85.International Business: What is the best site for importing goods from china?

We can Help business Import From China Risk Free. We can inspect the Cargo even before you pay the balance to the factories.. We charge 3 to 7% Commission based on the Order size and inspection requirements. In case you had bitter experiences before or are importing for the first time. Leave it to us... @

84.What is the procedure to import a electronics items from China to India and sell on Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Or any other Commercial site?

In-case you are planning to Buy in bulk let us know we shall help you in Inspecting the cargo and do the export Formalities and also help you customs clear in INDIA. Our Minimum Order requirement is 8000 USD. For Bulk Suppliers Please look for alibaba.com , Madeinchina.com

83.Do we need food license to import the products in China?

Importing food product needs FSSAI license

82.What is the best way to make sure of quality while importing from China?

To make sure you get what you have asked for you need to do the following Write every detail and specification in the Sales Contract or Proforma Invoice and get it Signed both by the buyer and Seller. Negotiate/Bargain in a professional attitude with WIN-WIN for both you as buyer and supplier. If one will loose obviously the other ll eventually loose. Dont assume things just explain all the important points to the supplier so they know where to keep focus. Hire Professional Agents to Handle the Quality Control and Inspection. You can always reach us on info@wedoimport.com if you need further help on a specific product Quality Control.

81.Is it legal to import branded food items in India if the company itself is importing the same items under its name?

This is Tricky thing. As many times the product made by same brand for different country have different ingredient. Indian food Market is regulated by FSSAI hence packaging must be as per Indian Standards The Brand Selling in INDIA should not have any objection for you to import.

80.What is the price difference between AliExpress and Alibaba?

AliExpress is for B2C mainly Alibaba usually caters to B2B buyers As B2B is larger volumes so you can expect Suppliers Listed on Alibaba Selling Cheaper than Aliexpress However if you are planning to Buy for Personal Use its better to Use Aliexpress.

79.Which is the best way (0% risk) of sourcing electronic items from China to India?

Importing can have some risks however to avoid following are simple steps Sourcing Electronics: Visit the Manufacturers in China and always make sure you have all the requirements in writing Once order is places either you can personally check the goods or you can hire a professional Import Agent to help you in this. Once approved with quality hire a shipping company your self or let the Import agent handle this entire Import process and not leave this to the factory to handle Please check all the Govt Rules of India such as BIS or WPC certificate requirement for your product before thinking of importing Best place to find Electronics is Shenzhen and Guangzhou areas. For further information please write to us. info@wedoimport.com

78.Is a BIS certificate mandatory for importing plush toys from China to India?

Yes Importing Plush toys will require NABL Lab test report or BIS Certificate.

77.How do I import goods from the USA to sell in India?

Steps of Importing from Any Country Step 1: Identify the supplier Message all possible supplier for your product requirement, Evaluate and Filter the supplier based on Parameters Step 2: Negotiate and Place the order Negotiate Price and Terms and Place the order, Transfer the Deposit so they can start the production Step 3: Shipping Once the goods are ready Ship them via Air/Sea based on the cost analysis Step 4: Customs Clearance in Home Country (India) Hire professional Import agent to complete the customs formalities and pay duties and taxes and hand over the goods to you. Importing can be time consuming and tedious; to make it hassle free and risk free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. Once you conclude the supplier you can forward the same to a Professional Agent who will then give you final estimate costing of import making it easy for you to make a final decision on purchase plan. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

76.Can I export goods from India when I am not in India?

Yes you can outsource this Job to An export Agent who will handle the entire Export Journey for you. I guess you only need to provide Invoice and other documents relevant for export procedures

75.Will I be charged custom duty fee if I'm importing earphones worth less than $20 from China though India Direct Mail (from Banggood.com)?

Usually No… However it depends on your luck and the officers mood..

74.How can I import E-rickshaw from China to India? What is the customs policy?

Check with your State Transport Law if there is any Regulatory Requirement. I guess U also need to Get a BIS approval for E Rickshaw.. Most importers are now assembling them in India.

73.How does custom duty decide on various products?

Every product is linked to a HSN code which is given by WTO and accepted worldwide. And Indian customs follow the duty and other taxes based on HSN code and even GST is based on the HSN code Hence if you wanted to know what the import/customs on a particular product you need find it HSN code Incase you want to know your products landing cost please right to us for a free quote Info@wedoimport.com

72.Does Chinese regime aggressively subsidize its export industries to crush their export competitors from other countries?

Yes Most Chinese Factory are competitive than any other Cheaper Asian countries for following reason Ease of Starting and shutting Business Cheaper Infrastructure costs Easy and Cheaper loan Drawback on Exports and faster tax refund Promote business and country world wide by giving Subsidized rates for trade show/fair participation. Currency Deflation SEZ with almost subsidized lands for factory setup Less compliance and legal formalities

71.When buying mobiles, smart watches, and laptops from AliExpress or Banggood to India, do I need to pay customs duty?

