Hello, I've recently contacted a company in China to supply some hand-tools. they've sent me some samples and I'm about to order some. Let me just say, this is my first time importing anything and I am very naive! I'm years away from being able to order a container load, I'm just a one-man-band. But this company is happy to supply small orders of about 500 items each which I'll sell via ebay and my website. So I want to order 1000 items, I would have thought this would be less than a pallet load, but it's difficult to say. The chap I have been dealing with has asked the question... Which has really raised some questions for me. He has asked for a port. Does that mean I can just specify my local docks and go to collect it there? Does this mean if I specify "air" that I have to collect it from the airport? I want to receive the parcel asap, so if I select "sea" would this mean I'd wait for months to get anything? if i select "air" would this mean a huge bill as it's quite a heavy and large crate/box. Any advise would be gratefully received!