If your supplier is located in Hong Kong, you can use HK Airmail which is way more reliable, comes with a tracking number and usually arrives within 5-10 days. Shipping with a courier company will be the most suitable method for most people starting out IF it involves small, lightweight items.With courier companies such as TNT, DHL, UPS or Fed Ex you pay a premium price for each kilo BUT you get fast delivery times and an online tracking facility.
You can ask them to quote for door-to-door delivery which includes all the fees associated with Sea Freight shipping.Even with all the additional fees Sea Freight is still the cheapest shipping method for imports from China.But that doesn’t mean you have to start off with full container loads either!Here are the 4 most popular shipping methods you can use to import goods from China: 1) Regular Post. Usually, you will only use regular post for samples and again ONLY if time is not that important and you can afford to wait a few weeks for a package to arrive.Contact the payment processor you used when purchasing your Gold membership by visiting their support link.
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Many of you will choose to import goods from abroad (outside the European Union).
However, in my examples I won’t be counting European Union countries as goods can be freely moved across the EU without paying extra import duty or VAT.
For most of you, China and the United States will be the top two countries to import from, so let’s cover them in detail.
For a 50kg package, expect to pay around £4 or £5 per kilo. This is somewhere between courier shipping and sea freight.