The differences between Sofeast’s Free Trade Zone facility in Shenzhen and Dongguan fulfilment center are a matter of location and regulations.

We offer similar services at each, but the FTZ facility is classed as outside of China, so when receiving goods they attract less red tape as they’re never imported into China, for example.

Diagram showing the difference between Sofeast's FTZ facility and mainland Dongguan facility for warehousing and fulfilment

FTZ Facility

Maintaining a facility in the FTZ is helpful for our customers for the following reasons:

  • Ability to collect goods from your suppliers and flexibility to ship them when and where you need
  • No duties to pay for goods coming from outside China, which allows us to pack them together with goods from China and ship them all together
  • Ease of receiving goods from overseas for repairing, and shipped then out again
  • Less paperwork and faster turnaround in some situations

For these reasons, it is the ideal location for a fulfillment center in certain situations. 

It is not a good fit for drop shipping or if you need a quality gate that filters bad quality out. However, we do these well in Dongguan.

Dongguan fulfilment center

We provide the following services in Dongguan:

  • Warehousing
  • Product inspections
  • Rework
  • Label & pack
  • Consolidation
  • Shipping
  • Dropshipping

Due to being within Mainland China it is a better location for handling dropshipping, but is not preferable to the FTZ facility if you plan to ship goods to us in China to be repaired or reworked and then shipped again.

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