Edis products can be bought direct from us in full or part container loads or you can buy from  us via Express Air Courier service or other importer distributors who stock Edis products for re-distribution if you require smaller quantities. 

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

Call our sales staff or send us an email for sales, product or technical queries or try our Support for technical information, manuals and datasheets etc in a form you can send to your customers.

Join our mail lists to keep up to date and visit our Blog, RSS feeds Twitter and LinkedIn social networks. Use the Support for selling tips, datasheets and manuals etc

see also Edis Education.com our community site for the interactive classroom

Banking and Payments

Payment for goods by electronic banking

We use electronic banking services to provide fast and efficient transmission of funds, for goods shipped to you direct our normal terms are 30% downpayment and the remaining 70% before shipment by electronic payment to our HSBC bank account in Hong kong. Ex-stock goods from our UK warehouse are invoiced with payment terms attached to our UK bank account at Santander.

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

We also accept payment by Paypal and in the UK credit card payments are accepted online 

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...electronic payment for your audio visual products


Communicate with our technical teams

Our engineering teams design, develop and control the manufacture of our products in complance with ISO 9001:2015

We have teams who are well versed and experienced in the culture of doing international business

Our UK and International sales offices offices are in daily contact so that we communicate with you efficiently and effectively.

...staff and engineers who understand you, our products and the culture of export around the world.


Standard Container Sizes

Standard 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

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Currency 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

Sterling Exchange rates website     US Dollar Exchange rate website     Euro Exchange rate website

...try these links for useful currency conversion


Holidays and weather conditions that may affect deliveries 

Whilst the National holiday period specified for these events may be shown as only 1 to 3 days - Chinese New Year can result in a longer holiday depending on market activity. 

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

Typhoons can affect delivery 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

Tropical Storm Tracker

be aware of delays caused by holidays and severe weather in China

Full design, manufacture and quality assurance

Edis provides full technical and sales support for all products and services

We design and develop our 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 due diligence regarding suppliers, payment, clearance, exporting and shipping your goods.

As a distributor of Edis 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: iso ukas 150 B

  • Datasheets
  • 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)


Insurance for your goods in transit against damage or loss

Whilst we offer and include insurance for a full door-door service you may deciide to arrange your own delivery and shipping arrangements in which case for ex-works/FOB supply you will need you to arrange your own Marine Cargo Insurance etc with cover from 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

For details of MSC Napoli disaster - Jan 2007 Click here

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.

Audio visual and IT products from China sustainable materials
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 Audio visual and IT products from China - Fair Trade practices
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

Carbon Footprint

carbon footprint

Carbon Footprint Calculations for products (CFP) are calculated on average emissions factors for materials, energy consumption and transportation based on product category, total weight of product, the weight of unique materials used in each product (or packaging) part, location and distances between supplier, manufacturing facility and distribution center and modes of transport between each as well as the source of energy used in production. 

Calculations cover the cradle-to-grave phases of a typical product life-cycle assessment which are under the operational control of the product manufacturer.


Goods shipped direct to you by sea or air freight

We raise the necessary export documentation ourselves, deal with inland transport, export clearance formalities, certification, export VAT tax, duties and licenses and arrange the necessary payments etc. Depending on your needs we do offer door - door transport to your warehouse but tax and duty is payable by you at the time of arrival at customs in the destination country (unless you have a pre-arranged VAT disbursement account). 

Unlike many general shipping agents, we have the specialised knowledge and experience to ensure that your 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. Express courier services are not very could in preserving or providing the shipping documents that we submit to them and you will need a VAT invoice from them to reclaim VAT paid.

Import Finance

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Trade Finance is a way of funding the purchase of finished goods from overseas suppliers for resale either here in the UK or for onward export. It is an alternative to import loans, credit cards and overdrafts as it bridges the cashflow gap between paying suppliers and receiving payment from customers. When used in conjunction with invoice finance it can considerably shrink the cash flow gap and help maintain the level of working capital you hold for other investment.

More experienced users of Trade Finance are able to negotiate the best terms with any supplier much more easily because they have the right funding partner - giving them the confidence to be able to fulfill not only existing orders, but go out and chase new ones. For your business, Trade Finance will open doors to new opportunities.


Air Cargo and Express Courier Services



For smaller shipments where time is of the essence the use of air cargo where consignments exceed 1 cubic metre or express air courier services are available.

This service is best suited to high value small items where the cost to weight ration makes air transport economically viable.

Extra packing is often needed for shipment by express air courier services with carriers like DHL, Fedex and UPS who are notorious for damaging goods in transit. Extra packaging adds additional costs.

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