IMPORT PROCESS

1. SELECT PRODUCTS
Review Sinowell Price List and fill in the Sinowell Or der Form with the desired order quantity. It will automatically calculate the volume, weight, and amount of your order to make it fit either a 20’ or 40’ c ontainer.
2. CONFIRM PI
We will make a PI (Proforma invoice) for you according to your order. The PI is a legal contract in international business. It includes product details, lead time, shipping methods, trade terms, payment terms and banking information.
Product Details
Includes shipping mark, item number, description, quantity, and unit price/package
Trade Term
Usually it’s FOB Shanghai, which means the customer needs to pay for the reight from Shanghai to your destination
Lead Time
From 7-25 days upon the receipt of deposit, depending on stock available
Banking Information
Include the banking details required to make the international payment
Payment Terms
T/T (Telegraphic Transfer), L/C (Letter of Credit), and Western Union are all available. T/T is the most commonly used method
Shipping Methods
Sea, air, or UPS/FedEx/DHL. optional for shipping. Sea freight is the cheapest,but takes longest (14 days from Shanghai to Los Angeles). Air freight and UPS/FedEx/DHL only take 2-6 days, but are more expensive. (This is suitable for high-value goods and sample orders)
3. MAKE PAYMENT
Once the PI is confirmed, you need to transfer a 30% deposit before production, and the remaining balance before delivery. For orders less than $5000.00 USD, please transfer the full payment in one transaction to avoid fees from both sides.
4. ARRANGE DELIVERY
When the order is almost ready, you need to find a shipping forwarder to arrange delivery; or we can arrange it on your behalf. If shipping with UPS/FedEx/DHL, no additional arrangements need to be made.
5. CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
Once the cargo has landed in your country, you can let your shipping forwarder present the documents including the B/L (Bill of Lading), Commercial Invoice, and Packing List to clear customs, and pay the import tariff and other charges. Once the cargo clears customs, the shipping forwarder will arrange delivery to your warehouse.

-Normally we will Telex Release the B/L, so you only need t o present copies of the Commercial Invoice, Packing List,and Telex Released B/L to clear customs. -For orders sent via UPS/FedEx/DHL, they will clear customs for you, so you don’t need to present any documents.