Shipping & Delivery
You can choose whichever shipping methods you like when you place the order.
1. If you choose UPS as the shipping method, it will take 2-5 working days, you can track the information in www.ups.com
2. If you choose DHL as the shipping method, it will take 3-8 working days, you can track the information in www.dhl.com
3. If you choose EMS the shipping method, it will take 4-15 working days, you can track the information in www.ems.com.cn
4. If you choose Air Mail as the shipping method, it will take 15-25 working days, you can track the information in www.hongkongpost.com
Please note that:
1. Delivery time varies from your location;
2. Customs clearance may delay the arrival of the items to you;
3. We will ship out your order within 3 working days after we accept your order and payment;
4. As for the free shipping goods, we would choose one of the above methods without prior notice to you.
Your order can be traced on the internet and insured by the standard insurance of the courier you chose. We will send you the tracking number after we deliver your order. In the case of lost, damaged or wrongly deliver the goods, you should immediately notify the courier; or you can contact us, we would investigate it and help you to make possible insurance claims, and accordingly you may have to submit us some relative photos or documents as a proof. We will also base on the instance to consider the resend or refund to you.
Product quality is a top prior for www.123fbi.com. We test all our products with strict standard before ship out. The test includes the appearance and the functions of the goods, the inclusion of applicable accessories and the packaging.
All our products come with 12-month warranty, while physical damage caused by the user invalidates the warranty.
The warranty period begins from the receipt of the goods by the initial recipient, regardless if the initial recipient is an end user or a reseller.
We accept the returns only on the condition that the product you bought from us itself is defective and it should within the warranty period.
The procedures for returning goods would be:
1. Contact us first by email or online support with detailed description and photos or videos if possible and we will confirm whether it is operational problem or quality problem;
2. We will advise you with possible resolutions after our confirmation;
3. We will accept your requirement of returning if all the solutions are not workable;
4. You have to immediately sent the items together with the original packaging and accessories unless an exception is agreed in advance;
5. We will inform you once we receive the returned goods. Replacements or repaired items will be shipped back via regular air mail with prior notice.
Shipping Method and Custom Taxes for Returning:
Please send it back via postal mail. If you are in US, you can choose USPS, it will reach us in 15-30 days.
If you choose other shipping method such as DHL or UPS, the related taxes will bear by you (the buyer).
Please declare lower price on the parcel when you send back the item, in order to reduce the possible taxes.
Shipping Cost for Returning:
Product quality problems occur within 30 days, you can return it for exchange or repairement, www.123fbi.com (the seller) will take the responsibility for the possible shipping cost;
Product quality problems occur within 3 months, you can return it for exchange or repairement, you (the buyer) pay the shipping cost back to us and we (the seller) pay for the shipping cost back to you;
Product quality problems occur within 1 year, you can return it for exchange or repairement, you (the buyer) have to take the responsibility for the possible shipping cost;
Refunds only accepted on the following conditions:
In the first 30 days after you receive the item
Keep the item in good condition without any appearance damages, so that you can get the full refund for the possible quality problems.
You can get the refund only when the quality problems occur within 30 days from the day you get it. While you can just get the refund for the product, and you have to share the shipping cost and taxes back to us.
After we receive the returned item, we would contact you and refund you according to the condition of the item.
Full refund - (the refund of the item cost, maybe the possible shipping cost) the problems of the item is caused by our error; totally in good condition; no scratches or other similar signs on the surface of the item;
Partial refund -(the refund varies from 30% to 80% of the item cost) if there have damages on the appearance, the repairing charges for the damaged parts should be deduct from the total refund amount.
Do I have to pay tax?
"Do I have to pay tax on orders I buy at 123fbi?"
Maybe. It depends on what country you are receiving the goods in.
Tax is a complex issue, because it depends what country you are receiving the goods into. Some countries are easy to import into, and have few restrictions and no taxes. Other countries are ultra restrictive and have high taxes. Before you start importing bigger quantities of China electronics to your country, you'll need to research what the law and practices are in your country (or shipping destination countries if you are dropshipping internationally).
Please read the following notes for some basic background...
No Sales Tax Charged By 123fbi:
There are no sales taxes or hidden charges to pay on the China side when you buy at 123fbi.com - However, you may need to pay some taxes on your local side when you receive the goods. Please read below for more information.
When you buy from China, and the products are delivered to your country, this is by definition importing . This means the process to receive the goods will usually be different to simply buying mail-order products from shops inside your country.
Import Duty and Sales Tax Charged By Your Country:
Some countries charge tax on certain imported products, at certain quantity/value levels. Some countries do not. You are responsible for finding out the situation in your own country.
Whatever you order from 123fbi, we will send you. We won't enforce any rules so it's up to you to make sure that what you are buying is OK to import in your country.
Many countries charge two kinds of tax when you import anything from overseas. These are (1) Sales Tax (VAT); (2) Import Duty . Usually these taxes are not very high,and the tax is calculated according to the value of the goods (+ shipping sometimes). On the other hand, many countries do not charge any tax on certain types of goods, or on small shipments .
