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Kaladanda

Kaladanda

3 years ago

Many thanks for sharing your experience. Not many people would share their experiences in this matter. You wrote thoroughly and was worth reading it. I will be starting my private label journey next year after researching into chinese manufacturers for the last 15 years!

Danny McMillan

Danny McMillan

3 years ago

You are more than welcome!

I am a big fan of sharing lessons learned. There are always two sides to a coin, sharing successes are motivating but you learn much more when your back is against the wall.

Some of this was unprecedented and out of my hands, some was bad luck whilst others was down to me being sloppy. The great thing is we have put a load of processes in place now to avoid a lot of the issues morning forward. This was also an extreme case, most people have one or two issues per shipment – as you read we had a lot to contend with. Good news is, we were able to remedy a lot of it. It’s gave us lots of ideas for next year, of which we are preparing for now. Bring on 2017 😉

Niall O Faolain

Niall O Faolain

3 years ago

Danny,

Fair play for ploughing though it. I had one of the biggest challenges of my FBA career over the past few months as well, 4000 defective units.

Still resolving the issue now…nearly there i hope. I think sourcing products in North America/Europe is essential. The cash-flow & risk factors compound the bigger the business grows.

Anyway, well done for getting it all resolved…lot’s of lesson here we can take on board as well.

Have a good christmas!

Niall

Danny McMillan

Danny McMillan

3 years ago

Thanks Niall.

Would love to hear your story and how you managed to bring it to a conclusion.

Drop me a message at dannymcmillan.com if you get a chance. 🙂

Bacy

Bacy

3 years ago

Danny my dear,

We never thought you should face so many many problems in this time! You are so powerful, and taught us more than supposed!
Thank you!

Marcus Sauer

Marcus Sauer

1 year ago

I am experiencing a few problems getting a current shipment past customs. It is pretty upsetting. I googled something and this story popped up. Makes me feel better- thanks for the lessons learned. About to take an idea big soon, was sure to bookmark!

Jamie

Jamie

1 year ago

Yeah, you’re so right. Not for the faint of heart! Great though that things often just work out – miraculously even.

Traversed the same issue of swapping from one freight company (that did it all DDP, no EIN, & consignee all sorted) to a new one that needed all the info. Hardest thing as a foreign importer is who to use for an ultimate consignee when the delivery address is an FBA warehouse, NOT Amazon? Seems some broker/forwarders with FBA prep arms will be your consignee but many won’t for the reasons you mentioned. They don’t want to be the registered receiver of your goods, even when they are receiving them. Go figure.

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