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3 Easy Steps in Finding a Forwarder for Your Shipment

Updated: Jun 17

Congratulations on selecting and purchasing your desired K-beauty direct from Seoul! ๐Ÿฅณ Now comes the crucial step of shipping them to your country.

To save costs ๐Ÿ’ธ and ensure a smooth delivery process, it's important to find and assign a reliable freight forwarder from Busan or Incheon. In this blog post, we'll provide you with a simple, relatable, and intuitive guide on how to accomplish this task. Let's dive in!

STEP 1. Research and Identify Potential Freight Forwarders:

Start by conducting thorough research to find reputable freight forwarders in Busan or Incheon.


Here's are 5 ways where you can start your search:





a. Online Search:

Use search engines like Google and search for "freight forwarders Busan / Incheon to (Insert-your-country-here)." This will provide you with a list of freight forwarding companies that operate on this route.

How to find a forwarder: Do Online Search
How to find a forwarder: Do Online Search

b. International Freight Forwarding Directories:


Check international freight forwarding directories such as FreightNet, Freightos, or Global Forwarding for a comprehensive list of freight forwarders. These directories often allow you to search based on the origin and destination

How to find a forwarder: Search International Forwarding Directories
How to find a forwarder: Search International Forwarding Directories

c. Industry Associations


Explore industry associations related to freight forwarding and logistics, such as the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) or local logistics associations. They often have member directories or can provide recommendations for reputable freight forwarders.

How to find a forwarder: Explore Industry Associations
How to find a forwarder: Explore Industry Associations

d. Local Ports or Airports


Contact the Busan Port Authority or Incheon International Airport, which are major transportation hubs in South Korea. They can provide information on freight forwarders that operate in the area and have experience with shipping to your country. Busan Port Authority: https://www.busanpa.com/eng/Main.do Incheon International Airport: https://www.airport.kr/ap/en/cus/faqList.do


e. Online Freight Marketplaces


Utilize online freight marketplaces like Flexport, Freightos, or iContainers. These platforms allow you to compare rates, services, and reviews of multiple freight forwarders, making it easier to find the right one for your needs.


How to find a forwarder: Check out Online Freight Marketplaces
How to find a forwarder: Check out Online Freight Marketplaces

STEP 2. Compare Services, Reliability and Pricing


Once you have your shortlist, compare the services and pricing offered by each freight forwarder. Request detailed quotes from multiple forwarders to assess each of them on the following: - Price & Shipping methods - Customs assistance - Tracking & package monitoring - Reliability & their responsiveness

- Customer support

Step 3.

Request & review contract and make a decision

Carefully review the terms & conditions, including liability, insurance coverage, and dispute resolution procedures. After evaluation, make an informed decision and notify your chosen forwarder by providing necessary shipment details. Maintain open communication throughout with your forwarder and supplier.



Finding and assigning a reliable freight forwarder from Busan or Incheon (South Korea) for your shipment is a crucial step in saving costs and ensuring a smooth delivery experience for your K-beauty wholesale packages. By following this simple, relatable, and intuitive guide, you'll be well-equipped to make an informed decision.


Happy shipping!


Remember, at Korea Trade, we're always here to assist you in your K-beauty supply for your stores. Feel free to reach out for further guidance or any other inquiries. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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