Chapter 6- Packing & Shipping for your custom packagings- Leave a peace mind for your cargo!

Do you think it’s import to talk about Packing & Shipping about your custom packagings? if no, have you ever experienced receiving almost-damaged cartons order, and feel depressed? Have you beeing waiting a long long time to receive your order after you make the payment? Let’s talk now, at least you can gain some experience to avoid that shit happens. This topic we have talked about some years ago, for a review, please check packing & shipping page.

Packing options for custom packagings

Generally, there are five ways to pack before shipping, they are:

  1. Bundle packing. It’s packing belt to make your custom boxes bags tight, not easy to get dropped down once shipping to you.
  2. Wrapping paper & paperboard. use a full covered paper or paperboard to wrap your packaging boxes, many pieces in a pack.
  3. Palletized. stuck your order onto pallets, most recommended by us.
  4. Master carton packing. Good option, but the unit cost is a little high because single carton can only pack some pieces of you packaging boxes bags.
  5. Shrink wrapping. Plastic stretch film all-over your cargo, water resistant and strong power to make your boxes stay in position.

You need to give an option for your packaging supplier, at least let them know your concern, then select the best option. Especially paperboard packagings and rigid cardboard boxes, they are easy to get damaged or scratched. You may need single pack them and then outer packaged. For gift box, we suggest you master carton pack, with inserts if need. For corrugated box, we suggest kraft paper with bundle + pallet packing. Generally, small custom packaging items in cartons, big in pallets.

Some customer orders their products in another area in China, they may need to pack products into packaging and send back. There are some manufacturers willing to offer such services, it depends on their experience and complication degree to set up one full packaging.

DIFFERENT PACKING OPTIONS

Shipping options for custom packagings

How can I ship my custom packagings to my hand, what I need to prepare for shipping? Let’s talk this option in different ways!

Firstly, there are below ways to get your custom packagings from China:

  1. Sea shipping. Worldwide logistics, even you are inland, can send to your nearest seaport and truck shipping to you.
  2. Air shipping. Fast but expensive.
  3. Train shipping. Land Bridge of Asia and Europe enable Chinese suppliers to send cargo by train and truck.
  4. Express. Good for small order quantity in urgent need.

Then, two ways to proceed shipping booking:

  1. Supplier takes CFR/CIF/DDU/DDP terms for the order, they will send cargo by their shipping company, to the seaport to your warehouse.
  2. Supplier takes EXW/FOB/FCA terms, they only do production, waiting for your collection or send to a seaport or another area in China, they will not do export customs.

What do you need to do for different shipping terms?

Please check chart in below:

TermsWhat you need to do
CFR1. Find s customs broker 2. get a quote from your local transportation company, from seaport to your warehouse. 3. Import tax cost 4.seaport handling costs 5. Find insurance company to cover this shipment if need.
CIF1. Find s customs broker 2. get a quote from your local transportation company, from seaport to your warehouse. 3. Get to know import tax cost 4.seaport handling costs
DDUGet to know import tax cost
DDPNothing to do, just wait for your custom packagings arriving
EXW1. Get packing details for your products and ask sea shipping price 2. Get your supplier’s address to pick up your products and ask shipping company about this part’s cost. 3. Handling cost of Port of departure. 4. Find s customs broker 5. get a quote from your local transportation company, from seaport to your warehouse. 6. Import tax cost 7.seaport handling costs 8. Find insurance company to cover this shipment if need.
FOB1. Get packing details for your products and ask sea shipping price 2. Handling cost of Port of departure. 3. Find s customs broker 4. get a quote from your local transportation company, from seaport to your warehouse. 5. Import tax cost 6.seaport handling costs 7. Find insurance company to cover this shipment if need.
FCA1. Get packing details for your products and ask sea shipping price 2. Get your FCA’s final address to pick up your products and ask shipping company about this part’s cost. 3. Handling cost of Port of departure. 4. Find s customs broker 5. get a quote from your local transportation company, from seaport to your warehouse. 6. Import tax cost 7.seaport handling costs 8. Find insurance company to cover this shipment if need.

Now you get a to-do-checklist for shipping terms, next step is to confirm tips, which are easy to forget:

  • Book enough room for your cargo. Some people forget their packaging are more volume after packed, tight room makes your products easy to get damaged
  • If load full container, get an accurate time to load container, delay loading may cause delay shipping.
  • For US buyers, ISF(Importer Security Filing) is so important, you should report ISF before shipping 48 hours.
  • For European buyers, Your supplier needs¬†Weighing accurate on final products and fulfill VGM(Verified Gross Mass) document.
  • Compare more shipping lines to get your best shipping service.
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