Why you need a shipping agent like CNXtrans when shipping internationally from China
Most factories, manufacturers and suppliers in China take orders on an EXW basis and will require you to have a shipping agent in China before taking your order.
Using a Shipping Agent in China to consolidate purchases from multiple manufacturers, factories helps minimize your shipping costs from China because there are minimum costs per shipment and the larger the shipment, the lower the cost per kg or per CBM. Therefore it makes sense to consolidate and ship everything together as a single international shipment rather than shipping each separately.
As your Shipping Agent in China, CNXtrans also offers you free storage and warehousing. This is important because many of the factories you are buying from may not finish producing your products at the same time. Therefore you may need to have some stored at the CNXtrans warehouse until the rest of them are ready.
Unlike your manufacturers, your shipping agent specializes in shipping internationally from China and can better advice you on the best and most cost effective ways to ship from China. Your shipping agent also has access to many shipping routes that your manufacturers may not have, along with partnerships with customs brokers and delivery agents around the world that can enable your goods to be shipped to you on a door-to-door basis.
Anonymity from your suppliers: in some cases, you may be buying samples or goods from multiple suppliers and may not want them to know how many suppliers and which suppliers you are buying from - showing too many cards to your suppliers may reduce your ability to bargain prices with them in future. A shipping agent like CNXtrans helps maintain your anonymity from your suppliers as our warehouse will receive your goods from your suppliers and will not reveal any confidential details about your other purchases to them
Anonymity from your customers: in many cases, suppliers will have your goods packaged using their branding, logo, leaflets, contact details and even your receipts. This can be a business killer for you if you will be shipping to your customers since it will enable your suppliers to cut you off as the middle man. A shipping agent like CNXtrans can help you remove all branding, receipt and contact details from your suppliers. We can also repack them into different packages that do not contain any information from the suppliers.
When you buy from any factory, manufacturer or supplier in China, one of the first things they will ask you for is your China shipping agent's warehouse address
CNXtrans will be your shipping agent - simply give our warehouse address to each supplier you're buying from and get them to have your goods sent to our warehouse in China. Do record the domestic shipment number of each domestic shipment that your various suppliers send to our warehouse and send the final list of domestic shipment number once you have it ready by emailing us at .
Once all your goods have arrived at our warehouse, we will check them and pack them in the most optimal manner so as to minimize your shipping costs. We'll then advice you on the most cost effective ways to ship. As your China shipping agent, CNXtrans ensures that you ship from China in the most cost effective way possible.
CNXtrans is a leading China Shipping Agent which offers international shipping from China by air, sea or rail
Air shipping is fastest route, mostly for smaller shipments where speed is a priority. Ocean shipments are meant for larger shipments such as shipping in pallets or containers on an LCL or FCL basis. Train shipping is also meant for larger shipments and is only available for shipments to Europe.
Train Shipping/Rail Freight
For smaller shipments and even larger shipments where your priority is speed, we ship via air courier/cargo. Air courier shipments via DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT or SF Express can be delivered to you or your customers' doorsteps in as quickly as 3-5 business days. For larger shipments we can also ship by air cargo (via commercial airlines). We also have bulk air shipping routes (for large shipments) to USA, Canada, UK & all of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore that are inclusive of customs clearance and delivery to door (including Amazon FBA warehouses around the world).
For larger shipments especially if you're shipping in pallets or containers, we can ship to you via ocean freight. Note that ocean shipments are measured in terms of Cubic Meters (CBM) if shipping on a LCL (Less Container Load Basis), and in terms of 20 foot or 40 foot containers if shipping on a FCL (Full Container Load Basis). Sea shipments to many countries including USA, Canada, UK & all of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia are inclusive of delivery to door (including Amazon FBA warehouses around the world) Note that small shipments are not eligible for shipping by sea. For many of these countries, there is even the option to include customs duties in the sea shipments. Contact us at to find out more.
Also for larger shipments only, shipping by train is a good alternative to shipping by air or sea because it is more cost effective than shipping by air and logistically easier to handle than shipping by sea. Note that currently shipping by train is only available for shipments to European countries and comes inclusive of customs clearance, customs duties and delivery to door. The goods are transported to Europe by train and after customs has been cleared, UPS will handle the delivery to door.
How CNXtrans as your Shipping Agent can help you minimize shipping costs from China
With CNXtrans as your shipping agent, you enjoy a whole range of complimentary logistical services at the CNXtrans China warehouse that help you save on costs before shipping internationally
Need to store your goods at our China warehouse until you're ready to ship? Waiting for more packages to arrive before consolidating & shipping together internationally in order to reduce international shipping costs from China? Enjoy free unlimited storage at the CNXtrans warehouse in China so you can take your time to purchase from as many Chinese suppliers as you need. Storage is free so as long as you'll be using CNXtrans as your China shipping agent.
Buying from multiple suppliers/sellers and need us to consolidate all your packages into a single international shipment? We'll give you our warehouse address for your suppliers to send your goods once once all the goods have arrived we'll consolidate them for into a single international shipment at no charge. Consolidation helps reduce your international shipping costs. Many Alibaba suppliers in particular will require you to have an international shipping agent - CNXtrans will be your shipping agent.
Once your goods have arrived at the CNXtrans warehouse in China, as your shipping agent, we can help you repack, relabel, add/remove invoices, add any required logos to your items/packages and even remove any seller invoices, receipts or contact details if required before international shipping to you or your customers around the world. If you'll be shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses around the world, just email us your Amazon labels and we'll print them out and stick them onto your cartons for you before shipping them out.