Third-party Fulfillment: Fulfillrite vs efulfillmentservice(EFS) vs ChinaDivision

US based fulfillment company: fulfillrite and efulfillmentservice(EFS)

Fulfillrite and efulfillmentservice(EFS) are both US based fulfillment company, here is the comparison.

Fulfillrite and efulfillmentservice comparison

As third-party fulfillment companies in the USA, Fulfillrite and EFS both have their own advantages and featured services. For the e-commerce sellers whose market are mainly in North &South America, who want the buyers to receive goods faster, they are good options.

But for the sellers who import products from China, things may be a little tricky. What if the Chinese suppliers send the wrong goods to fulfillment center? The exchange will be a long journey.

 

Local China fulfillment company: ChinaDivision

 

Compare to US based fulfillment company, ChinaDivision has the following advantages:

 

Low out-factory logistics fee. ChinaDivision warehouse locates in Shenzhen, Guangdong, the area gathered many manufacturers. Shipping from the manufacturer’s factory to the warehouse is fast and cheap, since it’s domestic shipping, the goods will arrive ChinaDivision warehouse within 1-2 days. Near-source is the superiority which ChinaDivision beats the US based fulfillment centers, it can save logistic fee by reducing the international transit times.

 

Better supplier communication. For local China fulfillment company, communicating with the Chinese suppliers is never a problem. Especially when some problems (such as packing errors, the packaging doesn’t meet the requirement or customer refund ) occur, the smooth communication takes the mess away and brings better customer satisfaction. Once the goods arrived at ChinaDivision warehouse, we will inspect them as your requirements, any mistakes can be corrected within a week.

 

Rich supplier resources in China. Relay on the developed manufacturing industry of China, the clustering of e-commerce businesses has made a complete supply chain. The supplier resource is particularly rich in Guangdong province. The e-commerce sellers can easily get quality package making, insert printing and low-price gifts suppliers, more than that, their products can all successfully arrive in ChinaDivision warehouse in 2 days.

 

Cost-effective warehousing service. Another advantage of local China fulfillment company is the lower cost. ChinaDivision provides 90 days free warehouse service, which will cut the warehousing budget. Not only that, ChinaDivision also owns the back up warehouse with large space, allows the e-commerce sellers to keep a big amount of goods in stock and enjoy cost-effective warehousing service at the same time.

ChinaDivision Attended the First Anniversary of ESCE (Edinburgh Center) and Assisted with Exhibit Transportation

Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange (ESCE) is a creative exchange program implemented on the basis of cooperation between municipal governments of Shenzhen and Scotland. It is aimed to enhanced cultural collaboration and increased exchanges between both nations.

On September 7, 2016, Edinburgh center embraced for its first anniversary. The project team of ESCE (Shenzhen Center) arrived at Britain successively to hold a series of industrial activities at the Edinburgh Center. Senior leaders of ChinaDivision attended the anniversary along with the delegation led by Mayor Xu Qin and Yao Ren. Besides, ChinaDivision also assisted with the exhibit transportation to Scotland.

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang (left) with Mayor of Bao’ao District -1

Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen (second from right) shook hands with Ethan Chang, CEO of ChinaDivision (second from left)

 

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang (left) with Mayor of Bao’ao District -2

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang (left) with Mayor of Bao’ao District, Yao Ren (right)

 

ESCE (Edinburgh Center) is located at the creative exchange hub as well as city council of Edinburgh, which often receives important government officials and famous enterprises from all over the world. Thus, ESCE decides to build an exhibition area in Edinburgh as a window to show creative products and corporate image of Shenzhen.

During September 5 to September 15, senior leaders of ChinaDivision also visited London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge and York with the delegation led by Xu Qin and Yao Ren. They not only had a knowledge of British culture and technology innovation, but also paid a visit to British senior government officials, business elites and top university professors.

It was a great honor for ChinaDivision to meet elites in different areas and share their perspectives of the global e-commerce. ChinaDivision will spare no efforts to meet the upcoming opportunities and challenges.

