Top 10 Furniture Markets in China, Foshan, Shunde

Foshan is the world’s largest furniture trading city. More than 500,000 buyers come to Foshan every year to source furniture products.

Many people are asking how many furniture markets are there in Foshan? What exactly makes the foshan furniture markets in China so unique and famous worldwide? What should I pay attention to when I come to Foshan for the first time?

As a Foshan local, I run a sourcing company, helping global clients source reliable suppliers in China. In this article, I am excited to reveal the secrets of the furniture markets in China Foshan in the following chapters. Enjoy reading!

1. Top 10 Foshan Furniture Markets Introduction. Market Map Attached.

The biggest Furniture markets in China is located in Lecong Town, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. During the past three decades, a 10-kilometre-long Foshan furniture markets has emerged along the 325 National Road in Foshan.

The following is some knowledge about Foshan furniture markets:

• Foshan furniture markets has a total business area of more than 4 million square meters.

• It has more than 5,000 furniture distributors in the Foshan furniture markets.

• More than 1300 furniture manufacturers.

• Displayed over 40,000 kinds of domestic and foreign high-end and mid-range furniture products, including living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, office, hotel, bar, outdoor and other furniture products.

• More than 20,000 customers visit and shop in Foshan furniture markets every day.

There is no doubt that if you are familiar with Foshan furniture markets, you are absolutely guaranteed to find the furniture products and designs you are looking for.

Here is the distribution map of the most popular furniture malls in Foshan Furniture Markets for your reference.

Foshan Furniture Market Distribution Map

ListTop 10 Most Popular Furniture Markets
1Louvre international furniture Exhibition Center
2Sunlink Furniture City (North Section)
3Sunlink Furniture City (South Section)
4Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture Exhibition and Wholesale Center
5Empire Furniture Wholesale Center
6Lecong International Furnishing Exhibition Center (IFEC)
7Dong Heng International Furniture City
8Nanhua Furniture Direct Sales Center
9Tuanyi International Furniture Center
10Eastment International Furniture City

1) Louvre international furniture Exhibition Center

Foshan Louvre international furniture Exhibition Center

Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center, namely Louvre furniture mall is the most famous and expensive furniture mall in Foshan Furniture Markets. With a total floor area of 3.8 million square feet. It gathers nearly 2,000 leading Chinese furniture brands and more than 200 top international brands from Europe, including Fendi Casa, Armani, Bentley, Versace, etc.

Louvre furniture mall includes 20 theme pavilions such as living room furniture pavilion, leisure furniture pavilion, office furniture pavilion, hotel furniture pavilion, outdoor furniture pavilion, children’s furniture pavilion, furnishing and lighting city. The products cover furniture, bathroom, decorations, lighting, bedding and other home appliances, modern style, European and American style, classical style, Italian style, Nordic style and more than ten different furniture styles.

Pricing is high here, but all the furniture is high end and premium quality. Even if your budget is small and you don’t plan on buying luxury furniture, it’s still worth a visit to the Louvre to see the new designs and get an idea of the styles you like.

Design: 7 stars
Price: 7 stars ( Top end, mainly retail )
Quality: 7 stars

Product categories: living and dining room furniture, office furniture, outdoor furniture, children’s furniture, mahogany furniture, home decorations, lighting

Address: Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center, 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Louvre furniture mall Website

2) Sunlink Furniture City (North Section)

Foshan Sunlink Furniture City North Section

Sunlink Furniture City (North Section) is located on the north side of the Foshan furniture markets; it covers more than 2 million square feet with 13 buildings in 4 lines, gathers more than 400 furniture brands, and includes Fashion City Furniture, Dious Office Furniture, etc.

If you’re looking for higher quality furniture at a reasonable price, you should stick to the Sunlink(North Section). You’ll find that various furniture styles in Sun-link City range from Italian luxury furniture, Nordic furniture, American furniture, and more.

Design: 5 stars
Price: 4 stars (middle-end, mainly retail)
Quality: 5 stars

Product categories: modern affordable luxury furniture, European and American classical furniture, office furniture, hotel furniture, mahogany furniture, etc.

Address: Sunlink Furniture City (South Section), 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Sunlink North Website

3) Sunlink Furniture City (South Section)

Foshan Sunlink Furniture City South Section

Sunlink Furniture City (South Section) includes five professional furniture purchasing areas: “Sofa Purchasing Center,” “Hotel Furniture Purchasing Center,” “Living Room Furniture Purchasing Center, “Modern Furniture Purchasing Center,” and “European Neoclassical Furniture Purchasing Center”.

