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The Furniture Training Company to Launch a Chinese Language Training Website with Shanghai Oceania Publishing & Media

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The Furniture Training Company (FTC), the leading provider of Internet-delivered furniture training for home furnishings retailers in the U.S, Canada, U.K, Australia, and New Zealand, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Shanghai Oceania Publishing & Media LTD (OPM) - the exclusive agent of several global leading publishers in pan-Asia areas. This partnership will provide Chinese-speaking furniture personnel 24/7 access to The Furniture Training Company’s award-winning interactive multimedia furniture training website.
 
Access to OPM’s Chinese language version of the website, like the current FTC website, will be available through low-priced monthly subscriptions. The Chinese website will include all of FTC’s individualized self-study training lessons, audio lessons, training games, worksheets, video demonstrations, training simulations, tests, and discussion forum. The website training lessons teach salepeople all about furniture product knowledge, selling techniques, room design skills, and professionalism.
 
The Chinese website will also replicate the functionality of the current FTC website allowing furniture company owners and managers to track the progress and see the test scores of each subscribed employee.
 
“Oceania Publishing’s demonstrated knowledge of the Chinese home furnishing industry makes them a natural partner for launching a Chinese language version of our furniture training website,” said Mark Lacy, President of the Furniture Training Company. “Oceania Publishing sought us out as the ideal solution for meeting the year-round furniture training needs of Chinese furniture retailers and manufacturers as these companies cope with explosive and unprecedented growth. We are thrilled in the confidence that Oceania has shown for our affordable, flexible, and easy to implement online furniture training solution.”
 
About The Furniture Training Company:
The Furniture Training Company (www.furnituretrainingcompany.com) provides a subscription-based training website to the retail furniture industry. Since 2001, they have provided training to hundreds of furniture retailers worldwide, from small single-store independents to large retail furniture chains and department stores. RoomStore, Cort Furniture, Baer's Furniture, Linder's Furniture, Hudson's Furniture, Dufresne furniture, Gallery Furniture, Pilgrim Furniture, Highland Furniture, Chariho Furniture, Marlo Furniture, Ivan Smith Furniture, Vermont Furniture Gallery, Continental Furniture, Dearden's, Olinde's, Macy’s Inc., and RC Willey, are just a few of the retailers with the training. Evaluation data from the website shows that nine out of ten salespeople increase their furniture sales using the $20 monthly training subscriptions.
 
About Shanghai Oceania Publishing & Media LTD: Shanghai Oceania Publishing & Media is the exclusive agent of several global leading publishers in pan-Asia areas. They provide marketing consultation and planning services to their clients in China by their experienced marketing team.
 
The professional magazines they deal with include Furniture Today, Hometextile Today, Home Accents Today, Kids Today, Playthings, Gifts&Decorative Accessories, JCK, Hotels, Mobelmarkt, Furnishing International, Casual Living and Le Courrier etc.

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