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Full list of Shipping terms: http://www.mainfreight.be/en/info_point/incoterms.aspx
CORRECTION*: The term co-loading means transferring cargo by a freight forwarder to another carrier either to a freight forwarder or consolidator. (Middleman)
- Freight Charge Terms
FOB – Free on Board (or Freight on Board). This basically means that the cost of delivering the goods to the nearest port is included but YOU, as the buyer, are responsible for the shipping from there and all other fees associated with getting the goods to your country/address.
EXW (Ex-Works) – also sometimes referred to as the Ex-Factory price. This basically means the cost of the product and nothing else! No shipping costs or export fees in China are included in this price, never mind local port and custom fees or delivery to your door.
CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight. In this case, the price also includes sea freight charges and insurance to deliver the goods to YOUR nearest port. But only to the port – from that point onwards, you take the shipment into your hands.
CNF – Cost & Freight (or Cost, no Insurance, Freight). Similar to CIF only this time insurance is not included.
DDP - Is a transaction where the seller (Manufacturer) pays for the total costs associated with transporting goods and is fully responsible for the goods until they are received and transferred to the buyer. This is the best type of shipping arrangement if your supplier is handling the entire shipment as they deal with everything for you.
What do you need? (UK)
Bill of Lading
⁃ Supplier (shipper)
⁃ delivery address
⁃ bill of lading number
⁃ Carrier name
⁃ Freight charge terms (FOB - CIF)
⁃ Commodity Description
⁃ States value
⁃ For customs
⁃ For VAT
Packing List / Shipping list / waybill /delivery list
⁃ Quantity, type of products
Freight Forwarder - Total - £348
- Terminal Handling - £69
- Documentation - £100
- Co-Loader Fee - £30
- Customs Clearance - £45
- Pallet Fee x1 - £9.50
- Delivery to warehouse - £95
Sea Shipping - Everything you need to know!
- Should I use air shipping or sea shipping?
- what is a freight forwarder
- how to ship form China to the UK
- how to i ship form China to the USA
- How Sea shipping works
- How sea shipping from china works
- How to get an amazon freight forwarder
- How much are the sea shipping fees
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Hi Jonny, how does customs duty work with LCL shipments? I've heard from other YouTubers that this is a area where people can be ripped off, charging duty on the FCL and not proportioning accordingly. If you are aware of this, do you know if having a freight forwarder prevent from this? Also, is there a standard % rate of duty or does it vary ? If I am importing from China to the UK, do you know what this % is likely to be/what is it for you? Thanks!!
FFS Air FREIGHT . Sea shipping .
Airfreight is usually priced on weight per KG.
Sea is based on metric ton or m3 (whichever greater ) for LCL.
If you have more than 14cbm it’s probably better to ship as FCL ( full container load).
I would advise to buy FOB terms .
Bill of lading for seafreight . Airwaybill for airfreight .
Bills are your legal entitlement to take ownership of goods . Your supplier will only release the bills once you have paid for the goods .
Don’t believe anyone’s speel , get 3 quotes from 3 different freight forwarders .
Hi, thanks for the video. Good information for new sellers like me. I just tried to contact Adam using the email you provided, but not going through, is it possible he's not using that email again and wouldn't mind if you can please give me his new one. Looking for a freight forwarder.
If I can help JB on this question. No you don't have to buy/rent container, however you can choose to have the container dropped at your premises/house for loading yourself in which you have 3 hours to do that or you can bring your goods to the warehouse and we load on container for you. Both options implies that we will send your goods to Africa and you will have 5 days maximum to remove your goods when it reaches African ports. We only do cars and our prices can be CIF or FOB, depending on your demands...
Hey Jonny. Great video. I have potentially found a product and decided air shipping will kill my margins as total weight is approx 250kg. So sea or rail is the way.... I think. I have had some reasonable quotes for sea and rail FOB but wondering if a freight forwarder will be the way for D2D service (less hassle). I’ve messaged Adam as part of my FBA freight forwarder options but at this point I haven’t decided on my supplier yet. I have a few, top 3 or 4. Meaning I don’t know exact package sizes or supplier address. This is preventing me to get a quote from a freight forwarder. My question:
Do I need to decide on a supplier first for both EXW and FOB then ask them for these details to get a quote from freight forwarder?
Also, noob question. For a shipment address I set this up under seller central, create shipment?
Thanks for all the great work pal - keen guitarist myself ; seen your cover of Drifting haha
JB- what is the best idea in paying for a shipment. I dont mean the method, I mean should I pay 30% of the total cost before they have produced the products, and the rest on receiving in the UK or what is best? 2nd question: Prices listed on Alibaba are an EXW or FOB price (presumably EXW, as why would they include the shipment to the port) ? cheers
Thanks for this.
I have just emailed Adam mentioning your recommendation.
