How to Import Balancing Scooter from China-Jingsourcing

How to Import Balancing Scooter from China: Complete Guide

Recently, many customers email us to help source balancing scooter suppliers. I have to say it is one of the hottest products in the world now.

By searching on Google trend, we can see it becomes a hot topic since this year, and still keep going up. America and UK are the two most popular countries, and now spreading to Australia, Canada, and Europe, seems like every one wants a balancing scooter for the best Christmas gift.

In this article, we will give a complete introduction of how to import balancing scooter from China, and also offer you several solutions when you got problems in importing balancing scooter from China in our another blog: Importing Balancing Scooter from China: Problems You Should Know

 

1. Is It Too Late to Start Balancing Scooter Business?

Last month, a customer from Germany want us to help him source balancing scooter, because he found that this product are so popular in US and UK. However, he is worried about is it too late to start this business now.

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Google trend of balancing scooter

Time and region trends in Google trend

Recently, we talked to several shipping companies worked with, and checked customs figures of our province, then found out most balancing scooters are exported to US and UK since the end of 2014. But during the past two months, the quantity exported to other countries keeps growing.

For importers from America and UK, it’s really a little late to start this business now, you will find lots of competitors around there. And US has patent issue which means not easy to import this product (we talked this issue in another article). But for importers from other countries, it will be still a good choice. Few competitors, plenty of potential customers, so it’s really worth to try.

 

2.Choose the Right Types of Balancing Scooters

Except the outer design and color difference, two-wheel balancing scooter made in China can be divided by tire size and battery power. Tire sizes usually range from 6.5” to 10”, and 6.5” and 8” are the most popular sizes.

Being an electronic product, battery is the essential thing which matters the quality. That means paying more attention to battery helps you buy high quality balancing scooter. Supplier usually offer two types batteries, 4.4Ah and 2.2Ah, with LG/Samsung band or no brand. The price difference of battery will maximum to $20.

Balancing scooter with Samsung or LG battery can give the guarantee of high quality, but those no brand will have short lifetime and sometimes even not safe. There’s news report of explosion cause by balancing scooter’s battery.

 

3.How to Find Good Balancing Scooter Suppliers in China?

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spare parts of balancing scooter

Spare parts are easy to buy on Internet

Balance scooter is not that difficult to produce as it seems like. Small factory can purchase wheels, enclosures, and circuit boards from different
suppliers, then just assemble them together with the battery. That’s why there are thousands suppliers selling it on Alibaba, Global sources, Aliexpress, and it will be a tough work to find the right one.

If you want to import this product in quantity, Aliexpress will be not good choice here. Because most suppliers there are doing retail and tiny wholesale business. B2B platform like Alibaba or searching on google will be the best way, but you should be more patient and careful. You can check another article about how to find good supplier in Alibaba.

Another thing is to make sure where the supplier is located in China. Balancing scooters are mainly produced in Shenzhen and Yongkang, the former is China’s capital of electronic products, while the latter is the capital of scooters and hardware. So suppliers from these two cities are most possible to be factories.

 

4.How to Ship Balancing Scooter?

Due to airline’s rule of not shipping battery over 100Wh power, now all air freight companies and international express (such as FedEx, DHL, and UPS) do not accept to ship balancing scooter. Because its battery is around 150Wh. But there are very few international express agencies will help to ship 1 or 2 units, with high price.

So far, the easiest and safest way of shipping balancing scooter is by sea. But your total volume should not be too small, at least 10 units, around 0.5 CBM. If your quantity is really too small, you can ship them together with your other products. The sea freight is only 10% of the air freight fee.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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10 Comments

  1. Deize Louw November 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    It looks so cool in the video, but also a little dangerous, that’s exactly what young people love.

    • Zhu Jing December 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Deize, your opinion is totally right, young people loves adventures, that’s also why balancing scooter is so popular around the world for so short time.

  2. Bulizzid November 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I also heard about this balancing scooter, but it looks very expensive, not sure if it can have big market in my place.

    • Zhu Jing December 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Bulizzid, balancing scooter is not that expensive as you think, and may I ask where you from? If you are really interested in importing this product to your country, pls send us details to our service email: [email protected], and our colleague will reply you very soon with specific information, thanks.

  3. Alefed Musaue December 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    great post, I totally agree with you about the battery part, samsung and LG battery are much better than others.

    • Zhu Jing December 7, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Alefed, thanks for your comment, yes, a good battery makes a good balancing scooter.

  4. Bizzy May 17, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

    hey, just bought one from China. by sea is it the only way to ship it ? or Can I remove the battery by myself and try by air freight companies ? and where can I find new battery ? Thx

    • Jimmy July 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Bizzy, I’m in similar situation, I bought one and looking to ship it back to the US. Did you find a solution? Appreciate any help!

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  6. Sandy November 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

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