Today it seems that almost everything you could ever want or need is made in China. For many people, the only thing that keeps them from buying the majority of their needs or their goods from overseas is the thought of expensive shipping. However, shipping from China doesn’t need to be expensive and there are a number of different ways to get cheap rates.
As an individual you can request that items be sent via standard mail from China Post or via E-packet, both of which come with very low costs and will generally only take a week or two to arrive. Even more expensive options through these two services won’t take very long and are generally not going to cost as much as even standard shipping within the USA.
As a seller, you have the opportunity to use business rates for both of the aforementioned services or to work with drop shippers who already have contracted based upon volume as well. Generally this leads to a shipping rate that is much less than $1 per item, something even the cheapest businessman or woman can get behind.
As you can see, cheap shipping from China is absolutely possible and you should make savings wherever and whenever you can.