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Top Tips: Best Express Courier Options from China

Which Courier should I choose? Buying from China inevitably means using express air couriers. Factories get late, 100-piece orders aren’t shipped by sea or air cargo. The need exists for sending or receiving samples, commercial documents, small orders and delivering products for date-specific events. Express shipping can be as fast as next day delivery. Lower Read More

Duties & Taxes Matter

Introduction: When you ship products to another country, you 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 Read More

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Importing from China – Best Practices

Importing Best Practices RULE #1 Don’t look for the lowest possible price Don’t be tempted! Significantly lower prices should raise a flag. NO such thing as the lowest price in China. Factories figure out how to reduce material quality to lower prices or to meet buyer targets. These factories are generally non-compliant for health and Read More

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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’ Read More

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Importers: Stay away from Hard-Bargaining in China

Hard-bargaining is NOT the key to success. Threats and unreasonable demands may work in the short term but do not DEVELOP relationships. Eventually, you will need help from your factory. If you hard-bargain every time, favors won’t happen. What does hard-bargaining say about you? It says that you view each deal as either win or Read More

7 steps to Import success

7 Steps to Importing and Selling Products from China

The Chinese economy exports trillions of dollars annually. Learn the basics, follow a plan and make profit sourcing, importing and selling products online. Maybe it isn’t that easy but learning and planning around best practices can help avoid serious errors! Failing to measure twice and cut once is  a source of loss and missed opportunities. Some important Read More

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Why is my China supplier asking for my tax ID number (EIN)?

When goods enter the United States from overseas, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When a company purchases goods from an overseas supplier, CBP considers them the ultimate importer. The ultimate importer can clear the goods or have a broker clear them on their behalf. If Read More

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Commodore 64 & Blind Shipping

…I adore my 64, my Commodore 64 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, Read More

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Importing Promotional Products from China (Step 1)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Importing Part 1 Growing market share means importing from China.  The challenge is staying ahead of a massive China curve! Direct sellers have arrived. Whether you source through agents or Alibaba, we’ve generated an informational list plus strategic do’s and don’ts. Delivering from China can be complicated, confusing, and costly. Profits can Read More

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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 Read More

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