Hi everyone. This is my first post on Amazon.uk.. so please be gentle.
I have been selling on Amazon USA and have been imported my products from China. The manufacturer arranged shipping and then I had a broker/agent on the ground in the US to get my goods cleared and to the FBA warehouses.
I have recently opned my UK account and I have products being manufactured. My products are bulky and moderately weighty, so an air shipper is not an option.
Can anyone recommend a “one-stop” shipper?customs broker/agent
That can get my goods from Shanghai to UK, clear customs and duty (billing me) and then goods transported ad checked-in to FBA warehouses?
I contacted one company that contacted me off a UK business forum and I provided all the necessary details, but I havent heard anything since…
I suggest that you start with the customs broker/freight forwarder. There are several. Some have relationships with shipping companies world wide. Even if not, you can probably have the company you are buying from deal with the ocean freight part and provide the paperwork to the UK side broker to receive the shipment and then reship to FBA.
If you do a general search on “china freight forwarder” on Google, you will see several companies that specialize and then can judge the services available.
Amazon has recommended Shapiro in the past, but I am not sure they have experience with China. Again, it might not matter.