Is it cheaper to use a Shipping Agent to ship from China rather than a UPS, DHL, FedEx, TNT etc.?

Yes because if you try to ship directly through UPS, DHL, FedEx, TNT etc. they will charge you individual customer rates which are much higher than what a freight forwarding shipping agent like CNXtrans will offer you.

Shipping agents like CNXtrans can offer you much lower rates because they enjoy bulk discounts as freight forwarders who can ship large volumes of packages through the likes of UPS, DHL, FedEx or for larger shipments, even via air, sea or rail freight.

Furthermore, if you ship directly through UPS, DHL, FedEx, TNT etc., they will not offer you any warehousing or consolidation services for international shipping. This means each package has to be shipped separately as a separate shipment which further increases your shipping costs. Also, they will charge you very high fees for picking up goods from your suppliers for you and if you ask them to hold your packages at their warehouses in China before shipping, they will charge you very high storage fees.

On the contrary, when you ship from China via a shipping agent, you can use their warehouse in China to store, repack and consolidate your goods before shipping together internationally. Consolidation and repacking helps to significantly reduce your international shipping costs. Use a shipping agent like CNXtrans which offers free storage, consolidation and repacking services, enabling you to take your time to make all the orders you need to make before consolidating and shipping everything together from China from the CNXtrans warehouse.

As your China-based freight forwarder and international shipping agent, before shipping from China, CNXtrans will pack your goods in the most optimal manner to minimize your shipping costs (something that many suppliers in China do not do) and also evaluate your shipment based on its size, weight, type of goods and country being shipped to in order to advice you on the best and most cost effective way to ship.

All these extra services along with the bulk discounts for shipping that come with shipping from China makes using a shipping agent by far the smartest way to ship your goods internationally from China.

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Consolidation of Packages before Shipping from China via CNXtrans
Consolidation of Packages before Shipping from China via CNXtrans