Edis audio visual products can be bought direct from us in full or part container loads or you can buy from other importer distributors who stock Edis products for re-distribution if you require smaller quantities. Please see our "Supplier Wall" for information about where to buy Edis Audio Visual products.
If you don't find the product you want from your local importer/distributor contact us to find the details of your nearest Edis audio video stockist
see also Edis Education.com our community site for the interactive classroom
Banking and PaymentsPayment for Audio Visual and other goods by electronic banking
We use electronic banking services to provide fast and efficient transmission of funds.
Telegraphic Transfer direct to our account is the most effective means of payment which enables details of all transactions to be checked by us on-line 24 hours per day
Telegraphic transfer ensures secure and fast payment for your Audio Visual equipment and IT products
...electronic payment for your audio visual products
CommunicatingCommunicate with ex-patriate engineers
Our engineers in China design, develop and control our audio visual products in complance with ISO 9000:2008
We have experienced ex-patriate and Chinese staff in China who are well versed in the "Chinese way" of doing business
Our International sales office and offices in China are in daily contact so that we communicate with you efficiently and effectively.
...engineers who understand you, audio visual products and the culture in China
ContainersStandard Container Sizes
Although the dimensions are representative of the international standards, there can be variations.
Please check with us for size and availability before making any crucial decisions
CurrencyCurrency conversion for Audio Visual Imports from China
Most Chinese producers incur costs wholly in Chinese Yuan (often called RMB or Ren Min Bi ). Until 2006 the Yuan was pegged to the US Dollar but is now "floating" against a basket of currencies, with Central Government limiting daily movements.
However payment in US Dollars is still the norm for Export trade from China.
An indication of Exchange rate movements and current Exchange rates can be seen against the US$, Sterling and the Euro by clicking the Icons below
...try these links for useful currency conversion
DelaysHolidays and weather conditions that may affect audio visual deliveries from China
Whilst the National holiday period specified for these events may be shown as only 1 to 3 days - Chinese New Year can result in nearly one months holiday when migrant factory workers go home to rural areas.
|New Year||January 1st - 1 day|
|Chinese New Year||February (Lunar) - 3 days|
|Labour Day||May 1st - 1 day|
|Qing Ming||April (Lunar) - 1 day|
|Dragon Boat Festival||June (Lunar) - 1 day|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||September (Lunar) -1 day|
|National Day||October 1st - 3 days|
Severe Weather conditions in China
Typhoons can affect delivery in South China of which there are usually 7 or 8 per year. Most have little or no effect but occasionaly the effects are exceptionally severe and prevent movements of goods and shipping. Click either of the logos below for the latest severe weather news and warnings
be aware of delays caused by holidays and severe weather in China
Full design, manufacture and quality assuranceEdis provides full technical and sales support for all audio visual products and services
We design and develop audio visual products, arrange testing, certification and approvals, create and control specifications, drawings and samples.
We conduct pre-production tests, in-process, post manufacture and pre-shipment inspections and tests for all our audio visual products.
We deal with all commercial aspects including payment, clearance, exporting and shipping your goods.
As a distributor of Edis audio visual products you will also have ongoing sales and technical support dealing with warranty issues or shortages and end user issues
Sales and technical support is provided throughout:
- Audio Visual Product support site - Edis Wiki
- Samples for your sales teams
- Website and catalogue photos and copy
- Technical help and support for your sales team and your customers
- Training for sales staff (where possible)
InsuranceInsure your audio visual purchases against damage or loss
Whilst we can offer a range of shipping options the normal situation with ex-works/FOB supply will require you to arrange your own Marine Cargo Insurance from the factory to your own premises.
"All Risks" insurance protects against physical loss or damage to cargo from external causes, subject to policy terms and conditions.
Your insurance company or broker will be able to give details of exactly what cover is the most appropriate for your business needs
Sustainable and ethical
Audio visual and IT products made to sustainable, ethical and fair trade standards
We source products with sustainable materials wherever possible and which comply with the principles of Fair Trade practices
In Hong Kong, the Chief Executive made it clear ... every citizen, every business, every Government Department and Bureau needs to start working in partnership to achieve sustainable development.
|Whilst our products do not fall into the categories of the accreditation systems administered by the Fairtrade Foundation we wholly subscribe to and endorse these policies|
|We implement our best efforts to avoid trading and sourcing wood or wood fiber from non-sustainable sources and to purchase all wood based products from Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sources wherever possible.|
|We operate a policy of continual improvement regarding environmental issues. Click here to see our environmental policy statement|
Seafreight Transit TimeContainer Shipping Transit Times
This online calculator from Sea Rates site provides a useful guide to shipping times from different ports around the world. Most of our shipments are from Yantian a major port on the Hong Kong - Shenzhen border in China
Typical Transit times
|Country||Port||Transit Time (Days)|
Rio de Janeiro
|Europe||Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Le Havre||
..useful guide to Shipping Transit Times
ShippingAudio visual equipment shipped direct to you from China
We raise the necessary documentation ourselves, deal with inland transport, export clearance formalities, certification, tax, duties and licenses and arrange the necessary payments etc.
Unlike many general shipping agents, we are based in China and have the specialised knowledge and experience to ensure that your audio visual equipment and other goods are shipped to you direct in the most cost effective and time efficient way
When the container arrives at its destination port it is a matter of choice whether you clear it through customs and arrange delivery or whether you ask us to do this for you.
Airfreight may only take a week to most destinations but this depends on flights and clearance formalities