I import furniture from China and have been having a lot of problems from agents who ship for me.
And I thought why not ship for myself instead of giving the job to a middleman. But I fail to understand how the system works.
The charge quoted by any agent is the same as what is quoted by a shipping line for a container. So the question is what is in it for an agent? How does an agent gain from this shipping business?
Would really appreciate your insight into this matter.