Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, takes place on February 5th, 2019. This holiday is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year officially lasts for one week, however, many businesses and factories begin to slow down in December and will completely shut down up to two weeks before the holiday begins, causing a rush to export products before the country halts business for the holiday.
Additionally, if you buy your parts directly from overseas, you can expect extreme delays in production and shipments in March, long after the holiday is done, due to factory ramp-up time.
In all, Chinese New Year can disrupt part production and shipping for four weeks or more.
How to Avoid Inventory Shortages
Plan for ample inventory needed to get you through the holiday. We strongly advise you place your orders as soon as possible to ensure that you receive your parts before the full holiday shutdown begins. Advance ordering will secure the parts you need to get your business through the holiday without interruption.
Lastly, if you are a regular eTech customer or find your business affected during this time period, rest assured that eTech will keep your business up and running with a full selection of parts and tools as part of our mission to provide you with the best part-buying experience!
If you have more questions or concerns about how to prepare for success during the CNY, please get in touch with our customer support team and one of our team members will be happy to discuss a plan right for your repair business.