What is a cheap way to ship items from China to Los Angeles?
Hey everyone. I’m not really experienced with this sort of thing (Entrepreneurship) but I have found a Manufacturer in China that will make a certain item for me that I intend to resell locally. (The item I’m talking about is not really important but think a simple plastic box about 13×13x2 inches). My first order will be for like 10 and then I plan on buying them 100 at a time.
If the manufacturer was right here in America everything would be perfect, the price is right for me to make a nice little profit and earn some extra. HOWEVER. The Manufacturer’s shipper is going to charge me $300 for anything between 1–100 items. So it doesn’t matter if I buy 1 of these items or 100 of them, it’s going to be $300 to send. Which kind of makes the whole thing pointless (almost).
I’m wondering if anyone had any suggestions for OTHER methods of shipping items of this type and quantity to the states. Even if it saves me $100 it could make the venture worth it. The Manufacturer has agreed that I am not locked into heir shipping method and can find my own so I am looking for other options and am not sure where to start.