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Is Chinese New Year that big of a deal to USA retailers?

I wish I had a dollar for every customer that asked me that question. Most Americans can’t begin to understand how big of a deal that the Chinese New Year is to Asia.  It’s just a holiday right?  Not at all, the whole country shuts down for about 2-3 weeks. The countries and territories that celebrate along with China include Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam (TET). […]

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Can I still buy overseas if I’m not a huge company?

Can I still buy overseas if I’m not a huge company?  YES! but… As an importer/sourcing agent/trading company, you can imagine we have many different types and sizes of companies that want to work with us and have their product/idea sourced from Asia. There are many different factors to consider that prevent a small(er) company from being able to do this and I want to bring these to the forefront. […]

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Christmas a shot to the wallet!

Christmas is a welcome site for retail business owners. It was really a good feeling for us as a company to see all of our retail stores busy for the holiday season. Christmas shopping dollars can make or break some stores in the USA. In 2010 spending was up over 50%, which was an incredible jump from 2009. The stats for 2011 aren’t as positive as they dropped around 2%, […]

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Coffee from Vietnam…delicious!

I had the opportunity to visit some coffee manufacturers in Vietnam. Vietnam exports 1.13 million tons of coffee each year and that is second only to Rice as an agricultural export. Brazil still tops the charts as far as the largest exporter of coffee, but Vietnam is second in this category.  If you’ve ever visited Vietnam, you would know that you can’t throw a paper cup without hitting a coffee […]

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Pizza Boxes – The latest home run from Smart Packaging

Smart Packaging, a division of Bigfoot Imports, has been working diligently for the perfect manufacturer of pizza boxes for the USA market and we’ve found it!  Since Smart Packaging found this factory in China, we have been getting quote requests from East Coast to West Coast. The pricing is amazing and the quality exceeds our customers expectations. We want to share a few pictures inside the factory that makes all […]

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Vietnam the next China?

Vietnam or China? I have heard many people speculate on what country will be the next in line to be the next “hot” sourcing spot for importing products to the USA or abroad. There are many that come to mind such as; Vietnam, India, Africa, just to name a few. I really want to focus on Vietnam today as that is a country that I believe has great potential. Vietnam […]

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2015 Outdoor Living Catalog “Livin’ the Life!”

Our 2015 Outdoor Living Catalog is available for download or online catalog view. Find your product selections then call us at 765-497-3668! Click picture to download PDF of catalog or click this link http://tinyurl.com/2015-Outdoor-Living-Catalog  for an interactive online catalog view      To view the PDF catalogs, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

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New Products for Outdoor Living

After walking an Outdoor Living trade show have you noticed that pretty much everyone has the same stuff?  We at Bigfoot Imports are always striving to find or create something that is out of ordinary for each season. Check out our new products, let us know what you think.

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Communication and how it affects your orders!

I was in Las Vegas at a trade show this year and overheard one of the most needless conversations in the outdoor living industry. This manufacturer was sitting with two Asian men, his suppliers, at a Starbucks. I was sitting next to them waiting on a customer of ours to meet with me. I was reading over some our material and started to hear a heated conversation unfolding from my […]

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Wrought Iron Outdoor Furniture

Wrought Iron outdoor furniture is a classic style that never goes out of date. These sturdy patio products are very versatile for patio, deck, pool or garden settings. These are long lasting items that can be bought at a great price to increase profit margin for spring sales.      

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