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Great post, thanks.

Did not really consider negotiation but anything is worth trying.

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Interesting idea. I would never have considered it before, but from now on I will give it a go.
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Many websites require wire transfers...how do you go about completing a wire transfer and are they safe? thanks.

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Many websites require wire transfers...how do you go about completing a wire transfer and are they safe? thanks

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Wire transfers are probably the most unsafe payment method out there. I would only use this payment method for trusted sellers. Scammers love this payment method!


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I am very new to importing from China, can anyone give me ball park figures on what is normal and acceptable shiping costs from China to Australia. Mainly on game consoles.


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I'm in New Zealand and i have good contact in China who provides efficient EMS service with 20%-40% off of the official EMS price. Currently the official EMS shipping cost from CHN to AUS is 210 Chinese yuan per kilo and 55 yuan for additional 500g.

please check out the price from ems official website.

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Our discounted EMS price also apply to other countries as well, such as USA, Japan, New Zealand etc. And we may provide ocean shipping. Price is negotiable

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i want to buy from a seller worldexport but i cant find out how u can research the seller and i have seen many bad trades on rippoff.com about bad purchses on the site?
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i want to buy from a seller worldexport but i cant find out how u can research the seller and i have seen many bad trades on rippoff.com about bad purchses on the site?
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Has any one dealt with MK Enterprise?
I live in Australia and am looking for dropshipping only with trusted companies. I have been looking around forums, and in some they are saying this company is alleged to be scammers. I am confused as some are saying they are legit.

I am interested in game consoles, branded kids toys. I am still quite new to this.


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Hi All!
I am currently in discussions with a Chinese company called bestdeals2U, does anyone know this company and whether or not they have a good reputation? I am in Australia and am looking for good dropship companies in order to supply our ever increasing eBay market.
Any info would be good.

Thanks!

Just a bit more on this company, they offer free shipping on orders of 5 or more items (these don't have to be going to the same address) they dropship and supply tracking numbers for the packages. The only down side of this company is they only accept Western Union payments.

- David


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Western Union payments are always a sign of caution, you run the real risk of being scammed.
Never pay via Western Union, unless you have dealt with the company before and have that established trust!!!


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210 Yuan a kilo? I was in China in May, and the 100 Yuan = $18NZD then. so that's a steep charge. wow.


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Hmmm I used Paypal to pay for my account.


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About wire transfers - I had an e-bayer pay me through that and my money cleared my bank and I haven't shipped yet but I haven't heard anything back from the buyer (in Romania). I heard that balances simply 'disappear' if the transfer was not legit? Is that possible? I already moved it from my 'temporary' saving account to PAYPAL and it went through.....I haven't heard from him for 2 weeks (I raised the shipping cost).....

weird!

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About wire transfers - I had an e-bayer pay me through that and my money cleared my bank and I haven't shipped yet but I haven't heard anything back from the buyer (in Romania). I heard that balances simply 'disappear' if the transfer was not legit? Is that possible? I already moved it from my 'temporary' saving account to PAYPAL and it went through.....I haven't heard from him for 2 weeks (I raised the shipping cost).....

weird!

THanks


Well do not ship until his money comes through.


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Hi,

We found landed costs of products in the UK to be around 1.7x cost, and this pretty much balanced for all of us in the USA, South Africa, etc....


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My suggestion...Never use Western Union, Moneygram, or T/T!!!! Only a third-party escrow (Paypal) or credit/debit cards....It just gives you more protection!!!


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Here's a rough idea on what shipping cost charge.

I purchased 1.3 tonnes of draw runners from Taiwan(pretty close to China) and it cost me $100USD to ship them over here. Took about 3-4 weeks to ship/ customs clear.

Also had to pay for a customs broker since i had no idea about the process for customs and that cost about $600 ($400GST and $200 for them to do all their stuff)

Hope that give an idea on the shipping cost


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Hi Cowie,

RE: Hi All!
I am currently in discussions with a Chinese company called bestdeals2U, does anyone know this company and whether or not they have a good reputation?

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Hi

I have recently made a transaction with a wholesale company in China for mobile phones and paid my money. The company is now saying that due to the olympics they cannot ship my goods because the batteries are considered dangerous goods.

Do you think this sounds like a scam or a legit law?


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Hi

I have recently made a transaction with a wholesale company in China for mobile phones and paid my money. The company is now saying that due to the olympics they cannot ship my goods because the batteries are considered dangerous goods.

Do you think this sounds like a scam or a legit law?


There are some weird things happening in China at the moment with the games on hand, and there has been some weird things going on for a while.

I was working for an electrical distributor and we started finding it hard to get certain items shipped out about 6 months ago.

That doesn't mean you haven't been scammed, but anyone trying to do business there at the moment, beware...it's not real simple.

If you are buying phones form China, I would be more concerned about the actual phones being legit than concerning myself about the batteries!


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Thanks fudjj,

Good thing Im not selling commercially considering what you have mentioned. I might try and source another distributor - cheers!


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can anyone recommend a good company, with good prices that will dropship to australia without all the hidden cost ,and are trustworthy and easy to deal with?


