About us – Chiang Mai Buying Agent
Meet MonkeyPod Asia, Chiang Mai’s leading professional wholesale buying agent and product sourcing agency, specialized in wooden furniture, wood carvings, and handicraft exports from northern Thailand. Combining a comprehensive list of services for wholesalers and retailers around the world, we simplify the exporting and importing process for a variety of businesses that want authentic Thailand furniture, handicrafts, décor, giftware, and more, directly from local Thai factories and manufacturers based in Chiang Mai.
Why Choose MonkeyPod Asia Buying Agency as Your Partner?
Due to our years of experience in the local Thai handicrafts market and being in business helping wholesalers and retailers around the world, as a Chiang Mai buying agent we’re able to guarantee that your orders will be met with satisfaction based on the demands you have.
We Collaborate as a Team
With an emphasis on the requirements of overseas clients, MonkeyPod Asia makes sure that all wholesale and retail clients feel like they are on a team. We believe that great teamwork, collaboration or partnership is the key to the success of all of our clients.
One Stop Shop
MonkeyPod Asia Buying Agency focuses on assisting clients through the entire exporting process of products in Thailand to their own retail store or to their own customers. We help you make a profit while reducing the workload of trying to handle the logistics of communicating with product sources, confirming manufacturer conditions, quality control, packaging and shipping, and more.
MonkeyPod Asia will become your “one stop shop” for everything you need, which will help you to optimize your time spent on sourcing authentic Thailand handicrafts and furniture.
Making Manufacturer Visits With a Chiang Mai Buying Agent
When a wholesale client wants to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand to inspect prospective factories and other product sources, we help to arrange the meeting between you and the manufacturer. Anytime a client wishes to see a list of manufacturers, MonkeyPod Asia can provide it and will provide our personal recommendations to help improve your site inspection visits.
Every client that we have will require different criteria to be met. Our goal with each client is to understand their specific needs and help communicate them to manufacturers across Thailand. We regularly inspect factories and the finished products to ensure that they meet your specifications.
We assist wholesalers and retailers who are interested in overseas production pick the best Chiang Mai wholesale suppliers based on the needs that they have for their business. With years of firsthand experience with wholesale markets in Chiang Mai, we’re able to provide recommendations that will be tailored to your business needs.
MonkeyPod Asia’s Buying Agent Fees
We keep our agent fees simple and to the point:
- Order volumes between $3,000 – $20,000 USD = 10% Service Fee
- Order volumes exceeding $20,000 USD = 5% Service Fee
Contact us today at MonkeyPod Asia to begin your overseas wholesaling process. We’ll help you through every step of the way.
ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS
There are many people that wonder who our customers are and what products are right for them. We have a range of international buyers that call a Chiang Mai buying agent to make wholesale purchases and enhance their inventory with high quality and aesthetically pleasing works of art. Because local artisans give time and attention to each item whether it is a large piece of furniture or a delicate figurine, a unique quality becomes present that can only be achieved from handicraft products.
Our customers have an appreciation for the rich culture and history of the artisans and the area they work in, and they want to pass these features on to those that shop in their store or spend time in their business. Specific carving knives and tools are chosen by the wood carvers in the village to create a flawless piece that has the ideal shape and dimensions. Chiang Mai in the region of the former Lanna Kingdom is diverse and merges many different ethnic groups and artisans that provide a range of quality crafts and wood carvings. Because these handicraft products have many purposes from home décor to furniture to giftware, there are many customers that you can expect to visit MonkeyPod Asia, and here we look at just a few of those.
There are many businesses that purchase wholesale from a Chiang Mai buying agent, and many of them are going to be retail and souvenir shops that want to heighten their inventory for those that regularly visit their store. Other businesses that utilize our services are decorators with large projects such as redesigning hotels or office buildings. Even large restaurant chains can find beautiful table settings such as candle holders and tablemats and take advantage of the factory wholesale prices. Smaller, local shops that focus on decorating the home have found a lot of success and increase revenue when bringing in artisan products. Wholesalers who in turn supply many shops in their home country is another focus group of buyers that MonkeyPod Asia works with, since coordination of sizeable orders and quality control of the merchandise is key to a successful wholesale business when dealing with overseas and cross-cultural challenges.
The individuals in your home country are often your customers once you as a buyer have gone through the process with a Chiang Mai buying agent, and there are many people that seek out shops where they can purchase handicraft items. Tourists in your local area of business love unique items that they can take home as gifts or decoration, and handicraft products from Thailand can be used in souvenir shops all over the world. Anyone that is shopping for a gift for themselves or someone in their lives will appreciate the characteristics of the products large and small.