Shenzhen delegation at ESCE (Edinburgh Center)

Shenzhen delegation at ESCE (Edinburgh Center)

 

What’s the Monthly Best Sellers on Amazon.com ? (for the U.S. Market)

Amazon-Bestseller

Here at ChinaDivision, we share the monthly best sellers on Amazon.com to help Amazon online retailers grab different demands of your consumers on the U.S. market.

 

January: Selling season for winter clothing. There are many discounts.

February: February 14, Valentine’s Day in the United States, is the hot selling season for gardening tools, fashion accessories, jewelry, watches, bags and other gifts.

March: Spring is the selling season of apparel as well as gardening tools on Easter, March 31. Beauty products will rebound strongly along with the new arrivals in Spring. Demand for household products will also increase rapidly during spring and summer. Besides, sports goods, such as water sports equipment, outdoor products and table tennis are getting popular.

April: Gardening tools keep hot seller in April on the American market. Meanwhile, demand for women’s shoes, bridesmaid’s gown and other wedding supplies also soars sharply during this wedding season.

May: May 12, Mother’s Day, is the selling season for gardening tools, fashion accessories, jewelry, luggage products and greeting cards.

June: June is graduation season as well as Father’s Day, June 16. Air conditioners and other refrigeration appliances will begin selling in June. Mobile phones and other consumer electronics products sell well at the same time. Table tennis and water sports products are also popular in the spring and summer.

July: July 4, the U.S. Independence Day. Furniture and household goods will be hot seller because of demands such as wedding.

August: Students’ back-to-school shopping season. Clothing, shoes, mobiles, consumer electronics, office supplies and sporting goods are among the best sellers.

September: September 2, the U.S. Labour Day. Clothing and cosmetics will be hot seller in Autumn. Besides, ski equipment will be popular as well.

October: October 31, Halloween. There will be a heavy discount for sports products and hot sell for plush toys in October.

November: November 28, Thanksgiving Day, hot selling season for gardening tools, cosmetics, plush toys and all kinds of gifts.

December: December 25, Christmas Day. Gardening tools and heating equipment are popular in this season while clothing and shoes keep hot seller. Fashion accessories, jewelry and watches in December will account for a quarter of annual sales. Besides, there are other hot sellers, such as mobile phones, consumer electronics, sports goods, ski equipment and plush toys.

 

If you are looking for China warehousing and order fulfillment services in China

Please contact ChinaDivision or request a free quote.

 

ChinaDivision Warehouse Fulfillment Service

Recently, warehouse of ChinaDivision in Shenzhen China are bracing for a flood of new inventories from clients around the world. Staff in the warehouse are busy handling these products, checking and verifying packages data before putting them on the shelves in a systematic way.

ChinaDivision warehouse

All packages are processed properly and efficiently

 

“ChinaDivision receives about 100 cubic meters of stocks and delivers more than 2000 packages every day in our order fulfillment center, ” says Michael, Head of Order Fulfillment at ChinaDivision. “ We really appreciate our clients’ trust and are committed to saving their time and money by offering 30 days FREE warehousing, high-touch service and first-rate technology as a China-based shipping and order fulfillment provider.”

scan barcode technology

scan barcode

(Wide utilization of barcode technology)

 

How It Works?

Flow chart of ChinaDivision warehouse fulfillment service Part I

(Flow chart of ChinaDivision warehouse fulfillment service Part I)

 

The user interface of ChinaDivision’s WMS (Warehouse Management System) is accessible and user-friendly. Clients register in the system, send goods to the warehouse and ChinaDivision will take care of the rest. Once inventories are received from their Chinese suppliers, product quantities together with details are checked and verified against the provided data to make sure products are received as prescribed. Clients will be notified as soon as any discrepancies occur. After quality testing, products will be stored in an organized, proper and well-marked manner. ChinaDivision also provides access to real-time inventory management, order management and online billing, saving clients’ time and money.

