Shipped socks from China, you need to know. 2018年4月11日 – Posted in: Other, Socks Manufacturing

Most of experienced clients have their nominated forwarding agent, the agency is able to be processing the detail of shipments, we are only need to provide the FOB price. However, if you are new in the business of socks and try to discover the best way about shipped socks from China, we hope this article can provide some helpful guide to you.


About basic knowledge of sock’s shipment

Weight and volume are two key points of sock’s shipment, they are decided the price.

We are usually referred to below specification. (practical situation will follow client’s demand)

  • Socks weight:a pair of socks weight around 60g-120g.
  • 250 pairs per a carton.
  • A carton volume of 0.072 cubic feet

list it like this:

           Quantity   Weight       Carton        Volume
           1 pair     60 – 120g
          250 pair     15 – 30kg       1 carton       0.072cbm
          2,500 pair   150 – 300kg      10 carton       0.72cmb

Mode of transport of socks

Express (for example like DHL, UPS, FedEx etc. in the actual business choose which express company, it is depends on the destination)

  • Delivery time: 3-6 days (most of the countries and areas will deliver the goods around 3-6 days, special locations and timing may need longer deliver time.)
  • Cargo weight: when your goods weight less than 150kg, express service will be the best deliver option.
  • Type of goods: As you can see from last chart, 2500 pairs of socks already weighted more than 150kg, we usually only use express service for sending samples.
  • Others: express provide door to door service, do not need any other payment

Air Transportation

  • Delivery time: 4-10 days (most of the countries and areas will deliver the goods around 4-10 days, special locations and timing may need longer deliver time.)
  • Cargo weight: base on our experience, air transportation is suits goods weight 200kg-800kg
  • Others: need to pick up the goods from local airport, meanwhile must pay for the import fees and other service charge.

Shipping

  • Delivery time: 10-30 days (most of our clients could receive the goods around 15 days.)
  • Cargo weight: Best option while the cargo weight more than 5cbm.
  • Others: need to pick up the goods from the harbor, meanwhile must pay for the import fees and other service charge.

Talk about the price

How to calculate the transportation fees?

  • Express: Per kilogram computation, a kilo is about $5 to send to the United States.
  • Air: as per kilogram computation, a kilo is about $2.5 to send to the United States
  • Shipping: per cubic meters (CBM), a cubic meter of about $180 to $220 to the United States.

Please refer to below chart

Quantity/pairsWeight/KgVolumn/CBMExoress costAir costSea shipping cost
1 0.08~US$5.00US$2.50~
250 20~US$100.00US$50.00~
2,500 2000.72US$1,000.00US$500.00US$220.00
5,000 4001.44US$2,000.00US$1,000.00US$330.00
10,000 8002.88US$4,000.00US$2,000.00US$660.00
20,000 16005.76US$8,000.00US$4,000.00US$1,320.00
50,000 400014.4US$20,000.00US$10,000.00US$3,300.00
100,000 800028.8US$40,000.00US$20,000.00US$5,000.00


Generally, for the smaller order (2000-5000 pairs), sea freight is cheaper by a third than air freight, therefore if there is enough time, please choose sea shipping.
 


The best transportation option in different situation.

For samples: usually the samples only have small quantity and do not need lot of service, express is the best choose.

For small orders: Use air transportation can receive the good quickly

For big order: the best option for large amount of goods is sea shipping.

 

Hopefully,  this article can help you understand more about sock’s transportation, if you have any misunderstanding or confused detail, please feel free to leave the message below or contact us with e-mail: [email protected]

 

Here is more advise you may need:
DETAILED SOCKS PRODUCTION PROCESS
SIZE REFERENCE FOR CUSTOM SOCKS