How can they ship the goods to you and what are the laws governing this?

Exporting

For goods to leave a country, it is not as trivial as trucking the goods to a port to be loaded on a truck or ship.

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Shipping

If your manufacturer is far away, it may be most cost effective to ship your goods on a container ship in a standardized container.

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Importing

For goods to enter your country, it is not as trivial telling the shipping company to forklift the goods out of the container and putting it on your truck.

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Drop Shipping

Drop shipping simply means the factory ships goods directly to your customer or to a retail location. The idea is that goods don’t need to sit in your warehouse first before being shipped again to your customers.

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Uncle Ming

Uncle Ming

A first generation immigrant with a background in manufacturing in Asia for big and small companies. Always on the go, but currently living in Saigon, Vietnam.