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I'm importing this batch of products from China to Germany and as you already know, shipping is super expensive. My supplier is offering a shipping method that cost 6k USD instead of the 10k USD that my forwarder is asking for sea shipment. But the way of the shipping is peculiar and...
I am planning on importing food boxes made of sugarcane - making it biodegradable - from China, but the shipping costs are so high that it would take all my profits away, making it impossible to even operate with a 10% profit margin.
I heard the shipping prices jump high during...
I have an idea for a branded product that I'm looking to execute on. I got the idea after my mom had purchased the product and complained that it was expensive. I don't know if I can make it cheaper, but the point is that I think people will buy it anyways. I found the generic...
I have this simple but interesting question that I can't find an answers to. I think many of us here who are just starting out importing products and selling to US will be interested in this question as well.
Given a fictional scenario:
Product is custom made in china for each...
Hope everyone is making it and adapting doing what they need to do during this dog and pony circus called COvid.
I wanted to get back to the FLF and help others during this time and if ANYONE here (not just insiders) needs any help feel free to message me or skype me. My...
I want to start producing my own Dye Sub Mugs. However the quote I am getting from a local supplier is too high and the shipping is a major issue and I need help in trying to figure out other options. My MOQ is between 1,000 to 2,160 blank mugs.
1. I know the US based suppliers are getting the...
Hi Everyone :
As a more than 10 years experience of shipping agent ,let me give you some tips of saving money on shipping.
1.Use slower shipping .
For small parcels , you can choose USPS , E-Pack . For Bulk shipping , you can choose sea freight .
2.Innovate your package.
Better book a custom...
Please Note: This thread is a closed thread but I will be adding questions and answers from time to time. You can expect to ultimately see a very long list. This is not an AMA thread.
All questions should be posted on my AMA:
GOLD! Sharing my lifetime experience in export/import. Product...
After reading The Millionaire fastlane, I focused more on systems with added value (money systems). Thank you!
I started different eBay/Etsy/other webshops but this one, this time, is actually the best ever in my terms. A monthly 500-700 USD for copy pasting a few customer...
Other than just signing up for a membership, I have no affiliation with FitShipper. I am just passing this along to see if anyone has experience with this or is interested in it. It seems like a great deal.
I was looking for ways to save money on shipping and found this video:
I have been running an e-commerce company for the past year and have had a huge issue with USPS. Everything in my company runs smoothly, but for some reason, we are also losing packages or have packages severely delayed. Two weeks ago USPS completely lost one of our entire shipments...
With the Chinese New Year (CNY) passing, a lot of you ecommerce sourcers may have been struggling with communication and or production of your goods to be sourced from overseas on time. Here is something to consider.....
Westerners return from...
Hey yo! Has anyone here used an alternative fulfillment/shipping center other than Chipmunk.
I find their prices to be fair, yet steep. Looking for an alternative that won't strip away any profits from the beginning.
Thanks in advance!
So I am making my first order right now and I am trying to get shipping sorted out for the end of this month.
50ctns in total
My supplier in Shanghai has quoted me $2600 for air freight to an airport near me. At $3.05 per/kg this seems...
What do you do when you ship a product out, tracking info indicates that the shipment has been delivered, and the customer says they haven't received it?
This has been happening to me more and more often lately and I'm not sure of the best way to handle it.
So lately I've been planning out how to get my product into people's hands while I'm waiting on my copacker to do their thing.
I have a glass bottle of salad dressing that weighs 1 lb 3 oz with packaging. I've never had to ship anything commercially and honestly, it's making my head spin.
Heard the news that Amazon bought out Whole Foods yesterday, and I just bought a LOT of grocery store-like items from a company called iHerb (one of the ONLY U.S. companies that ships to China - my current location - without exorbitant shipping and import fees).
If you are a...
I've partnered with a manufacturer that is currently based in the United Kingdom (I'm in Canada) to sell fashion-related items. I don't think I'll have any problems selling to people in the U.K and in Europe since shipping costs are very low. However, they charge a massive 40$ USD to...
Please excuse me if this question has already been answered. I have checked the forums and found a bit about it, but I'd like to ask a few more questions.
I'm discussing shipping with my supplier at the moment. If I understand all of this correctly, air shipping is more expensive, but much...