Flow chart of ChinaDivision warehouse fulfillment Part II

(Flow chart of ChinaDivision warehouse fulfillment Part II)

 

The order management software of ChinaDivision allows integration with different shopping carts, thus orders can be processed by ChinaDivision automatically and promptly. Packers in the warehouse are trained to pack orders into the smallest box or package while making sure there’ s adequate protection. This helps to cut down on the dimensional weight of the package, ultimately saving clients’ money. Prior to shipping orders, addresses are verified to avoid mistakes and reduce returns. Finally, with discounted last mile shipping, customers worldwide receive orders, safe and rapidly.

pick and pack - ChinaDivision

(Professional pick & pack)

 

“Among all those packages, apparel, consumer electronics and toys account for a major proportion,” explains Michael. Besides online merchants on eBay, Amazon or some other marketplaces, ChinaDivision also devotes to providing fulfillment and shipping service for crowdfunding creators on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Contact ChinaDivision for an inquiry or get a free quote.

PayPal Senior Leader Vince Lee Visited ChinaDivision

On May 4, 2016, Head of SMB, China Director of PayPal – Vince Lee and his assistant Chris visited the headquarter of ChinaDivision. Founder and CEO of ChinaDivision Ethan Chang and Head of Order Fulfillment Michael Chan cordially received the PayPal representatives and opened a discussion about cross-border e-commerce and the future cooperation with PayPal in terms of payment.

Paypal ChinaDivision

PayPal representatives visited ChinaDivision (from left to right: Michael Chan, Ethan Chang, Vince Lee, Chris)

At the beginning of the meeting, CEO of ChinaDivision Ethan Chang gave a brief introduction of the company’s development to the Paypal representatives. ChinaDivision is a B2B brand of CNstorm Co.,Ltd, who is dedicated to sourcing and shipping products to overseas Chinese globally, and obtained the Angel Investment by Shenzhen Creative Investment Group in 2014. As a B2B brand of CNstorm, ChinaDivision is a leading provider of crowdfunding and e-commerce order fulfillment, recognized for China product sourcing, China warehousing and worldwide shipping from China services. For years cooperation with PayPal, ChinaDivision won high affirmation of Mr Vince Lee as an enterprise with innovative spirit and move with the times.

Current Situation of Cross-Border E-commerce in China

During the meeting, both sides had a discussion about the current situation of cross-border e-commerce. It is believed that 2016 is till a time of challenges and opportunities. Traditional retailers, domestic and oversea e-commerce giants, start-ups, logistic service providers and distributors have all joined this battle trying to get a share of the cake. An analysis of the current situation is helpful to forecast the future and make plan for the next step of a company.

a) China is leading the way as production center and consumer market

Nowhere is the rapid expansion of e-commerce more apparent than in Asia. China is leading the way, shedding its identity as a production center and emerging as a burgeoning consumer market, with an increasingly affluent and populous middle class eager to embrace online technologies and chase for the developed world’s consumption styles.

As a production center of the world, there is an increasing number of e-commerce merchants choosing China as product sourcing destination for their e-commerce business. China manufacturers or Chinese suppliers have become cross-border online merchants’ preferred business partners. A recent survey shows that cross-border e-commerce’s market size hit 4 trillion in 2014 and accounted for 15% of the total import and export trade volume of China. It is estimated that it will account for 23.1% by the year 2017.

b) Spread of mobile devices brings huge potential customers

With the spread of smart phones and tablet computers, more and more consumers would like to shop by their mobile devices. Mobile devices make it possible to check orders and shipping status anytime. Affluent and well-educated young people make up the majority of cross-border online shoppers and the cross-border online shopping features at low frequency and higher spending per order compared to domestic online shopping.

Challenges that Exist with Cross-Border E-commerce

Although the whole situation is favorable for cross-border e-commerce, there are still some challenges that hinder and constrain its future development, reflected in the following four aspects:

1. Low efficiency of customs

Its is unavoidable to face customs supervision and taxation during e-commerce transactions. Dissonant customs practices create significant uncertainties for shippers, which greatly reduce the efficiency of customs clearance.

2. Complicated shipping cost

Logistics includes warehousing, picking, packing and shipping. It places the role as a bridge between the seller and the buyer in cross-border e-commerce. However, international shipping options are complicated by VAT, customs charges and others more. Shoppers will be discouraged by the price opacity.

