Robert, a blog reader, sent a question a few days ago about international freight shipping. Let’s get right to his email and my audio response below:

“Hello, I am interested in buying your Liquidators Guide 2015. I am not new to the business. I have been successfully importing closeout/wholesale sports equipment and accessories from the US to the UK for several years. I am now looking to expand my business to other kinds of product, including general clothing merchandise, household supplies, and consumer electronics. My question is simple. The direct liquidators that are accessible through your guide, do they sell to international re-sellers? Like I said I am in the UK and I would need the stock shipped to this country. Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Robert.”

Rob Cyr On International Freight Shipping

From Wikipedia: Customs Broker or customs brokerage is a profession that involves the “clearing” of goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters (usually businesses). This involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation and payment of taxes, duties and excises, and facilitating communication between government authorities and importers and exporters.

From Wikipedia: A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution


Our 2020 Liquidators Guide chronicles 12 years of wholesale product sourcing experience and includes my personal black book of direct source contacts! As an industry expert, I'll share the success I've enjoyed along with the mistakes I've made buying and reselling liquidation merchandise.

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