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Has anyone recently used Forest Shipping or found their quotes to be outrageous?
I’m shipping 200 units from China, weight is around 240kg. When asking for a quote, they always push me towards their air option for $1400.
When I ask for a quote for sea, they tell me it will be $1,200 excluding duty and all other fees. This seems crazily high and barely any different than the air price.
My supplier has quoted me around $200 by sea, but I felt more comfortable having an FBA shipment service handle everything for my first shipment.
Does that quote sound crazy? If so, is there anything I can do to get them to lower it to something reasonable?

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Yes, that is very high. Especially when your supplier is quoting such a lower price. When I got my quote from forest shipping it was about the same as my suppliers quote.
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That’s strange. When researching I also found this company: http://fbaforward.com

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Shipping by sea is all about volume (CBM). Weight does not matter much here. I got an outrageous quote from Forest shipping too compared to my supplier. Also FBA fordwarder is even more expensive than Forest in my case. I also got a few different quotes from a few other FBA guys and found that they are all very high and not reliable with their words. However I got a good price with Forest finally smile emoticon negotiate with them and ask for a complete breakdown of their quotes.

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Dude, do not use Forest Shipping! Here’s how I got screwed over by them for about $4,000 USD. Yea before they get your money they’re all friendly and fast to reply, but once they get your money, they’re going to do things that is most convenient for them, NOT what is best for you! Unless you are 100% sure your products will move without a hitch, then go ahead and use them but don’t say you weren’t warned.
So I was shipping a shipment of goods into the US, and it got detained by the FDA because it had health claims and was classified into a medical device. FDA issued an official notice with specific instructions to register 3 entities in my supply chain (which I only found out after this was all over), each registration costing about $4,000 USD. Instead of passing the document to me so I could follow the instructions myself, Forest Shipping decides they can email me the instructions with their version of English (and if you’ve communicated with them through email before, you will already know that only about 70% of their English is understandable). And so they advised me to register my own device, paid $4000 to the FDA, only for them to come back and tell me the registration is not done! Obviously I had no confidence in the communication anymore and stopped the shipment. When I contacted FDA directly, I was unable to be issued a refund  for making a wrong/incomplete registration because it was my fault I did not understand FDA instructions as I should have read their notice. But yet, I had never even seen FDA’s document at all!
And guess what when I approached Forest Shipping about this? Basically their reply was “nah sorry, it is not our responsibility to forward any documents to you, too bad you lost money”. Oh really, an official document containing material information, from a government authority with instructions for registration that is worth more than $10,000USD, and Forest Shipping does not think its important enough for me to see it myself, and that I should rely on their interpretation of what FDA wants.
Guys, when you’ve handed your shipping money over (especially if you use TT), they will do whatever is most convenient for them from then onwards, which may not be what is best for you! STAY AWAY FROM FOREST SHIPPING! Tons of better shippers out there, like Shapiro and fbaforwarder, I was lazy to research on my own before and simply relied on this shipper that my supplier had connections with. Paid a heavy price for it, and I can’t sue them for it because even if I had 100% of winning, the legal costs would overwhelm my claims of $4,000USD.
If you’re like me and have lost money because of Forest Shipping’s negligence, drop me a message and we may be able to work out a feasible lawsuit claim together.
Don’t say you weren’t warned! Try getting quotes from Shapiro, I’ve heard they are miles better
Good luck everyone on your FBA business, I am not giving up, but please don’t use Forest Shipping. More about my experience at: https://www.facebook.com/forestshippingr/
Disclaimer: All views expressed are my own and are true to my knowledge.
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Dude, do not use Forest Shipping! Here’s how I got screwed over by them for about $4,000 USD. Yea before they get your money they’re all friendly and fast to reply, but once they get your money, they’re going to do things that is most convenient for them, NOT what is best for you! Unless you are 100% sure your products will move without a hitch, then go ahead and use them but don’t say you weren’t warned.
So I was shipping a shipment of goods into the US, and it got detained by the FDA because it had health claims and was classified into a medical device. FDA issued an official notice with specific instructions to register 3 entities in my supply chain (which I only found out after this was all over), each registration costing about $4,000 USD. Instead of passing the document to me so I could follow the instructions myself, Forest Shipping decides they can email me the instructions with their version of English (and if you’ve communicated with them through email before, you will already know that only about 70% of their English is understandable). And so they advised me to register my own device, paid $4000 to the FDA, only for them to come back and tell me the registration is not done! Obviously I had no confidence in the communication anymore and stopped the shipment. When I contacted FDA directly, I was unable to be issued a refund  for making a wrong/incomplete registration because it was my fault I did not understand FDA instructions as I should have read their notice. But yet, I had never even seen FDA’s document at all!
And guess what when I approached Forest Shipping about this? Basically their reply was “nah sorry, it is not our responsibility to forward any documents to you, too bad you lost money”. Oh really, an official document containing material information, from a government authority with instructions for registration that is worth more than $10,000USD, and Forest Shipping does not think its important enough for me to see it myself, and that I should rely on their interpretation of what FDA wants.
Guys, when you’ve handed your shipping money over (especially if you use TT), they will do whatever is most convenient for them from then onwards, which may not be what is best for you! STAY AWAY FROM FOREST SHIPPING! Tons of better shippers out there, like Shapiro and fbaforwarder, I was lazy to research on my own before and simply relied on this shipper that my supplier had connections with. Paid a heavy price for it, and I can’t sue them for it because even if I had 100% of winning, the legal costs would overwhelm my claims of $4,000USD.
If you’re like me and have lost money because of Forest Shipping’s negligence, drop me a message and we may be able to work out a feasible lawsuit claim together.
Don’t say you weren’t warned! Try getting quotes from Shapiro, I’ve heard they are miles better
Good luck everyone on your FBA business, I am not giving up, but please don’t use Forest Shipping. More about my experience at: https://www.facebook.com/forestshippingr/
Disclaimer: All views expressed are my own and are true to my knowledge.
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