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
We offer a variety of products, and we take pride in them. The artisans from Thailand use environmentally friendly measures when crafting each piece, and the wood that is used such as Monkey Pod and driftwood have features like being recycled and growing faster than traditional wood. If you have specific features that you want to learn about, we welcome you to speak with a Chiang Mai buying agent to find out which products make the most sense for your goals.
Our furniture is simply stunning and looks fantastic in any setting. Whether you have a store that focuses on selling furniture or you want to incorporate it into your next design for a hotel, there is something for you. Bar cabinets and bar chairs are easy to display to showcase the craftsmanship, and the tables and stools are eye catching and lasting.
Children’s Furniture and Toys
When reaching out to a sourcing agent in Chiang Mai, make sure you check out all of the items including children’s furniture and toys. People are constantly making purchases for children, and by having something available for them that is different from the everyday items that are found in most toy stores, you’ll start to notice the increase in sales.
Our children’s items such as the kids step stools are made with fun animal designs and colors, and they are durable because we know that kids will constantly engage with them. Thailand artisans build the furniture to last as well as to add to the happy décor of a child’s room.
There are many home décor items and they come in a range of sizes. If you find that your warehouse and store isn’t big enough to have large pieces of furniture, our home décor items are ideal. Candlesticks, lotus leaves wall art, bamboo lamps, and more will give your shop’s portfolio a nice boost, and customers will notice!
Figurines and Bookends
Figurines are the ideal addition to any shop because they can easily be displayed and people of all ages love to buy these as a keepsake to remember a trip or because they are connected to the animal that is carved. Bookends are also a popular gift and a buying agent in Chiang Mai can guide you through the many options from elephants to cats. There are also driftwood sculptures and compressed sawdust figurines available.
That is just a little information about our products, but there are many more available when you look through our website. We have pictures of all of our products available and stay straightforward about wholesale pricing. If there is a specific Thai handicraft product that you are looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to a Chiang Mai buying agent.
ABOUT OUR RESOURCES
We are committed to our customer’s experience, and that is why our team provides you with online resources as well as being there to have a conversation on the phone or communicate by email. We encourage you to learn more about our handicraft products that are completed with integrity by artisans. For decades, local families have been passing the skills it takes to create beautiful and unique pieces. To enjoy these qualities even further, you are welcome to take advantage of our resources.
Our customer support is always here for you whether you have an issue that needs a quick resolution or you have a few simple questions about the shipping process. We are here to listen to your needs and find the solution that helps you move forward.
Our website is packed full of helpful information from the blog that has tutorials and marketing tips to our product pages that give you a better idea of the quality and appearance of the products. Moreover, our video presentations demonstrate how we work and are full of other tips to make your export process smoother, such as how to properly load a container, performing quality control on wood carvings, and information on various wholesale markets in Chiang Mai. Making each step of the process easy for you is a priority, and you’ll notice that when you reach out.
We make contacting us easy. You can reach out via phone and email or you can fill out the quick contact form online and we’ll be fast to respond. Being a convenience for you is part of what we do and the difference we make. Don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more about us today!
About the Region: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Since 1999, we’ve been stationed in Chiang Mai, Thailand as a buying agent to assist our overseas wholesaler and retailer clients. Chiang Mai province is considered the “transportation hub of Thailand and ASEAN,” making MonkeyPod Asia a perfect representative for your business to source products, coordinate with producers, manage quality control, perform item and factory inspections, and develop logistics, packing, and shipping processes.
Lanna Kingdom, where Chiang Mai resides, is a region that is known for over 720+ years as a trade and commercial center where a wide range of diversity for art, craft, culture and traditions merge from different ethnic groups. This makes sourcing unique, quality furniture, décor, handicraft, wood carvings, and more, easier than ever.
In Northern Thailand, over 20 different ethnic groups can be found, which also include mountain tribal communities. Each unique ethnic group is diverse, but harmonize well within the region in order to create this central location where arts, crafts, culture and tradition all combine. This makes the region ideal for wholesalers and retailer shop owners who wants to supply or sell Thailand arts, goods, furniture, and more.
Browse through our extensive catalog to place a business order through our user-friendly website. In addition, you are encouraged to visit MonkeyPod Asia in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we can work together to reach out to and visit local manufacturers and export producers. This will provide you with the best insight on which hand crafted products you would like to source or sell in your shops. As a Chiang Mai buying agent, we look forward to serving you to the best of our abilities.