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How Suppliers Screw FBA Sellers on Shipping – ALL107

My supplier was screwing over my shipping costs. Here is how a sourcing agent and some smarter shipper services saved my business money on a single shipment and every Amazon product shipment since.

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  • Why sourcing agents save you time and money – talk to Nils
  • How to save money on international shipping
  • Why I use express shipping to UK
  • How suppliers try to screw you over
  • Why you need to work with people you trust
  • How to negotiate pricing
  • The reason Chinese people get better prices
  • What factories really want
  • How to avoid creating problems in your business
  • Why you need a backup plan in your business
  • How Alibaba Trade Assurance works
  • What you need to know about China’s VAT
  • Tricks and scams of shippers to beware of
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  1. as someone who has lived and worked in China for many years, I could write a book on how to get cheated by Chinese suppliers. Generally true that it is harder for non-Chinese to get the best prices vs Chinese but that is not to say that it is impossible nor should you throw up the white flag. it is not so much Chinese vs. non-Chinese, it is more a function of what kind of relationship you or your agent has w that particular factory. So, Chinese in one part of the country can and will give different pricing to Chinese from other parts of the country. Also, the more information one has, the better off they will be when it comes to pricing. If you can somewhat figure out what the costs are for the manufacturer, how much business they have (have to see that in person really) ,etc. , the better off you will be and to have some framework around negotiations other than “your prices are too high”. More information, better negotiating stance. Also, price is not the only consideration – payment terms, consignment orders, volume discounts, future shippable orders, etc. use your imagination.

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