China to Australia shipping
China to Australia shipping
In the shipping process, you will also need a Chinese warehouse for storage and preparation. If you chose a local cargo agent (from Australia), he will probably need to contact another agent in China to handle the picking, preparation, storage, and customs clearance, which will lead you to higher costs and time.
Regardless of the mode of transportation from China to Australia, it is always best to choose a freight forwarder from China because the Chinese freight forwarder has the advantages of language and geography becoming the ideal choice for overseas transporters. An experienced Chinese freight forwarder will have several abilities, such as: he will be fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese; it will have a thorough knowledge of the Chinese business culture, experience in managing Chinese suppliers, category and sourcing process experience, quality control experience, audit experience, and logistics experience.
• Port-to-port Delivery
This port-to-port delivery service is the most economical way to ship, and it’s mostly for customers who already have experience and are able to ship the goods to one of the designated ports or terminals in Australia, and also pick-up the goods from the port/terminal. We will provide you with an empty container, booking number, and pick-up and delivery information.
• Door-to-port (DTP) Delivery
DTP is an efficient service and cost-effective way to ship good internationally. This process involves picking up your goods from your home or office and delivering them to your designated port. Your freight forwarder will notify you prior to your cargo arrival to the port of destination, and will help you to clear customs and to process required paperwork.
• Port-to-Door (PTD) Delivery
Customers who use this service are usually companies that purchase cargo in Australia from the Chinese manufacturers. The Chinese manufacturers usually include the cost for shipping to the port in their merchandise invoice, helping you avoid the inland transportation of your cargo.
• Door-to-door (DTD) Delivery
In the door-to-door delivery service the freight forward company will pick the goods from the warehouse and bring it to your location. This service usually includes trucking as well, and there will be additional charges on your invoice.
How can we make sure that our shipment is delivered on time?
Sometimes the delivery time can differ with a day or two, but in general is always fixed, and no freight forwarder can offer faster shipping than others.
Here is a list with things you can do to avoid getting your shipment delayed:
a. The declared customs value must match your commercial invoice and bill of lading. Always make sure that that information is correct.)
b. Make your orders according to the FOB terms, and make sure your supplier prepares all the documents in time (the export clearance documents.
c. Don’t wait until the last day your goods are ready to ship. Ask your forwarder to contact your supplier a few days before.
d. Buy a customs bond with at least one month before the goods arrive in the Australian port.
e. Always ask you supplier, and be specific, to use high-quality packaging, to prevent your goods from being repacked before shipment.
f. In order for your shipping documents to be completed in time, always pay the balance and freight cost on time.
You can also consider splitting your shipping in two, if you are running late. One part (let’s say 20%) is delivered by air, while the rest (80%) is shipped by sea. Thus, you can stock up just one week after the production run is completed.
Shipping to Amazon Australia
With the continuous rise of e-commerce business, shipping from China to Amazon in Australia has become very popular. But this process is not simple; every link is directly related to the profit of your Amazon business.
Of course, you can entrust your supplier to ship the goods directly to your Amazon address, which looks simple and convenient, but they will also have to contact a Chinese freight forwarder to transport your goods. The difference in the middle is also a large fee, and when you ask about the status of your goods, they often respond slowly.
In the following, we will mainly share what you should know when you choose to use freight forwarding, or what kind of requirements can you ask them.
1. Require picking-up or to consolidate your goods
In order to make it as convenient as possible, your freight forwarder will contact your supplier, pick up the goods to their own warehouse, and help you store them until you need them. Even if your goods are not at the same address, they will collect them separately, and then send them to you in a unified package, which is a time-saving and labor-saving choice.
2. Product/goods inspection
When doing Amazon business, your reputation and free from damage products is what matters. When you are shipping from China to Australia you will need a cargo agent to do one last inspection of your goods (in China). All requirements can be met, from the inspection of the outer box, to the quantity, quality, and even product photos or other needs. Therefore, you need to keep a clear line of communication with the freight forwarder as much as possible to ensure that your products are delivered to the Amazon center safely and and in time.
3. Amazon preparation services such as labeling
If you are a new e-commerce seller, then you need to rely on the additional services of a freight forwarder because Amazon products always have their own rules.
Cargo agents often have years of experience and will ensure that your product meets Amazon’s requirements. And doing these preparations in advance, such as FNSKU labeling, packaging, poly bagging, bubble wrap, and so on, in the Chinese warehouse, will save your costs greatly.
4. Choose your shipping method.
According to the weight, size and delivery time of your goods, the flexible choice is suitable for your mode of transportation. You should choose the mode of transportation of your goods according to the weight, size and the delivery time.
When you go to Amazon in Australia, you should understand the advantages and disadvantages of each mode of transportation, whether it is air, sea, or express, or let your freight forwarder recommend it to you, so you won’t lose money and valuable time.
Customs clearance and various documents may sound complicated, but as an Amazon seller, you should focus on improving your Amazon business, and handing these shipping burdens to a reliable Chinese freight forwarder for shipping from China to Australia, is really the best choice!
There is an increasing number of goods being imported from China, and for global sellers, purchasing from China is more economical than other countries like America or Europe (it includes shipping fees also).
China is the world’s largest exporting county and the trading partner of most Asian countries. No wonder foreign investors and growing startups businesses are interested in droppshiping from China.
The dropshipping business module help sellers reduce costs and increase their profits, becoming more popular than before.
Recently, numerous entrepreneurs have chosen to cooperate with dropshipping websites in China.
If you are an e-commerce seller such as Shopify, inventory and order management may take a lot of your time. And then, the dropshipping service came into being, so you can cooperate with a professional and experienced freight forwarder.
Store the goods (large or small) in your agent’s warehouse; they have their own system to interface with your e-commerce platform. So once your order is generated, the agent will immediately help you to ship the goods to the client, according to his needs. For speeding up the process, logistics and customs clearance are included.
You may need a warehouse service during shipping from China to Australia. So what can warehouse services do for you?