Air Freight or Courier, what to choose?


Difference between Air Freight and Courier

Air Freight: airport to airport

Courier: door to door

To complete the whole door-to-door service, air freight is often slower than courier.

Courier is hassle-free, covers more services than air freight. You just need to find a reliable courier agent (hopefully us), and just wait for delivery.

Door-to-door air shipping consists of these parts:

Pickup + customs declaration + DOC + Air Freight + Customs clearance + DOC + Import duty + warehouse + delivery, etc.

 

Which to choose?

TO SAVE COST

Understandable that Price/KG by air is cheaper than that by courier.

To complete door-to-door air shipping, we need to add these charges:

Pickup + customs declaration + DOC + Air Freight + Customs clearance + DOC + Import duty + warehouse + delivery, etc.

Let’s see the chat below to have an understanding of the cost comparison.

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Give us the cargo details, pickup address, delivery address, we will calculate and find the “x”, save cost for you.

Generally speaking, if small KG cargo, go with courier. Air Freight becomes cheaper as the weight increases, compared with courier.

 

For SPEED AND CONVENIENCE

If speed and convenience is what you are aiming at, budget is not so tight, we recommend courier. (DHL is the fastest and most expensive of the 4)

 

EXCEPTION

Sometimes Air Freight can be both faster and cheaper than courier.

For example, there’s direct flight from Guangzhou to Los Angeles. Airport-to-airport shipping takes less than 1 day, 10 hours maybe. Pickup and customs declaration take 1 day. After arrival, customs clearance and delivery can be completed in 1 day. So, in total 3 days, even less. DHL can’t be that fast. 

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