How to Avoid Customs Delays and Ensure Timely Shipments

How to Avoid Customs Delays and Ensure Timely Shipments

Product Safety Why is my shipment stuck at customs? It’s a question that many importers find themselves asking at one time or another. A container filled with goods that need to get to your customer’s warehouse ends up delayed at the port and you have to figure out...
Amazon’s Quality Troubles and What They Mean for Sellers

Amazon’s Quality Troubles and What They Mean for Sellers

The Wall Street Journal has brought a lot of (probably unwanted) attention to Amazon recently. In August, WSJ released an exposé pointing out the many issues that the eCommerce behemoth has had with product safety. The piece asserts that, because of Amazon’s...
5 Recent Product Recalls and What Importers Can Learn From Them

5 Recent Product Recalls and What Importers Can Learn From Them

Imagine you’ve just launched a new consumer product. You’ve sold 22,345 units to a major retailer and your product is now on the store shelves. You’re exceptionally proud of yourself and all the hard work you’ve put in to get there. And then you get that dreaded...
California Prop 65: This is What Importers Should Know

California Prop 65: This is What Importers Should Know

California is the most populous U.S. state, and its economy is also the nation’s largest. With a GDP of over $3 trillion USD, on its own, it would be the fifth-largest economy in the world. That means it is a large market for consumer product importers, and if you are...
5 Types of Factory Audits That Will Help You Assess Suppliers

5 Types of Factory Audits That Will Help You Assess Suppliers

5 Types of Factory Audits That Will Help You Assess Suppliers Managing the supply chain for a retail brand can be challenging. You need to properly vet potential suppliers and ensure that current suppliers have the systems in place to continue producing quality...

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