Consolidate shipment is Third party or person to receive parcels from different sellers, pack all parcel into one big parcel, or put all parcels to ship as one shipment to buyer. This service is existing to save the cost and save time for buyer.
With business of internet grows so fast, international wholesalers and retails looking for the source of importing from china, when they want to place orders with multiple suppliers from China, but don’t want to pay for separate shipments. it will require to combine them into one shipment in order to save on costs. How exactly can I do that?
There is an example from aliexpress(wholesale and retail website under alibaba): Buyer find many items from different sellers on aliexpress, all sellers there offer only free shipping for China post registered mail, which will takes several months to wait to receive them, mean while, parcels from each sellers have to be under 2kgs to meet the requirement allowed by registered mail, more quantity of items would need to separate to more parcels. As there are so many sellers, buyers need to follow up the order with different sellers, when they will ship and what quality the item would be, etc. all these takes most of buyer’s time and may cause some troubles to his business.
Now, Aliexpress consolidate shipment would save all these work for buyers, buyer can also get extra quality control service before shipment in China, that is really great for business, and stable supplying chain source for buyers. Will it be will more cheap Shipping your items using consolidation services than using aliexpress?
Consolidation service is obvious saving you money. For example, 10 sellers each 1kgs, which cost you $40 by DHL, total would be 10 kgs from 10 sellers, cost $400.
when you use consolidation service, this cost can almost allow you to ship 20kgs of goods, and 20kgs cost you $350 by DHL.
so, you can see how much it save now?
The rules are: the more you buy to consolidate the more you will save.