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How much does agent charge?

Posted: 2013-04-29

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I am the agent of Indians in the import business, I have many clients who are interested to purchase products in China. I have done many projects like hotels, hospitals, apartments, etc. With a company in China. I would like to know what is the percentage of payment given to the agents?

Answer

You have to be real careful using an agent as many are hustlers who say they work for you, but really work for the factory. An honest buyer representative will charge between 3% and 10% of PO value depending on order size. QC is an additional fee usually involved for a few 100 USD per day, most small to medium sized order only need 1 day per inspection per order.

Here is a pdf that explains how to find the right agent.

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