Freight forwarding? Shipping brokers? Customs brokers?

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parabellum
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22 Mar 08 01:04:38 pm
Liquidationtime.com has some great stuff that I'd like to buy but the shipping charges are $550 USD to New Zealand for 10 pounds. Umm... what the hell?!

Is there any way around this? I've heard of freight forwarding companies, and brokers, would they be able to help with this? What exactly do they do?

I plugged in a USA address into the calculator and the shipping costs are $35! Hmmm... Does someone here at salehoo that lives in the US want to start forwarding stuff to international buyers? For a fee of course :D :D

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jimmy_huber
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22 Mar 08 01:58:53 pm
I think the $550 is more correct. I doubt the $35.00 is actually correct.
It costs me Over $300 to ship a 25 pound box to NZ. $550 to ship a 70 Pound 19x19x23 Box.


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parabellum
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22 Mar 08 02:52:37 pm
I think the $550 is more correct. I doubt the $35.00 is actually correct.
It costs me Over $300 to ship a 25 pound box to NZ. $550 to ship a 70 Pound 19x19x23 Box.


Still I think that's a bit steep don't you. And the $35 price was to an address in the US not NZ.

If tracking costs that much, maybe it would be better to do without it... unfortunately we don't get that option.

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26 Mar 08 11:22:05 am
Hi there,
Like you I have to look at freight costs. :cry: I live just across the Tasman in the West Wimmera part of Victoria. :wink:

Might I suggest you look at :D :D :-
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For example - I recently purchased 10 leather jackets through my drop shipper. Weight 41 lb approx 18.6 kg. Their S&H from Texas to Mbex in California was $US34.07 or app $NZ42.26. I asked them to hold onto the consignment as I making more purchases. A couple of days later I purchased some R.C.Cars from Liq. Fullerton CA warehouse. Weight 75 lb or 34 kg. S&H from Fullerton CA to Mbex in La Habra CA was $US43.19 or app $NZ53.58. Mbex consolidated the total of 4 parcels into one shipment. FedEx give Mbex members a 30% discount. ie 116 lb app 52.7kg. Cost $US671.81 or app $NZ833.28. All up cost (cost of goods + S&H) = Coats $NZ49.55 each & R.C.Cars $NZ13.10 each. I have already sold 2 coats at double the cost (less eBay/PayPal exorbitant fees). I have only started to list the cars this evening. All up I have found Mbex & FedEx VG. Both sites allow you to track your shipment. :D

:D In addition to the above might I also suggest you use Link hidden: Login to view for your currency conversion rates. At least then you know your true cost in $NZ.

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aussiebares
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26 Mar 08 01:13:49 pm
strange i had a parcel sent from california to australia weight was 29 pounds, cost me 70us dollars, go figure.

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jimmy_huber
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26 Mar 08 02:42:21 pm
strange i had a parcel sent from california to australia weight was 29 pounds, cost me 70us dollars, go figure.

Who was the shipping company? Im very interested. Or did you buy from a seller on ebay that had no clue what the price for shipping really was and charged you less?


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parabellum
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26 Mar 08 02:58:54 pm
for your currency conversion rates. At least then you know your true cost in $NZ.


Mate, I could kiss you. This is exactly what I've been looking for. :D :D :D
This is definitely going to make things easier for me. I've found some awesome deals from suppliers in the states, my only problem was they wouldn't ship overseas. With this service I can start bringing them over.

YAY! :D :D

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jimmy_huber
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27 Mar 08 05:09:49 am
This isnt too bad of an idea. But I dont see a big change in price for the weight. This is a little higher then the price that fedex charges me for the same weight. But the bonus is that you can consolidate multiple orders from different companies and combine the weight totals. This can defiantly save international buyer money if they purchase from multiple sources.


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