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I've been trying to find a supplier for a while

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I’ve been trying to find a supplier for a while and finally found a reasonable FOB price for my item. ($2.39) @ 1000 units and am exited to get the process going. He says the furthest he can get it to me by sea is destination port. I live in Seattle so that is convenient. I want to take the product home and inspect before I ship it off to Amazon warehouse. My question is how to I get it from the port to my house? (10 miles) Supplier says duty unpaid. Should i drive down there and get it myself and pay duty and what not at port? Does it work like that? Question 2: Should I take the FOB price and hire a freight forwarder to get it to my place? If so who do you recommend. Thanks!

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You need to have a company who knows the ropes pay your taxes and make all the paperwork. BTW, do you know how much are the import duties? Did you consider that cost in your calculations?

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I am going through that pain myself. I have had items shipped by air and tried my first shipment by sea. I eneded up paying the shipping company to handle the customs clearance for me. The first obstacle was the ISF form.

When dealing with the Gov’t, many times you are better of paying someone who understands that aspect of them. Not because you cannot figure out, but you would be better off spending your time elsewhere.

I am picking the items up at the port and am going to send them to FBA straight from the port

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A freight forwarder will help you with this.

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