3. Unreliable transit time

Consumers want shorter, more precise and more reliable shipping for their goods. However, some parcels are failed to be tracked or the tracking information lags the actual delivery. In this circumstance, the unreliable transit time constitutes an obstacle in cross-border e-commerce.

4. Risky international payment

As the core of cross-border e-commerce, e-payment involves safety of funds transfer. For one thing, in the process of information transmission, payment information will be loss due to a system failure. For another, there are lawbreakers who use computer technology to steal payment information illegally.

When people are deciding whether to use cross-border payment, they are subject to safety, rates, efficiency and personal payment habits. Among all of this, safety is the most important factor. According to a survey conducted by PayPal, Vince Lee said, more than 40 percent of consumers believe that “the premier security system” is the main reason why they firmly use PayPal as the cross-border e-commerce payment tool, while 80 percent of consumers finally complete their cross-border transaction because of the trust of PayPal’s Buyer Protection Policy. As PayPal’s long term business partner, Ethan said that ChinaDivision will continue to work with PayPal to provide our customers with a better payment experience and create a more safety payment environment.

Innovative Business Model of ChinaDivision

It is based on the current situation of cross-border e-commerce and the challenges it exists that ChinaDivison creates a new business model – providing China sourcing, warehousing and shipping services to e-commerce businesses. During the meeting, Ethan and Michael shared this new business model to PayPal representatives.

As the world’s factory and production center, almost anything can be bought in China with multiple choices and fair price. But due to languages and time difference, it may not be such an easy thing for most online sellers. Considering the importance of inventory souring, ChinaDivision makes the most of its favorable location in Shenzhen, China. Applying tactical local sourcing strategies and collaborating with China-based factories and industry alliances, ChinaDivision is skilled in managing Chinese suppliers and has abundant high-quality sourcing resources at command, so with millions of products manufactured in China we can get you connected and assures product quality with competitive prices.

When it comes to start an online business, a variety of fixed overhead could have discouraged many people. Renting a warehouse, purchasing facilities, hiring workers etc, all this are costly and sometimes are wasteful when it happens to be off-season. ChinaDivision provides China warehousing services, allowing activities such as inventory receiving, repacking, weighing and quality check to be carried out on products before shipping to the customers. What’s more, free warehousing for 30 days is offered, no minimums, no set up fees, thus start-ups and small size business will not be blocked out.

  • China shipping

Just as mentioned above, with the emergence of cross-border e-commerce, traditional retailers, distributors, logistics service providers etc., all join a battle for the share of this cake. However, as an order fulfillment agent in China, ChinaDivision not just serve clients in one way, but take the whole situation into account, thus clients in ChinaDivision can enjoy a one-stop solution, from warehousing to shipping. With the good connection with famous international couriers, ChinaDivision ships goods worldwide to customers fast, easy and affordable. To enhance service of delivery, ChinaDivison also has a system that allows any order to be tracked in real time. This contributes to convenience and efficiency thus leading to a great customer experience.

At the end of the meeting, Vince Lee kindly asked the problems that ChinaDivision faced when using PayPal and opinions for its further improvement. Both sides also had a pleasant discussion about the future cooperation details. As one of the strategic partners of global payment leader PayPal, ChinaDivision is very honored to be chosen and visited by the top of PayPal and will continue the good cooperation with PayPal and other payment giants.

A Website Revamp of ChinaDivision is Online

Today, ChinaDivision.com releases its new version for a better user experience. Just go to www.chinadivision.com, check it out what’s new for you!

The new version will open a door for you to learn more detailed information about your order fulfillment agent in China—ChinaDivision. When you walk into the door, you can find the services you need more easily and specifically. There are also a variety of real cases for your reference if you are looking for the similar solutions. Last but not least, shipping information about specific destination countries will be available. You are welcome to check them at the bottom of the website.

Want to Learn More about ChinaDivision?

If you ever partner with ChinaDivision, you will know ChinaDivision is a dedicated China local office where clients around the world connect, both online and offline, to source, stock and ship international goods directly from China.

