If you’re looking to buy branded memory sticks for any event in October then its worth bearing in mind that at this time of the year Public Holidays in China play havoc with availability and lead times. Although many suppliers (USB2U included) will hold local stock and will continue to be able to offer branded USB memory stick solutions these are typically limited in terms of product choice and memory size.
Pretty much every USB flash drive available anywhere in the world will have been manufactured in China and because branded (versions printed with a company logo) are made to order Public holidays not only cause challenges during the holiday period itself but there are in the aftermath there are always delays as the factories and courier firms try to play “catch-up”.
This year the Mid-Autumn Festival will run from 22nd Sept to 24th Sept shortly followed by Chinese National Day holidays that run from 1st Oct to 7th Oct. Some factories and courier firms will be operating during the few days between these two holidays but many won’t. Some businesses are predicted to close on the 18th September and resume again on the 10th October!
Many employees combine these two national holidays to travel back to their families in the provinces and given the distances involved its understandable why the holiday periods are so long.
So, if you are planning to use USB Flash Drives with your logo printed on them for any event, campaign or show in the near future then its worth buying them now to avoid disappointment.
If you do find yourself caught up in these holiday delays don’t panic. Give us a call at USB2U and we’ll talk you through the options.