Great question. Asian countries may work to a different schedule than you’re used to, which can cause frustration and confusion for American companies. Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday in China and Taiwan, and most companies remain closed during this time. In China, employee turnover after Chinese New Year is around 30% – 60%, and new workers have to be recruited and trained. Orders build up and take longer to complete.
Aside from this, shipment by sea may be a viable option to reduce costs. Shipments by sea take around two months to receive.