How to Import from China to India Successfully!
Importing from China to India has proven a successful tactic of global sourcing for many businesses. This presents a fantastic opportunity for you as a buyer and reseller. How to Import goods from China to India successfully is a question every newbie or a first-timer has been asking.
The importing process can be extremely complex, confusing, and costly. Expected gains can often be erased by long transit times, rising or fluctuating delivery costs, regulatory fees, and unexpected delays.
If you are worried about quality, don’t listen to the horror stories. As long as you spend time talking to your supplier, check their reputation, ask for a sample, and start with a small order first, you shouldn’t have any problems.
When it comes to contacting suppliers, the best way is to either call or use instant messaging to chat. Email is fine too, but sometimes suppliers get snowed under with emails so phone or instant messaging if the supplier uses it, will get you your answers faster.
Here’s a step by step Guide with our experience on import from china since 2006 as an Import consultant and Import agent serving the exporters in China and importers worldwide for years. Let’s check out how to import from China to India, and what you can do to make the process more smoothly and efficiently.
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After you shortlist your supplier, next step is to get the best deal. We suggest you to negotiate on the quality and price to make sure all the specifications are mentioned in the sales contract. Please email this sales contract or Proforma Invoice to us to revalidate the transaction.
The next step is to confirm the order. In this step, we shall process the order after receiving the payment from you. Don’t worry your payment stays with us: our next step will explain to you how we safeguard your payment.
In this step, we shall first check the credentials of the supplier and then once our team is satisfied we shall proceed with the deposit or advance to them to confirm your order. (Deposit ranges from 20% to 50%) To gain better control over your order we insist on deposit, not more than 30%. We still hold your 70% Payment with us safely.
Once the order is ready for dispatch (directly from factory/fulfillment center/warehouse), our professional team will inspect the goods and shall send you pictures/videos/test reports (or any requests that are done by you at the time of placing the order). We shall charge you 3% for inspection in most large orders. Please contact us for details on the inspection fee from small and medium orders.
Once you are satisfied with the product we make the balance payment to the supplier and ship the goods to you via Mixed container service, LCL, FCL, etc.
AVAIL FREE WAREHOUSING FOR 7 DAYS IN CHINA FOR OUR MIXED CONTAINER SERVICES (MINIMUM ORDER SIZE IS $8000 OR MORE).
Here’s a quick recap of the important points from this Guide:
How to Import from China to India
- The growth period in China is provides you with an opportunity to buy low and sell high when you import from there
- Don’t listen to horror stories about items from China being of poor quality – most of the world’s consumer goods come from China!
- Avoid buying designer branded items from Chinese suppliers – they are probably fake
- Before you import, you need to speak with your local customs authority and find out if any restrictions apply to the items you are importing
- Shop around, or negotiate on shipping costs