If you are considering importing GPS equipment and have little or no experience, these tips can help you make a good purchase and a successful import.
Due to the large market for GPS tracking equipment, its commercialization can be very profitable.
One option is to import them from the United States, from China, or from some countries in Europe that offer good quality equipment.
However, one of the most recommended and reliable companies to import GPS equipment is Queclink.
Aspects to consider for a successful import
If you want to make a good investment and save on expenses, take the following into account when importing GPS equipment.
1. The brand of the equipment:
You must evaluate the brand of equipment to use. These can have higher or lower quality components, which at some point could cause problems when using them.
2. The provider:
Look for reliable suppliers; sometimes there are many copies of this equipment and it could happen that you are buying one, and they send you another that is not suitable.
3. The types of equipment:
Consider them based on the technology they use in your country. For example, if you are going to use more 2G or 3G.
4. The minimum quantity:
It is important to consider the minimum amount of equipment to order, so that you can have the scope in your budget to send them.
5. Duties and taxes:
These two items will depend on the country from which you are importing, as well as the type of merchandise.
You should know that it is very different to bring the equipment from one country to another. At some point the cost could double or even triple.
7. The Support:
Find out what type of support the provider offers you, both for homologation and for equipment programming.
As this could impact additional costs in data or unnecessary functions and be counterproductive for your business.
Another important factor is the language in which they provide the support. If you don’t have the ability to start a conversation in that language, it could be a problem.
Advantages and disadvantages of importing GPS equipment
The main advantage of importing a GPS device is that you can get a better price by buying in bulk.
However, one of the disadvantages is the handling of guarantees, since the time it takes to ship the equipment, the process is longer.
On the other hand, the time it takes to get a piece of equipment from the direct supplier to the local company that is buying it, can also be a disadvantage.
Requirements to import GPS equipment
Depending on the country from which you are importing the equipment, the requirements may vary, but generally include the following:
- Be constituted as a company.
- Have import permits within the constitution of the company
- Have the legal documentation in order
- Not having delays in the entity that collects taxes, to prevent them from blocking the entry of the merchandise into the country.
If you have questions about importing GPS equipment, at DeltaTracking we can advise you at every step. Get in contact with us.