Declared Value: Packet Value Affects Tax
Usually, importing big quantities of goods from overseas is controlled by your country's customs quite strictly, but smaller quantities can be imported more freely. The definition of "big quantity" and "small quantity" (often defined by a value "threshhold") varies from country to country.
The term "ad valorem" in import taxes means that the tax you have to pay is calculated as a percentage of the total value of the goods (+sometimes the shipping too). Obviously there would be an advantage to declare the value of the goods lower in such cases. This is known as "under-declaring" the goods and is not permitted, despite being widespread practice. Any customization you request from us in regard to declaration value on the shipping paperwork is at your own risk.
Declared Contents: Packet Contents Affect Tax
The category of goods you are importing often has an effect on whether you have to pay tax, or how much.
Obviously, certain categories of dangerous or restricted goods are illegal to import in most countries. Other, specific restrictions on certain items such as spy cameras and jammers may apply in your country as well - please research that information for your local country.
The declared contents of a package must be true and accurate for customs purposes. Any customization you request from us regarding declaration of packet contents is at your own risk.
Tax And Air Mail Packets
Typically, taxes are more often / more strictly applied to courier shipments (UPS, FedEx, DHL) than postal shipments (Air Mail, USPS, EMS). In many countries, for single items, postal shipping is a simple way to reduce or eliminate import taxes.
However, shipping by air mail is not necessarily a guarantee of avoiding such taxes.
How To Pay Import Taxes
If you have to pay any tax on the goods you receive, the most common way is that the taxes are first paid at customs by the courier (e.g. DHL, FedEx, UPS) and then you simply pay back the courier using cash or your credit card, when they deliver the goods to your door.
On bigger orders (meaning, for most countries, anything more than one or two cartons) you should consider hiring a professional licensed Customs Broker to assist you with the clearance of your goods when they arrive in your destination country. This is because tax and contents assessment is applied most strictly to bigger shipments.
Why You Need To Do Your Own Research
Import and tax rules are (a) different in every country; (b) changing often; (c) highly dependent on the shipment size and contents; and (d) not consistently applied by your country's different ports and customs houses. Therefore cannot offer you specific advice about how much tax you will have to pay, or any guarantees related to this issue.
We will always do our best to help you import successfully and profitably. If you have any doubts, simply open a live chat or help ticket with our English-speaking Customer Support Team.
Sometimes the importing rules according to your country's government and
The importer is solely responsible for all import taxes, sales taxes, and any other customs-related charges.
123fbi accepts no liability for any such charges. Importing taxes and charges cannot and will not be quoted/predicted, and they cannot be reimbursed to you under any circumstances.
If an importer refuses to pay taxes or otherwise refuses to comply with requirements of the importing or customs clearance process, the goods will usually not be delivered successfully. In such cases the goods could be seized by customs, destroyed, or returned back to China. In any such cases you, the importer, bear sole responsibility provided no error has been made by 123fbi in following your order requirements.
Import Taxes And Dropshipping - Warning
Dropshipping means you "sell" goods to an end customer, and sends the goods directly to your customer without you handling the goods. This means that the end customer is the consignee of the package being sent from China, and this means your customer is also considered to be the "importer" of the goods. Thus, your customer bears full responsibility for importing the goods and paying any applicable taxes, duties, and other charges. Make sure you research the situation and inform your customers clearly in advance!
Responsibilities small print:
- In this system, you as the Dropship Vendor are solely responsible for informing your Dropship Customer about the China origin of the goods, the shipping method, the import declaration used, the import process, any taxes or charges that are likely to be charged or could be charged, and the mechanism for receiving goods and paying applicable charges. You are solely responsible for establishing and communicating whatever delivery terms, warranty, guarantees, or other contracts that you wish to establish with your customers; in these matters accepts no liability.
- When dropshipping via eBay selling, Amazon selling, or any similar third party sales platform, you must additionally abide by their terms and conditions for clarifying the delivery/import process for your customers and clearly communicating/advertising your terms before the sale.
- In an exception case where a Dropship Customer refuses to receive goods, refuses to pay taxes, or otherwise fails to comply with the import process, you as the Dropship Vendor bear full responsibility for resolving the issue directly with your Dropship Customer. In dropship cases 123fbi as the Dropship Wholesaler will be deemed to have fulfilled all responsibility for delivering the order, and 123fbi will not accept any liability in such cases. In practical terms this means that in such a failed delivery case, you would have to decide whether or not to compensate your customer, but 123fbi would not offer you any form of refund.
- If you consistently fail to inform your customers properly about their import responsibilities, leading to delivery exceptions, we reserve the right to close your account and cancel any outstanding orders.
Getting More Information About Taxes 123fbi.com
Please undertake your own research about import regulations and taxes in your country. We can offer informal pre-sales advice, but we will not offer any formal advice or guarantees due to this issue being beyond our control.
After you have placed your order from 123fbi, make sure you get in touch with us to confirm details of any customization that you require for your shipping invoice declarations.
After your packets have been sent out from our warehouse, we will stay in touch with you and help you with any further importing process steps.