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FOB or CIF shipping

GOGAGOGA Posts: 2subscriber Member

I'm a new startup about to go into a biz relationship with Chinese manufacturers. I need to make a decision on what freight option to choose from. Has anyone got experience with importing from China and which shipping do you find works the best? The goods are mugs. My client can collect the goods from the port here in the UK but part of it will be going to my business address as well. 

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.


  • AllenJoyAllenJoy Xinzhou City,ChinaPosts: 7subscriber Member
    Hi Goga,

    Over 70% even 80% of China export orders are with FOB term.

    Most importors prefer FOB term.Because they pay their shipping agency fee to manage mugs you receive from port,they will handle afterwards works for you,flow under customers control.

    However,you can use CIF term as well if you would like to save your time.

    So FOB or CIF upon your preference.

    Normally,international buyers use their own carriers and purchasing agents in China.

    Pls let me know if any help we can do for you.


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