The Exw pricing structure is a reflection of its simplicity from the seller's perspective. Once the goods are ready for pickup at a location, whether it's a factory, warehouse, or other agreed-upon spots, the seller's role, in essence, is complete. This means the buyer pays for all aspects of the shipping process from the point of origin to the product's final journey endpoint.
This can be quite complex. After acquiring the goods, the buyer has to orchestrate the entire shipping process, which includes securing transportation (whether by land, sea, or air), handling customs clearance, and purchasing insurance. Each step comes with its potential hurdles and costs. Any misstep, be it damage during transport or unexpected customs fees, becomes the buyer's sole responsibility. In the grand theater of trade, this puts a considerable onus on the buyer to be diligent, informed, and proactive.