On a side note, thanks for all of the guidance, I couldn't have gotten this far without you.
Hope lifs's good for you and yours.
All the best
Lol individuals that work in Freight Forwarding companies are the biggest unconscious low hanging fruits I have ever met. I worked for a couple of Freight Forwarding companies for 2 years. Literally everyone I met gave up life in there early 20s
They have absolutely no ambitions in life apart from "Getting that pay rise and that 10 years extra service leave". All they do is talk about what they're eating for lunch, what bills they currently have to pay and how they "finally managed to gather the strength to go to the gym this morning"
Majority of men there are Beta Males conformists who are too scared to talk to there Boss or "Team Manager"
I now only work 3 months a Year, Travel the world, Play at Music Festivals for the rest of the year. I pay no bills, no rent, no mortgage, no nothing, I live the Luxury lifestyle. Literally the same individuals are still working the same freight forwarding job 9 Years ago when I was there! Talk about an interesting life lol. They're still complaining about the same issues, same money problems, same everything. Literal retards
Hi Jonny. Great video. Does Adam deal with the EAN/ PKSU labelling (whichever it is that Amz require) IE I would get barcodes created (like from gs1.org) and sent to him? What are you paying HMRC for - the import/ duty tax? So your saying: get an FOB price from the supplier, then Adam takes it from the port in China, all the way to the UK Amz warehouse (assuming he can do the labelling too)? >Apologies if u mentioned this already in the vid, im watching it at 2am!
Average flip cant be any less than a 1:1? Especially after tax & shipping. Gonna end up like 1:0.3, Roughly £700 profit from 2k investment, not bad depending on the time scale. Do you ever wholesale to shops in person? on the basis that you've cut out the shipping hassle for them for a small mark up.
Hey jonny! Im sure you must get this question all the time. So lets say im using FOB... once my stuff arrives at the port, do i pay customs duty only as i dont earn over "85,000" a year or something like that or do i pay VAT regardless. Thanks :)
Quick question about your initial investment. In your first year, when you started all this!!!
How many products did you source from china and put up on amazon? one or a few?
Where they generic items or full private label products?
How much did you invest in your first your? What is a reasonable amount to invest in the first to make this work and get things really going?
Sorry too many questions. hope you don't mind
Jonny Bradley hey mate. Another great video, thank you! Are those 200-250 products related to the costings you gave in the vid? Would you mind sharing how many cartons, dimensions and weight of the products that the prices are for?
Hi Jonny, FIVE star video for new FBA sellers. Top man for use UK new sellers!
I have found a product but nervous about the shipping from china etc. Is Adam Marsek still around. I am going to email him and get in touch with him. From what you said, he sounds the correct man for this job. There is a lot of charge on the way, how do you actually make profit on a profit. I am not going to let that scare me though:). Jonny, I am going to email you with question as I continue my journey as FBA seller. Hope you don't mind.
Hey jonny this is by far the best video on shipment out there, great video bro. Love your channel. Was wondering if you could do a similar video on bar codes, I see so many people confused over barcodes and forgive me If I'm wrong but don't think you have done one yet. Anyways great info :)
Hello Jonny, just found your site and have subscribed. Can you provide Adam's name and contact information? Sorry if you already did but I couldn't find it. I'm sure Adam will be able to answer this but while I have you here I have a few questions. I agree that sea shipping is probably by far the cost way to go but what if you have a product with an expiration date on it? What is the time from leaving port in the US to when it would be on the shelves in the Amazon warehouse? Also do you have anymore videos for us who want to sell products from the US to the UK? Thanks.
Hey! its [email protected] just mention my name and he'll make sure you're looked after! I don't yet but I have loooooads of videos about selling in the UK. I don't know the freight times across the US so maybe a question for Adam :)
Good info thx but how is this worth buying a sample lets say 3 or 5 things somthing even small just to see whats the quality with all that costs and timing knowledge etc how is that possible even ? To buy just couple of items with all.these costs?is this worth it? Is there any profit? Your package is huge tho over 200k thats why the costs where so high also?
+zir786 I wouldn’t trust their support, they are rarely right about their own services haha they must think you mean about their FBA service, they def don’t have a fright forwarding service for receiving goods
Thank you, such useful information, really clear and concise. I will certainly make contact with Adam when I reach that stage. You are really inspirational and are helping to cut through my 'analysis paralysis'! (p.s. this is my first ever YouTube comment)
Hey Jonny, great video! This helped me a lot, however I am still a bit confused about which price you will need from the manufacture if your freight forwarder is handling the whole journey, I'm assuming EXW? Or do you need FOB do cover the local port charges in China?
It's my pleasure :) I'm all about helping you all out! No it wasn't included, Its a general business expense as you cover all the products you sell not just 1 shipment. I did have insurance for while in transit which was covered under my CIF terms which is Cost and insurance of freight.
