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Mark Your Calendars, LongPack Games & Toys is Coming Back to PAX Unplugged!

Discover a new world of tabletop games at PAX Unplugged. Delve into the depths of gaming, as this event will bring together some of the world’s best tabletop creators and publishers in one place.

 

Featuring new game demos, tournaments, thought-provoking panels, and a community experience unlike any other. This massive expo will unleash the geniuses behind some of your favorite board games, RPGs, cards, miniatures and more.

 

Get ready to join panel discussions and be inspired by your favorite creators or studios, explore new games and experiences, and get a sneak peek at what’s to come.

 

The expo hall at PAX Unplugged is also packed with exhibitors ranging from AAA publishers and developers behind the latest blockbuster games, to the innovative indie teams disrupting the industry.

 

While for a fun gaming experience, there’s open seating across hundreds of tables and thousands of games to choose from in the lending library. There are enforcers ready to lend a hand any time, so no matter what you’re looking for, there’s always something for you.

 

Make sure to drop by booth 3500, and come meet our overseas BD team, Jason McCracken, Dan Cotrupe and Hester Zhou. And of course, our HQ Team: Changyu Kang, and Tony Shen who are ready to give you the most fun and adventurous experience only LongPack can ever provide.

 

We’ve got more surprises waiting for you as a whole new world is about to open up with the lates release of our Designer Pack. Stay tuned for more and get ready to be blown away.

 

So if you’re ready to be transported to a world of amazing minds and epic games that will last forever, join us at PAX Unplugged this 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐-𝟒 at 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐚, 𝐔𝐒𝐀 for an unforgettable experience unlike any other.

We are currently looking for a Native German-speaking Business Development Manager

LongPack Games is one of the largest board game manufacturers in China. We have many years of experience in board game manufacturing. We have produced many award-winning board games such as My City, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Kingdomino. We have manufactured over 1,800 unique projects of game solutions for board game publishers as well as independent game designers.

We are currently looking for a Native German-speaking Business Development Manager.

Note: This is a 100% remote position.

What you’ll be doing…

As the German Business Development Manager of LongPack Games & Toys, you’ll help our German-speaking customers understand and love the services we sell. Utilizing your unique talents, passion for games, toys, and excellent customer service skills, you’ll be part of a team committed to creating the ultimate manufacturing experience, turning our customers into loyal LongPack fans.

This is a part-time position with a workload of 10-15 hours per week with an hourly pay + commission, depending on experience. Work time and salary will increase as you grow within the company. You will also be working with others in our EU team and US team.

Responsibilities

– Actively listen to customers to provide solutions in their native language that can help ease the manufacturing process and provide greater efficiency for them.

– Create personal connections to make manufacturing a simple process.

– Use your passion for Board Games and Toys to generate sales.

– Build and maintain your network of trusted customers who rely on you for immediate answers.

– Occasional travel to major trade events to meet face-to-face with our customers.

The ideal candidate will be…

  • A Native Germanspeaker who is based in Germany (or nearby).
  • Fluent in English.
  • An experienced professional with at least 5-10 years of experience related to the board game industry.
  • Hasan outgoing personality and be open to initiating contact with potential clients as well as introducing our business in order to proceed and engage in a business.

Why LongPack Games & Toys?

Being surrounded by great games is the start. Being surrounded by great people makes it even better. You will have the opportunity to create a valuable, personal experience for each customer at LongPack. Since 2013, LongPack Games & Toys has helped thousands of companies realize their artistic ambitions using state-of-the-art machinery and the most talented professionals in manufacturing. Our commitment to our customers and their projects helps us place quality, communication, and sustainability at the forefront of our philosophy. With you onboard, we hope to continue that commitment to excellence.

LongPack’s Corporate Culture and Core Values:

– To grow together with Longpack with a win-win mindset;

– To make accurate & correct judgements and to better satisfy our client’s needs and requirements;

– Can work under pressure, take responsibility positively, work with a dedicated spirit,

-Willing to accept new challenges, to accept new work arrangements, improve one’s own abilities;

-Honesty, Practicality, Realistic mindset, Teamwork, Equality and Mutual Respect; Result-oriented.

Please feel free to contact us at career@longpack.com if you would like to apply for this position. Thank you!

We are currently looking for an American Business Development Manager

LongPack Games is one of the largest board game manufacturers in China. We have many years of experience in board game manufacturing. We have produced many award-winning board games such as My City, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Kingdomino. We have manufactured over 1,800 unique projects of game solutions for board game publishers as well as independent game designers.

 

We are currently looking for an American Business Development Manager.

 

Note: This is a 100% remote position.

 

What you’ll be doing…

As the American Business Development Manager of LongPack Games & Toys, you’ll help our customers understand and love the services we sell. Utilizing your unique talents, passion for games, toys, and excellent customer service skills, you’ll be part of a team committed to creating the ultimate manufacturing experience, turning our customers into loyal LongPack fans.

