China Inflatables vs USA Inflatables

As a member working in the inflatable industry in a Chinese manufacturer company, I know there is always a question about where to buy commercial quality inflatables. Namely, China inflatables or USA inflatables?

When it comes to compare general China inflatables and USA inflatables, the answer is actually somewhat obvious. Here is a post on Magic Jump and another one on Cutting Edge Creations, they say it all.

The table below is what majority currently believes, the pros and cons of China inflatables vs USA inflatables.

China Inflatables USA Inflatables
Price Cheaper (include shipping) Normal to a little pricey
Design Knock-off Creativity
Quality Poor to OK High quality
Warranty 1-2 years >= 2 years

To be clear, this is a general comparison between Chinese inflatables and made-in-USA inflatables.

Some Facts

It’s important to realize that there are good China inflatable manufacturers out there, and there are also not so good American manufacturing companies.

There are Chinese factories care enough to establish warehouse and office in United States. They also make original inflatables and attend international exhibitions, such as IAAPA.

There are also American sellers who are just middle men, that they import their inflatable products from China. And not so surprisingly, there are some high quality inflatables come from inflatable manufacturers in usa are actually made in their own China factory.

So this is not a battle about one should win and the other would totally succumb.

What do customers think and want?

The market exists, you know. Take us, Channal Inflatables, as an example, we has many clients from USA and the rest of world. The most important thing is what bounce house rental business owners think and want.

For them, it is about finding good inflatable manufacturer and fine inflatable products. Those mfg who are willing to do honest business and provide reasonable price. It is about business operating and make profitable investments after all.

There are plenty of reasons for many party rental business owners to buy inflatables directly from China, such as:

  • It is cheap, even including shipping. Save quite bucks.
  • Always about return on investment.
  • Qualified China manufacturers exist and can do fine designs.
  • Many other inflatables, like inflatable games and custom inflatables, don’t get torn that much as bounce houses and water slides do.
  • Buyers who are not from USA.
  • USA mfg just don’t have, or can’t produce, some inflatable products.

However, it is true that China inflatable manufacturers have a long way to catch up with USA inflatable manufacturers, who are in the origin place of this inflatable industry. Any company in any sides, who continues to improve their products’ quality, service, design, creativity, fun and safety, will lead this field.

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