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      Finding verified Chinese drop shippers - Information on shipping costs and import tax

      Hi all.

      I am looking for a Chinese drop shipper who will absorb shipping charges & import tax etc, plus also who has a fast delivery (3-4 days approx) to UK customers from their factory / warehouse. I want to pay the shipping charges up-front with the cost of the product, so that my customers don't pay any kind of delivery charges on receipt of their items.

      Are there any such companies that anyone knows about who can do this?

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      Hi Glynny,

      Your drop shipper can handle the shipping costs. Any import tax due needs to be paid by the importer (your customer). One way around this is to have you drop shipper send the items to your address and then you can forward them to your customers. This will, of course, add to the shipping time.

      Another solution is to have import tax paid by the courier. The shipper of the goods (Your drop shipper) can request to prepay import tax and be charged on their account, a shipping courier like FedEx offer this service. The shipping courier calculates the import tax due and charges the shipper of the goods. Then your drop ship supplier will bill you for import tax and not your customer. You could contact your drop shipper and ask to use, for example, FedEx as their shipping courier. With import taxes pre paid, the customs clearance procedure should take less time and thus make for faster shipping times to your customers.

      Import tax is not charged on imported goods with a value of 15 or less, or on goods marked as gifts with a value of 40 or less.

      Shipping from China to the UK can take up to 10 days if sent by air, orders by sea may take over 20 days to arrive. You could contact you drop shipper and ask them if they are able to ship your orders by express using larger couriers such as DHL, EMS, UPS, FedEx. You might be able to get 4 to 8 days shipping time using an express shipping service, but there will be extra costs involved.

      Try getting shipment quotes from different courier companies. When you find a company which is able to offer low shipping times for a reasonable price, then you can propose the idea of using this courier to your drop shipper.

      To find verified drop shippers from China, Hong Kong and the rest of the world we recommend using the largest global online trade directories of verified wholesale suppliers. eSources and Worldwide Brands both list verified wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, and drop shippers. You can learn more about these trade directories, finding and verifying drop ship suppliers in the following threads:

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      Hope this helps
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