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looking for a middle man company to help me find and manage relationship with a china exporter.

I am looking to buy consumer electronic products from a chinese company, have them ship the product to me and sell it.

I have already been ripped off via western union and find the language barrier difficult. I am looking for a company that will act as a liasion. One that I can place my order with.
They communicate with the shipping company etc.

can anyone please please help me with this.

thank you


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Hi I am very new to all this and I am looking to dropship i Australia.
Can i please have some advice on who you might think may be a good company to look at.Also any books or websites you beleave might be helpful.
I am open to all oppurtunities and would be greatful if you could e-mail me at( Link hidden: Login to view )
thank you


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Hi

I am looking for products to sell in New Zealand, drop shipping would be good but I think the delays and extra exspence would price the products of the market anyway any help would be appreciated.

cheers Kevin


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Hi Kevin,

Yes, shipping would be a consideration when drop shipping, as would be the delivery time. Taking those two aspects out of the equation, you may still find it hard to find products to sell that aren't already heavily saturated with the drop shipping option.

Importing wholesale or liquidations is an option, but if you don't have the budget to do it by the container load, then you would really be limited to carton size loads because shipping pallets wouldn't be cost effective at all.


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Many websites require wire transfers...how do you go about completing a wire transfer and are they safe? thanks.

-WIll


It's very normal now to use paypal for payment, if you don't recieve your order, money back


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We get 40% to 70% discount from most of shipping company, include DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS, and more discount from EMS China, EMS Singapore and Airmail Singapore. So the shipping cost from Chinazrh.com is as cheaper as possible than any sellers from China.

That's really a best place for you to import items from ChinaZRH.com.

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can anyone recommend a good company, with good prices that will dropship to australia without all the hidden cost ,and are trustworthy and easy to deal with?


This really depends on the product you plan on dropshipping. What do you plan on dropshipping?

It also depends on the product, the size of the product, the shipping per-unit, and a few other factors.

When selecting a dropship company be sure to research how long they've been in business, speak to a couple of clients if possible, and google them to find out reviews any good or bad.I hope this helps.


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I am very new to importing from China, can anyone give me ball park figures on what is normal and acceptable shiping costs from China to Australia. Mainly on game consoles.



Do you plan on shipping via air? You would have to import thousands of these consoles to fit in a 20 foot container, or even a 40 foot HQ container. What does each unit weigh?


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Has any one dealt with MK Enterprise?
I live in Australia and am looking for dropshipping only with trusted companies. I have been looking around forums, and in some they are saying this company is alleged to be scammers. I am confused as some are saying they are legit.

I am interested in game consoles, branded kids toys. I am still quite new to this.


Another Aussie!

Welcome to the forum. Okay couple of things you need to do here firstly can you call the dropship company? A dropship company that doesn't have a phone number may be a scammer however don't hold me to this.

Try to speak to a few of their clients beforehand to get some reviews, also find out how long it takes for them to ship products to your customers.You may want to do a trial order and pretend you are a customer just to check the leadtime etc

Also don't just go with the dropshippers that offer the cheapest postage per-unit as there is a good chance that they will increase this postage as the relationship moves forward. I have a few clients right now in Sydney dealing with the same problem.


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Hi All!
I am currently in discussions with a Chinese company called bestdeals2U, does anyone know this company and whether or not they have a good reputation? I am in Australia and am looking for good dropship companies in order to supply our ever increasing eBay market.
Any info would be good.

Thanks!

Just a bit more on this company, they offer free shipping on orders of 5 or more items (these don't have to be going to the same address) they dropship and supply tracking numbers for the packages. The only down side of this company is they only accept Western Union payments.

- David



Whenever you see western union as the only payment point usually it's bad news, they don't accept TT, PayPal or even bank transfer?

As western union is pretty much untraceable they could disappear.

I would trial them out for 1-2 orders pretending to be a customer and check for starters if the goods arrive, then the quality etc before using them to drop ship to all my clients.

If they are decent and honest then pay them via western union (only after they have proven themselves)...


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Hi I am very new to all this and I am looking to dropship i Australia.
Can i please have some advice on who you might think may be a good company to look at.Also any books or websites you beleave might be helpful.
I am open to all oppurtunities and would be greatful if you could e-mail me at( Link hidden: Login to view )
thank you



Hey david a lot of that depends largely on the niche or industry you plan on importing in. Did you have a product in mind?

The typical steps are :
Find a product
Locate a factory
Sample test
Do a small run order
Do a larger order
Get better credit terms with the factory (use their money )
Import different products in the same niche

You will need a good customs officer, freight forwarder etc to help you, I saw a few people on Salehoo that offer this service.

Hope this points you in the right direction mate.


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Hi importexportcoach :)

Really nice to have you with us especially with how helpful you have been!

If we can help you with anything please feel free to let us know.

Cheers



Thanks!


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Hi iec, good advice is always welcome on the forum, and you've given quite a bit of it in what you've written, so cheers!


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Great blog post!

Will definitely keep this in hand!


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