In the new version, “About ChinaDivision” will also show you ChinaDivision’s professional and energetic team as well as it’s well-organized and technology-oriented warehouse. A flow chart of clarity and simplicity will illustrate how it works to help your business.

ChinaDivision ecommerce order fulfillment

ChinaDivision–Order fulfillment process

What Exactly ChinaDivision Offers?

Follow up the “Services” navigation bar, you will get what you need. In the latest version released, ChinaDivision divides it’s services into four segments as below:

Some of you are struggling for sourcing the right products within budget,  others are considering outsourcing the tedious order fulfillment including warehousing, picking, quality checking, packing, shipping and returns handling etc. Moreover, when your business is on the right track, you will concern about brand upgrading. Considering the above customer demands, ChinaDivision focuses on resource integration and offers a one-stop solution for every client. After the revamp, you can find what you need much easier and faster to avoid a time-consuming search of unexpected information.

Who’s Partnering with ChinaDivision?

You possibly only have a vague idea about order fulfillment after a  browse of the previous web pages. Want to know who’s partnering with ChinaDivision? How does ChinaDivision helps? What do they benefit from? What do they say about services of ChinaDivision? Just follow up  “Case Study”, the following typical cases will come online for your reference.

  • eCommerce
  • Crowdfunding
  • eBay & Amazon
  • Platforms
  • Fashion
  • Mobile Accessories

Perhaps you are an Amazon seller looking for a cost-effective logistics solution to ship goods from China instead of FBA, or you are a Kickstarter crowdfunder seeking ways to send rewards to your backers urgently to make them happy. There are also some of you operating your own brand online fashion shop and attempting to promote brand via customized packaging or some marketing inserts. As your China-based office, ChinaDivision is committed to making your business more efficiency and less cost. Check out cases of ChinaDivision’s partners to see whether you have the similar demands.

Checking Shipping Information about Specific Countries?

As an eCommerce businessman, you always care about shipping cost, shipping time and shipping methods. With an international selling network, you may have customers all over the world. To save your time and to satisfy your specific needs, ChinaDivision provides shipping information about different countries, including shipping methods and features, local customs’ tips, contact information about international express and postal services etc. Currently, pages about Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Canada have been online. Go and check them!

For more information, please visit the ChinaDivision.com. In general, the new version is released based on client feedback and user behavior, thus you will be more accessible to the target information. Want to start an order fulfillment inquiry right now? ChinaDivision is ready!

How does ChinaDivision Process Order Fulfillment for you?

Among so many order fulfillment companies, ChinaDivision is a rather young but energetic group, offering low-cost and high-efficiency order fulfillment services. Based in Shenzhen, China, ChinaDivision sets up a hub facility in Shenzhen and concentrates on providing order fulfillment services from China, which covers sourcing high quality goods, warehousing, picking, quality check, packing, shipping and handling returns. All these important while trivial and distracted things could be safely handed over to ChinaDivision.

So as an order fulfillment expert, how does ChinaDivision streamline the whole order fulfillment process?

Order fulfillment process - ChinaDivision
ChinaDivision – Order fulfillment process

(The General Order Fulfillment Process by ChinaDivision)

1.Get contact

2.Product Sourcing

3.Warehousing

4. Pick, Quality Check, Pack, Ship

5.Inventory & Shipments Management

6.Returns Handling

Anyone who’s ready to enjoy the carefree and quality order fulfilling services can get contact with ChinaDivision easily. Just go to www.chinadivision.com, sign up and fill in some basic information such as your name, email address and phone number, then a specially assigned business development manager will answer questions for you.

Of course you can source by yourself. But If you just have a vague business plan while have no idea about sourcing, please don’t hesitate to turn to ChinaDivision. Yep, ChinaDivision is not offering order fulfillment services in the narrow sense, on the contrast, ChinaDivision streamlines it. As a local and professional company, ChinaDivision has established quite close relationships with product manufacturers in China, thus ChinaDivision can match you with the most suitable sourcing option.

