Calculating China Shipping Costs With Chinavasion
At Chinavasion, a frequent question we get from eBay sellers is: how do I work out the shipping cost for different countries?
With Chinavasion’s online shipping cost calculator, this is easy to do.
Here is a seven step guide on how to quickly and safely check the shipping cost of the item you are interested in for different countries without paying for the item:
First of all, we need to add entries of different countries to the address book.
Log in your Chinavasion account, and then click on the 'Address Book' button in the left hand menu of the page.
Fill in the necessary information and choose a country.
In international shipping, only the country will affect the rate.
So you can come up with fake addresses of different countries without changing any of other information.
Remember that the Chinavasion account can hold a maximum of 1500 entries so you could conceivably have an address for every country in the world and still have room for all your regular customer email addresses.
If you don’t want these fake addresses to mix up with real ones, you can register another account only for working out the shipping costs, using a different email address.
However, there is no need to go to this level of separation and just by using your own name for the shipping address.
By now, we complete the first step of adding different entries to the address book.
Now we are ready to use these different entries to work out correspondent shipping freight cost.
First, let’s place an order and choose any address. As you can see the website will automatically work out the correspondent shipping freight.
Let’s change it to another address by selecting it from your address book.
As you can see, the shipping freight shown on the website is now magically changed to the rate for United Kingdom.
And you are able to repeat the process, to work out the costs for different countries.
In fact, shipping freight for countries within a certain area normally remains the same. For example, by choosing different countries within Western Europe, you will see the shipping rate remains unchanged. Here I placed an order for 1 piece of Odyssey – WiFi Quadband Dual-SIM Cellphone w/ 3 Inch Touchscreen. I change the address from France to Germany, then to Netherlands. You might be surprised to find out that the shipping rate remains unchanged.
Though this is normally the case, sometimes, with some shipping companies, there are exceptions.
For example, in the Mediterranean area, shipping to certain countries can be much more expensive compared to adjacent country, due to inefficiency in local logistics hubs.
However, these differences generally are very small. We suggest you take a look at all countries within a certain area. You then can work out a fixed rate for a certain area and use that as a guide.
At Chinavasion, we are constantly working to maintain the shipping prices constant and as low as possible to help you in your business.
However, most shipping companies adjust their rates monthly according to the international oil price, labor costs, etc.
Generally speaking, these adjustments are very small, however, to keep your shipping freights accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you recheck shipping rates via our website every month.
By doing that you’ll be maximizing your profits and increasing sales, and that’s got to be a good thing.