As the largest sofa purchasing center in Foshan furniture markets, Sunlink Furniture City (South Section) holds a professional sofa exhibition twice a year. It is dedicated to the latest trend products and concepts, providing solutions for almost any device variant from design and layout to planning and implementation.

If your budget is limited, you can choose Sunlink South. Most of them are factory direct, so the price is low, a bit like the furniture factory outlet. If you are familiar with the furniture industry and can distinguish between good and bad products, you can buy the same style as the Louvre at half price.

Takeaway: Please don’t just focus on low prices. If you are unfamiliar with the furniture industry and don’t know how to distinguish products, it is best to hire a professional furniture sourcing agent to assist you; otherwise, you may find that the goods are of poor quality when you receive them.

Design:3 stars
Price: 2 stars (reasonable price, mainly wholesale)
Quality: 3 stars

Product Categories: Sofa, living room furniture, office furniture, bedroom furniture, mahogany furniture, home decor

Address: Sunlink Furniture City (South Section), 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

4) Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture Exhibition and Wholesale Center

Foshan Red Star Macalline Brand Furniture Exhibition and Wholesale Center

Lecong Redstar Macalline belongs to the Shanghai Red Star Macalline group, the No.1 home furniture/lifestyle retailer in China. It provides more than 2000 top brands of Chinese furniture, including Steel-Land furniture, Kuka furniture, Cheers sofa, etc.

Compared with the ultimate luxury and creative design of the Louvre furniture mall, Red Star Macalline is more cost-effective with premium quality in Foshan furniture maket. Red Star Macalline is far from the Louvre area, and its traffic is relatively small, so you are easier to bargain here. You can definitely get a 30% to 50% discount on the price tag.

Design:5 stars
Price: 5 stars (high end, mainly retail)
Quality: 5 stars

Product Categories: Living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, office furniture, children’s furniture

Address: Shuiteng Road, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Red Star Macalline Website

5) Empire Furniture Wholesale Center

Foshan Empire Furniture Wholesale Center

Empire Furniture Wholesale Center is located in the centre of the Foshan furniture markets. With over 60,000 square meters, including Royal showroom, Noble showroom, Modern showroom, and Pricerite showroom. The Royal and Noble showrooms mainly sell domestic and overseas luxurious furniture, while the Modern showroom sells fashionable design furniture, and Pricerite is the most affordable Empire furniture product.

Empire Furniture Wholesale Center specializes in luxury furniture and modern style furniture, suitable for people with a medium budget.

Design:4 stars
Price: 5 stars (high end, mainly retail)
Quality: 5 stars

Product Categories: home furniture, hotel furniture, kids furniture, office furniture, suite furniture

Address: Empire Group, Lecong International Furniture City, 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Foshan Empire Furniture Mall Website

6) Lecong International Furnishing Exhibition Center (IFEC)

Foshan Lecong International Furnishing Exhibition Center IFEC

Lecong International Furnishing Exhibition Center is located on the right side of Sunlink Furniture City (North), consisting of Block A and Block B. The 1st-2nd floors specialize in upholstered sofas, hotel suite furniture, living room furniture, and outdoor furniture. The 3rd floor of Block A specializes in household accessories, and the 4th-6th floors for furniture with Chinese style, mahogany furniture, and classical furniture. In contrast, the 3rd-4th floors of Block B sell branded office furniture, and the 5th floor is used as an exhibition hall of high-level furniture in European style.

Design:4 stars
Price: 5 stars
Quality: 5 stars

Product Categories: home furniture, hotel suite furniture, living room furniture, outdoor furniture, office furniture, mahogany furniture, home accessories

Address: Lecong International Furnishing Exhibition Center (IFEC), south Lecong Road, Shunde District, Foshan City Guangdong

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Foshan IFEC Website

7) Dong Heng International Furniture City

Foshan Dong Heng Furniture Direct Sales Center

Dong Heng International Furniture City is close to Sunlink Furniture City (South Section), similar to Sunlink south and Nanhua. The 1st floors specialize in upholstered sofas, living room furniture, and outdoor furniture, and the 2nd floor specializes in decoration products, such as paintings, carpets, lighting, decorative items and artificial plants.

Similar to Sunlink Furniture City (South Section), Dong Heng is mainly for wholesale. The products here are cost-effective, but only if you can identify the quality.

