Web Statistics

Low Volume Orders

Can I order various products in small quantities and combine them to make a bigger shipment?

If the products are from one supplier the answer is probably yes.

If the products are from different suppliers the cost of the inland freight in China will probably make the consolidated shipment uneconomical.

Like in western countries inland transportation in China is many times more expensive than sea freight.

What is the minimum quantity in order to place an order?

There is no minimum as such.

There are, however, a number of fixed costs that apply regardless as to whether the shipment is for one piece or for 10,000 pieces:

  • Inland transportation within China (minimum and variable)
  • Export license from China
  • Minimum sea freight charge
  • Destination country port charges
  • Destination country freight forwarder handling charges
  • Destination country inland transportation

In addition many Chinese suppliers have minimum order quantities.

So, while low order quantities are possible, frequently the fixed shipping and handling costs in both China and the destination country make it uneconomical (non-competitive) to purchase low quantities from China. These uneconomical quantities can vary depending on the value of the product. As a general rule a shipment will start becoming economical (competitive) around US$6,000 (UK£4,000).

ESSENTIAL TOOLS
from the China buyers'
toolbox
Go
CHINASAVVY IN THE MEDIA
What the papers say
Go
ChinaSavvy - Import China goods, export import China, China import products
contact details
UK
European Union
USA
Canada
  • Chinasavvy
  • 1 Reservoir Corporate Center
  • 4 Research Drive - Suite 402
  • Shelton, Connecticut 06484
  • USA
China
Austraila
  • Chinasavvy HK Ltd
  • 702-705, Building 7
  • Beijiaochang Henglu 1
  • Guangzhou 510050
  • P R China
For more contact details ChinaSavvy Contact Details
Corporate member of:
CHINA-BRITAIN
BUSINESS COUNCIL

ChinaSavvy - Coroprate Member British Chamber of Commerce, GuangdongCorporate Member
The British
Chamber of Commerce
Guangdong

ChinaSavvy - Coroprate Member American Chamber of Commerce in South ChinaCorporate Member
The American
Chamber of Commerce
in South China

ChinaSavvy - Company member Institute of Quality AssuranceCompany Member
Institute of
Quality Assurance

corner ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company
RAPID PROTOTYPING
Product development and prototyping in metals and plastics. more info...
YOUR QUALITY
IS OUR PRIORTY


more info...
METALS & PLASTICS
COMMODITIES


daily prices  Go
ChinaSavvy - Import China goods, export import China, China import products
ChinaSavvy is a western-owned & managed sub-contract manufacturing and sourcing company providing world-class quality at China prices. We are driven by a passion for quality and excellence.
SEARCH
Outsourcing in China - Enquiry ChinaSavvy - Get a Quote Now
ChinaSavvy - Import China goods, export import China, China import products