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How does the free delivery charge work with EMS

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9 Aug 10 02:08:59 am
I have been sniffing around DHGATE, and am perplexed as to how they can offer free delivery.

What do they get from selling $5 items with free delivery? how is it even profitable on their end?

is there something i am missing here?

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9 Aug 10 02:39:13 am
It's a really good point that you raise, and I must admit that I have always put it down to volume shipping discounts allowing them to offset the shipping price in the item price, but who knows if that's accurate.

Still, at 5-10 dollars with free shipping, why not try it. I know I ordered a bamboo kitchen item for home on one of those deals. Cost me under 2 bucks to buy the product and they threw in free shipping. I had no issues at all, product arrived quickly and the quality was great, so however they do it, it's a good thing : )

Mark (fudjj)

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