Design:3 stars
Price: 3 stars
Quality: 3 stars

Product Categories: Home furniture, paintings, lamps, ceramics, carpets, beddings, home accessories

Address: Dong Heng International Furniture City, S121 provincial road, Lecong town, Shunde District, Foshan city, Guangdong province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Foshan Dong Heng Website

8) Nanhua Furniture Direct Sales Center

Foshan Nanhua Furniture Direct Sales Center

Nanhua Furniture Direct Sales Center is located in the third row of Foshan furniture markets, composed of three parts: Nanhua, Yifeng, and Huizhan. Nanhua mainly deals with middle and high-grade furniture, including suite furniture, living room furniture, and dining room furniture. In the part of Huizhan, including solid wood furniture, and upholstered furniture. And the section in Yifeng mainly sells office furniture, living room furniture, and dining room furniture.

Nanhua’s products are economical. The quality of some brands can be comparable to that of the Louvre furniture mall.

Design:3 stars
Price: 3 stars
Quality: 3 stars

Product Categories: Home furniture, office furniture, hotel furniture, home accessories, lighting

Address: Nanhua Furniture Direct Sales Center, 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

9) Lecong Tuanyi International Furniture Center

Foshan Lecong Tuanyi International Furniture Center

Tuanyi International Furniture Center was established in 2000, with about 9 million square meters. There are over 400 well-known brands selling different types of furniture such as office furniture, sofas, bedroom suite furniture, living room suit furniture, etc.

Tuanyi International Furniture Center specializes in office furniture, suitable for those who have office projects to visit.

Design:3 stars
Price: 3 stars
Quality: 3 stars

Product Categories: office furniture, home furniture, home decorations

Address: Tuanyi International Furniture City, 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Foshan Tuanyi Website

10) Foshan Eastment International Furniture City

Foshan Dongming furniture market

Foshan Eastment International Furniture City was opened in 2003, covering an area of 150,000 square meters. It provides different furniture such as sofas, home furniture, office furniture, and hotel furniture.

Dongming Furniture City is similar to Nanhua Furniture City, so if you’re in the wholesale furniture business, it’s worth a visit.

Design:3 stars
Price: 3 stars
Quality: 3 stars

Product Categories: Home furniture, office furniture, hotel furniture

Address: Eastment International Furniture City, 325 Highway, Lecong, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Monday to Sunday)

Visit Foshan Eastment Website

Takeaway:

Foshan Furniture Markets has more than 180 home furnishing malls, so if you want to know more about Foshan Furniture Markets, you can contact us. Although there are many furniture malls in Foshan furniture markets, if you are clear about your budget and the style you need, targeted shopping, can save a lot of time.

In the case that you need to buy complete house furniture, more attention to brand, quality, design and after-sales, we recommend going to Louvre, Dynasty, Red Star Macalline, and Shunlian North; If you focus on price priority, quality and design are relatively not so high requirements or wholesale customers, it is recommended to go to Nanhua, Dongming, group billion, etc., where the price of the product has outstanding advantages.

If you need to purchase whole house furniture, the trip is recommended to arrange 3-4 days in Foshan, there will be plenty of time. In addition, The hotels and restaurants near Foshan Furniture Markets are well developed and can be booked online in advance simply.

In short, if you go to Foshan Furniture Markets to buy furniture, even from overseas, it will save you a lot of money than buying locally.

2. Where is Foshan? How to get to Foshan Furniture Markets?

Foshan is located in central Guangdong province near the southern coast of China. It’s famous as the world’s wholesale furniture center. No international flights can arrive at Foshan because Foshan is a county-level city. So importers usually go to Guangzhou or Hong Kong first, and then Foshan.

You can get to Foshan by plane, train, or long-distance bus, and it is very convenient to buy tickets with your passport.

1) How to go from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Foshan Furniture Markets?

a. Get to Foshan from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport by taxi: 1 hour, 300-500 RMB

Guangzhou is 30 km from Foshan. If your international flight is arriving at Guangzhou Baiyun airport, you can take a taxi to Foshan as it is very convenient. Ask the driver to take you to the Foshan Louvre furniture mall(佛山市顺德区乐从镇罗浮宫家居博览中心). Taking a taxi is the fastest way, but it is also the most expensive way. Expect to pay about 300 to 500 RMB.

b. Get to Foshan from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport by bus: 1.5 hours, 90 RMB

You can take the airport bus directly from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Foshan Lanshi Terminal, and then take a taxi to the Foshan Louvre furniture mall. The bus cost is 40 RMB per ticket and the taxi about 50RMB.

c.Get to Foshan from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport by metro: 2.5 hours

It takes more than 2.5 hours by subway from Baiyun Airport to Foshan Furniture Markets and requires two transfers; it is a slow and painful journey. We do not recommend this method; if you want to choose this option, please contact us, and we will advise you in the best way.

