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The Fastest And Cheapest Way To Ship From China To The US

Published on: December 9 2022 by MyWifeQuitHerJob Ecommerce Channel

The Fastest And Cheapest Way To Ship From China To The US

The Fastest And Cheapest Way To Ship From China To The US

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00:00:00 00:00:03 in this video you'll learn the cheapest
00:00:02 00:00:07 and the fastest way to ship from china
00:00:03 00:00:07 to the us or wherever you live
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00:00:15 00:00:18 now when you purchase wholesale products
00:00:16 00:00:20 from china you'll need a method to ship
00:00:18 00:00:21 your cargo from china to the united
00:00:20 00:00:23 states and depending on the mode of
00:00:21 00:00:25 transport and the weight and dimensions
00:00:23 00:00:27 of your shipment delivery times and
00:00:25 00:00:29 shipping rates will vary now this video
00:00:27 00:00:30 is going to provide you with an overview
00:00:29 00:00:32 of your shipping options and answer the
00:00:30 00:00:34 following questions about importing from
00:00:32 00:00:36 china what methods of shipment are
00:00:34 00:00:38 available for both small parcels and
00:00:36 00:00:39 bulk shipments how long it takes to ship
00:00:38 00:00:42 from china how much it costs to ship
00:00:39 00:00:44 from china how the pandemic has affected
00:00:42 00:00:46 shipping prices and the cheapest way to
00:00:44 00:00:48 ship from china so how do you ship from
00:00:46 00:00:49 china to the us for large shipments now
00:00:48 00:00:51 there are three main ways to ship
00:00:49 00:00:54 packages from china to the us when
00:00:51 00:00:56 purchasing in bulk express shipping air
00:00:54 00:00:58 freight and sea freight and each method
00:00:56 00:00:59 has its own pros and cons and the
00:00:58 00:01:01 correct choice depends on how quickly
00:00:59 00:01:03 you need your products and how much
00:01:01 00:01:04 you're willing to pay now these three
00:01:03 00:01:07 methods are applicable when buying from
00:01:04 00:01:09 alibaba or from a private label
00:01:07 00:01:11 manufacturer so let's tok about express
00:01:09 00:01:13 shipping first express shipping is the
00:01:11 00:01:15 fastest and most reliable way to ship
00:01:13 00:01:18 bulk orders from china to the us and the
00:01:15 00:01:21 best express shipping carriers are ups
00:01:18 00:01:23 fedex tnt and dhl now with express
00:01:21 00:01:25 shipping you can receive your packages
00:01:23 00:01:27 in less than five days but the speed and
00:01:25 00:01:30 reliability of express shipping comes at
00:01:27 00:01:32 a significant cost the general thumb is
00:01:30 00:01:34 that express shipping typically costs
00:01:32 00:01:35 about two dollars per pound however
00:01:34 00:01:37 during the pandemic prices have nearly
00:01:35 00:01:39 doubled to four dollars a pound to ship
00:01:37 00:01:42 a package via fedex from xinjian china
00:01:39 00:01:44 to california it's expensive second
00:01:42 00:01:46 method is air freight air freight is the
00:01:44 00:01:48 most economical option for shipments
00:01:46 00:01:51 that weigh between 400 pounds and 1200
00:01:48 00:01:53 pounds and at price is 30 to 40 percent
00:01:51 00:01:55 cheaper than express you get the best of
00:01:53 00:01:58 both worlds fast shipping and lower
00:01:55 00:01:59 pricing however air freight is more of a
00:01:58 00:02:02 hassle than express shipping because you
00:01:59 00:02:03 likely need to hire a customs agent and
00:02:02 00:02:05 you also need to arrange for last mile
00:02:03 00:02:07 transport from the airport to your
00:02:05 00:02:10 warehouse but overall air freight is a
00:02:07 00:02:12 good compromise in terms of speed and
00:02:10 00:02:14 cost for medium size shipments
00:02:12 00:02:16 and then finally we have sea freight for
00:02:14 00:02:18 shipments over 1200 pounds sea freight
00:02:16 00:02:21 is almost always the cheapest shipping
00:02:18 00:02:23 option from china to the us you pay a
00:02:21 00:02:25 flat rate for a container 20 or 40 feet
00:02:23 00:02:27 and you can ship as much as you can fit
00:02:25 00:02:29 however the shipping times are
