If the customer bought the product in Russia, it would cost him more than $145,000 in total. The total project budget through China was $75,000, which saved the customer $70,000.
The client needed more than 48 items, so we had to place orders at 8 different factories, then hold inspections at each factory and consolidate load at our warehouse. After that, we had to make orders and ship everything in 2 containers. Some manufacturers didn’t have certificates for goods and we had to make them ourselves.
One of the factories gave us a pump for a water slide as a present, but we hadn’t been informed about it. During a customs inspection in Vladivostok, the container with the undeclared present was opened. As a result, we were fined $5000 and arrested for 5 days.