There are three commonly used modes of transportation in international trade: sea, air, and rail.
If one or two bounce houses, we can only ship by air, it takes around 7-10 days, as we all know, the commercial inflatables are heavy duty, so the shipping cost is really expensive, often close to the value of the units, we generally do not suggest shipping by air, but if you need units urgently and can accept the high shipping cost, we will arrange air shipping for you.
The most common and cheapest way is to get multiple inflatables for sale and ship by sea, which will help you save cost, sea shipping takes around 20-45 days(depends on your location). If sea shipping, we recommend ordering inflatables at least 3-4 pieces( amount over $4000).
Here is the shipping process:
1. The Water Slides/Bounce Houses will be delivered to our shipping broker in Guangzhou.
2. Our shipping broker books shipment and deal with papers works. Meanwhile, the broker on your end will contact you for paper works(they will help you throughout the whole import process).
3. Get the shipping papers and wait for a period of time.
4. When the ship arrives, the broker will notify you and send you a bill: duties and port charges(show us the bill and we will check and avoid overcharge).
5. Pay off the bill and pick up your commercial inflatables(we have insurance for the your order, if there is any damage on the packages, take detailed pictures and we will claim against the damage.
The sea shipping process is simple, all you need to do is the Steps 2 and Step 5. Then you will save costs and make profits.
Omega Inflatables is one of the biggest Chinese manufacturer exporting commercial inflatables to rental businesses worldwide for years, we have been improving our quality to offer our customers built-to-last commercial grade inflatables.
• All our inflatables are commercial-grade only for rental and hire businesses.
• Lead-free & fire-retardant 18 ounce vinyl materials(0.55mm pvc) from PLATO CHEMICALS, the best PVC supplier in China.
• Heavy-duty industrial threads.
• Military-spec1000x1000d vinyl baffles.
• Sandwitchedvelcro pool cover and slide liner.
• Strong velcroed connection for pool liners.
• Overlapping liners bewteen two sections of waterslides.
• "Crocodile Mouth" used in the sidewalls.
• Double to quadruple stitches.
• Double reinforcement stripson stressed areas.
• Extra Velcro for hanging air outlet flap.
• Anti - entanglement PVC mesh netting.
• Heavy duty YKK zippers.
• Double - sided D-ring.
• Heavy Duty black velcro.
• Bladder Misting System.
• All sewists with 5 years+ experience in the industry.
• Every inflatable is produced according to EN-14960 safety standards.
• 720dpi digitally printing with scratch-resistant laminate.
• Inflation tube backflow flap and the secondary inflation tube.
• Anti-entanglement mesh netting.
These are the common standard on all commercial inflatables, we can also customize if you have any special needs. Our customers are our top priority and we work hard towards building long-team & meaningful partnership with them.
Customer review is judgement or discussion of the quality of something. Omega Inflatables Customer Reviews have many other senses, it's the feedback from the direct users, we keep improving our units according to the feedback, it's important and highly helpful to our business, a review is a look at something's good and bad points.
Omega Inflatables Customer Reviews are at the bottom of the product page. If you have ordered from us, you can put a review with some simple words and photo or video after you use them; if you have not ordered from us, you can check the reviews of the customers who have ordered from us, as a reference for your order!
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A lot of customers are curious about Omega inflatable shipping costs, now let's explain to you.
There are three methods to ship commercial inflatables, by air/express/sea.
Shipping by express or air takes around 7-10 days. For example, if you order two regular bounce houses, we can only ship by express/air, the shipping cost is close to the inflatables' price, our inflatables are commercial grade and heavy-duty, so it's expensive to ship by express or by air, we don't recommend them.
But the most common and cheapest way is to get multiple units and ship by sea, which will help you save cost, sea shipping takes around 20-45 days(depends on your location). If sea shipping, we recommend ordering over $4000, around 3-4 units.
Because freight and port fees consist of two kinds. Some fees are charged by bill, so no matter how many units you buy, you will get charged once. (you are going to save this kind of charge if you get multiple units.) And some fees are charged by the dimensions of packages, so the more you buy the more you pay.
