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#1
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and to importing, so please excuse my lack of knowledge .
Can someone please explain what does FOB price exactly mean???
I was checking out some suppliers on Busytrade and for example there was:

FOB price: $30-$46/piece
Port: Shenzen

Does it mean that $30 is a price that includes shipping costs?

Many thanks for your help!!!
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#2
Re: FOB price???
lisajim wrote:
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and to importing, so please excuse my lack of knowledge .
Can someone please explain what does FOB price exactly mean???
I was checking out some suppliers on Busytrade and for example there was:

FOB price: $30-$46/piece
Port: Shenzen

Does it mean that $30 is a price that includes shipping costs?

Many thanks for your help!!!
#3
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FOB means that your client just pay for the ocean charge,the local charge such as the THC,DOC,SEAL and so on will be responsible by your company!!
#4
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How to caculate it?
#5
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FOB means Free on Board that supplier will afford " product cost + inland delivery cost", not include the shipping fee.FOB price: $30-$46/piece Port: Shenzen.it just mean that $30 is a price include the car transportation from your factory to Shenzhen port lotus letaotao firm
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#7
Re: FOB price???
Hello,

The FOB =  Free On Board

Good luck

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#8
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Enough justice has been done to your question. FOB is free-on-board and you are responsible for shipping costs as well as your own local charges. However, I do not understand why Chinese companies adopt this tactics. Why can they not provide customers with C&F costs or even CIF, so as to put everything in the right perspective. After all the importer will still have to pay these charges.
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liguang_kevin wrote:

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[em2]free on board if you dont understand ,serching by google or baidu.
#10
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its wothour shipping cost
#11
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[em7]FOB is free on board .it means the seller just need to in charge of the all the fee from your company to the port and clean the custom.keeping a good nationship with the custom and forwarder is benifit for you .good luck for you .

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