Depends on the Value of you import and officer himself. Import Duty is generally payable however, for personal use many times they either wave off the duty and ask to pay only GST or Wave off entire duty and GST. These decision are based on various circumstances and the officers experience.

70.Will I have to pay custom charges on items shipped from the US to India by courier forwarding shipping services like Shipito or MyUS?

Yes, Import Tax is payable for all commercial Imports apart from Import Tax you ll also have to Pay GST and customs clearance Fee.

69.What things are cheaper to buy in china compared to India?

China is no more Cheaper Labor anymore. However, you ll still find lots of Items Trading cheaper compared to India. As Chinese labor have more skills and due to economy of scale it works out cheaper to make those items in china. There are many industries which are cheaper as I cannot dig into product specific information. You would require to do a deeper analysis on which industry suits your portfolio Furniture and its raw material Decoration and Interior products Kitchen and Daily consumable items Few items in stationery not all though Machinery and spares Home and kitchen appliance Electronic etc. If you have decided on what to import we can help our client import finished products or raw material risk free from china. You can write to us info@wedoimport.com Disclaimer : I am Founder of Wedoimport.com

68.If the price of a calculator is 100 dollars in China, then what's the cost of a calculator in India after all taxes and custom duties?

I guess there is Zero Duty on Calculator and only GST 18% is applicable on CIF However please check with customs officer before importing TABLET COMPUTERS CLASSIFIABLE UNDER 847130*ELECTRONIC CALCULATORS OF ALL TYPES [EXCLUDING CALCULATORS WITH ATTACHED PRINTERS, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS PRINTING CALCULATORS;CALCULATORS WITH ABILITY TO PLOT CHARTS AND GRAPHS, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS GRAPHING CALCULATORS; PROGRAMMABLE CALCULATORS] ORIGINATING/EXPORTED FROM PR CHINA ATTRACT ADD *[AUTHORITY]:- *CBEC CIR 20/13-CUS. DT. 14.05.13 *NOTF NO. 24/2015-CUS(ADD) DT 29-5-15 (VALID UPTO 28-5-2020) *ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOODS (REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPULSORY REGISTRATION) ORDER, 2012 DT 7-11-12

67.Can we import mobiles & Bluetooth speakers in Delhi, India?

Importing Mobile and Bluetooth would Require BIS and WPC Certificate respectively. You cannot Import Fake or Copy Products nor can you Import Branded Products without having proper Authorization. In case you are willing to Create your Own Brand then you would require to Apply For Certificate once approve you can Start Importing. For more Information you can write to us info@wedoimport.com

66.How is DHL and other courier companies shipping products (which requires mandatory BIS) without BIS certificate to Indian customers ordering from AliExpress?

May be Samples Could have slipped the Customs however for commercial Imports Officer would Definitely Ask for BIS for those products who have Mandatory BIS Requirement. Aliexpress is a B2C site and mostly people order for personal use so may be if its 1 peice Customs Officer would have cared for the BIS Certificate.

65.How much custom duty is charged in India for purchasing electronics worth 15000 rupees from Banggood via EMS in 2018?

Duty for personal use Incl GST should be 42% i guess…

64.Is it true that importers don't accept the shipments in case the price of commodity decreases significantly?

Happens in many trades where payment is not fully made of course. But this can affect the long-term credibility of the buyer. The same supplier will never sell them as its a loss for the supplier to sell them at a lower price or even get the goods back. In most cases, Importers of such commodity usually have pre-booked orders and they start to default on the agreed term and in this situation Importers usually take such an unavoidable step. Mainly happens with 1st-time importers. Try to avoid import of such risky products without hedging your downside.

63.Can anybody from Indonesia suggest an A4 paper manufacturer who wants to export to India?

As import Consultant, we get a lot of inquiries on Import of A4 Size paper. As many fake sellers sell for very low and mouthwatering prices attracting first-time importers to go blind. I would request all Indian Buyers don't get trapped by these so-called exclusive agents of a Brand or Factory offering you a very low price of A4 size Papers. We protect our buyers from taking risks.

62.Do I need an IEC code for reselling goods from Alibaba in India?

mporting without IEC. Yes, You can do that. You can hire a 3rd Party Professional Import Partners like us who will handle the entire Import Procedure for you. For Further Information on Importing without IEC mail us info@wedoimport.com Hassle free Import no documentation required you will get a GST invoice and Goods delivered till your doorstep Start with as small as USD 8000. Disclaimer: I am a founder of Wedoimport.com

61.Can an exporter show less price on an invoice to reduce import duty?

As a Professional Import consultant, we always advise our Client, not to Misdeclare or Undervalue their Import or Export. First, its an Offence in any country and there is no Such Long-term Benefit on such kind of trade.

