Idea & product development
In 2015, Arthur had an idea. Having worked in and around the interior design/installation industries for some time he spotted a gap in the market. Arthur could see an obvious requirement for a particular type of lighting structure that wasn’t on the market.
Arthur developed a fantastic product with the help of a Chinese manufacturer but had never imported anything before. “I needed to import the lightbulbs but had no idea where to start or who to contact” he recalled.
Getting the product to the UK
“I found Shippo with a Google search and chose them due to their 5-star rating”. “I gave them a call and they were incredibly friendly and took the time to explain the process of invoicing and everything I’d need”
Once Arthur had a full understanding of what it would take to import his products it was just a case of understanding his costs. Once he knew the cost to buy the products from his supplier (he uses FOB terms), the shipping cost to his door, and the UK Duties and Taxes, he just had to press ‘GO’. The supplier started manufacturing and Shippo managed the logistics.
“As promised, Shippo did everything they said they would do, keeping me informed along the way, with someone always at hand for any other questions regarding importing.”
How’s the business progressing?
Once the first shipment had been delivered, the rest, as they say, is history. Arthur’s product is selling fantastically well and is now regularly reordering from his supplier. “I expect to have a shipment a week before too long” he predicted. “I may be a dreamer but if you have a good idea but don’t pursue it, there’s no chance it’ll be a success”
“Shippo does the job superbly well at a very competitive price, I would recommend them and would not consider using another company”, “They fully deserve their 5-star rating”.
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