Monthly Archives - July 2016

How to Get an EIN

How to Get an EIN from Outside the U.S.

We’ve received a lot of questions from our non-U.S. customers lately about how to go about obtaining an EIN (employer identification number) if you are not a U.S. citizen and are outside the U.S. There are a few services out there that will do this for you, but at insane prices! We’ve broken this down for everyone as the process can be a little sticky at best, and a nightmare at worst! (more…)

FBAforward - Busy shipping port with containers

A Guide Through Sea Freight Shipping

Most of our customers decide to ship their products via sea freight because it is cheaper than air freight or air express. However, the process of shipping via sea freight can be complicated and confusing if you are not familiar with the process of importing from China. It takes the longest (2-4 weeks port to port) and it involves many steps that require detailed attention. Here are the different steps you have to go through when shipping via sea [...]