Want to import products from China to USA? You have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will discuss how you can successfully ship your goods to USA and what steps need to be taken before importing from China.
6 tips to find the best products from China
1) know what product you are looking for.
If you’re not sure exactly what you want, please do your research beforehand to figure out what’s trending and what’s available.
2) Searching with a broad search term like “dresses” brings up too many results, it takes much time.
Please narrow the search to “budget blue dresses” or one color or price point.
This can narrow the search parameters and save time.
3) Many people spend much time on pages with irrelevant information or irrelevant products.
Please find the products you need by skipping those sections, and going to the product list at the bottom of the page.
4) Before making a decision, please check the feedback and reviews of other customers to see what they think about the quality and price of the product you want to buy.
5) Verify that the seller offers an unconditional money-back guarantee.
If they did, it can ensure that you don’t lose money when you buy from them.
6) Check the seller’s details, such as their address and email address, make sure they are reliable, and can provide customer service when you need it after ordering.
Top 6 Chinese Wholesale Websites
Even if you are a new wholesaler, you should know Alibaba. Alibaba is one of the largest wholesale websites in China. Alibaba suppliers offer wholesale products, OEM and ODM.
2) Global Sources
Global Sources is also a very famous wholesale website in China. Global Sources has tens of thousands of Chinese suppliers. You can find any products on the Global Sources.
3) Made in China
Made-in-China is also one of the famous wholesale websites in China. Made-in-China’s reputation is not as big as Alibaba’s, but it has tens of thousands of suppliers, I am sure you can find the products you want.
1688.com is a subsidiary of Alibaba Group. This wholesale website is cheaper than other websites, but it only supports the Chinese language. Here is my previous post on how to buy from 1688, specifically for foreign buyers.
AliExpress is also part of the Alibaba Group, a website that provides global trade for small business owners and consumers. It is an online shopping site with over 20 million sellers and 220 million buyers.
DHgate is an online wholesale website in China, it has existed for more than 12 years and sells products to buyers all over the world. DHgate is one of the 2100 most popular websites in the world.
What is the USA import tariff? How does it work in 2022?
The United States currently has a trade-weighted average import tariff rate of 2.0 percent on industrial goods. One-half of all industrial goods imports enter the United States duty-free.
1) When you know what HS code your product is
Check the corresponding tariff directly on the US Customs import website using the HS code.
If you don’t know exactly what HS code your product is, use this URL to find out.
2) When you do not know the HS code, only know the name of the goods
If you want to find out exactly how much U.S. tariffs you might be charged on your products by name, you can use this calculator to estimate.
A. imported-from china
C. input the product name and hit enter
D. fill in the selling price, and then you can calculate the estimate.
Note: This calculator is for reference only and is not intended as an official tax result from the U.S. customs office.
Please refer to the actual situation. All taxes and miscellaneous fees such as inspection are subject to actual reimbursement.
What tips before sending products to the USA?
The USA is a country with many business opportunities and is a superpower in online sales.
It is the world’s largest economy and a global leader in cross-border e-commerce imports and exports. E-commerce giants like eBay and Amazon were born here.
1) Online shopping behavior
In the USA, there are many savvy, internationally-minded consumers who are very familiar with online shopping.
To a large extent, the USA is similar to the European market and European consumer behavior. They prefer to shop during the holiday season, the number of consumption is the biggest.
2) What do Americans like to buy from abroad?
- Vehicle Parts and Accessories
- Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories
- Home & Garden
3) Logistics, delivery, and shipping
The USA is a large country with a high-performance rail network, highway connections, and air transportation system.
The preferred shipping methods in the USA are UPS and FedEx. Small businesses can also use the government postal system (U.S. Postal Service).
Consumers are more likely to make a purchase when free shipping is included. And also when free returns and exchanges are available, more than half of consumers will purchase the product.
There are a number of challenges to consider when it comes to cross-border transportation.
These relate to security and anti-terrorism alerts, economic and recessionary impacts, and regulations related to imports and trade.
USA Customs will conduct a detailed investigation, so you should ensure timely and correct customs paperwork. The more accurate the customs data, the faster the package will be shipped.
4) Preferred payment method for USA online buyers
The most popular payment method among USA buyers is credit cards. 70% of buyers choose credit cards for their purchases.
Interestingly, many USA consumers have multiple cards, with nearly five cards each.
5) Cross-border shopping
The USA is one of the largest cross-border B2C e-commerce markets in terms of imports and exports.
The USA and China have the most intensive B2C e-commerce trade between them. A popular destination for online shopping is also China.