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Old 28-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #1396
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You know why Iherb only charge you 10USD?
Cause they contra from the money they earned from you for buying the products.

Don't believe?

Find me a postal service that sends at US$10 for 4.5KG from USA
I bought from iherb also. I find their prices reasonable
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Old 28-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #1397
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Reasonable or not, is irrelevant to the question on why they able to charge low freight fees.
They still have profit margin which is what they use to contra your freight charges.

You noticed Iherb only mainly sell those out of no where unheard small brands? Cause such new small companies give large GP% to vendors for selling them.
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Old 28-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #1398
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I bought from iherb also. I find their prices reasonable
Yes very reasonable via dhl, even threadless charge very reasonable shipping. And for amazon always can use their direct ship overseas instead go to forwarders as to avoid huge shipping charges.

For merchants that ships via dhl, usually is around $4 USD per kg but we do not get this pricing as merchants wanted to earn.
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Old 29-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #1399
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hi new to this.
I wanna buy amazon.com/PlayStation-3D-display-3/dp/B0050SZ49Y

should i use cgw or borderlinx ?
which is cheaper and whats the estimated cost?
and when it arrive at my doorstep, do i still have to pay any import tax or it is alrdy calculated and paid towards the freight forwarder?
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #1400
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Yes very reasonable via dhl, even threadless charge very reasonable shipping. And for amazon always can use their direct ship overseas instead go to forwarders as to avoid huge shipping charges.

For merchants that ships via dhl, usually is around $4 USD per kg but we do not get this pricing as merchants wanted to earn.

Prices are in US$.




Parameter is 5000 parcels a month with 1KG actual/volumetrical weight.




Care to share how to get flat US$4/KG?

Even if there's a cheaper super slow economy freight service at 50% off with another 50% off special discount also can't get US$4 from what i can see.



Send from SG to SG address, 1KG, yes US$4 maybe possible.
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Old 29-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #1401
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Prices are in US$.




Parameter is 5000 parcels a month with 1KG actual/volumetrical weight.




Care to share how to get flat US$4/KG?

Even if there's a cheaper super slow economy freight service at 50% off with another 50% off special discount also can't get US$4 from what i can see.



Send from SG to SG address, 1KG, yes US$4 maybe possible.

Apparently you did NOT read well, go back and read what i type again.
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Old 29-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #1402
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I read as $4/KG too, i was about to ask, "where to get that?"
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #1403
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parameters, 5000 parcels per month. lol.

I use CGW. So far no complaints. paid 53USD for 7lbs. a bit ex but oh well, can't complain. DHL service. Super fast.

I was thinking of switching to MYUS, but not sure if its more expensive? :S
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Old 31-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #1404
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parameters, 5000 parcels per month. lol.

I use CGW. So far no complaints. paid 53USD for 7lbs. a bit ex but oh well, can't complain. DHL service. Super fast.

I was thinking of switching to MYUS, but not sure if its more expensive? :S
i think MYUS is a lot more expensive.
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Old 31-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #1405
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with corp account, factoring all taxes and fuel surcharges, my friend's company gets about US$5/KG. so with much higher volumes, i'm sure the merchants can get a better rate.

A lot of times it is the human work required to do the paper work etc for international shipping, as contrary to Asia culture, US factors in more on people's time as well.

But things are starting to change with these services that we have. Even iHerb now has Eurasia shipping, same as Qoo10, as an alternative.
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Old 31-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #1406
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I have always been buying my stuff (mainly bike stuff) using Borderlinx.

Haven try Comgateway, and going to try it to get my gfx.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #1407
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If you have not inquired about the possibility of repacking yet, you may wanna consider doing it; repacking could still be done.

On quite a few occasions I had shipments which did not have the selectable repack option but were repacked eventually after I sent emails to them simply by asking them to review those packages on the possibility of repacking.
no choice but had to ship it over cos my colleague needs the item urgently

but thanks for the info! next time try that out
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #1408
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Borderlinx sux... they billed my credit card for a US conciege order but no package after 2 weeks. Emailed them, suddenly say merchant cancelled order, yet never bother to inform me. Now wants to refund me.

Not only kena whack by moving foreign exchange, but Citibank adds spreads to the Buy USD rate and deducts from the Refund from BL.

No package, yet lost at least 6% of my purchase price
So that is the catch! I just read and realised the process takes three working days! How to get deals? LOL!
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #1409
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i only use before vpost and borderlinx. both also dont bother to repack :/
Not true. I have had smaller items box removed and they repack it with DHL plastic envelope and they cut out the address part of the box and put together with the repacked item.

So, they do repack! If they open up your item to check and choose not to reuse the box. I once had a small item and BL used their "smallest" (I assume) envelope which incur higher shipping fee all without my knowledge until I received the package.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:59 AM   #1410
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I will jump right to my question. I plan to buy a few clothing from different merchants. After consolidating these few packages, will Borderlinx or Comgateway repackage them to the smallest volumetric weight to cut down my shipping cost?
Repacking does not always means lower shipping cost!

To your question, yes! They repack on request for multiple items.
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