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      Information about freight forwarders - Which is your favorite

      I deal with a couple of foreign customers and they always want me to ship to their freight forwarder. Do you do this? I don't like to do it really. I like to ship right to the customer and not to a middle man. Who do you use?
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      A freight forwarder is simply an intermediary that organizes shipping, storage and clearance from customs (if needed) on behalf of your buyer.

      In the US, all freight forwarders must by licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as an Ocean Transaportation Intermediary, and if they handle air freight they are normally also accredited with IATA as a cargo agent.

      In other countries, like the UK, licensing of freight forwarders is not a requirement, therefore always make sure the freight forwarder you are shipping goods to is legitimate, and not an intermediate step of a scam scheme.
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      I personally would want to deal with customers who are on the same page as me when it comes to this. The less amount of hands that touch your freight, the better. It suts down the chances of something going wrong.

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      That's true, but with foreign shipping, you can never be too careful. I think this is why customers expect to pay a little more for foreign goods, there's a little bit more involved than domestic shipping.

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      Freight forwarders typically arrange cargo movement to an international destination. Also referred to as international freight forwarders, they have the expertise that allows them to prepare and process the documentation and perform related activities pertaining to international shipments.

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      nobody answered the question who do yu use as forwarder from China to US?

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      if you are not familiar with logistics, you should trust your supplier and let them choose the right forwarder. The forwarder will do a lot of things that you aren't familiar with, such as broker, trucking, warehousing and redistribution.

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      How can I tell the supplier is not marking up the price of the freight forwarder?

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