Shipping From China: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to shipping from China to the United States, cost and transit time are the two biggest questions on any supply chain manager’s mind. But you get what you pay for … and paying less (generally) means slower shipping. Here’s how it works. What is the Least Expensive Way to Import Freight from China? Often the most important freight factor when shipping from China is cost. Small Packages If you’re importing small goods, like a new product sample, freight shipping is overkill. It will cost you more and take you longer. You’re safer falling back on: Mail may be the most economical shipping option for small shipments of light and small products. For example, China Post offers several mail options : Air Mail/SAL or Surface Mail for small parcels; Air Parcel, SAL or Surface Mail for large packages; and the EMS/China International Express and EUB priority systems […]