2) How to go from Hong Kong to Foshan Furniture Markets?

The distance between Hong Kong and Foshan is about 180 km. The fastest way to travel is by high-speed train, which takes about 1.5 hours and costs $225 for a second-class ticket. Long-distance buses are also recommended; there are more departure and arrival stops for passengers to choose from; travel time is about 2.5 hours. In addition, a ferry service is also available daily.

How to get to Foshan Furniture Market

a. Get to Foshan from Hong Kong by High-Speed Train: 1.5 hours, 225 RMB

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Foshan West Station: two high-speed trains at 15:33 and 20:21. It takes 5-10 minutes to clear customs at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. It is recommended to arrive at the station at least one hour before departure.

b. Get to Foshan from Hong Kong by Ferry: 2 hours, 175 RMB

China Hong Kong City Ferry Terminal to Shunde Port: 4 ferries at 08:30, 11:00, 15:00, and 18:00. From Shunde Port, it takes about 1.5 hours by city bus to Foshan City. It takes about 45 minutes by taxi.

c. Get to Foshan from Hong Kong by Long-distance Bus: 2.5 hours, Over 100 RMB

There are many departure stations in Hong Kong and arrival stations in Foshan. It is better to choose the departure station: Times Square or Causeway Bay, and the arrival station: Foshan Fortuna Hotel, near the Foshan furniture markets. The following is the reference timetable frequently used.

3. How to Source Products and Deal with Suppliers in Foshan Furniture Markets?

How to Source Products and Deal with Suppliers in Foshan Furniture Markets

1) How to find wholesale furniture suppliers in Foshan Furniture Markets?

Whether you go to the Foshan Furniture markets yourself or accompanied by an interpreter or sourcing agent, I recommend that you compare as many suppliers as possible and determine the best price among them. Generally, the same product category suppliers are located in the same area. You only need to find similar suppliers nearby. If you are not familiar with the Foshan furniture markets, you can ask for help from a sourcing agent. According to your product category, they can take you to the most popular stores.

2) How to source products and deal with suppliers in Foshan Furniture Markets?

Not all suppliers at Foshan Furniture Markets speak fluent English; most of them understand only basic English, such as how much, very cheap, good quality, and other simple English words. When you like a product at the booth, you can point it out with your finger. The supplier will then use a calculator to show you the price in RMB. Please note that most suppliers in the Foshan furniture markets only accept RMB and reject USD.

Since suppliers can only communicate in this simple way, if you want to discuss how the furniture is made or customized your product, you are better to hire an interpreter to help you communicate with them.

Interpreters only help you communicate with suppliers and take you around the market. But for order follow-up, quality inspections, and arranging delivery after leaving the market, that’s not their job. The cost of an interpreter is about $300 per day, which values $50. In Rix Sourcing, we can also assign you an interpreter to help you. Click to connect with an interpreter.

If you need a Foshan sourcing agent now, please feel free to contact us. Our colleagues will get in touch with you within a couple of hours.

3) How to deal with the Foshan furniture markets suppliers?

a. Choose suppliers with specialized categories

Some suppliers in the Foshan furniture markets only focus on one category, and some do multiple categories of products at the same time. Suppliers who specialize in one category are more familiar with the product, the price will be better, and the quality of the product will be more stable. Suppliers in multiple categories often have many OEM factories. Relatively speaking, multi-category suppliers are not as professional as single-category suppliers.

b. Confirm product specifications with suppliers

One important thing when purchasing from the Foshan furniture markets is that you need to explain what you want, the product specifications, materials and colors, or mass production must be the same as the samples you have seen. Don’t assume that if you place an order based on the samples, you see in the market that the quality of your product will automatically be the same as the samples.

Purchase invoices should show all production descriptions. Otherwise, you will be surprised that the product you receive, product specifications, materials or colors, etc., may be different from the sample.

c. Tips on price negotiation

The price of different quantities will not be different. Generally, a quantity of about 100 pieces can be offered at an excellent wholesale price. And for one or two pieces, the supplier will only give you a small discount.

Never accept the first offer with a low counter-offer in return. If the price includes features you don’t need, try to lower the price by removing those features from the deal.

But remember, if you undercut the price, perhaps by threatening to walk away from the negotiation, you may end up with a bad deal. The supplier may have to cut costs in other areas, such as materials or customer service, which could be costly for you in the long run.

4. How to Ship Products from Foshan to Your Country?

How to Ship Furniture Products from Foshan

Before you go to Foshan furniture markets to buy furniture, how to deliver the furniture to your home is the most important problem.

