Shipping rates for int'l shipping is insane. Are they playing me, or is it accurate?


#1

Chinese factories seem to be upping the shipping rates every week. They claim they are being charged more for int’l shipping. I contacted multiple different manufacturer’s, and every week the rates have gone up for UPS and DHL from the previous week according to the rep. Currently it’s at “14$ / KG”, which is absolutely insane. My guess is there is truth to the rate increase since several unrelated Chinese sellers, including some i have a long lasting business relationship with have said the rates are going up and up. Are they bs’ing me? How can i actually look up the shipping rates from China?

So a 50 pound shipment would be around 318$.


#2

We have seen the same and are now holding a lot of what we would have sent DHL and creating an ocean shipment.
They are claiming we can receive 19 days after the boat leaves China.


#3

after the boot leaves China.

Boat?


#4

No idea how to do that unfortunately


#5

We have people in China that we work with that can receive shipments from various suppliers and consolidate our shipments into a single shipment for us.
You would also probably need to get your own import broker here to help you clear customs.


#6

I wouldn’t even know where to begin.