Nowadays many importers decrease their workload and cost of transport with the Drop Shipping methods. As far as live plants are concerned dispatch at the airport after arrival is the best choice.
Examples ( your clients in Europe are sent parcels of 2 kg ):
No Drop shipping : we ship to your airport in Europe 200 kg ( 100 parcels of 2 kg ) : the transport cost from our place is 1050 eur for the shipment, ( import duties and VAT are not included ) which is 10.5 eur per parcel
Your freight agent ships from the airport to your site : 5 eur
You dispatch from your site : 11 eur
TOTAL transport per PARCEL : 26.5 eur
Drop shipping from abroad. We dispatch from our post in Thailand to your clients parcels of 2 kg :
EMS PARCEL : 47 eur, Small Parcel Air : 25 eur
Drop shipping with dispatch by your agent.
We ship to your airport 200 kg ( 100 parcels of 2 kg ) : 1050 eur for the shipment, which is 10.5 eur per parcel
Your freight agent ships from the airport to your clients 100 x 2 kg : 11 eur
TOTAL transport per PARCEL : 21.5 eur
This last method : Drop shipping with dispatch by your agent is the cheapest option, it reduces your workload and it is faster than having the plants sent to your site before dispatch.
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