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    Matty2020
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    My brother is looking to start a side business selling construction and landscaping materials on small scale to begin with such as plastic film, concrete chairs, mesh, growies, stakes etc, using Facebook market and online platforms.
    He has been working as a bricklayer the past few years but wants to build on that. Do you think it is better to import the materials from overseas or source locally, he doesn’t know where to source them locally at a competitive wholesale price, he thinks shipping it from china is better option.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi And Welcome to Flying Solo [USER=120181]@Matty2020[/USER] . It is great to have you!

    Thank you for joining our community and posting.

    It is almost always a good idea to start new businesses with small experiments if possible thereby limiting risk.

    If he imports he will need to learn a lot about the import and duty process before he begins.

    Are there Australian distributors he could start with?

    Cheers

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    Matty2020
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    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 271635, member: 78928 wrote:
    Hi And Welcome to Flying Solo [USER=120181]@Matty2020[/USER] . It is great to have you!

    Thank you for joining our community and posting.

    It is almost always a good idea to start new businesses with small experiments if possible thereby limiting risk.

    If he imports he will need to learn a lot about the import and duty process before he begins.

    Are there Australian distributors he could start with?

    Cheers

    Thank you paul,
    He actually doesn’t have enough knowledge about Australian distributors and which he should be dealing with but he is asking around, we did import many items before from china.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    These is a lot of information on our Sub–Forum relating to Logistics HERE

    ~Paul

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    Matty2020
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    Thank you Paul, I appreciate it.

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