00:02:27 00:02:31 significantly longer compared to air
00:02:29 00:02:33 now you don't need to fill an entire
00:02:31 00:02:34 container in order to ship ic instead
00:02:33 00:02:36 you can also opt for less than a
00:02:34 00:02:38 container load which is also known as
00:02:36 00:02:40 lcl shipping
00:02:38 00:02:42 lcl is when several shipments are
00:02:40 00:02:44 consolidated and packed into one
00:02:42 00:02:45 container an lcl tends to be more
00:02:44 00:02:48 expensive because there's more labor
00:02:45 00:02:49 involved in consolidating and separating
00:02:48 00:02:51 out shipments and the shipping times are
00:02:49 00:02:54 also slightly longer than full container
00:02:51 00:02:55 shipments now with sea freight you also
00:02:54 00:02:58 need to hire a custom agent and arrange
00:02:55 00:03:00 for last mile transport from the port to
00:02:58 00:03:01 your warehouse but overall the low price
00:03:00 00:03:04 of sea freight is what allows an
00:03:01 00:03:06 e-commerce business to achieve economies
00:03:04 00:03:08 of scale now how long does shipping from
00:03:06 00:03:10 china take for large shipments now
00:03:08 00:03:12 shipping to the us from china can take
00:03:10 00:03:14 anywhere from one to 35 days depending
00:03:12 00:03:16 on the shipping method that you choose
00:03:14 00:03:18 now here are the typical number of days
00:03:16 00:03:20 it takes to shift from china to the us
00:03:18 00:03:21 depending on the method
00:03:20 00:03:24 express shipping is going to be one to
00:03:21 00:03:26 five days air freight is 2 to 15 days
00:03:24 00:03:29 sea freight to the west coast of the us
00:03:26 00:03:31 is 15 plus days sea freight to the east
00:03:29 00:03:33 coast is going to be about 30 plus days
00:03:31 00:03:35 now here are the average shipping times
00:03:33 00:03:38 for express shipping to the us depending
00:03:35 00:03:40 on the carrier ems takes three to 16
00:03:38 00:03:43 days dhl takes one to four days fedex
00:03:40 00:03:45 takes one to five days and ups takes one
00:03:43 00:03:47 to five days as well
00:03:45 00:03:49 now these times are approximate and
00:03:47 00:03:50 depend on various factors for example
00:03:49 00:03:53 the global pandemic has caused major
00:03:50 00:03:54 delays due to a shortage of staff and
00:03:53 00:03:56 shipping containers
00:03:54 00:03:58 now how much does it cost to ship from
00:03:56 00:04:00 china to the u.s for large shipments now
00:03:58 00:04:02 the cost of shipping from china the us
00:04:00 00:04:04 varies depending on the shipping method
00:04:02 00:04:05 the weight and the dimensions of your
00:04:04 00:04:08 package and how quickly you need your
00:04:05 00:04:10 goods delivered now due to the pandemic
00:04:08 00:04:11 prices have increased significantly but
00:04:10 00:04:14 you can refer to these prices for
00:04:11 00:04:15 approximate pricing and what to expect
00:04:14 00:04:18 express shipping four to five dollars a
00:04:15 00:04:20 pound air freight three to four dollars
00:04:18 00:04:22 a pound sea freight five thousand to ten
00:04:20 00:04:24 thousand dollars per container
00:04:22 00:04:26 now during the height of the pandemic
00:04:24 00:04:28 shipping container cost rose to as high
00:04:26 00:04:30 as twenty thousand per container however
00:04:28 00:04:31 sea shipment prices are projected to
00:04:30 00:04:33 settle down to normal levels towards the
00:04:31 00:04:34 middle of this year
00:04:33 00:04:37 now what is the cheapest way to ship
00:04:34 00:04:38 from china to the us for large shipments
00:04:37 00:04:40 well the best way to ship from china to
00:04:38 00:04:41 the u.s for bulk shipments depends on
00:04:40 00:04:44 the weight of your shipment and the
00:04:41 00:04:46 speed that you require for all shipments
00:04:44 00:04:48 less than 200 to 400 pounds you should
00:04:46 00:04:50 opt for express shipping at this weight
00:04:48 00:04:52 it doesn't make sense to purchase a full
00:04:50 00:04:54 container and the extra hassle of air
00:04:52 00:04:56 freight and hiring a custom agent is
00:04:54 00:04:58 just not worth the money for shipments
00:04:56 00:05:00 between 400 to 1200 pounds air freight
