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  • Hey Walter,

    I'm wondering what the best shipping option is for my order. This is my first larger order, even though it is not very big.

    It is 9 boxes, 32* 34*32cm each, and weighs a total of 180kgs.

    The boxes are waiting in Dongguan city, Guangdong province.

    Should I use a freight forwarder?

    Thanks
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    I would recommend http://www.a1worldwidelogistics.com/ The owner posts on the forum as Rsimmons016 and has a couple of threads. He seems very keen for business. He can handle shipments into any US port.
    Walter
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    Robert Nichols
    Is there any difference as to where the FF handles the shipment from my supplier?

    In other words: The FF asked for the address of the goods in China. Should I arrange for the location where the goods currently are, or should I arrange for the goods to be brought to a port? Is there a cost effective option here?
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    It is usually best to have the forwarder pick up the goods from the factory. This amounts to buying on an EXW basis, although the vendor will often still incorrectly call this FOB.

    Suppliers have a tendency to try to make money out of the inland costs, i.e., the costs involved in getting the goods to the port of shipment, so let you forwarder handle that and you will probably get a fair deal.
    Walter
    Hey Walter,

    I bought the book, I was reading it then i turned off my computer. When i turn it on, I cant seem to locate it anywhere on my hard drive now. It didn't seem to download the way things typically do, its not in my downloads, and when i run a search i cant find it anywhere. is it possible to get another download? I can prove I bought it with my bank statement if you need it.

    Thanks
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Hi Robert,

    How frustrating for you.

    Please contact my support team at msteamwebmaster@gmail.com and give them the email address you used when you purchased and they will send you a download link.

    If any problems please let me know.

    Regards,
    Walter
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    Robert Nichols
    All fixed, thanks
    Hello Walter,

    I purchased your book 2 months ago. I have been wondering if I will get notified via E-Mail, if a newer Version is published?

    Thanks for your help

    Kai
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    The latest version is now 133 pages, up from 83 pages. If you don't have that one you should have been notified by my support team. If you haven't received a notice it might be because you have not given them your email address.

    I suggest you contact them on msteamwebmaster@gmail.com

    Regards,
    Walter
    #nowhere
    #nowhere
    Thank you. I have the version containing 132 pages. Think thats the version you mentioned. Kind regards from Germany Kai
    Hi, just want to say thanks for all the fantastic information you have shared here and ask one question about your book if that's ok? I'm in the UK and often find myself skipping whole sections or chapters of business books that deal with US taxes/business entities and other location specific things. How US-specific is the information in your book? Thank you!
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Hi Trixii,

    It is only slightly US centric, and is used successfully in the UK. One of the countries where my franchise business worked very well was the UK, and I have lived there for long periods.

    Importing is almost universal as far as rules are concerned, and product sourcing principles are the same wherever you are located.

    Regards,'Walter
    Trixii
    Trixii
    Thank you. I bought the book (didn't realise it was on offer!) and have started looking though it. I see that there are several UK specific details so that's great - I look forward to working through the whole thing. Thanks!
    Walter. Love your AMA. Two quick questions. 1. How much $ would you be making in a good year when you were in business? And 2. I just agreed to help out a bitter kola exporter in Nigeria import to the USA, do you know what are the best channels to find buyers? Read your book. Cheers.
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Hi Cyriex,
    I won't name the figures but when importing and running my franchise business I had numerous franchisees in four countries. They all earned an average of 4 times the national average income for their country, and I received a generous percentage of that as royalty.

    The best channel to find buyers is Alibaba. I don't recommend them for buyers, but they are great for sellers.

    Regards,
    Walter
    Hi Walter,

    I'm really enjoying reading your AMA thread here. As a result, I'm interested in your e-book. This will be my first e-book...silly question: is it possible to print the e-book? I want to do to this so I can read without an electronic device.

    Thanks,

    Wisith
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    I have sent you a PM, but yes it is not a problem to print from the PDF download.

    Regards,
    Walter
    I am really interested in buying your book. But I am having trouble navigating your site. When I click on the "Buy The eBook Now" link it just sends me to the bottom of the page and I am not to sure what to do. Could it be my browser?
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Hi,

    You are not the only one. IT is not your browser, it is my brilliant web designer who thinks if it's clear to him it must be clear to everyone.

    Just fill in the General Information next to the BBB rating symbol, and then click on Order Now.

    Regards,
    Walter
    Hi Walter!
    Thanks for sharing your experiences. It is very empowering. I am trying to validate my business idea and wondering if you can give me some directions. I am a multilingual Executive Assistant. I am wondering if there is a need for small business owners who are doing business with China to hire an EA who is fluent in Mandarin. Thank you so much and if I can help you with anything, please let me know!
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Hi Yufa,

    I am sure you will have seen my PM by now.

    Regards,
    Walter
    Morning Sir,
    Your Import Direct From China book is there a print version or just ebook, thinking of buying
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Hello,

    Sorry to say that it is only available as an eBook. The reason is that I revise it regularly, and in eBook form it is easy to then provide the updated version to everyone who has bought earlier editions.

    There is no charge for the updates. The newest one will not be issued for about 2 months.

    Regards,
    Walter
    M.Roger
    M.Roger
    Thanks.
    Hi Walter,
    I just bought your ebook (loved it!) and would have a question for you. Is there I way I could contact you in private?
    Thanks!
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    You can send me a PM. I will be happy to help.
    Hi Walter.
    I have your ebook through Jim's PAC.
    Glad I found you here at Fastlane.
    Just wanted to say hello and to thank you for sharing your experience and expertise.
    Looking forward to learning more from you.
    Cheers!
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Good to hear from you Daniel. I Hope the book is a great help to you.
    Daniel Tan
    Daniel Tan
    Yes it is a great resource. Although I have some experience in China, I must say that it helps confirm my suspicion on the 'tactics' employed by suppliers here. I visited an LED manufacturer last year which turns out to be an assembly shop.
    Hi Walter,

    I just finished reading your ebook first time round and will be reading it again later! Great book. I have sent you an email... :) If you can give me some advice, I would be greatful! Thanks
    Hi Walter,

    First of all, I would like to personally thank you for all the help you are providing in your AMA. I have some question to ask you. Do you have an email that you answer personally? I would love to keep them private. Thank you
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    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Sorry but I rarely look at my profile page. I have sent you a PM.
    Hi Walter,

    I bought your book and I have some question to ask you. Do you have an email that you answer personally?I don't feel like publishing them publicly. Thanks
    Walter Hay
    Walter Hay
    Sorry but I rarely look at my profile page. I have sent you a PM.
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