What is the best news you could hear when you know that your goods are being shipped across the sea or land? The words, “Your cargo has been received and everything is in perfect shape”; moreover, if your cargo was shipped via a cost effective method, you know very well that the job has been managed splendidly.
There are essentially four ways to carry freight from China to USA that include:
Transporting your goods via the post is a good and cheap option as long as the numbers of goods are limited or very little. A little parcel or a small shipment would suffice and even though it is an economical mean of transport there are certain drawbacks to this method. Firstly, it isn’t secure; there have been numerous complains about the parcels getting lost or misplaced. Secondly, it isn’t safe and the tracking facility isn’t competent enough to provide correct information.
The courier service is a convenient mean of transport because it guarantees delivery of goods via secure passage. Popular courier services in China are FedEx, UPS and DHL. DHL and FedEx are preferred when shipping to USA. In most cases, the package is sent and received within 2 to 5 working days and you don’t have to worry about anything; other than signing a piece of paper when the delivery boy knocks at your doorstep. The shipment costs are calculated on the basis of cargo weight which varies and you would have to consult the company for that. The drawback of this method is that it is not cheap at all. It costs a fair amount though their tracking facility is quite proficient.
Freight via air is convenient if you are shipping an immense amount of supply. The goods are able to reach U.S in about 2 to 10 days in a secure and efficient manner. Though in this method, there are a few custom clearances and agreements involved whose license you have to obtain. Also this service isn’t door to door. You would have to hire some other personnel to deliver the supplies to their rightful place. This is also an expensive method and is not recommended especially if the cargo is less than 250kg.
Freight via the sea is a cost effective means of transport and is good if the supplies are in substantial amount. Though this method consumes a significant amount of time compared to other methods mentioned above; about 3 to 60 days. In this method, tracking is provided along with door to door delivery facility for a cost off course. And you will have to handle custom clearances and agreements or hire someone to do that for you.
All the way down and still shipping from China to US is nowhere to be seen but what about shipping to Amazon FBA from China?
Amazon FBA is the cheapest way to ship to USA from China. It is a splendid mean because of the following features:
Shipping to Amazon FBA from China is not difficult at all. Just pack up your goods, recheck them and send them to Amazon FBA. They will gather the resources and ship them to their ware houses. Though there are two drawbacks, one is that the products are shipped to various warehouses and you may not know which ones. And secondly, you must pay and clear every fee beforehand.
The good news is that the first issue can be eliminated by going into the settings of your Amazon FBA account and turning the Inventory Placement switch on. So have a safe and cheap shipping experience with Amazon FBA.
6 Months Ago, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:43:37