bsavastio wrote:Hello, I have been selling on eBay for two years now and am trying to shift my store to a drop shipping model due to space limitations for inventory. I have found a supplier in China via this SaleHoo directory who I would like to work with, but I am extremely confused about import/customs fees. I have read through this community forum quite extensively and I see statements like "the buyer will have to pay the customs fees" but I am baffled as to how that would work. For example, say my buyer orders a dress from my store, and I place the order for the dress from my supplier in China and I give my supplier the address of my buyer. The supplier charges me $15 shipping and ships the dress to my buyer. This shipping fee would have already been listed on my store, so it would be covered by my buyer. Ok, then what happens? The postman shows up at my buyer's door demanding customs/import fees? I don't understand how it physically works or who would be asking my buyer for these additional import fees. How exactly, and when, would these fees be charged, and from whom? Generally I will be drop shipping one item at a time to individual buyers. On my supplier's website, they have different shipping methods to choose from such as ePacket, etc., with the corresponding shipping fees, and no mention of any import/customs fees. Thanks in advance to anyone who can clear this up for me.