00:04:58 00:05:02 is usually the cheapest option with fast
00:05:00 00:05:04 shipping times however you should
00:05:02 00:05:06 compare the sea shipping rates because
00:05:04 00:05:08 sometimes lcl can be cheaper than air
00:05:06 00:05:10 freight and for all shipments over 200
00:05:08 00:05:12 pounds sea freight is almost always the
00:05:10 00:05:14 cheapest method but it's slow
00:05:12 00:05:16 now if speed is your main criteria
00:05:14 00:05:18 express mail is almost always the
00:05:16 00:05:20 fastest way to ship you don't need a
00:05:18 00:05:22 custom agent and your goods will arrive
00:05:20 00:05:24 at your doorstep now how do you ship
00:05:22 00:05:25 small parcels from china to the us and
00:05:24 00:05:27 by small parcels i mean less than five
00:05:25 00:05:29 pounds if you need to ship small parcels
00:05:27 00:05:31 less than five pounds from china to the
00:05:29 00:05:34 us there are three main options for you
00:05:31 00:05:36 to choose from regular post express
00:05:34 00:05:38 shipping and epacket these shipping
00:05:36 00:05:40 methods are ideal when buying from
00:05:38 00:05:41 aliexpress or samples from your
00:05:40 00:05:43 wholesale supplier
00:05:41 00:05:45 now let's tok about regular posts first
00:05:43 00:05:47 regular posts is the most economical way
00:05:45 00:05:50 to ship light parcels from china to the
00:05:47 00:05:52 us however the delivery times can take
00:05:50 00:05:53 up to 90 days depending on the method
00:05:52 00:05:55 that's chosen now there's several
00:05:53 00:05:57 different options for regular posts with
00:05:55 00:05:59 different prices and shipping times
00:05:57 00:06:01 there's china post small parcel air
00:05:59 00:06:03 there's china post small parcel surface
00:06:01 00:06:06 there's china international ems however
00:06:03 00:06:09 the fastest regular post option is china
00:06:06 00:06:11 international ems which takes between 3
00:06:09 00:06:13 and 15 days but overall regular post is
00:06:11 00:06:16 the cheapest way to ship small products
00:06:13 00:06:18 however as your package size increases
00:06:16 00:06:20 the price of regular posts can become on
00:06:18 00:06:22 par with express shipping as a result
00:06:20 00:06:24 make sure you compare prices between
00:06:22 00:06:27 express shipping couriers like fedex dhl
00:06:24 00:06:29 and ups before making your shipment if
00:06:27 00:06:31 your package is on the heavier side next
00:06:29 00:06:32 method is express shipping express
00:06:31 00:06:36 shipping via an international courier
00:06:32 00:06:38 like fedex ups dhl or tnt is the fastest
00:06:36 00:06:39 and the most reliable way to ship from
00:06:38 00:06:42 china to the us if you need your
00:06:39 00:06:44 products as quickly as possible express
00:06:42 00:06:46 shipping is by far your best option
00:06:44 00:06:48 however it is also the most expensive
00:06:46 00:06:49 method to ship small parcels from china
00:06:48 00:06:50 to the u.s
00:06:49 00:06:53 and then finally we have e-packet
00:06:50 00:06:54 shipping e-packet is a special shipping
00:06:53 00:06:56 option that provides a fast and
00:06:54 00:06:58 inexpensive rate when shipping small
00:06:56 00:07:01 parcels from china to the us
00:06:58 00:07:02 if your package is less than 24 inches
00:07:01 00:07:04 and the total length height and
00:07:02 00:07:06 thickness of your package is less than
00:07:04 00:07:08 36 inches e packet shipping is actually
00:07:06 00:07:09 the cheapest way to ship a package from
00:07:08 00:07:11 china to the us
00:07:09 00:07:13 in addition your package cannot weigh
00:07:11 00:07:16 more than 4.4 pounds and the merchandise
00:07:13 00:07:19 cannot exceed 400 in value now give you
00:07:16 00:07:21 an idea of how cheap e-packet is sending
00:07:19 00:07:23 a package from china to california with
00:07:21 00:07:25 e-packet is actually cheaper than
00:07:23 00:07:26 shipping from california to nevada using
00:07:25 00:07:28 usps
00:07:26 00:07:31 as a result e-packet is the preferred
00:07:28 00:07:33 shipping method that aliexpress drop
00:07:31 00:07:34 shippers use to send their products now
00:07:33 00:07:37 how long does shipping take from china
00:07:34 00:07:38 to the us for small parcels well the