60.How much custom duty do I have to pay if I buy a product online from out of India?

Customs Duty are Charged on CIF value of product based on the HSN code of the product. Duty keep varying from product to Product. Importing for Personal use can attract Highest duty of 42%, Many times customs officer wave of the duty if the value is very Low (e.g. 20 USD) If you are looking to Import in Bulk for Trade purpose the we recommend Hiring a professional Import agent to complete the customs formalities and pay duties and taxes and hand over the goods to you. Importing can be time consuming and tedious; to make it hassle free and risk free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. Once you conclude the supplier you can forward the same to a Professional Agent who will then give you final estimate costing of import making it easy for you to make a final decision on purchase plan. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

59.China copies every product and yet they don't face any legal actions? Why is that? Can't we copy foreign products in India?

Not anymore. China has been facing many legal actions recently. Of course, there are still 1000’s of factories who make counterfeit or copy products. Where is the question of copying … I would say first let us at least start manufacturing Products in India. What most so-called factories do in India is just assemble products with “Made in India” Tag. India is way behind its Neighbouring countries. Its lack of interest from entrepreneurs and most of the new generation are looking for quick money so trading seems the easiest option for them. Moreover, Copying is not a long-term business idea so I don't suggest anyone on this. If any Business is planning to set up a Factory in India and would like to Buy Machinery. we can Help you source Turnkey projects. Let us know what you wish to make we can find best Machines for you.

58.Can a US based company buy local products on our behalf and export it to India?

Yes, This is a common practice by many Importers when you have more than 1 supplier and would like to reduce the paperwork and consolidate all the orders in one go.

57.Is it cheaper to buy goods in bulk from AliBaba or Mumbai directly?

Bulk Qty can differ from person to Person (5 lacs can also be a Bulk Purchase for some and 30 lacs can also be bulk and so on) If you have a long-term vision and would like to differentiate and stand out and have a minimum budget of 15 to 25 lacs then suggest you buy from Alibaba Suppliers directly. Otherwise, I would not suggest anyone buy from China. If you have a product in mind; Importing can be time-consuming and tedious; to make it hassle-free and risk-free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

56.How can I import goods in bulk from Alibaba to India?

Import from Alibaba Step1: Message all possible supplier for your product requirement Step2: Evaluate and Filter the supplier based on Parameters Step3: Negotiate Price and Terms and Place the order Step4: Transfer the Deposit so they can start the production Step5: Hire inspection Agency or Import agent to Inspect the cargo Step6: After all satisfactory result Pay the balance and Ask the supplier to Export the goods Step7: Once Shipment arrives Customs Clear the goods and Release the cargo after paying the Duties and taxes. Importing can be time consuming and tedious; to make it hassle free and risk free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. Once you conclude the supplier you can forward the same to a Professional Agent who will then give you final estimate costing of import making it easy for you to make a final decision on purchase plan. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

55.Is it possible to buy goods from retail stores in China and have them exported to my country? I wish to buy goods on a small scale for my store and I would like to know what do I need to clear the goods in China for export.

If you are looking to Buy products from chine for Resell purpose. I would Suggest you Buy them from the Wholesale market. There are a lot of Professional Sourcing Agent who would help you buy from Trusted Source. These Markets have small and Medium Traders or Factory outlet who can give you lower MOQ and give you better Price. Chinese Retail prices are very expensive as you will Lose the Local Tax plus also pay the premium of retail. Let us know the products that you would plan to buy so we can help you arrange a professional Sourcing Agent to cater to your needs. We suggest a basket full of product with a value of 10,000 USD or More for Optimum Cost effective Imports. info@wedoimport.com

54.I want to start an import business from china to India. How should I start and what will be the cost for same?

To start Import company you need to have following documents Import Export code (IEC) GST registration Optional regulatory licenses for importing specific products like drug license is needed for cosmetics, BIS is needed for certain electronic products Cost of starting a company is not more than 20k Investment on importing goods can vary depending on the product We specialize is start ups. For more queries on importing mail on Info@wedoimport.com We can help you immediately start importing with as small as 8000 USD with or without IEC

53.What are the documents required for importing goods overseas to India?

Importing In Inda, in general, would Require Following Documents IEC, GST for Commercial Imports, Pan Card Before you start Importing any product First thing you must check is what are the Necessary Documents required to import your Product. (BIS or Lab Test Report or WPC certificate etc) Sourcing: Step 1: Start doing your research online first try and compare prices and specification of different factories and then make list Prospective suppliers. Step 2: Negotiate and Finalise the order; You can also visit Factories in China if the order volume is supporting your expenses. Step 3: Pay the 30% Deposit so they can start production or Pay 100% if the goods are ready to ship. Step 4: In many instances, it is mandatory to hire a Professional Inspection team to check the Quality Standards of your goods and sent you reports. Step 5: After the goods Reach India Next Important Step is to Customs clear. This is One of the most Important part in Import where a mistake can end up Huge penalties. Always take professional help. Step 6: Pay duties and taxes and Release the cargo. Importing can be time consuming and tedious; to make it hassle free and risk free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

52.What is basic requirement to start export business from India to China?

