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November 02, 2017

2018 Chinese Holidays Planning Calendar [downloadable calendar]

Now that all the dust has settled surrounding Chinese New Year ordering, we’ve got something to tell you: There are other Chinese holidays, some spanning up to a week, that you need to be aware of.

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September 12, 2017

Chinese New Year: Recommendations to Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

Well, here we are. It’s mid-September and we’re reminding you one last time about preparing for Chinese New Year (CNY) delays.

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July 18, 2017

Prepping for Chinese New Year 2018: Two Things to Do Now

If there's one thing we harp on over and over again here in the East West blog it's the need to be prepared for the Chinese New Year (CNY) and Tet holidays. 

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May 19, 2017

Why You Must Plan Early for Chinese New Year

If you're a regular blog reader you might have read the title and said, "It's TOO EARLY to start reading about planning for Chinese New Year!" And you're sort of right.

It's true you don't have to get your orders in for Chinese New Year (CNY). That would be overkill. But it's not too early to look at the calendar and strategize about how to...

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February 07, 2017

Chinese New Year: We've Got Your Back

Another Chinese New Year has come and gone, and you missed the boat. Literally. Amazon and Walmart bought all the space and your products were left on the dock. And you're kicking yourself because you're thinking, "They told me to plan..."

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December 27, 2016

Planning Ahead for 2017 Chinese Holidays

Want to be more organized in 2017?

Pro tip: Stop what you’re doing right now and pull out your phone, tablet, planner and desk calendar and mark the upcoming Chinese holidays.

Often, Chinese holidays span more than one day. Being aware of the dates that are affected can help you better forecast your ordering needs and keep from experiencing...

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October 20, 2016

Chinese New Year: Time to Prepare for Supply Chain Disruption

 A few days ago a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of a Christmas display at his local home improvement store. It’s mid-October. We haven’t even hit Halloween and a store already has a Christmas display up? Sometimes it seems that planning well in advance of the holidays goes a little overboard, but how many folks have found...

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September 22, 2016

Chinese New Year 2017 Order Deadline Calculator

Chinese New Year 2017 is quickly approaching. Avoid a stockout situation during CNY 2017 by using our interactive CNY order deadline calculator below to find out when to place your order from China or Vietnam! Speak with your supplier about exact deadlines just to be safe.

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September 13, 2016

It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2017!

Chinese New Year 2017 is on January 28th. Time to start planning!

Wait a minute, you say. It's only September, you say. 

We know, we know. But this is a big deal, and if you're going to escape CNY unscathed, you need to start preparing now. We can feel you comparing us to those folks who hang their Christmas decorations before the leaves change...

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November 24, 2015

Scott Ellyson Discusses Impact of Chinese New Year on APM's Marketplace

East West CEO Scott Ellyson was interviewed by Lizzie O'Leary of American Public Media's Marketplace in January 2014 to discuss the impact of Chinese New Year across the globe. Scott's interview aired on NPR on February 6, 2014. Their discussion remains relevant today and is worth a listen as we prepare for Chinese New Year 2016.

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