I was just wondering if anyone has any good bits of advice that they wish they had known when they first started importing from China and dealing with the manufacturers there.
So far, I've ordered samples and know the MOQ and price per unit. What I'm unsure about is whether to negotiate the price per unit, and what the process is for getting those items from there, to here. Who pays for insurance, what taxes/fees will I owe, do the items get inspected upon arrival in the port, and if so, by who? Some of these suppliers are saying 100% T/T up front, but to me escrow seems more appropriate until I can inspect the items myself.
Anyway, hoping this book sheds light on these issues but also would appreciate any insights from the experienced here. Thanks.