Not only sourcing, ChinaDivision can also offer warehousing service. So after you finish product sourcing or trust ChinaDivision with this matter, you can have the product delivered to ChinaDivision and ChinaDivision will retain and stock it for you, surely under your real-time control. ChinaDivision develops a customized Warehouse Management System for you to manage the inventory flexibly and simply.

And it’s great that ChinaDivision will have the item stored in warehouse for free within 30 days. The order fulfillment services offered by ChinaDivision runs rather smoothly. So once you get order from clients and inform ChinaDivision, they would help you finish all the follow-up work, including picking, double quality check, packing and shipping. And guess what? The surprising thing is that ChinaDivision can offer customized packaging depending on your requirements, which helps boosting your own brand a lot.

Always worrying about the lagging logistics information? Now you can rest assured! Because ChinaDivision has tactfully figured out a solution to this problem by building an international logistics infrastructure. And as for inventory management, ChinaDivision open clients access to inventory dashboard, on which you can view your products’ status, shipping costs and validate addresses. Address Validation can make a reduction in returns and chargebacks.

ChinaDivision offers well-organized order fulfillment services, which covers handling returns professionally for you. So if any sales returns happen, ChinaDivision would check carefully the returned item, then notify you, and finally settle it upon your request. If needed, ChinaDivision can even offer prompt customer service for you.

As mentioned above, the order fulfillment process by ChinaDivision, serving as your order fulfillment expert from China, is extraordinarily simple and user-friendly, hence enables you to bypass being distracted so as to focus on the real important thing like customer mining and brand promotion.

Shipwire VS Amazon FBA VS ChinaDivision

Choosing the right order fulfillment company can be tricky since every company out there claims to be the best. Creation and advertising of products are major factors affecting customer experience, but that is not all, products delivery is a major concern. Ecommerce order fulfillment helps merchants to deliver the products sold via online platform from the warehouse to the customers. Here is a review of Shipwire VS Amazon FBA VS ChinaDivision which are the top three order fulfillment in the companies. This review will help to determine the best company especially if you are sourcing your goods from China.

Shipwire VS Amazon FBA VS ChinaDivision Order Fulfillment from China Price Comparison
Shipwire VS Amazon FBA VS ChinaDivision Order Fulfillment from China Price Comparison

Sourcing the inventory
Inventory sourcing is the first major step in any business. Customers are always looking for the best products that are worth their money. You need to research well before making any purchase to ensure that the product you intend to buy meets the required standard. Sellers ship their products ware houses owned by order fulfillment companies for repacking and quality check. Amazon and shipwire require that you conduct your research then send them detailed information describing the products you intend to buy. ChinaDivision makes the whole process of sourcing your products much easier. With the understanding of China’s economy and culture, ChinaDivison has been able to partner with best companies in China. This local advantage has made inventory sourcing from China very easy.

Warehousing
One of the major functions of any order fulfillment company is to offer a storage facility of products before they are shipped to the customer. Warehousing in e-commerce order fulfillment allows activities such as repacking, weighing and quality check to be carried out on products before shipping to the customer. Warehousing charges differ with among different companies offering order fulfillment services. Amazon warehousing fee depends on the quantity of the products and activities to be carried out on the order before shipping it to the customer. However, Amazon offers quantity discount thus lowering the cost of shipping huge orders. Shipwire, on the other hand, is does not offer quantity discount that is a great disadvantage. ChinaDivision has out beaten them all since it offers 30 days free warehousing which reduces the cost of handling orders significantly.

Money saving options
Ecommerce order fulfillment offers various ways for saving money. The companies listed here handle huge orders thus they can cut costs from quantity discounts. However, ChinaDivison local advantages give it a strong purchasing power that enables it to bargain for steep discounts. Some of the local advantages include the understanding of Chinese culture, language, and different markets.

Less transit time
Amazon has warehouses in different geographical locations in China a factor that slows order processing. Shipwire and ChinaDivision on the other hand, have their warehouses located near international parcel processing center Hong Kong hence quick order processing and shipping. In fact, ChinaDivision observes the same day fulfillment policy to ensure an excellent customer experience.

