How to import China Products To Amazon FBA?

by Zaheera 6 replies
Hi,

I am interested to import products from China and Hongkong and send inventory to amazon FBA. But i don't know how to do that?
how to fulfill the customs?
How to pick from port, although i am not living in USA?

have you any experience in this regards?
Please share here.

Thank you
#ecommerce sites, wholesaling & drop shipping #amazon #china #fba #import #products
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Hi,
    I strongly suggest you locate posts on this forum by ImportExport. Walter is a authority on this subject and has provided many folks with excellent advice on this exact topic. You will find his information very helpful IMO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Splatterfox
      Originally Posted by DWaters View Post

      Hi,
      I strongly suggest you locate posts on this forum by ImportExport. Walter is a authority on this subject and has provided many folks with excellent advice on this exact topic. You will find his information very helpful IMO.
      I agree, he is very knowledgeable and a very helpful user.

      @Topic: you will have to prepare for a lot of things. It would be best to inform about the tax and duty laws in your country extensively before you do anything. Some of my clients lost complete product shipments because they didn't check for customs etc. and they couldn't get it to their house or FBA.

      For picking from port you need a forwarder of course, since the CIF (Cost Insurance Freight) delivery you will normally use when importing from these guys will only move it to the port and NOT even unload it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Importexport
    Originally Posted by Zaheera View Post

    Hi,

    I am interested to import products from China and Hongkong and send inventory to amazon FBA. But i don't know how to do that?
    how to fulfill the customs?
    How to pick from port, although i am not living in USA?

    have you any experience in this regards?
    Please share here.

    Thank you
    You will find a lot of helpful advice on my thread: Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing And Importing For Profit. ― Veteran Importer Here. but I will answer your question here.

    If you want to ship direct from your supplier to FBA, it can be done quite simply by using Amazon's customs broker Shapiro. You will find them here: Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. | Customs Brokerage & Global Freight Forwarding Shapiro are the forwarders specified by Amazon FBA, but they, like almost all forwarders have a worldwide network of agents so they can handle shipments to or from any place.

    Any forwarder worth dealing with will handle all shipping payments on your behalf, including paying Customs duties. They pay on arrival at the destination port, and you repay them at which time they will then deliver the goods to you, or re;ease them to you for picking up. They will provide instructions for you.

    If after contacting them you still need more help, please ask your questions on my Ask Me Anything thread.

    Walter Hay
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  • Profile picture of the author hashim306
    I suggest you to find out the forums for import/export and it would be better to contact any Chinese or any other Asian import/export company. They will provide you the best suppliers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by hashim306 View Post

      I suggest you to find out the forums for import/export and it would be better to contact any Chinese or any other Asian import/export company. They will provide you the best suppliers.
      This advice is completely unhelpful. It's like throwing someone to the lions.

      If @hashim knows anything about the processes involved in safe sourcing and importing, perhaps he might be willing to make some helpful suggestions.

      Alternatively readers might like to learn something useful and helpful by reading my AMA. See link 2 posts above.

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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I just said this on another thread but it is worth repeating. Listen to Walter Hay (a.k.a. Importexport). He knows more about this than anyone here. You would also be smart to get his course. Doing it the right way will save you a ton of money, a great deal of aggravation and likely a boatload of customer service complaints.
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