Air Freight & Courier from China – Basics, Strategies & Issues Basics, Smart Strategies for Reducing Costs & Key Issues to Avoid



About 30% of the questions I get about importing from China relate to courier & air freight, so this post has been overdue for a few years.

I have done quite a few posts related to sea shipping from China like here, here, here & here but haven’t addressed sending goods by air yet. To make up for all that delay I will try to make this a meaty post & dive deep into this subject.

Courier & Air freight are two popular modes of importing goods from China. New importers often do not understand the difference between“couriers” & “air freight”so this post goes into the differences as well as looks at when it is a good idea to send your goods by air as opposed to sea, which air channel to use, key issues to avoid when shipping cargo by air & some strategies to reduce costs when using courier or air freight.

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