To start Import company you need to have following documents Import Export code (IEC) GST registration Optional regulatory licenses for importing specific products like drug license is needed for cosmetics, BIS is needed for certain electronic products Cost of starting a company is not more than 20k Investment on importing goods can vary depending on the product We specialize is start ups. For more queries on importing mail on Info@wedoimport.com We can help you immediately start importing with as small as 8000 USD with or without IEC

51.What are the things India import and export with China and what is the percentage of those items?

Best Product to Import: Million Dollar Question: A Simple Answer, Buy Product that you are comfortable in Selling. In other words Buy some thing which you know whom to sell it to. Most of the time Even simple products are very good sales and have sufficient margins. It may not an ideal idea to l Always Looking for Innovative or New products to generate substantial profits. Enough of Gyan My suggestion is for Online Business People can look for Mobile Accessories and spares Toys and gift Imitation Jewellery Table and Kitchenware If you have a product in mind; Importing can be time consuming and tedious; to make it hassle free and risk free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

50.Why is India 100 years behind China presently, despite having been almost at par with it a few decades ago?

Who said India is Not Successful. Indian Growth is More cyclical. Of course compared to the growth experienced by China, India is little behind following are the factors why Chinese economy was able to outperform Indian Economy. More than 1 Person Earning for the Family (Majority of Chinses Population are working compared to India we usually have 1 Head of the family taking care of Family of 4 or 6) Ease of Starting and Closing Factories (Its very easy to float a business in China and also very easy to exit the business) Fewer frauds and Loopholes due to Strict Laws (More Death Penalties than any other country in the world) Great Vision by the Government (20 to 50-year Planning) whereas Indian govt is usually known for short planning 5 years or less. Land and Resources - China has more port than India China was earlier chosen for cheaper labour of the world now its known for Mass production and economy of scale. India in the next 20 years would be at par with Chinese economy however we need a long lasting growth planning.

49.How can China produce every product for a lesser price than India although India has labour (they work for low salaries), English speakers and a low currency value?

Yes China was known for cheaper labor then, Now its Economy of Scale How are they doing this China Have export incentive systems making raw material import almost tax free. Most Factories have automation and huge production systems in place. Faster production cycle and different costing system Lean manufacturing and Outsourcing non-core productions making it much cheaper to handle the cost Per product, labor cost is much much cheaper than India.

48. How much are the transport charges of goods from China to India, and what is its process?

Shipping Goods Involve the Following Cost. (Assuming EXW Price) Transport and Export Charges in China Ocean / Air Freight Port Charges and Import Handling Charges in India Customs Duties and GST Transport charges from Port till your Destination So, If you need to Know the cost of Import you need to give the Following Details Value of your Import Size or Volume of you Imports (CBM) The weight of total Order HSN Code Mode of Import: Sea/Air you can give us the following information for a free Quote to info@wedoimport.com

47.How do I start a new import export company as an individual and as a new startup? What are the documents required to start?

Steps of Importing from Any Country Step 1: Identify the supplier Message all possible supplier for your product requirement, Evaluate and Filter the supplier based on Parameters Step 2: Negotiate and Place the order Negotiate Price and Terms and Place the order, Transfer the Deposit so they can start the production Step 3: Shipping Once the goods are ready Ship them via Air/Sea based on the cost analysis Step 4: Customs Clearance in Home Country (India) Hire a professional Import agent to complete the customs formalities and pay duties and taxes and hand over the goods to you. Importing can be time consuming and tedious; to make it hassle free and risk free always take the help of Professional Import Agent to help you in this entire process. Once you conclude the supplier you can forward the same to a Professional Agent who will then give you final estimate costing of import making it easy for you to make a final decision on purchase plan. In case you need any further details on Importing please write to us info@wedoimport.com

46. I’M READY TO GET STUCK IN. WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

If you’re ready to start making money by importing the next step is to become a member! Once you’re a member we will then appoint you an Account Manager and you can get stuck in sourcing the products you need. Or you can order from our members only list of Hot Products!

45.I’M NOT SURE WHAT PRODUCT TO IMPORT. WILL WEDOIMPORT GIVE ME ANY IDEAS?

If you’re ready to start making money by importing, but not sure what product to start with don’t worry, WeDoImport offers regular product suggestions to our members as well as a Hot Products section on our site that is updated monthly!

44. I STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE FROM WEDOIMPORT FIRST?

Sure, if you would like to talk with someone from WeDoImport before you sign up, please email us through the “contact us” section on our site (see below). Or you can call us in on +91 40 6613 6644

43.HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

Our website is full of information covering all of our services. If you have any specific questions please feel free to either call us or email via our site! Please feel free to make an appointment with us for across table discussion.