Thanks Jonny. I really appreciate that you take your time to reply to me. Not many youtuber do that. Definitely earned my sub haha.
That makes perfect sense. Do you still get an insurance? I noticed that it isn't included in your price listing.
Hey HEYHO :D Thank you! So if you are having a freight forwarder handle the shipment you have a coupe of options. Get the EXW AND theFOB price from the supplier and give both to the forwarder as they can work out which will be cheapest for you. If you do EXW then the forwarder will arrange everything from pickup from supplier to deliver to amazon. FOB will cover the local charges yes (Basically FOB gets your freight on board the boat) If you have both prices from the supplier then thats ideal as you have options. Making sense?
Hi, great video! One questions,.... do freight forwarders usually also deal with whether products are feasible for Amazon fba or not? Do you actually need only freight forwarder from UK port to amazon or is it also smart to involve FBA prep center to check your products? Hope you understand my question.
Best to you!
Hey Thank you :) No they won't advise on that at all. They will need to know what the product is as they have to get it through customs and they need to know whats inside the boxes. If you're worried about the quality of your stock you an always have its inspected, this can actually be done from China as there are companies that do this. You will need a freight forwarder if you supplier is only delivering to the UK Port. I hope I did understand the question however let me know if not :)
+dlmicly Being in the UK was the main deciding factor as I know how UK business operates. Maybe in the future I'll go into other markets when I am more experienced in FBA. I also believe there to be a lot of growth potential in the UK for the future.
+Ant Sleckus hey dude, yeah that's how most the sellers are able to get to their selling price, thy are probably using sea shipping so you can't compete. I would feel comfortable now that I know the process. Just as long as you're happy to wait!
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I was really wondering what happened to you. Glad to hear everything is good. I'll guess you'll be paying Jonny for not making videos every day! haha
Looking forward to your videos and updates soon brotha :)
Have you heard of a company called Shippo? I remember you said in a previous video your sister works at a freight company, is that why you went with FBA Forwarding to get better costs. Nothing against doing that, I'm all for getting a few quid off where possible. Just wondering why you chose that company over another.
I have heard of Shippo yes, and yeah she was telling me a lot about how they work which let me to freight forwarders rather than the huge companies. However I wanted a FBA specialist as they do exactly what other freight forwarders do however they are very familiar with how amazon work.
I chose Adam and FBA-Forwarding Limited as most importantly he was patient and helped me understand the whole process start to finish. I had already received quotes from 4 freight forwarders including my sisters company and they looked like the best bet for a few reasons like customer service, specialised in FBA and cost.
I would approach him when you're looking to organise your shipping as you said, if you can save any money then it's worth it!
Very good video. Thank you. A couple of questions:
1. How did you actually pay (i.e., PayPal, wire transfer, etc...)?
2. Do you use an inspection service in China (before the stuff leaves the factory)? If so, are there any people/companies you would recommend or (equally important) anybody we should avoid?
Again, thanks. I am glad things are going well for you!
1. I paid with a direct bank transfer to HMRC and to the Freight Forwarder :) IF you're talking about the initial order I used a bank transfer as I didn't want to spend the 5% Paypal fee.
2. I did not use an inspection company however I know that you can get them, I did ask for pictures of my product before it was dispatched to I could see it. As i've not personally used anyone then I couldn't suggest however i'll see if I can find a recommendation for you.
Thanks for watching and any other questions just let me know. :)
Hi Jonny!!! Catching up with your videos at 2 am! Helpful contents as always. I got a couple of questions 1. How do you arrange payment to HMRC? 2. If you want to personally inspect your products, Can you ship them to your residential address (as I have heard others will only allow commercial address) ? TIA
HA awesome! yeah so with online banking. You get HMRC Account number, sort code and payment reference number. You then just pay using online banking. I think you can get them to a commercial address however I wouldn't advise that as you then have loads of stock that you then have to get to amazon. Better if you ask for a sample first, you can use inspection services in China and you can always order one from amazon when they arrive.
Basically you want to spend as little as possible as any money you spend eats into your profit. I would make sure you get a sample before you order or ask them to send you 1 unit at the same time as sending all the units.
Cheers Andrew and congratulations of your product giving live! Have you made any sales yet today?
Yeah send him an email as you'll know al your dimensions, weight and costings so he may be able to help you to give you an idea for your next order :)
Glad you found it useful Jake, When I started selling there was a big misty cloud of uncertainty around Sea shipping. Much more confident now so as I learn more i'll keep sharing to hopefully save you guys time and money!
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Overview of Triggers.
A trigger is a named program unit that is stored in the database and fired (executed) in response to a specified event. The specified event is associated with either a table, a view, a schema, or the database, and it is one of the following:
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