Import Duty Explained

Introduction: When you ship products to another country, recipients are asked to pay additional duties and taxes before the shipment is delivered. Governments tax shipments from other countries because they want to: Protect domestic companies from foreign competitors Control the flow of certain products Raise revenue through taxes Duties and taxes on shipments are legal […]

Import Duty and Tax Explained

Introduction: When you ship products to another country, recipients are asked to pay additional duties and taxes before the shipment is delivered. Governments tax shipments from other countries because they want to: Protect domestic companies from foreign competitors Control the flow of certain products Raise revenue through taxes Duties and taxes on shipments are legal […]

Express Shipping from China: Reduce Your Costs

It’s normal to expect shipments from China to be delivered quickly, reliably and affordably. Realistically though, shorter delivery cycles get in the way. Shipments seem to always be up against challenging delivery dates. While it’s tempting to have a factory do your shipping, it will negatively your business, especially if they ship to your customers. […]

Essential Service for Promotional Product Importers

Blind Shipping for the New Reality Rush orders and shorter lead times have become the rule, and not the exception. Suppliers, distributors, and overseas factories are all chasing the same customers. Having to protect your business from predators has become the new reality. Blind shipping your decorated orders from China means that your factory and […]

Dealing with Shipping Delays

Dealing with Shipping Delays Reduce the negative effects of shipping delays on your business and protect your brand reputation when dealing with late deliveries. In January 2019, FedEx shipping delays hit 12.87% of deliveries from Canada to the US, while UPS shipping delays hit 16.16% in the same period on the same route. The same […]

Cost-Effective Blind Drop Shipping from China to the USA

Blind Drop Shipping happens when your customers receive a package from China anonymously. Your seller’s contact information is changed or hidden when you receive a shipping from China to USA or anywhere else! The identity of your supplier is never known by your customer. The factory-listed origin will be hidden when preparing your international shipping label. […]

Coronavirus and International Shipping

Coronavirus and International Shipping Concerned about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on international shipments? We here to help you navigate, so we’re pulling together as many details as possible to help figure out how shipments may be affected. The main takeaway is that production, shipping, and fulfilment from China will be majorly affected due […]

Common Import Sea Freight Problems

WHY SO MANY DELAYS?Common Import Sea Freight Problems Importers can tell you that things can go wrong very quickly with ocean shipments. The majority of which are beyond their control. Things go wrong at the factory, at loading docks, at sea ports both in China and elsewhere. The list of ‘why did this happen’ can […]

Commodore 64 & Blind Shipping (OK, Boomer)

…I adore my 64,myCommodore 64 (OK, Boomer) Life was so much simpler then. In 1987 we evolved from sending telexes to faxes. Sending faxes with text and images changed everything! Two years later a Commodore 64 replaced our IBM Selectric. Ironically, the BIG idea was to save on typewriter correction tape! While saving was nice, […]

China Supplier asking for your EIN number?

The US Internal Revenue Service use EINs to track and collect duties and taxes. An EIN, or Employer Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number, is a sequence of nine numbers. Locating an EIN If you are unsure of your Employer Identification Number, you can locate it easily. Contact the Internal Revenue Service and request a […]