42. WHY IMPORT FROM CHINA?

China is the world’s largest exporting nation – with over $1.9 trillion worth in 2011. Its pretty cliché these days but everyone has heard people say ‘everything’s made in China!’ So, if you want to sell a product and do so with the highest possible profit margin then you HAVE TO import from China!

41.HOW DO I PROTECT MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR)?

You protect your IPR rights in much the same way you would in Australia, UK, US, New Zealand, Canada or Ireland. You should ensure you have a patent and trademark in the country or countries where you want to protect your market. Many small companies experience difficulty protecting their IPR abroad, including in China, as they are not aware of how to obtain and enforce rights in foreign markets. Some basic, often low-cost, steps small companies should consider include: Working with legal counsel to develop an overall IPR protection strategy; Developing detailed IPR language for licensing and subcontracting contracts In WeDoImport’s experience, having a good relationship with your supplier is also crucial to the success of enforcing your intellectual property rights.

40. I HAVE A PRODUCT I WANT MADE IN CHINA. HOW CAN WEDOIMPORT HELP?

Once we’ve identified the product we’ll source several suitable manufacturers and obtain varying quotes. We can work out a series of options for you from there. Some products can be produced from sketches, drawings, pictures or general product descriptions you provide. Other more complex products may require you to provide an actual product sample. Quite simply, it all depends on what you need. And on what the factory needs to make your product. But we can say this: Given the huge amount of experienced and capable manufacturers in China – they can pretty much make anything.

39.WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?

There’s several things unique about WeDoImport: WeDoImport is one of the few “one-stop” import shops around. You get a genuine start to finish solution with all the tools you need to get the job done. From sourcing product, to quality control, to shipping and customs. It’s all done for you. There is nothing out there like our mixed container service. It allows those importing less than a container load to operate at the same price as those who are buying full container loads. This means savings of 30-60%.

38.DO I HAVE TO COLLECT MY GOODS FROM THE PORT?

No, to enter a port you usually need a specific licence. So we have to collect your goods from the port and either deliver direct to you, or to a local warehouse where you can then collect the goods from.

37.HOW ARE MY GOODS DELIVERED? WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

You have two options. Have the goods shipped to your warehouse or front door. Or you can pick them up from a specific warehouse in your city. Please note: if you are not in a city with a port, we’ll need to freight your goods inland. This is easily arranged.

36.WHAT PRODUCTS CAN YOU SOURCE?

Almost anything! This question is easier to answer by asking what can’t you import? Brand named products – in general – cannot be imported. Obviously any products which aren’t legally allowed in India. However, if it’s made in China WeDoImport can source and import it for you!

35.WE’RE GOING TO ORDER A CONTAINER LOAD OF GOODS FROM CHINA. WHAT PRICE CAN WEDOIMPORT GIVE US FOR SHIPPING?

Shipping prices (freight) and port charges, transport, fuel costs etc change on a daily basis. However the WeDoImport guarantee is that our logistical charges will be the cheapest in the industry! Please contact us for an up to date quote.

34.I’VE GOT A SMALL ORDER IN CHINA READY TO SHIP. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING WEDOIMPORT?

If you’re importing anything less than a full container then WeDoImport is your cheapest possible option! Using our mixed container service we guarantee to import your goods cheaper than any other shipping company! We’ll refund your membership if you find a cheaper way.

33. I’VE ALREADY CONTACTED A FACTORY. CAN YOU NEGOTIATE A BETTER PRICE?

Yes, in our experience we usually can. Because we understand the cost of manufacturing, export tax back policies – we’re equipped with the experience and information to make a sound price estimate. We’re also negotiating regularly with factories – so our experience makes it easier for us to negotiate a better price.

32.I WANT TO IMPORT SONY AND APPLE PRODUCTS? IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Sorry, it isn’t. We don’t deal with large brand name products.

31.ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN FEES? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?

We don’t have any hidden fees. Before you place an order we’ll provide you with an estimated landed quote. This shows all the charges of your order landed in your country. No nasty surprises.

30.CAN I GET SAMPLES BEFORE I PLACE AN ORDER?

Yes, we often arrange samples before orders are placed. In many cases we can airmail these for a small fee.

29.I WANT TO BE THE SOLE IMPORTER OF A PRODUCT… IS THIS SOMETHING WEDOIMPORT CAN ARRANGE?

Over the years WeDoImport has arranged many sole importer agreements with manufacturers. Sole importer rights can be excellent for both the importer and the manufacturer. By having only one importer per country – of a specific product – the manufacturer can control the market for that product. Ensuring the supply is not more than the demand. In the long term this means more stability of orders for the manufacturer. And more importantly for you it means no direct competition from other importers/sellers selling the same product. Which means higher profit margins!

