Anyone who is taking advantage of globalization and favorable currency exchange rates is a potential customer of BONVU.COM. Through the internet, individuals and businesses have access to vast sources of products as well as large markets for their products throughout the entire world. BONVU services help with all aspects of global shopping and global selling.

Who are our customers, what do they buy or sell and how does BONVU help?

 

Private individuals

These BONVU customers purchase from all types of online sources such as large online stores, small boutique stores as well as from individuals via EBAY, AMAZON or CRAIGSLIST. Some of the most common items are designer / name brand clothing, shoes, auto and motorcycle parts, electronics and computer, sports equipment, musical instruments, beauty products, perfume, collectibles, etc.

BONVU services are especially valuable when:

  • the seller doesn’t ship overseas
  • the seller doesn’t accept foreign credit cards or other forms of payment
  • the seller’s shipping method is too expensive
  • the seller is not familiar with international trade or customs documentation
  • seller’s packaging is oversized, BONVU repackaging reduces shipping cost substantially
  • they want to be sure that the items are packaged safely
  • they want to make sure that the items are insured properly

Through the BONVU.COM website, customers provide item details (description, value) through an online interface. These details become part of the customs and import documentation which is the basis for import duty and tax calculation.

 

Small and mid-size businesses

These BONVU customers purchase items in the US or distribute their own products here. Typical purchase volumes exceed what an individual would buy but are still too small to justify large scale import via an ocean freight container. For efficient product distribution to US customers, a local warehouse for item storage and swift order processing is required.

BONVU services are especially helpful to them when:

  • they want to shipment overseas and the seller does not offer this
  • they want to consolidate several shipments into one outgoing shipment to save shipping costs
  • they want to repackage the items to reduce shipping costs
  • they want to make sure that the items are insured properly
  • they want to describe the items and declare their value for customs
  • they want purchase products in the US and "drop ship" to their customer internationally
  • they want distribute their products to US customers and for that need a warehouse as well as efficient order processing "Pick & Pack". See order fulfillment on our Special Services page.
  • they want BONVU to act as their “agent” in the US to make purchases, negotiate pricing and terms for large volume sales or to help with any other logistical challenges (item storage, freight, etc.)

 

EBAY buyers and sellers

These BONVU customers buy or sell on EBAY.COM or similar auction sites in the USA.

BONVU services are especially helpful to sellers when:

  • items have to be stored in the US so that they can be shipped inexpensively and quickly to US buyers
  • direct shipment from the country of origin would be too costly or take too long
  • target buyers only purchase from US sources (locally)
  • buyers need to have the option to also return their purchases

BONVU services are especially helpful to buyers when:

  • the shipping options are limited by the seller
  • the seller doesn’t ship overseas
  • the seller is unfamiliar with customs documentation
  • the seller doesn’t accept foreign forms of payment
  • they would like to get independent item inspection prior to overseas shipment
  • they want to be sure that the items are packaged safely and insured
  • they want to describe the items and declare their value for customs
  • they want to combine several shipments from different ebay sellers into one international shipment to save shipping costs
  • they want to bid on Ebay items at the last second for the lowest bid and/or are required to ship to a PayPal confirmed address. Our International Shopping Service is best for this.