00:07:37 00:07:40 cost of shipping small parcels from
00:07:38 00:07:41 china to the us depends on the shipping
00:07:40 00:07:43 method and how quickly you need your
00:07:41 00:07:46 goods delivered regular post is going to
00:07:43 00:07:49 be from 7 to 90 days express shipping is
00:07:46 00:07:50 one to five days in e-packet is seven to
00:07:49 00:07:52 thirty days now if you need your
00:07:50 00:07:54 products as quickly as possible express
00:07:52 00:07:56 shipping is your best choice otherwise
00:07:54 00:07:58 epacket shipping will give you the best
00:07:56 00:08:00 bang for your buck now how much does it
00:07:58 00:08:03 cost to ship from china to the us for a
00:08:00 00:08:05 small two pound parcel well the cost of
00:08:03 00:08:06 shipping a small parcel from china
00:08:05 00:08:07 varies depending on the shipping method
00:08:06 00:08:09 the weight and dimensions of your
00:08:07 00:08:11 package and how quickly you need it now
00:08:09 00:08:13 for the purposes of this example the
00:08:11 00:08:15 prices that i'm about to quote you are
00:08:13 00:08:17 for sending a two pound package from
00:08:15 00:08:19 shanghai to the us china post small
00:08:17 00:08:21 parcel air which takes seven to thirty
00:08:19 00:08:23 days would cost you forty three dollars
00:08:21 00:08:26 china post small parcel surface which
00:08:23 00:08:28 takes 20 to 90 days would cost you 21
00:08:26 00:08:31 china international ems which takes
00:08:28 00:08:34 three to 15 days would cost you 49
00:08:31 00:08:36 china ems epacket which takes 7 to 30
00:08:34 00:08:37 days would only cost 14
00:08:36 00:08:40 and then finally express shipping via
00:08:37 00:08:42 fedex would cost 74.
00:08:40 00:08:43 now what's the cheapest way to ship from
00:08:42 00:08:45 china to the us for a small parcel
00:08:43 00:08:48 weighing two pounds e-package shipping
00:08:45 00:08:50 is by far the most economical shipping
00:08:48 00:08:52 option with a reasonable delivery time
00:08:50 00:08:54 when your package weighs less than 4.4
00:08:52 00:08:57 pounds however delivery times can take
00:08:54 00:08:59 as long as 30 days now if you want
00:08:57 00:09:02 guaranteed fast delivery then express
00:08:59 00:09:04 shipping via fedex ups dhl or tnt is
00:09:02 00:09:06 your best choice however the prices are
00:09:04 00:09:08 significantly higher now you also want
00:09:06 00:09:10 to be aware of chinese holidays now all
00:09:08 00:09:12 the shipping times i just quoted are
00:09:10 00:09:14 subject to delays due to chinese
00:09:12 00:09:17 holidays and while all major ports in
00:09:14 00:09:20 china are open 365 days most factory
00:09:17 00:09:21 workers and carriers are on holiday
00:09:20 00:09:23 here's just a brief list of major
00:09:21 00:09:25 chinese holidays that will cause
00:09:23 00:09:27 shipping delays chinese new year which
00:09:25 00:09:29 is at the end of january to mid february
00:09:27 00:09:31 the chiming festival is early april
00:09:29 00:09:33 labor day in china is in early may the
00:09:31 00:09:35 dragon boat festival is in early june
00:09:33 00:09:37 golden week is in early october and the
00:09:35 00:09:40 national day of the people's republic of
00:09:37 00:09:42 china is in early october now during
00:09:40 00:09:44 these holiday periods china's shipping
00:09:42 00:09:46 is more or less shut down now for all
00:09:44 00:09:48 bulk shipments from china to the u.s
00:09:46 00:09:50 hiring a freight forwarder is highly
00:09:48 00:09:52 recommended even if your shipment is
00:09:50 00:09:53 small a good freight forwarder will
00:09:52 00:09:55 guide you through your first shipment to
00:09:53 00:09:57 avoid common pitfalls and find you the
00:09:55 00:09:59 cheapest way to ship your packages
00:09:57 00:10:00 there's also many forms assigned when
00:09:59 00:10:02 importing from china and a good
00:10:00 00:10:04 forwarder will help you understand
00:10:02 00:10:06 everything about freight now you should
00:10:04 00:10:07 also be aware of the packaging and label
00:10:06 00:10:10 requirements for your products so they
00:10:07 00:10:12 can pass customs in your country hope
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