Ok. But then you're already on the inside. And you might order a lot as well?
No I don't think there are so many distributors here. We have one major distributor (Pingmaster) in Italy, but Yinhe is probably one of the least sold brands in my area. You don't happen to have a good e-mail address I could lend?
Yes. There are very long response times sometimes, and as you say. If your customers don't get any good answers quite soon, they tend to go elsewhere. The manufacturing and shipping time is really long enough and you need to plan several months ahead all the time.
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I will see what I can do to help you with Yinhe in Sweden
If there is no one else there, I don't see an issue.
However, I am interested to learn - European markets has such strong purchasing power.
Would low cost Chinese brands still sell well there?
My TT shop business is in South Africa.
The GDP is much lower and a big portion of TT clients are from really tough/rough neighborhoods.
For example. A lot of coaches I know (they are no where close to be a quality/technical TT trained coach), but I have a lot of respect for them. They would go pick up the kids on a Saturday morning, bring them to training, feed them lunch and drop them back home.
ALL FOR FREE.
and its not 1 year, it is like 20 years or more that some are doing.
For some kids, that free meal could be the only proper meal they have that day.
One of the clubs I support a lot, the coach there buys equipment for the kids. He use 2nd hand ones, and gives the kid new ones.
He doesn't even give only to his own club kids,but any other club or kids in the country, if he feels it is the right thing, he would do it.
He isn't rich, but what ever savings he has, he invest in other peoples children more than his own.
Again, it isn't a year or 2, he has been doing that for 10 years now.
I don't make much money off him, as it will be wrong for me to do so.
And helping develop the market by providing affordable equipment was the foundation on how my shop started. I was first a coach and later on to include shop and agency related work.
So having said that, Yinhe for example, is doing well, as it fits the low cost, value for money segment that I think is really great for all that are in tougher economic conditions.
In Asia, Yinhe for example isn't doing that great, as the Made in Japan brands (which cost more) weighs a lot more. Quality is more important than costs for example. You won't really find Yinhe outside elementary school market or any where near advance amateur market.
Due to the market i'm in, I can't remember if it was here or another forum - back then, people actually donated used rubbers to me, for me to distribute them to places in need. But sadly, the low cost shipment method - post office, is a sunken titanic in South Africa. If you send me a post card today, I would be lucky to receive it after 1 year. Or maybe I won't see it at all. So that "sending" had to be called off.