There are several factors need to get into consideration on how to choose the best and cheapest way to ship from China:
1. For Samples
Samples, the fastest way to ship from China is international courier door to door serivces, like DHL, EMS, Fedex and so on, delivery takes about 3-5 working days. If samples less than 2KGS, and you are not in hurry to get the goods, then the cheapest way to ship from China is eCommerce parcel, normally choose EUB epacket from china to USA, Canada, delivery takes about 5-15 days to arrive, unit price is only about US$9.8/KG.
2. For medium-weight Cargo
Gorss Weight is between 45KG- 300KG, or dimensions of cargo is less than 2 cubic meter, such as the cargo shipped from China to Gemany, UK and other Europe, Africa, USA, Canada and other North America countries, Australia, New Zealand, the recommend way to ship from China is Air freight to your nearest Airport, delivery is about 1 week after plane take off, if you can’t pick up the goods from your local airport, or you don’t have a local broker, you can also ship via DHL FedEx UPS courier door to door as you like.
3. For Heavy Cargo
Gorss Weight is over 200KG, or dimensions of cargo is more than 1cubic meter, the best and the cheapest way to ship from China is using international LCL or FCL sea freight, normally the sea freight service from China is delivered to the recommended local seaport, if you need door to door sea freight service, the freight agent from China can also check if the destination agent can delivery the goods to your exact address.
4. For goods consolidation
If you import goods from a lot of Chinese suppliers, the most economic way to ship from china is to contact with a Chinese freight forwarder to provide the consolidate service for you, think whether use sea freight or air freight. The forwarder agent can arrange the pick up from different Chinese suppliers and then collect shipped out. This way can save a lot of charges from China to your destination.
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