Ordering Wheelchairs

Once all the proper partnership agreements and have been completed and accepted, you are ready to order a container of wheelchairs.

If you are ready to order a container of wheelchairs, please follow these steps:

1. Determine which wheelchairs you need and how many.

Before you can order, use the following resources to answer these questions:

2. Submit an Order for Approval

Fill out the order form completely - all sections are required. Any missing information will cause delays in your shipment or a cancellation of your order.

IMPORTANT: Do not order wheelchairs unless you can accept a full container within the next three to six months.

Email your form to mbrodersen@freewheelchairmission.org

3. Order is Approved

FWM will review your Order and you will be contacted with any questions. Once your order has been approved, you will be notified with the planned order date.

The wait time from when your order is approved by FWM and when it's submitted to the factory could be 1 - 6 months depending on how many orders we receive.

4. Order is placed with Factory.

  • Once your order reaches the top of the queue, your container will be ordered and the wheelchairs will be manufactured.
  • Wheelchair production takes 45 days.

5. Confirm all shipping documentation with FWM's Freight Forwarder

You will be contacted directly by our freight forwarder via email to confirm all necessary documentation for the shipment before it can depart the factory.

IMPORTANT: It is important to pay close attention to your email during this time. Any delays responding to emails from CH Powell will result in shipment delays, cause delays in future shipments, or in extreme cases, cancellation of current or future orders.

6. Container Ships

  • Once CH Powell receives all the necessary documents and confirmations, your wheelchair container will be shipped from our factory in China to the Port of Entry you selected.
  • Shipping time varies depending on country, from 2 weeks to 3 months.
  • Reminder: Free Wheelchair Mission pays for ocean freight.

7. Review Distribution Procedure

8. Container Arrives

  • It is the sole responsibility of the Distribution Partner to:
    • Clear the container through customs
    • Make arrangements and pay for inland shipping to warehouse
    • Pay for all storage and distribution costs
    • Shipping and Cost Breakdown
    • Per the Distribution Agreement, the Distribution Partner is expected to assemble and distribute the wheelchairs in accordance with Free Wheelchair Mission policies.