I believe that every friend in the process of drop shipping will communicate with customers from different countries, and those dropshipping operators from China will face more customers from European countries, such as Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and so on.
Have you ever thought about this question: What is the most suitable mode of transportation for dropshipping in these hot European countries?
Well， this article will answer this question for you. To answer this question, we always answer on two levels. One is for some small buyers, the other is for medium-sized buyers. As for large buyers, we will conduct detailed communication and negotiations one-on-one.
First: for small buyers
Many friends will face such a situation: Their customers are small buyers but suffer from the VAT standards of European countries, so they do not know how to choose a suitable mode of transportation for them. Under the operating structure of dropshipping, the mode of transportation is nothing more than a very important issue, because it determines your later cooperation. I recommend two modes of transportation that are suitable for small buyers.
1. Cross-border dedicated logistics:
Cross-border special line logistics generally transports the goods abroad by air charter, and then sends the goods to the destination country through foreign cooperation companies. Its price and delivery time are between international express delivery and postal parcels, and its advantage lies in the low rate of packet loss. I suggest that special line logistics is preferred for product delivery, its price and limitations are relatively stable, and different forwarders’ prices and product attributes will be different.
Moreover, choosing the special line logistics corresponding to each country can also solve the problem of value-added tax. It is worth mentioning that if you choose cross-border dedicated logistics, the UK is tax-free. If you have customers in the UK, you can consider choosing this mode of transportation.
2. International Express:
International express mainly includes UPS, FedEx, DHL, and TNT. For international express delivery, it has the advantages of high speed, good service, and a low packet loss rate, but at the same time, its transportation costs are high, the price fluctuates greatly, and does not include taxes and fees.
Second: for medium-sized buyers
For store owners, when their store sales are stable, business conditions are good, they will increase orders with their suppliers, want to build their brand, or sell some of their products, which we classify as “medium-sized buyers.” For this kind of customer, we recommend the following two modes of transportation:
Channel 1: air, sea, railway
The advantages of air transportation are obvious, such as fast time limitation, high safety, and fixed flight time, which will arrive in about 10 days when it is sent to Europe. In contrast, it is more expensive to transport and cannot transport large goods.
By the way, if they need to be sent to Germany or the UK, we highly recommend air transport, or dedicated transport, which is also a good choice.
Sea transport is also known as sea delivery. After arrival and customs clearance, DHL Express, FedEx Express, UPS Express, and Card delivery drivers are responsible for pick-up and terminal delivery. Sea transportation is suitable for large goods that cannot be transported by air, and the cost of transportation is also lower than that of air transportation.
China’s European railway is faster than sea transport, and the transport prices are moderate. In terms of skills, the utility model has the advantages of fast transportation efficiency, good general performance, small restrictions, stable safety, high time accuracy, less transit of railway transport, high safety, and large transport capacity. Economically, the cost of railway transportation is relatively low and the energy consumption is low. In the process of transportation, air and sea transportation will be more or less affected by the weather and another natural environment, but the biggest advantage of railway transport is that it is less affected by these natural environmental factors and can ensure year-round operation.
Channel 2: overseas warehouses
Overseas warehousing service refers to the one-stop logistics service provided through an overseas self-built or leased warehouse, including the first transportation, warehousing management, and local distribution. The first transport is usually carried out by sea, air or combined transport. Then, through the logistics information system, the overseas warehousing goods can be operated remotely and managed in real-time.
Using the transportation mode of overseas warehouses, we not only have lower logistics costs, faster delivery efficiency, and lower loss rate, but also the order processing will be more convenient, inventory management and inventory will be clearer, and the return processing process will be more automatic and efficient.
At present, Veeddy dropshipping also has overseas warehouse services in Europe. If you are interested, please contact us, and we will introduce it to you in detail.
I hope this article will be helpful to you. If you want more information, or if you are interested in cooperating with us, please contact us, and we will give you a detailed answer.