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Importing from China
Steve Froggatt
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May 6, 2014 - 5:26 pm
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Not really sure where to put this – so it will do here until some screams.

I was wondering if anyone was importing from China and would like to share the delivery costs. I am currently importing but the freight costs are particulary high which is a disadvantage especially when you are trying to compete with the Chinese.

Not really sure what the logistics of this idea would be but i presume I would need someone who is interested in (or already) importing from China, and based in the Yorkshire/Lancashire area.

Steve

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Dave Furness

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May 8, 2014 - 9:36 am
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Hi Steve

Ah the old importing quandry, would be interesting to see if there was anyone else out there who could share the costs of importing. I don’t know the products you are importing are they sent in by containers or another method?

Dave

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Steve Froggatt
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May 8, 2014 - 10:57 am
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Hi Dave
Its electronic components I’m importing, No not containers I’m just starting out. Its a bit like buying off ebay from china but in larger quantities. Its the freight charge that is a killer sometimes its about $150 for 12.5kgs.

Steve

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Dave Furness

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May 11, 2014 - 3:03 pm
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Oooo I could see why that would be a killer, eating into your margins before you have even started taking into account the channel fees etc.

I’m not sure what to suggest on this one, has anyone else had any experience with this before??

Dave

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