent years, more than a dozen high-end furniture stores have been successively built and put into operation, including Shunlian Century Furniture Mart, Dongheng International Furniture Mart, South China International Furniture Exposition Center, Guanglong Furniture Mart, Kuilong Furniture Mart, Daxin Furniture Mart as well as the Jinming mattresses wholesale market.
In addition, covering an area of 120,000 square meters, Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center is the largest furniture exhibition center in Mainland China. 80,000 square meters space of the exhibition center is dedicated to rent as perennial furniture exhibition stalls and exclusive shops, with the rest serving as Exhibition Booth for rent. Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center annually holds the Lecong International Furniture Fair. And the second session of the “Lecong International Furniture Fair”held in March 2002, had attracted more than 600 business and manufacturers from around the world and is widely recognized as an important international furniture trading platform.
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Wide varieties of furniture are on sale along the five-kilometer street of Lecong Furniture Market, including antique mahogany furniture, trendy plate-type furniture, solid wood knockdown furniture, metal modular furniture , leather sofas, fabric furniture, bed cabinets, tables, chairs, kitchen utensils, carpets, lamps and other decorations for offices, conference rooms, as well as hotels, with tens of thousands of varieties and the prices ranging from several dozen yuan to hundreds of thousand yuan. Generally speaking, most of furniture sold in the furniture Mart is mid-range or high-end products, while except some exclusive shops set up by some large enterprises; usually the shops on both sides of the National Road on both sides sell mainly low-end furniture. Apart from finished furniture, furniture designing, production, processing and other peripheral accessories production chain of furniture industry are also cluster in the surrounding areas of the Lecong Market.
2. Bayi Furniture Market, Chengdu
Founded in late 1991 and located in the prime area of Sichuan-Tibet Road and Third Ring Road Interchange, the Chengdu Bayi Furniture Mart is a well-known brand name under the Chengdu Bayi Furniture Co.Ltd. After more than ten years of rapid development, the Bayi Furniture City has always been adhering to the aim of “managing with integrity and serving the society “and adopts a development approach aiming at standardized, specialized, and professional in-scale management. As a result, its business scale witnesses rapid development. The mall was first built as a comprehensive furniture store but now has developed into one with 9 specialized markets, namely, Bayi furniture market, Bayi sofa market , Bayi offices appliance market, Bayi boutique market, Bayi metal furniture market, Bayi lighting market, Bayi Furniture accessories market, Bayi decorative materials market as well as Bayi electric cars market. The mart’s total floor space develops from 14,000 square meters to the current 320,000 square meters, with more than 1,800 manufacturers distributing more than ten thousand varieties of product. Its customer areas cover dozens of provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, making it the largest furniture market in the western China.
The following are the major markets in the Bayi furniture martet:
Bayi Furniture Market, with a construction area of 70,000 square meters, its business scope covers bedroom, living room, dining room furniture and mahogany furniture from more than 450 manufacturers.
Bayi Sofa Market, with a construction area of 45,000 square meters, its business scope covers sofas of a wide varieties of fabrics and styles from more than 180 manufacturers.
Bayi Office Furniture Market, with a construction area of 40,000 square meters, its business scope covers all kinds of office furniture from more than 110 manufacturers.
Bayi Metal Furniture Market, with a construction area of 30,000 square meters, its business scope covers metal , glass furniture and metal cabinets from more than 200 manufacturers.
Bayi Boutique Furniture Market, with a construction area of 23,000 square meters, its business scope covers boutique furniture from over 80 manufactures from coastal provinces, Hong Kong, Taiwan and foreign countries.
Bayi Furniture Accessory Market, with a construction area of 40,000 square meters, its business scope covers raw furniture materials, hardware accessories, paint chemicals , power tools from more than 120 manufacturers.
Bayi Decorative Materials Market, with a construction area of 46,000 square meters, its business scope covers decorative materials, wall and floor tiles , kitchen ware, hardware accessories, paint chemicals from more than 400 manufacturers.
Bayi Lamp and Lighting Market, with a construction area of 20,000 square meters, its business scope covers high and middle end, multiple usage lightings and decorative lamps from more than 250 manufacturers.
3. Xianghe Furniture Market, Hebei Province
Xianghe Furniture Mart has 39 specialized showrooms for mahogany furniture, solid-wood furniture, home suites, office furniture, hotel suite furniture, high-end and middle-end sofas, soft beds, outdoor categories, rattan products, crafts and so on, covering an area of 1.2 million square meters, it has been become the largest distribution center for furniture sales in North China, ranking second in the country .
There are more than 5,000 exhibitors in this Mart, bringing together thousands of domestic and international famous brands of furniture, and forming into a market outlay that integrate production, supply and marketing into a unity. In addition to selling products to more than a dozen Northern provinces, its products also exported to Russia, Mongolia, Canada, Spain, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Africa and other countries and regions, with daily traffic of more than twenty thousand people, scoring an annual turnover of 10 billion Yuan