Customer service
The quality of the services offered by any company offering order Fulfillment Company is a great concern for every customer. Amazon has been known to offer highly quality services for a significant period. It has more location than the other companies and can handle huge orders. If the customer encounters any problem, he/she can contact the Amazon support team. However, due to the high automation of their system, there are some loopholes in their service delivery. A major issue that has been of great concern is that if an order is lost or canceled the customer is not personally notified.

Transparency is one of the major factors that affect service delivery. Several complaints have been reported about shipwire having hidden charges, shipping errors and hidden policies among other misconducts.

To enhance service delivery, ChinaDivison has a system that allows any order to be tracked in real time. This enhances convenience and efficiency thus leading to a great customer experience.
To wrap it up all, ChinaDivison emerges as the best order fulfillment company for individuals sourcing their products from China. Although it might take longer to ship products from China to the US than it is within the US, this company still offers the best customer services at a fair price. China has been rated as the major export of a wide range of products to the world thus choosing a Chinese order fulfillment local company will allow you to enjoy the local advantages and high-quality services.

Guide on Shipping from China

The main purpose of any business is to make profit. Profit making can be achieved by reduction in costs input. Shipping is the most expensive part of orders so getting a great price is essential to reduction of inputs and in return maximizing profit.

Cheapest International Shipping
Cheapest International Shipping

In shipping various items have to be taken into consideration among them; China products sourcing, warehousing, picking, packing and the shipping

Steps to be followed during shipping 

Select the product you intend to import. Choosing the right product is key to the business. Selecting the product to import does not only involve picking the cheapest product or one that gives the highest edge on the mark-up but more to these. Selecting a product will involve;

International freight forwarders
cheapest shipping rates

The passion or love you have for the product. 

The shipping costs in relation to the size of the product to be shipped. Products, which can be shipped in large quantities, can be far less expensive than those that cannot.

More to that the size of the product about to be shipped this will help evaluate how much you can fit into one shipment.

The uniqueness of the item is also to be put in consideration. A product that is less unique risks production locally hence beating the whole reason of importing.

Identify Chinese exporters, rather the suppliers who will meet your desire. List the suppliers, suppliers can easily be obtained from professional sourcing companies and online outsourcing directories.

Once you have identified and listed the suppliers it is now time to contact each supplier on your list. Ask questions relating to the product this will help narrow it down to the supplier who is most appropriate or best suited for you.

While communicating one will be required to obtain the following information;

Check to see the business licensing information. You want to be sure that any company you do business with is properly licensed and in compliance with all applicable trade laws in order to avoid future legal problems which may affect your business.

Client testimonials. A reputable enough supplier will give reference where one is required to obtain credibility information.

Obtain information regarding manufacturing and staffing. Be sure you understand the exporter’s relationship to the manufacturer

The supplier should give the name and location of the factory producing the product failure to which indicates a non-reputable supplier.

Obtain information on the experience of the factory in producing your particular product. Cost is not the only the consideration when choosing a supplier, quality may be just as important, and the manufacturer’s experience can be a good indication of the quality of work.

Obtain samples of the product, the supplier should be able to provide you with samples of the product so that you can get a better idea of the product. However this depends on the product you intend to import.

After adequate communication with various suppliers and identification of the best supplier negotiate a deal with your favorite supplier. During negotiations it’s key to focus on relationships. Suppliers will mostly engage with people with whom they are familiar with.

Locating and listing resellers is also key when indulging in the import business. Locating resellers involves; contacting potential reseller, follow up within the next few days.

A suitable warehouse and good warehouse costs is also essential. While choosing a warehouse various factors should be put in consideration among them; the general cost of warehousing, the handling of the imports, availability of needed equipment to handle the products, security, order and after storage services. Some of the after storage services that might be offered by product handlers include brand strengthening customized packaging of your goods such as printing a logo on the shipping bag or placing a card in the customer’s package.

In shipping there are various parties involved which the client has to be aware of, though not all must be present the common parties will include

First and foremost is the shipper this is the person to whom the goods being shipped belong. It is the person doing the shipment.