28.WHAT DO I NEED TO START IMPORTING?

A small amount of capital, As small as Rs. 2 lacs the desire to build a long term business! We’ll hold your hand the entire way. Note: You don’t need any licences to begin importing.

27.I HAVEN’T STARTED MY BUSINESS YET… IS IT THE RIGHT TIME TO IMPORT?

In 2010/2011 we first saw rocketing inflation and material prices. Followed by the financial crisis which saw the INR drop almost 26% against the USD (and Chinese currency getting stronger) in a very short amount of time. This effectively meant Chinese products became 20% to 30% more expensive!. However, as domestic products also appreciated marginally; Hence, Importing from China is highly profitable – even in the worst of times. So our attitude is this: if people can start a profitable business in the middle of a recession there’s never a bad time to start importing from China! The financial crisis lead to the biggest global recession in recent history. Yet, despite this in 2009 WeDoImport doubled its turnover, number of staff and profit. The reason for this is simple: the vast majority of our customers thrived!

26.WHAT ARE THE WARRANTIES ON PRODUCTS? WHAT IF I NEED TO RETURN A PRODUCT?

Warranties offered need to be negotiated on an order by order basis. Because this will vary from one factory to another. Generally speaking factories offer a small percentage of spare parts – for free – to cover any breakages or faults. Many manufactures will also offer a 6 month spare parts warranty. Here’s how it works. Once your order arrives, if you report any faults the factory will ship over the replacement parts or complete unit to compensate for this. Why do factories offer these spare part warranties? Because in most cases, sending items back to China and then from China back to you (halfway round the world that is) is not a cost effective solution. And more over Exporting and re-importing is lot of paper work making is nearly worthless to sent the spares back.

25.WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY GOODS ARRIVE?

If importing a full container: when your container arrives, has cleared customs and you’ve paid all the charges – you’ll receive a call to arrange a time for you to take delivery. When the container arrives at your premises you’ll be responsible to unpack the container. If you’re importing a smaller volume of goods: your order will arrive in our mixed container service. The container will go to a central warehouse to be unpacked. Once the relevant import charges have been paid we’ll arrange delivery to your door. Or provide you with a reference number so you can collect your goods from the warehouse.

24. CAN WEDOIMPORT HELP WITH WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION OF MY GOODS?

Yes! WeDoImport works with a network of freight & logistics businesses all around the world. If you have specific warehousing need tell us your problem and we’ll find a solution!

23. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE PLACING MY FINAL ORDER?

Before you’ve confirmed and placed your order with us it’s very important to ‘dot the ‘I’s’ and cross the ‘t’s’. You must make sure any specific product requirements i.e. colour, packaging, technical details are given to us at this point. Once you’ve given the final specifications we’ll go and do all the hard work so you can get on with running your business!

22.DO I NEED TO ARRANGE INSURANCE FOR MY GOODS?

No, as a member of WeDoImport we'll arrange all your insurance. It’s one less job for you!

21. WHAT DOES WEDOIMPORT CHARGE FOR ITS SERVICES?

We charge an initial membership fee of Rs. 4999. We also charge a commission per order of 3% - 7%. All logistics, freight, port, handling charges are billed to you at cost and we ensure that we get the cheapest rates in the industry making our service even more value for money!

20.WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

The Risk Of Not Getting Your Goods There are “spoof manufacturers” out there. These scammers pretend to be a manufacturer or trading company – then take your money and run. Perhaps you’ve heard horror stories? WeDoImport can guarantee this will not happen to you. Our verification process completely eliminates this risk and we’re glad to say it’s something which has never happened to an WeDoImport member. The Risk Of Loss Or Damage In Transit Containers do fall off ships. Fires can happen. More common problems include damage because of rough seas, or containers being dropped on the wharf. If this did happen to you – you’re protected automatically as each WeDoImport member is insuring against such situations. The Risk Of Your Goods not Being Up To Scratch As a member of WeDoImport the only risk is ensuring your product specifications are highly detailed and very specific! This allows us to avoid unnecessary disagreements with the factory, if goods aren’t exactly as you expected. If you don’t inform the factory of each product specification – you might not get everything you want. You’ll need to work closely with your account manager here. While this is the greatest risk, it’s easily handled once you’re aware how important it is to be very specific about your product specifications.

19.HOW MUCH CAN WE SAVE IMPORTING WITH WEDOIMPORT?

Firstly there’s the price savings. If you’re sourcing from local wholesalers – it’s not uncommon to save 30-80% when importing direct. In fact, for some products – the savings have been greater. There’s also savings on shipping – we always get the best shipping prices in the industry. And if you’re importing less than a container load the WeDoImport mixed container load service will save you 30-60%.

18.CAN I HAVE MY OWN BRAND NAME PUT ONTO MY PRODUCT?

