Gothenburg, Sweden- Heading out for another day of carefully wrapping and packing the treasures from Eileen and Bo's latest buying trip I can't help but realize how far removed I am from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Even in the cold and snow, kids are waddling off to class and elderly women are riding bikes around with groceries in the baskets. The rocky coastline is covered in snow, and a peaceful quiet permeates the city even in the middle of the day.
We pack the container ourselves to cut down on costs, and we maintain our own warehouse storage facility in Gothenburg. This allows us to pass down value to our customers, and allows us the luxury of being able to patiently wait for higher quality and more desirable inventory. We only buy what our customers want, and we can take as long as we want to assemble a single shipment.
After two weeks, the journey begins. Customs seals are affixed, and the container is loaded onboard the truck. Almost a year went into assembling this shipment. Now it will travel from Gothenburg to Rotterdam via one ship, and be transferred to a larger container ship for passage to New York, stopping at Liverpool and Halifax.
To be continued...