The shipping company is the company that oversees shipment. the shipping company signs contracts and sends bills relating to your shipment

The origin agent also known as a freight forwarder. The origin agent is the local company involved in visual survey. It sends a representative who sees the cargo being shipped just before quoting the move. this helps give an accurate quote. the freight forwarder will also do the packing and loading the shipment.

The Consolidating Warehouse the consolidating warehouse is the holding station where, incase yo never had an exclusive container the goods will be held into a container with other goods or rather cargo in order to fill the container. your goods are to be held in the consolidated warehouse waiting for more goods in order to be transported all together.

An export port. An export port is the port where the container is loaded into the ship this is most likely located in the country of the supplier.

A ship line this is the shipping or the company that owns the ship.

A container line. This is a company that owns containers the containers may be rent out to interested shippers. The container line may at times be the same or otherwise as the ship line.

Destination port. This is the location intended for reception of the goods. The goods are received here and offloaded from the ship, from the destination port the cargo can either be transited or be held in a warehouse.

Custom bonded warehouse. goods are held by customs officers waiting for clearance in form of taxes or legal documents here the goods are inspected and held awaiting clearance

The destination agent. this is a trustee in form of a company. the trustee handles custom clearing activities, port dealings and also involved in delivery to your desired location.

The broker. This is a move manager he is involved in any other activities that involve shipping.

If you are looking for a logistics company which provides of Shipping from China service, just visit: http://www.chinadivision.com/

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Tips

Crowdfunding is the new Fairy Godmother when it comes to getting some support for developing a good idea. If in 2011 the crowdfunding market was $1.2 billion, it grew up to $10 billion in 2014, and is expected to generate more money by the end of 2015, according to Forbes. Each great business is now closer to become a success, but it requires a lot of work, dedication and creativity to be able to develop a good product and to improve it according to the market demands.

Crowdfunding fulfillment comes immediately after, but it isn’t less important. People who made millions starting with money raised online admit that fulfillment can easily kill even the best project, as it requires time, managerial abilities, special software for the warehouse inventory, a complete team to work on shipping and fulfillment, and more. ChinaDivision.com, a company specialized in crowdfunding fulfillment, recommends working with a reliable partner, which has the right infrastructure and optimized transit times, when it comes to crowdfunding fulfillment services.

ChinaDivision Crowdfunding  Fulfillment Service

There are several reasons why an entrepreneur should choose a partner for fulfillment:

  1. Save time and money

Employees, providers, development plans, new products and costs are consuming a lot of the entrepreneur’s time. Why add more problems with picking, packing and shipping orders? And this is not all of it, because there is also the inventory of the warehouse, the returned products, and more other. Having a professional company to deal with all these can reduce not only stress and time wasted, but also can save a lot of money. ChinaDivision.com has a special fulfillment service which can save time and money for any person or company which runs a project based on crowdfunding. By working with such a company, the entrepreneur can reduce workforce expenses and shipping costs, as generally fulfillment partners offer good volume discounts.

  1. More time for the crowdfunding campaign

A good business idea must be carefully marketed. There is a complete strategy to create and implement and the entrepreneur must be always available and ready to dedicate full time to it. Fulfillment and delivery are generally demanding processes and they rarely leave time or energy for focusing on the product and on the customer service. On the other hand, a company which offers crowdfunding campaign services can handle easier the shipping and fulfillment, because it already has the know-how and the complete infrastructure to deliver in any part of the world.

  1. Fast shipping makes happy backers

In an era when everything happens now, fast deliveries are a must. Most people who support an idea through crowdfunding expect their promised rewards to arrive on time. This generally happens only when the fulfillment is managed professionally. People with few experience in the field rarely succeed in doing international deliveries fast while still keeping low prices. Estimating times and costs is sometimes hard, as it involves package, postage, customs and various VAT taxes. To make crowdfunding fulfillment affordable, ChinaDivision.com has a special location which allows reduced transit times and uses a system of combined customer orders in order to maintain low costs. Moreover, they also provide a series of marketing services meant to build the Brand’s Identity and also to keep customers and backers satisfied.