How to choose the transportation method for cross-border e-commerce?How to choose the transportation method for cross-border e-commerce? How to choose a suitable logistics company? The current cross-border transportation methods are nothing more than express, special line, air transportation, and sea transportation. However, which one is more suitable, we may need to compare it to know. Since cross-border e-commerce logistics freight is not cheap, all cross-border e-commerce sellers want to choose a transportation method with low logistics cost, but are all goods suitable for shipping? What should be considered before considering the choice of transportation method? How to choose a suitable shipping company?
How to choose the shipping method for cross-border e-commerce:
The first point: aging
The customer urgently needs this batch of goods and chooses air transportation. If there is a direct flight in this country, it can arrive in one day, and like some remote countries, it can arrive in about 15 days. The customer does not need this batch of goods urgently, and chooses to ship by sea. The time limit is different in different countries, some countries are about a week, and some countries are about a month. Customers want cost-effective transportation, which varies from country to country. Taking Europe as an example, the timeliness by rail is better than that by sea, and the price is lower than that by air, about 25 days. There are also express trains, about 20 days. For Europe, Qatar Airways is also a good choice.
Second point: needs
To the door or to the port? Do I need to double clear the tax when I arrive at the door, or do I have to do DDU/DDP/DAP clauses? DDU: Door-to-door transportation without tax; DDP: Door-to-door tax-included transportation; DAP: Door-to-door excluding tax, excluding customs clearance transportation.
Usually, air freight and ocean freight prices are not of the same order of magnitude, and the two are far from each other. After confirming the first two points, you can focus on finding a few logistics companies to compare the price of the same mode of transportation and choose a more suitable one to ship. The farther away countries are from China, the greater the price gap between air and sea transportation, but the price gap between air, land and sea transportation is relatively small compared to Europe and the United States, air transportation > land transportation > sea transportation.
Point 4: Precautions
Pay attention to whether the goods are magnetic and have batteries. When choosing a special line, pay attention to whether the customs declaration can be issued separately.
1. Is there a road transport license approved by the state?
2. Is the capacity sufficient?
3. Online reviews and your own experience
4. Is the price transparent?
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Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.