This is a part-time position with a workload of 10-15 hours per week with an hourly pay + commission, depending on experience. Work time and salary will increase as you grow within the company. You will also be working with others in our EU team and US team.

 

Responsibilities

– Actively listen to customers to provide solutions in their native language that can help ease the manufacturing process and provide greater efficiency for them.

– Create personal connections to make manufacturing a simple process.

– Use your passion for Board Games and Toys to generate sales.

– Build and maintain your network of trusted customers who rely on you for immediate answers.

– Occasional travel to major trade events to meet face-to-face with our customers.

 

The ideal candidate will be…

  • An Englishspeaker who is based in America (or nearby).
  • An experienced professional with at least 5-10 years of experience related to the board game industry.
  • Hasan outgoing personality and be open to initiating contact with potential clients as well as introducing our business in order to proceed and engage in a business.

Why LongPack Games & Toys?

Being surrounded by great games is the start. Being surrounded by great people makes it even better. You will have the opportunity to create a valuable, personal experience for each customer at LongPack. Since 2013, LongPack Games & Toys has helped thousands of companies realize their artistic ambitions using state-of-the-art machinery and the most talented professionals in manufacturing. Our commitment to our customers and their projects helps us place quality, communication, and sustainability at the forefront of our philosophy. With you onboard, we hope to continue that commitment to excellence.

 

LongPack’s Corporate Culture and Core Values:

– To grow together with Longpack with a win-win mindset;

– To make accurate & correct judgements and to better satisfy our client’s needs and requirements;

– Can work under pressure, take responsibility positively, work with a dedicated spirit,

-Willing to accept new challenges, to accept new work arrangements, improve one’s own abilities;

-Honesty, Practicality, Realistic mindset, Teamwork, Equality and Mutual Respect; Result-oriented.

Please feel free to contact us at career@longpack.com if you would like to apply for this position. Thank you!

 

 

Pax Unplugged

Mark your Calendars, We’re heading to Philly!

For three years in the pandemic, our HQ team has missed so many opportunities to attend conventions, meet with friends, and express our gratitude for all the support in making our company possible.

We’re feeling very honored that our hard work and dedication have finally paid off, especially our CTO, Changyu Kang and Project Manager, Tony Shen, for their relentless efforts in attending these exhibitions and making sure that we bring you all the fun memories you deserve.

And now, we’re on a mission to redefine experiences and build new friendships as LongPack Games is finally coming back to 𝐏𝐀𝐗 𝐔𝐧𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐝 in 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐚, 𝐏𝐀, 𝐔𝐒𝐀, from 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐 𝐭𝐨 𝟒.

We couldn’t be more excited and grateful for this momentous day so see you all there for some good old-fashioned fun!

PAX Unplugged Here We Come!

Fright in Freight Rates: Shipping Rates Plummet by 60%

As the global economy continues to sputter, demand for goods has decreased, causing freight rates to fall in lockstep.

Due to reduced global COVID-19 congestion and a slowdown in China’s exports, the shipping sector has reported a 60 percent drop in freight rates. The fall occurred between January of this year and is also anticipated to continue in the coming months, putting shippers’ bottom lines at risk.

According to the Shanghai Export Container Settlement Freight Index (SCFIS), the European route (basic port) scored 5028.58 points on September 12—a decrease of 8.1% from the previous period. Moreover, The U.S.-Western route faces a similar problem where it scored 2343.20 points—a reduction of 11.1% from the prior year.

The easing of supply chain disruptions and worldwide factory shutdowns brought on by the pandemic has led to a decline in freight rates. Weaker cargo movement was also accounted for a large portion of the slowdown in container and vessel demand. Since fewer ships are required to transport goods, this negatively impacts the shipping industry, based on the most recent data from S & P Global Market Intelligence.

As the Chinese government takes action to stop the spread of COVID-19, closing its borders to foreign trade also brought less demand for shipping vessels as the country’s foreign exchange slows.

The need for container ships has also increased with more goods transported by sea due to the rise in online shopping during the pandemic. This has hurt shipping companies’ rates because they now have to compete with container ships for customers.

As the global pandemic continues to impact trade and the Chinese economy, freight rates are expected to fall further in the coming months. The result of this occurrence could harm the bottom lines of shipping companies. S & P Global Market Intelligence predicts that rates will decrease even further if the demand for goods and services continues to slow down.

While for supply, schedule reliability has continued to increase over the past three months. Although the current schedule reliability has improved from the average for the entire year of 2021 and is only 10% behind December 2020, it is still significantly below pre-pandemic levels. This indicates that backlogs at the busiest ports around the globe are continuing to decrease and that the skyrocketing dividend from changes in freight rates caused by supply chain disruptions will eventually recede, according to the latest monthly data from Sea-Intelligence.

However, it was concluded by experts from Drewry, another top consulting firm in the shipping sector, that a significant easing might not be feasible until the second half of 2023 due to the slow decline in high rates and shipping company profits.

Despite the unforeseen circumstances, it is clear that shipping companies and the affected nations remain hopeful that the freight situation eventually improves and, hopefully, the global economy.