There is no airport flying in to Putian so you must fly in from Fuzhou and take a 1 1/2 hour car drive into Putian, or Xiamen and take a 2 hour car drive into Putian.
Putian has a Wanda plaza so there are quite a few shopping choice there. There is also a Walmart and Carrefour in the city as well.
The local beer is Sedrin beer with a brewery located in Putian. Sedrin light is blue labeled and about 2.5 percent. Regular Sedrin is only 3.0 percent. Sedrin is a sponsor of the NBA here in China!
Two good Western hotels are the Depot and the new Hilton. There are also some natural hotspring hotels available in Putian.