Generally speaking yes. However this depends on the factory, the quantity you’re ordering and exactly how you wish to brand your product. Basic branding of your product – stickers and package printing with your name/logo – is a service normally offered for a very small fee (and sometimes for FREE Other types of branding could mean new moulds need making in order to manufacture the product. This can be more expensive. There are many ways *OEM branding can be done. So speak with us when you’re placing your order and we’ll be happy to give you a range of options and costs subject to your requirements.

17. I’M ATTENDING A TRADE SHOW IN CHINA – CAN WEDOIMPORT ASSIST ME?

Yes! There are many trade shows in China. The biggest is called the Canton Fair. Simply let us know which trade show you wish to go to and we’ll happily arrange an experienced staff member to take care of your needs whilst in China. For more information have a look at our News & Events.

16.WE’RE PLANNING ON COMING TO CHINA – CAN WEDOIMPORT HELP US WHILE WE’RE OVER THERE?

Yes! WeDoImport offers a complete factory tour service to members, including everything you need to get the most out of your business trip to China.

15.I ALREADY IMPORT FROM CHINA… HOW CAN WEDOIMPORT HELP ME?

WeDoImport works with many experienced importers and there’s many reasons why they use our service. Firstly, sourcing, negotiating price, confirming product specifications and options can be a time consuming process. Many people would prefer someone trusted to take care of this for them. This frees up time to focus on running their business. Secondly they know using WeDoImport is an extension of their own business. There is NO substitute for having someone, on the ground, in China looking after their needs and interests. Factories do make mistakes. They will try to cover them up or get away with sending sub-standard products. With WeDoImport managing your quality control needs you’ll not only save time – but as we’ve seen time and again – will save thousands of dollars by ensuring members get exactly what they ordered!

14. WHAT ABOUT IMPORT DUTY, TAX & CUSTOMS CLEARANCE?

When your goods arrive you will be invoiced for any relevant shipping freight, handling, tax and duty charges. Under normal circumstances there will be shipping, handling and tax to pay (CST or VAT). Duty rates vary from one product to the next. Many times a product may be duty exempt so there would be nothing to pay, however on average duty is around 28.85% on most products.

13.HOW CAN WE BE CONFIDENT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF GOODS?

There’s a few ways you can be confident you’ll get the right type of goods you requested. WeDoImport carries out quality control on every good we export. There’s three levels of quality control. And what YOU need varies according to your particular product. As a general rule the more technically complex your product – the greater the level of quality control you will need. It also depends on the value of your order. It makes sense to spend more on testing the quality of a $50,000 order than a $1,000 order. The Three Levels Of Quality Control Please go to our quality control page to review the different levels of quality control. Quality Control Before You Place An Order Finally, it’s very important to write detailed product specifications into your contract with the factory. This means working closely with your account manager and being very specific in your product specifications – prior to placing your order. Chinese suppliers have been known to put European plugs on Indian electrical goods! Or make blue bags with green straps (instead of blue). If you didn’t specify this in the contract, the Chinese factory will think they’ve done nothing wrong and see this as being your mistake. Having all your specifications prior to making your order eliminates these problems.

12.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE GOODS FROM CHINA?

Once you’ve placed an order, roughly 8-10 weeks. However, the time frame from placing your order to receiving your goods can vary. Here’s a rough guide to help you. Typically an order will take approximately 2-3 weeks to manufacture. Then a further 2-3 weeks shipping in Chennai or Cochin. Or 4 weeks if you’re in North (Mumbai or Delhi). Finally allow another 1-2 weeks for customs clearance and delivery to your door step. All up, allow approx 8-10 weeks for Chennai or Cochin orders. And 9-12 weeks if in Mumbai or Delhi ports.

11.I’VE ALREADY FOUND A SUPPLIER IN CHINA… HOW CAN YOU HELP ME FROM HERE?

Many people join WeDoImport when they get to this point. It’s one thing to find a supplier on a website. It’s another to send off thousands of dollars to an unknown entity in China. And this is when many people come unstuck. If you’ve already found a potential supplier WeDoImport can take over and look after your needs from there. We can verify the supplier is legitimate. Arrange the order. Take over negotiations. Or find alternative suppliers for you to make comparisons with. WeDoImport will do whatever is needed to ensure your order happens quickly and safely. Many customers love someone else filling out all the time-consuming, tedious paperwork. Someone else to do the quality control testing and organise the insurance, tax, customs & shipping.

10.HOW DO I KNOW TO TRUST YOU?

This is a very important question. WeDoImport is registered in INDIA since 2006. We are well establish subsidiary of group companies. Please read our Testimonials page to hear what our customers have to say. Testimonials We’ll also provide references from our many customers – both businesses and individuals – all of whom have been using WeDoImport for many years.

