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# 261544 3-Dec-2019 09:18
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Hello.

I have been quoted a total $$ amount to ship 31Kg, 82*30*31CM carton from Shenzen to Auckland.

The seller asked me if I had my own 'carrier' ? I have some idea of what they are talking abou?! But how does one organise their own carrier?

I assume its me organising a company to pick up the parcel, from the suppliers warehouse and then bringing it to NZ.

Any worthy advice, or contacts would be most appreciated.


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  # 2365359 3-Dec-2019 09:24
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what's the exact wording in the conversation? they are conversing with you via google translate and the full context is needed for accurate interpretation.





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  # 2365430 3-Dec-2019 09:43
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Batman:

 

what's the exact wording in the conversation? they are conversing with you via google translate and the full context is needed for accurate interpretation.

 

 

 

 

Here is the last reply from them...

 

I checked the shipping cost to   New Zealand is  U$$$$ By UPS.

 

It is total 31KG, Shipping date about  3-4 days. Leadtime 3-4days.

 

  Packing Carton size:82*30*31CM
Packing Carton Weight: 14KG per unit  U/P:U$48/pcs based on 2set.

 

 

 

Because the product is big carton, it account by Cube. Shipping cost , I have find it is cheapest.

 

 

 

If you have more cheaper way, please let me know.

 

 

 

edit - i added the $$$ rather than the shipping amount, as it isn't important detail for the post.





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  # 2365442 3-Dec-2019 09:56
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yeah they are asking you to arrange your own shipping company if you want it cheaper.

 

who drops is off is not part of the conversation





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  # 2365461 3-Dec-2019 10:10
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Batman:

 

yeah they are asking you to arrange your own shipping company if you want it cheaper.

 

who drops is off is not part of the conversation

 

 

 

 

Ok, thats cool.

 

What companies operate in NZ, that I could approach to get a quote for?





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  # 2365462 3-Dec-2019 10:11
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As the others have said. You get the option of either accepting their price to ship the item

 

or

 

If you have an account with UPS/DHL/Other shipping company, they will allow you to organise shipping and collection from your end.

 

 

 

if you are buying as an individual it's often easier to accept their price for the convenience unless it's way over the top.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2365597 3-Dec-2019 12:50
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I got some Chinese carrier that may ship your item at a lower price. But I don’t think you can contact with them if you don’t speak Chinese.

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  # 2365689 3-Dec-2019 14:30
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All the airlines flying between China/NZ (and there is a direct flight to Shenzen now) allow 2 bags. I'm presuming that is not going to be cheap to ship. Maybe go on Skykiwi and ask if anyone is coming from Shenzen with a spare bag and you can split the saving or something?

 

31KG may be too heavy though.... may need to shift the weight around a bit....

 

Perhaps not worth it actually - just an idea.





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  # 2366703 3-Dec-2019 15:11
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Let them use theirs. They most probably will use TNT / EMS - which are the cheapest options. plus, being a supplier, they get better rates than an individual.





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  # 2367959 4-Dec-2019 10:52
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Thank you for the replies. 

 

For the first batch\order I will go with the suppliers. 





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  # 2368017 4-Dec-2019 11:47
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There are a number of shipping companies other than UPS/FedEx. With UPS and FedEx you are paying a premium for speed and convenience. 

 

The alternates shippers have different options depending on your budget, time frames & volumes. For example, if you want it cheap but have small volumes and are not in a rush there are companies that will fill a shipping container with many peoples stuff that is all destined for NZ and send it once fill.

 

Companies regularly importing from a location will usually have accounts/contracts with a freight company. Your seller would regularly send peoples purchases to the local branch of their contracted shipping agent, not directly to to the customers address, and correspondingly only bill the customer for the cross-town shipping. 

 

What the seller is asking is if you want them to ship via UPS/FedEx etc direct or do you have a freight company that handles your shipping for you.

 

Google Shenzhen to New Zealand Freight 

 

You'll get hits like this which help explain it.

 

There are even sellers on Alibaba who sell shipping services to N.Z.


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  # 2368024 4-Dec-2019 12:01
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We ship from China all the time for work, We are set up to use an external freight forwarder https://www.burnard.co.nz/

Also, be warned that due to issues in the area i.e. Hong Kong there are longer shipping times and we have even had to change methods to ship.

Batteries is a big one we are now having to sea freight ALOT more than we did before when the battery was included in a device it was ok to ship air freight but seems bigger consignments now struggle to leave the ground and need to go sea


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