In a previous blog, I spoke about how there are several small business owners in China that use small store fronts, open areas, and carts for their companies. Today, I am going to show you how these entrepreneurs can sell many items from the carts. As you can see in the picture below, this lady has kitchen goods to sell. More specifically, she has pots, pans, and tea kettles. It looks like all she is missing from having a well-supplied kitchen is the kitchen sink.
There is something very unique for me in the next picture. Usually when I see someone selling baked sweet potatoes, they are cooked in a fifty-five-gallon drum that is customized for cooking the sweet potatoes. In the bottom of a vertically placed drum there is a door and an area for a fire. Above that, there is a rack or two for holding the potatoes and another door or just a lid on the top, but this man below has taken the sweet potato industry to a new level. He has designed a different style of potato cooker with a smoke stack and mounted it on his cart, so if his business is off, he can easily move to a better location. Also, this guy has very pronounced sideburns, which is extraordinarily rare for me to see in China. As you can see with the chimney, it looks like his cart is powered by burning something to create energy like an old steam engine.