Shipping cost, this is a significant problem. And all the clients need to know more about how we ship the goods. Maybe you are a professional importer and understand this very well. And there are still lots of guys don’t know about this well. We should say something about this in this page.
3 ways to ship goods
There are three ways that we usually use to ship goods.
By sea: ship to your designated Port by sea.
By air: ship to your designated airport by plane.
Door to door: DHL, FEDEX, UPS and some other companies.
And someone said you could send the goods via post office. We don’t use this way much, because it is costly that if you post many products, and also need much time. We won’t use this way even send samples. Guys who buy or customize the sample, always need them for the project or maybe for the selling season. They can not wait for half a month or more to save 20 dollars. So we will not talk about this way.
We all know that by sea is the cheapest way, while by air is more expensive. And door to door is the most expensive one. But why sometimes we still need to ship by the door to door. We will see some cases in the following text.
One client bought 100pcs small plastic sand timer.
We recommend him shipping by the door to door. Why? The following is what we are thinking.
The size of this sand timer is small. So 100pcs just is a small package. If by sea or by air, that would need a lot of handling fee. And that is more expensive than the shipping cost by the door to door. Then you know the answer, door to door is the best way.
One client said the sand timer shipping cost is expensive than other products.
Telling the truth, this is right. Shipping sand timer is more expensive than shipping other products. The reason is, the sand is glass beads, something like power, so it needs to use a particular way. It requires two more dollars at least per KG.
One client needs very urgent order, and the goods have more than 15CBM.
Only one way: by air. It is Cheaper than door to door and much faster than shipping by sea. Sometimes it is just a little slower than door to door.
One client needs 15 CBM goods and not very urgent.
For this one, we can ship by sea. And actually, most clients use this way, because they have always planned for everything before placing the order.