Sea freight is the most cost-effective way to transport furniture. The main reason for this is that furniture is generally large and lightweight. If shipped by air or courier, your costs will be much higher.

Many freight forwarders claim that they can ship containers to any country. However, these freight forwarders are not the best choice. They can only ship to a few major countries. Therefore, if your country/region is not one of the countries they normally ship to, they will contact other freight forwarders to fulfil your order. They act as a middleman, and then, the quoted price ends up being much higher.

We recommend that you look for freight forwarders specializing in shipping lines to your country. These companies can provide a better offer for your country, including customs clearance services. The experienced freight forwarders of specific routes can help you more professionally with various issues.
Especially in the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and South America, customs clearance is not as easy as in North America, and problems are more likely to occur.

And some specialized line freight forwarders have been opened in Guangzhou / Shenzhen by the people of your country, so it will be more convenient to communicate.

5. How does Foshan Sourcing Agent Company Support Your Purchasing & Exporting? What’s the Rate?

When you Google sourcing agents in China, you will find thousands of sourcing agents of all sizes. The largest sourcing agents typically have at least 1,000 people, and the smallest agents have about three people or less.

1) Sourcing Agent’s Service Type

The sourcing agent’s service type refers to the service that most agents can provide, such as product sourcing, sample arrangement, and shipping arrangement. The types of services offered by different agents vary, depending on the agent’s capabilities and resources.

2) Verify and select the suitable supplier

Verifying and selecting the right supplier that meets the client’s requirements is essential for every purchasing agent. They will negotiate with the supplier on behalf of the client to get the best price and determine the production details.

A Foshan sourcing agent not only can help you find furniture suppliers online, but also can accompany you to the Foshan furniture markets to select the products you want to purchase. With the local knowledge of Foshan sourcing agents, you can really benefit a lot. In addition, to help you find the suitable suppliers, they can also help you find suppliers in other cities in China if there are no suitable suppliers in Foshan.

3) Follow up production, check the quality and arrange shipping

After selecting the right supplier, the purchasing agent will help coordinate with the factory and follow up the whole production process to ensure that the factory completes the production on time and the product quality is good. After production is completed, they will also provide quality inspection services and minimize the rate of defective products before shipment.

The final step is the shipping arrangement, which requires a high level of expertise. In addition to the most competitive shipping rates, they will inform you what documents and product certificates are needed to prepare for customs clearance.

These services are available from most sourcing companies. You can choose any part of their services according to your situation.

4) Other services

In addition to these primary services, some sizable professional sourcing companies offer furniture customization, packaging customization, and private label solutions.

In a word, there are good sourcing agents and bad sourcing agents in this industry. This leads many buyers to be afraid of trying sourcing services. Therefore, it is essential to find a reliable sourcing agent for long-term cooperation and a stable supply chain.

5) What is the Foshan sourcing agent’s service rate? How much should you pay?

This is an interesting topic, and it is usually of concern to every foreigner who comes to Foshan furniture markets to purchase furniture, especially for those importers who have no experience in purchasing.

Charging a certain percentage of the total order value is the most common method of sourcing companies. They provide services such as follow-up production, quality control, shipping arrangements, consolidation, etc.

The general service fee is about 5-10% of the total order amount in China. In addition, product category and order size can greatly impact this percentage. For example, if the order is for a highly-priced competitive and high-demand product, such as ceramic tiles, or if the order value exceeds $200,000, the service fee may be approximately 5% or less of the order value.

There are many sourcing agents in Foshan. In fact, you won’t know how to choose the best agent. At this point, you may be attracted by advertisements claiming to offer 3% or even lower commissions, some of which are even zero. My advice is not to be misled by these advertisements. This is just a low-cost competitive marketing method used by some agencies to attract new clients. When you contact them, they will tell you that various other additional fees need to be charged. Or, even if you get the perfect sample to begin with, you can be delivered a poor-quality product.

Takeaway: Regardless of the charge rate, it is necessary to evaluate whether the sourcing agent can reduce overall sourcing costs, improve sourcing efficiency, ensure the quality of goods, etc.

The end

Sourcing furniture in Foshan furniture markets may seem simple, but buying wholesale products, especially furniture, is more complicated than you might think. It takes a lot of effort to get the knack for furniture sourcing.

We are the best sourcing company in Foshan, China, providing product sourcing and other services related to import & export. If you are planning a sourcing trip to Foshan, China, but are confused about saving time and money, please feel free to contact us.

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