Here is an example of 5 bounce houses shipped by sea to Houston, USA. - Cost of 5 bounce houses: $704 x 5 = $3520 - Freight: $800 - Port charges and duties on arrival: around $800 - Final total is around $5120
Please keep in mind, that freight varies according to your location and the weight of the items ordered. If you get a list of what inflatables you want to order, please contact the sales to check the exact shipping cost.
Omega Inflatables is a real company. Our factory has a history of 8 years and it is located in Panyu District, Guangzhou. It covers more than 3000㎡(3500yards) and with 100+ workers specializing in making inflatables.
As one of top inflatables manufacturers in China, we offer global customers built-to-last inflatables with factory price cheaper than ever and without resellers adding margins on.
Omega Inflatables is a legit company, we are registered legally in China with a real business licence and we are happy to show you.
Complete contacts are list on our website, you can easily find our address on Google maps and contact us via any social media.
Real customer reviews are shown on the homepage of our website.
We have many happy customers across the world! We will show you customers references in your area.
Free sample of materials is available, contact us if you need more info.
We have come a long way, so we know precisely which direction to take when supplying U with high quality yet budget-friendly inflatable castles, bounce houses & slides.
Our customers are our top priority & through our inflatables we work hard towards building long-team & meaningful partnership with them.
The inflatable business is now not just for backyard rental, there are some main business segments, we hope this article it helps you make your decision and operate a successful business.
What kinds of businesses can I choose from?
Here are four categories:
Backyard Rental Company: These are the operations that handle birthday parties and the like, typically in a customer's backyard. This type of business can be money-spinning, but it is generally a smaller “weekend business” provides a secondary income for yourself. These companies typically purchase small, easy-to-operate bounce houses, combos and smalle slides.
Interactive Inflatable Rental Company: These companies are not only for birthday parties and now rent inflatable units for corporate picnics, churches, schools and so on. Many companies start off as an above-mentioned backyard rental company and expand to larger inflatable units such as big slides, obstacle courses, and games. This can be a full-time operation.
Pay-for-Play Event Company: This is generally more of a carnival business, instead of renting out inflatable units for a set amount of money, these companies provide for local and regional events and set up a large eye-catching inflatables then people are willing to purchase tickets to experience.
Indoor Inflatable Play Center: This operation features a large indoor space filled with inflatable units and other attractive items. Owners typically provide either to scheduled parties or are open to the public during a set period of time each day.
To be honest, this depends on what you’re looking for. Are you looking to just make a little extra money on the side? A backyard rental business is probably good for you, costs (such as gas, insurance, and repairs) are not excessive, and you can usually make a small but steady profit during the year. But what if you already have a backyard business and want to expand?
If you want to provide service to schools, corporations, churches etc. can be stressful, as can operating the larger inflatable units it necessitates. It will definitely force you to grow your operation into more of a full-time business, this means new equipment, more staff, some advertising and marketing efforts, as well as all the other headaches that go with owning your own business. But there is more profits, as well as all the other benefits that go with owning your own business!
The normal lifespan of an inflatable is 5 years, and we offer a 1-year warranty.
Please note that since the warranty applies to defects in materials and workmanship of inflatables for sale,
it does not apply to damage caused by: improper usage, lack of maintenance, unusual wear, neglect or accident.
When your water slide or bounce house gets damaged and still under warranty, please take detailed pictures or
videos that can clearly show us the nature of the damage (stitching or vinyl issues, but not man-made damage), then please contact us or the sales you contacted before, with a detailed description of the problem.
After receiving your question, we will find out the reason and reply to you as soon as possible.
If the commercial inflatable is not seriously damaged, just a minor problem, we recommend you to repair it by
yourself, and we will provide you a repair video, then you can repair the unit by using a repair kit according to
the repair instructions. (Before shipping out the inflatables , we will equip each product with a repair kit, which
includes glue, PVC materials. So just in case, please keep the repair kit.)
Or if the unit is badly damaged, you can find a local repair company to repair it, and please ask for a receipt from the repair company. We will negotiate with you and compensate according to the damage.
Some customers ask why they can't send the inflatable back to us for repair?
Due to the distance, when the unit is sent back and forth, the cost is particularly high, and the waiting time is long,
moreover the customers cannot rent a unit for a long time, so the best way is to repair locally, which saves time and cost for both sides.
