Consolidating Packages

 Let us consolidate your China purchases from multiple seller/suppliers into a single international shipment to minimize shipping costs

 

You may choose to consolidate your packages from one or multiple sellers at our China-based warehouse before shipping internationally to your doorstep 




 

What is Package Consolidation?

Consolidation refers to shipping two or more packages as a single international shipment in order to minimize your international shipping costs.

 

For example, if you're using our 'Buy and Ship for You' service and you're ordering from Taobao, JD.com, Dangdang and Meilishuo etc., you would save a lot on international shipping by letting us combine all your packages into a single shipment from our China-based warehouse before shipping internationally to you. 

Similarly, if you're using our 'Just Ship for You' service and buying from multiple sellers, suppliers or manufacturers, you would again minimize your international shipping costs by having all your purchases consolidated at our China-based warehouse before shipping overseas.

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Start Consolidating your China Purchases via CNEbuys

Storage & consolidation at our China-based warehouse is free. Ready to start consolidating? Here's how.

If you need us to help you to both buy and ship (Our 'Buy and Ship for You' Service): Contact us via email at support@cnebuys.com and send us the full list of URLs of all the different products you wish to buy. Our Support Team will process your order and get back to you via email.

 

If you are purchasing directly from suppliers in China and just need our help to consolidate and ship your purchases internationally together to you (Our 'Just Ship for You' Service): You'll need our warehouse address in China to give to your suppliers for them to send the goods to. Either contact us via email at support@cnebuys.com to ask for our warehouse address or fill up the form below and submit to to us.

Get our Warehouse Address

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What happens after you get our warehouse address? 

 #1 Make the purchases and get each of the suppliers you're buying from to send the goods to our China-based warehouse by giving them our address. Get your suppliers to send you the domestic shipment number(运单号)for each shipment being sent to our warehouse then compile them into a list and send it to us via email at support@cnebuys.com. We use the domestic shipment numbers to identify your packages as belonging to you when they arrive at our warehouse.

#2 Once all of your your packages from the various suppliers you're purchasing from have arrived at our warehouse we will consolidate them into a single international shipment for you, notify you via email and await your international shipping instructions.
#3 We'll then ship to you by air, sea or train depending on the size of your shipment and which country you will be shipping to. 

Read more about Consolidation below.

What does it actually mean to Consolidate Packages?

Consolidation refers to the act of combining packages into a single shipment but to be more specific, there are technically 2 kinds of consolidation. One is consolidation with repacking, the other is consolidating without repacking. 

What is Consolidation with Repacking?

This refers to any consolidation that involves the repacking of packages, whether by unpacking all the items and putting them all into a single large box or by unpacking one or more of the items and putting them in another package with items also sent by one of the sellers but which is larger and with excess space. We will choose whichever way is more feasible depending on the packaging of that particular shipment. Either way this helps to reduce not just the packaging weight (i.e., the weight of the packaging itself, which is also counted into the shipping weight), but, more importantly also the overall volumetric weight of the international shipment. 

What is Consolidation without Repacking?

This refers to having two or more packages shipped concurrently without needing to repack any of them. They are simply shipped as separate packages but are classified as a single shipment and undergo the exact same shipping route, and basically 'travel together' from our China-based warehouse all the way to your doorstep anywhere around the world. They are classified as a single shipment and are assigned the same international shipment and airway bill number etc. When you enter the assigned airway bill number into the DHL, FedEx, UPS or EMS website depending on which courier is used for that particular shipment, you will be updated on the status of your shipment for all the packages shipped concurrently within this shipment. Although consolidation is often understood in the first form only (Consolidation with Repacking), shipping two or more packages concurrently without any repacking is technically classified as 'Consolidation' too. 

How does consolidation help me minimize my international shipping costs?

 

It does this in 2 ways. Firstly, by reducing the volumetric weight of your shipment by packing more items into a smaller space (applicable to consolidation by repacking) and secondly, by ensuring you only have to pay the base charge once per international shipment instead of paying a separate base charge for each individul package by having them all shipped separately. Read on to find out more about the base charge per shipment.

What does the base charge per shipment refer to?

As is standard practice in the air courier industry, the first half kilo of each international shipment whichever country you're shipping to tends to cost significantly more than each additional half kilo within that same shipment. By shipping multiple packages concurrently via consolidation, you only have to pay the base charge once per shipment, rather than having them all shipped as separate shipments and paying a base charge for each and every package you ship internationally. This is another reason why it makes sense to consolidate packages at our warehouse before international shipping to help you minimize your international shipping charges. 

Can I temporarily store packages at your warehouse in China while I make more orders and purchases from different sellers to also be sent to your warehouse to all be consolidated together as a single international shipment?

Definitely. This is exactly what many of our customers are doing. We understand that not all purchases, especially from separate sellers can necessarily be confirmed at the exact same time and some may require more time to finalize. You can keep having packages sent to our warehouse and we'll store them for you until you're ready to have them shipped internationally.

Is there a storage fee for temporarily storing packages at your warehouse while I wait for others to arrive for the purpose of consolidation for international shipping?

No. We'll let you store packages at our China-based warehouse at no charge at all until you're ready to ship them internationally.

CONTACT CNEBUYS
 

CNEbuys Logistics is top rated freight forwarder in China offering international customers the widest and most cost effective range of options for shipping internationally from China to all over the world. If you're purchasing directly from suppliers/manufacturers and just need us to handle the international shipping, contact us at support@cnebuys.com for our China-based warehouse address. If you're making multiple purchases, you may consolidate & repack packages at our China-based warehouse to reduce shipping weight. If you need help purchasing, use our Buy-For-Me service. Enjoy specially discounted international shipping rates due to our high shipping volumes.  We ship to more than 200 countries worldwide.

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