Why it is a good idea to import home appliances from
China is one of the biggest countries that export home appliances and other
electrical appliances in the world. Nearly half of kitchen and home appliances
that China manufactures have been imported to the USA. The most obvious
advantages of China’s home appliances are competitive cost and high quality.
- Competitive cost:
Kitchen appliances manufactured in China are competitive because of
relatively low labor costs. In addition, most manufacturers in China use the
latest technology to streamline the production process that reduce production
- High quality:
Due to the fast growth in the kitchen appliance manufacturing field, the
manufacturers in China use the latest equipment and quality control systems to
ensure the best quality. For example, companies such as SMAD are compliant with
relevant international standards such as CE, UL, EMC directive, IEC, etc.
What do you need to know before importing home appliances from
If you are going into business, the first step is to learn about home
appliances especially safety issues. Therefore, you need to look at the relevant
important regulations of electronic devices.
CE (The EU)
The CE is a safety certification mark, which is regarded as a passport for
manufacturers to enter the European market.
RoHS (The EU)
RoHS is the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous
substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Electronic products,
including white appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, microwave
ovens, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners.
UL (The US)
UL stands for Underwriter Laboratories Inc. and is the most authoritative and
largest private organization in the United States engaged in safety testing and
It is mainly engaged in product safety certification and business safety
certification, with the ultimate goal of providing the market with goods of a
comparable safety level and contributing to the assurance of human health and
The GS mark is a safety mark authorized by the German Ministry of labor and
issued by TUV, VDE, etc. The GS mark is accepted by many customers in
There are many regulations and certifications in the world market, and
different countries and regions require different certifications. When you
decide to import home appliances from China, you need to be clear with the
regulations in your own country. Indeed, it is complex to check these
certifications, so you can contact the SMAD business manager to get details
about regulations in your country no matter where you are.
How to find a China supplier?
Nowadays, it is easy to find a China supplier and buy home appliances from
them. The whole process of importing from China can be below steps:
- Identify your products and plan your target price
- Find China suppliers from online websites or offline China market
- Negotiation with suppliers, including price and shipping
- Arrange shipment
What is a good supplier?
Home appliances are a big sort of product, you should identify what you need
and learn the function and qualification on them. This is a complex job, so it
is better to find someone who is professional in this area. SMAD Customer
Service now provides the service that helps you understand your products
including market trend, price, and order plan. The order plan is the most
valuable service because time is an important factor to consider for any import
you are doing from China. An inaccurate plan can cause massive delays and
disruption to your logistics chain.
It is important to find a manufacturer who complies with regulations already
and mainly works with European and US retailers. This is because many suppliers
that develop a new product do not invest in the certifications in the beginning
as they don’t know yet if the product actually sells so why invest in
certifications that run into thousands of dollars?
SMAD is a manufacturer with 20 years of experience in the home appliance
manufacturing industry, producing refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens, etc.
If you are looking for an electrical appliances supplier, SMAD is definitely a
In addition, experience is a key factor to consider when you choose a
supplier. Try to find an experienced supplier who has been doing this business
for many years.