How to save shipping cost from china!

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by goodboy69, Sep 24, 2017.

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  1. goodboy69

    goodboy69 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I found the product i want to sell on ebay / amazon and other platform but once they calculate the the shipping cost it kill all the profit you may make by selling in the UK.
    Any advice on the shipping cost would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
    Posted: Sep 24, 2017 By: goodboy69 Member since: Sep 24, 2017
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Buy in massive bulk so the shipping cost per item is lower?
    Buy from a closer country so shipping costs are lower?
    Buy a different product?
    Get quotes from other shipping companies about the shipping?
    Take a van and drive over there, bringing stock back yourself?
     
    Posted: Sep 24, 2017 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. Revell Cornell

    Revell Cornell UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Try to make contact with someone who imports from China on a regular basis. There is such a thing as spare space in a container. What size is it that you're wanting to import?
     
    Posted: Sep 24, 2017 By: Revell Cornell Member since: Sep 24, 2017
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  4. WebStartupSolutions

    WebStartupSolutions UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Try dropshipping directly from china to the customer if the customer is happy to wait. Or as someone mentioned above ship it to somewhere in europe and find out the price for a haulage company to drive it over land to the UK
     
    Posted: Nov 18, 2017 By: WebStartupSolutions Member since: Nov 18, 2017
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  5. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Err...

    1) Don't buy from China.

    ) ...because the money you spend in China stays in China
    )...whereas money you spend buying locally goes into the pot of money that can be used to buy your products
    )...but they don't make cheap plastic crap locally
    )...so don't sell cheap plastic crap

    I've got this wrong, haven't I?
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2017 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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