The international express delivery company refers to the transmission medium of goods that uses transnational air transportation as the main carrier. The five major international express delivery companies include UPS (United Parcel Service), FedEx, DHL, TNT, EMS (postal express delivery service), usually about 3-7 days.
Shipping cost calculation method:
- Billing weight unit:
The express delivery industry generally has a billable weight unit of 0.5KG (0.5 kg).
- First weight and continued weight:
The delivery of express delivery goods is based on the first 0.5KG (or lifting), and each additional 0.5KG is a continuous weight.
Usually, the cost of lifting is higher than the cost of renewal.
- Real weight and volume:
Refers to the actual total weight of a batch of items that need to be transported, including the package, called the real weight;
When the items to be delivered are large in size and light in weight, due to the carrying capacity of the means of transport (aircraft, train, boat, car, etc.) and the volume of items that can be loaded, it is necessary to take the method of measuring the volume of the item and converting it into weight. Calculate the weight of the freight, called the volume weight or volume. An item having a volumetric weight greater than the actual weight is often referred to as a light paraboloid.
- Chargeable Weight:
According to the definition of both real weight and volume and the International Air Cargo Association, the weight of the freight collected during the transportation of goods is calculated as the higher of the actual weight and volume weight of the whole batch.
- Packaging fee
Under normal circumstances, the courier company is free of packaging, providing cartons, air bubbles, and other packaging materials, but many items, such as clothing, can be used without special packaging, but some valuable, fragile items, the courier company still has to charge a certain packaging fee. of. Packaging costs are generally not included in the discount.
- General freight calculation formula:
A) When the items to be delivered are really material, the calculation method is:
First heavy freight + (weight (kg) × 2-1) × continuous heavy freight
For example, if the 7KG goods are calculated by the first weight of 20 yuan and the continuous weight is 9 yuan, the total freight is:
B) When the actual weight of the items to be delivered is small and the volume is large, the freight should be charged according to the volume standard, and then press the above column.
The formula calculates the total shipping cost. The formula for obtaining the volume is as follows:
Regular items: length (cm) × width (cm) × height (cm) ÷ 6000 = weight (KG)
Irregular items: longest (cm) × widest (cm) × highest (cm) ÷ 6000 = weight (KG)
C) International express mail sometimes adds the fuel surcharge
For example, the fuel surcharge at this time is 9%, and the result of formula (A) needs to be added: freight cost 9%
Fuel surcharges are generally discounted along with shipping costs.
- Total cost:
Total cost = (freight + fuel surcharge) × discount + packaging fee + other uncertain costs
Shipping by sea
The most important thing about shipping is knowing the schedule. Here are the approximate schedules from China to the rest of the world.
|Departure Country||Destination Country||Time|
|East Asia||1-3 days|
|Southeast Asia||7-10 days|
|South Asia||Around 15 days|
|Australia and New Zealand (Australia, New Zealand, etc.)||Around 20 days|
|Middle East Line (Dubai, Iran, etc.)||15-25 days|
|North Africa’s Mediterranean region (Turkey, Spain, Greece, etc.)||20-30 days|
|Europe (UK, France, Italy, etc.)||30-40 days|
|East Africa (Kenny, South Africa, etc.)||Around 25 days|
|West Africa||More than 35 days|
|Western North America||22-30 days|
|Eastern North America||12-14 days|
|Central America||20-30 days|
|South American Line (West)||25-30 days|
|South American Line (East)||30-35days|