Chapter 6- Packing & Shipping For Your Custom Packagings

– Leave a peace mind to your cargo!

Do you think it’s important 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 been waiting for 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.

The Options You Need To Check

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 cardboard 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. A good option, but the unit cost is a little high because a single carton can only pack some pieces of your packaging boxes bags.
  5. Shrinkwrapping. Plastic stretch film all-over your cargo, water-resistant, and durable power to make your boxes stay in position.

It would help if you gave your packaging supplier an option, let them know your concern, and then select the best option. Especially paperboard packagings and rigid cardboard boxes, they are easy to get damaged or scratched. You may need a single pack of them and then outer packaged. For the gift box, we suggest you master carton pack, with inserts if need. For corrugated boxes, we recommend 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, and they may need to pack products into the packaging and send it back. Some manufacturers are willing to offer such services, and it depends on their experience and complication degree to set up one full packaging.

DIFFERENT PACKING OPTIONS

DIFFERENT PACKING OPTIONS

How can I ship my custom packagings to my hand? What do I need to prepare for shipping? Let’s talk about 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, we 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. Suitable for small order quantity in urgent need.

Then, two ways to proceed with shipping booking:

  1. The supplier takes CFR/CIF/DDU/DDP terms for the order, and they will send cargo by their shipping company to the seaport to your warehouse.
  2. The supplier takes EXW/FOB/FCA terms. They only do production, waiting for your collection, or sending it to a seaport or another area in China; they will not export customs.
Please check the chart in below:
Terms of DeliveryWhat Do You Need To Know
CFR
  1. 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 an insurance company to cover this shipment if need.
CIF
  1. 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
DDU
Get to know import tax cost
DDP
Nothing to do. Just wait for your custom packagings to arriving
EXW
  1. Get packing details for your products and ask sea shipping price
  2. Get your supplier’s address to pick up your products and ask the 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 an insurance company to cover this shipment if need.
FOB
  1. 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 an insurance company to cover this shipment if need.
FCA
  1. 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 the shipping company about this part’s cost.
  3. Handling cost of Port to 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 an insurance company to cover this shipment if need.

Care For The Packaging Boxes Shipping

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

  • Book enough room for your cargo. Some people ignore 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 the container, delay loading may cause delay shipping.
  • For US buyers, ISF(Importer Security Filing) is so important, and 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.
Comprehensive Guide For Custom Packaging- Insert & Dividers
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