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    drumofjoseph
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    Hi, I’m new here, my name is Joseph im from Melbourne and i sell things online. I’ve listening to the Flying Solo podcast for a while but never visited the website until today.

    I’m soon to being importing small amounts of stock from both the USA and China. A typical shipment for me would be around 110kg and 0.4m³. So quite small but heavy.

    I’ve already found my suppliers but Im a little bit confused when it comes to the international shipping part of the process. After doing a little research I’ve come to the conclusion that I need a freight forwarder. Firstly, is this correct, is this the normal/common method for someone like me; to use a freight forwarder? Secondly does any one have any recommendations of good Freight Forwarders? Im not sure if there are Freight Forwarders that are specialised in small shipments or if any FF will do.

    Please help :-) Thanks in advance.

    Joseph.

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    Henry Ashton
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    G’day Joseph,

    Give me a call… 0477017225. I will be able to help you out.

    Regards,

    Brent Henry

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    Dave Gillen – FS Concierge
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    Hi Joseph,

    Welcome to Flying Solo! We have a bunch of importers on the forum, so hopefully you’ll get some good advice.

    Thanks for joining us and we hope you’ll stick around. :)

    Dave

    Dave Gillen - Client Acquisition | Brisbane | (07) 3180 0288
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    cargohound
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    Hi Joseph

    Yes, there are freight forwarders that specialise in smaller shipments. There will be a break point where courier companies become more expensive. We have a number of “rated” service providers on our site (which is free to join) and also have freight experts on staff who can answer your questions as you get started. Please call 1300 883 243

    Cheers

    Ian

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    drumofjoseph
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    [USER=70012]@BrentHenry[/USER], thanks for the offer but you are being very vague. BTW I looked up your website and the domain doesn’t match the content?…
    @ Dave, thanks for the warm welcome
    [USER=72000]@cargohound[/USER] I will take a look at your website

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    Petemac
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    Hi Joseph, some things to think about

    1/ Transit time

    2/ Most cost effective sea or air

    3/ Terms of transport, EXW, FOB, etc this means when you will take responsibilty for the freight plus final delivery destination

    4/ Value of goods, to determine GST and duties

    International air cargo is my speciality but happy to help you work out if sea is a better fit for you

    Cheers

    Pete

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    cargohound
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    drumofjoseph, post: 222163, member: 72031 wrote:
    [USER=70012]@BrentHenry[/USER], thanks for the offer but you are being very vague. BTW I looked up your website and the domain doesn’t match the content?…
    @ Dave, thanks for the warm welcome
    [USER=72000]@cargohound[/USER] I will take a look at your website
    Did you get a chance to check out CargoHound Joseph? let me know if you would like to discuss by phone – Cheers Ian
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    Henry Ashton
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    drumofjoseph, post: 222163, member: 72031 wrote:
    [USER=70012]@BrentHenry[/USER], thanks for the offer but you are being very vague. BTW I looked up your website and the domain doesn’t match the content?…
    @ Dave, thanks for the warm welcome
    [USER=72000]@cargohound[/USER] I will take a look at your website
    Our website is down due to being under construction. hopefully in a week or 2 it will be up again. I said to call me so I could give you our brokers details so you could contact them direct. Only trying to help.
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    Sam2233
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    drumofjoseph, post: 222103, member: 72031 wrote:
    Hi, I’m new here, my name is Joseph im from Melbourne and i sell things online. I’ve listening to the Flying Solo podcast for a while but never visited the website until today.

    I’m soon to being importing small amounts of stock from both the USA and China. A typical shipment for me would be around 110kg and 0.4m³. So quite small but heavy.

    I’ve already found my suppliers but Im a little bit confused when it comes to the international shipping part of the process. After doing a little research I’ve come to the conclusion that I need a freight forwarder. Firstly, is this correct, is this the normal/common method for someone like me; to use a freight forwarder? Secondly does any one have any recommendations of good Freight Forwarders? Im not sure if there are Freight Forwarders that are specialised in small shipments or if any FF will do.

    Please help :) Thanks in advance.

    Joseph.

    Hi Joseph,

    We specialize in LCL sea freight from China. As per your introduction for heavy item, sea freight will be mire cost competitive and suitable.

    Tricky part is that we do not arrange pick up service from China hence your supplier will have to figure that out LOL…

    Good rate guaranteed though~
    sam@auslineshipping.com.au

    Feel free to shoot me questions~

    Cheers

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    ontherunway
    Member
    • Total posts: 43

    Hi. I can recommend Victor from Keepro. He is on this site under he name:
    Victor log
    http://www.keepro.com.au
    Rgds
    Bev

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