If you still have any questions about our warranty, please feel free to contact us.
From the moment that you start your own rental business, it is important that you make sure you start thinking about different ways to market your business. It’s certainly not easy but there are many ways to promote and advertise your rental business, here are some related marketing ideas
The first thing your business will require is an impressive website. It’s important that your customers can find the info they need on your website. For example, pictures of the inflatables you rent with proper description (size, quality of the material used, age etc), contact info, other social medias, FAQ etc. Post pictures of the events you have served to and have an informative section for blogs where the customers can find the answers to the questions they may have.
People love spending time online, social media is the most effective way to help your business reach your potential customers, it’s easy and most of the platforms are for free. The most common platforms are Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Googl, Twitter etc, on these platforms you can engage people attention by posting attractive pictures or hosting event online and asking them to join.
By offering a coupon code online you can track how many people found your advertisement on social media sites and how effective it was. If you want to know how effective each platform works, put different coupon codes on them.
3. Print advertising
Advertising offline is also an important job you need to do in order to spread the word about your rental business. Printing advertisements in the local newspapers, receipts, community boards, on paper placemats in restaurants, and on the noticeboard of local supermarkets, or sending out flyer in neighbourhood communities such as schools, churches, clubs, children' playgroups and nurseries etc, deliver leaflets through peoples letter boxes in your area...there are numerous ways for your rental business to promote itself.
Have your contact information written on your inflatables or vehicle, where everyone will see it. Make sure you take advantage of the space for banners on your bounce houses, it’s a moving advertisement, whenever your bounce house is rent out it will promote itself, and your potential customers know how to find you.
4. Content Marketing
Nowadays, it’s common for companies to create articles and blogs on exterior sites intending to establish themselves as experts and advertise their businesses. This type of content can be about birthday parties, carnivals, fairs, bounce houses or picnics, and corporate functions where bounce houses might be used. It not only helps rental businesses to advertise themselves but also help them to get a high ranking on search engines.
5. Customer relationship
Never undermine the importance of maintaining a good relationship with your customers, if your customers are satisfied with your service, you will get customer referrals and expand your customer base. Except for great quality inflatable and excellent service, you also need to pay attention to other details like customer order history, contact details, it allows you to take feedback and communicate with them instantly.
Rent your inflatables to the local children' home or orphanage, perhaps offering a small discount. Lend your inflatables to a charity event for FREE. All the money taken goes to the charity, but you get FREE publicity, (especially if you hand your leaflets out) and if you are lucky, you will get a mention in the local press.
There are a lot of ways to promote your inflatable rental business, these are just a few of them. Be creative and you’ll find opportunities everywhere. Good luck!
In international ocean shipping, there are two options of transportation: Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL) shipping.
FCL refers to shipments for which all goods in a container are owned by one party, while LCL involves multiple shippers’ goods packed together.The type of transportation we choose depends on the quantity.
LCL is the most likely option, especiall fo new customer, their first order is likey to be small because they want to check the quality before placing a bigger order. In fact, FCL is the best option for a large quantity because you will enjoy lots of benefits.
- Enjoy a 3-5% discount for entire order
We will have a 3-5% discount according to the order amount.
- Cheaper Sea freight
FCL shipments are usually the better option for high-volume shipments, you will save a lot compared to LCL shipping.
Here are 2 examples:
1.An order of 10pcs bounce houses shiped to Houston, USA.
- Cost of inflatables: $6200 - LCL Freight: around $2400 - Port charges and duties on arrival: around $1200 - Final total around $9800
Shipping freight & port fees are $360 on each unit on average.
2. An order of 60pcs bounce houses shiped to Houston, USA.
- Cost of inflatables: $36080 ($1120 off) - FCL Freight: around $15000 - Port charges and duties on arrival: around $1000 - Final total around $52080
Shipping freight & port fees are $270 on each unit on average. You save $90 for each unit plus a $1120 discount.
In general, FCL shipping rates are more stable in comparison with LCL shipping rates.
- It's safer to ship your units in a container
FCL shipment tends to be more secure because it has exclusive rights to the entire container, it avoid the risk of damage or contamination from other merchandise.
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