When purchasing goods from your supplier it is important to know what terms you are getting into. Incoterms are used to describe when the responsibility is transferred from the manufacturer to the buyer.

The most widely used incoterms in international shipping are “EXW” and “FOB”.
EXW means that the supplier is responsible for manufacturing the goods and leaving the products at a specified site(Typically their own warehouse).
FOB means that the supplier is also responsible for loading the goods on the boat at the closest port. However as most shipments to Amazon are mainly consolidated in Shenzhen we usually recommend and EXW agreement.

You can see the full overview below.

 

Incoterms