Blind Shipping

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 Read More

What is Blind Shipping?

What is Blind Shipping? Blind Shipping is the ‘blind date’ of the business world. With imports, it occurs when your overseas factory and your end-user are completely unaware of each another. Blind Shipping, first and foremost, protects your business from supply chain predators. Keeping Chinese suppliers and end-users completely separate is the key-value proposition. A Blind Read More

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 Read More

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. Read More

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

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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

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Commodore 64 & Blind Shipping (OK, Boomer)

…I adore my 64, my Commodore 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 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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Predictions for Promotional Product Importers

14 years ago a Jack Ma, a Chinese entrepreneur, developed a platform for Chinese exporters to meet buyers online. By 2002, he made $1 in profits. By 2016, he was generating cash flows of $2.65 billion per quarter. Alibaba has proven that direct sellers are a go-to resource. Alibaba changed the market dynamic in profound ways. It is causing a 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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