9.HOW IS PAYMENT MADE FOR MY GOODS?

When you order goods with WeDoImport you will receive two invoices. The first is for the cost of goods in China. This invoice is to be paid to our Account in INDIA. You can pay by bank transfer. Once your goods arrive in either Sea Port or Airport you will be invoiced by WeDoImport for the shipping, handling, VAT and duty costs.

8.CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF PRICES?

This is a common question we’re asked. However, it’s truly a case of ‘how long is a piece of string? Even products we deal with regularly change price rapidly. Exchange rates, material (oil, metal) prices and of course the quantity you are buying all effect prices. Each time we attain quotes for members – we’ll have to speak with several manufactures and negotiate with them. This is before we have worked out the import charges. Or even looked at your detailed product specifications. Therefore providing an accurate quote requires a significant amount of work for our account managers. And we save this for members.

7.WHY CAN’T I SEE PRODUCT PRICES ON YOUR WEBSITE?

For two main reasons... Prices Change Too Quickly Each Order Is Unique There are many ‘variables’ we need to confirm unique to each order. These variables change on a daily basis. Please refer to the question five for more detail on the variables. Unless you’re familiar with EVERY one of these costs – the price of a product in China means very little. Ultimately it’s the ‘landed price’ which matters (the unit price of a product delivered to your door).

6.WHY DO YOU CHARGE FOR MEMBERSHIPS?

If you want to import and ‘get it right’ there’s much ground work to complete before an order is placed. Here’s some things our account managers have to organise before providing a quote: Sourcing The Right Product – this means choosing from the huge array of potential suppliers, assessing the honest, reliable manufacturers and filtering unreliable or outright fraudulent suppliers. Price vs Quality – Many suppliers offer exceptionally cheap prices. What you won’t discover – until too late – is they’ve sacrificed the quality. Given our experience with a wide range of products – we’re highly attuned to games the manufacturers can play. Negotiating Price – In China virtually everything is negotiable. Never accept the first price a factory provides. You can usually get a better deal, particularly if you know their costs. Comparing several suppliers will help indicate a fair price. Specifications and Quantities. Getting the exact specifications for your product is very important. Manufacturers have been known to make costly mistakes simply because they weren’t given highly specific specifications. Landed Quotes. This includes calculating freight costs, the weight of goods in containers, how many goods can fit into a container etc Fluctuations in Exchange Rates & material prices all need to be addressed in detail before an order is placed. In order to continue the high level of service to our existing members we cannot deal with every possible enquiry. The membership is refundable to those who order more than $10,000 of goods. And over the long term it’s a small price to pay to have your interests handled by import professionals in China. Ultimately it’s this ground work which can make the difference between success and failure. In the long run, we believe you’ll find our services great value for money!

5.WHAT’S THE MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY? DO I HAVE TO ORDER A FULL CONTAINER?

No you don’t have to order a full container. Minimum order quantities vary depending on the product and the manufacturer of the product. Often manufacturers only want to sell a full container load – because organising a smaller shipment isn’t financially viable. However WeDoImport members can use our mixed container service. This allows manufacturers to sell in much smaller quantities than they otherwise would. Not only can you buy smaller quantities but you’ll save 30-60% on shipping by using our mixed container service. Generally speaking manufacturers are happy to let us order any quantity over $1,000 USD per product.

4.WHY CHOOSE US?

We are experts in getting products from China, we source, inspect, and ship directly to you. So whether or not this is your first product sourced from China, or if you simply need an expert to make your life easier by handling everything for you, USWedoimport are a safe pair of hands to help you secure your product. We find it at the right price, from reliable Chinese factories and have it delivered to you in the INDIA.

1. HOW CAN WEDOIMPORT HELP ME?

We are one of the few “one-stop” import shops around. You get a genuine start to finish solution with all the tools you need to get the job done. From sourcing product, to quality control, to shipping and customs. It’s all done for you. We make your importing experience trouble free. As our name suggests – Leave it to us!

2. HOW DOES YOUR SERVICE WORK?

In a nutshell we manage everything you need to get the job done. This includes: Sourcing the product Comparing manufacturers Negotiating price and quantity Providing an accurate product quote Arranging contracts and purchasing with the manufacturer Quality control Shipping, port charges & insurance Customs clearances right to your door Our services are designed to eliminate any risk over the entire import process.

3. DO I NEED AN IMPORT LICENCE OR TO BE REGISTERED FOR TAX?

No you don’t. This is a common misconception about importing. If you’re NOT registered for tax: VAT or TOT we would invoice you from our company to Personal name or Business name as required by you. if you’re importing with WeDoImport you don’t even need Import License. We shall import for you. Certain products do require specific import permits. And these need to be applied for. However if you’re a member of WeDoImport this is all done for you. It’s one more thing YOU don’t need to worry about! You can focus on running your business – not time consuming paperwork.

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