Shipping goods from China is not as straight forward as you may think, the way shipping and delivery works in China is actually really fascinating, it's like organised Chaos and somehow it actually works! Come and find out how.
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A tip from an expert in shipping across the globe:
Buble wrap the inside of the first box. After that box is nice and secure, put it into another box which will cover the inside box in bubble wrap. Tripple tape the box openings and even the edges of the outside box including corners. There's a reason many manufacturers double pack their goods. 😉
I've got news for you all. I worked for UPS as a package handler and helping a delivery man over several Christmas seasons. The things you see in those videos on the right side happen in shipping EVERYWHERE. Everyone wants their package two days ago and everyone wants it fast. This is why you need to package it protectively. Unloading a truck or loading a truck is the best workout you can ask for.
serpentza good camera work, and it gives you someone to talk to so you don’t look like your talking to yourself to ppl on the street, haha. Anyways good video as always. I just signed up to become your patreon!
the cheap shipping rates from china to the rest of the world are actually subsidized by the "developed" countries through the Universal Postal Union (UPU). it actually puts businesses in the "developed countries" at an impossible disadvantage to chinese manufacturers. https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-merchants-get-an-even-better-us-postal-office-deal-than-amazon_2482903.html
I really love the new sort of videos you've been experimenting with lately. I realize that the vlogs were kind of out of necessity and a challenge, but it was still a great change, and it's really fascinating to see your unique perspective on life in China, in a more organic way (that is, seeing you experience things like shipping, being an undercover tourist, etc.)
funny one phone is going to Denmark.......which there is the island of Zealand....and the other to New Zealand.......just thought was a coincidence....by the way hello from new Zealand, love your tube and keep up the great work
I wonder if they ever will realize things usually go quicker and smoother when your more organized... If they hate their postal jobs they should work as efficient as possible so they can finnish quicker... Most places at least in the u.s. will send ya home early when the jobs done to save money anyways.
I've ordered things from China...a couple months went by and I didn't receive anything and was given a refund....4 more months go by and suddenly the package arrives... That's approx 7 months and a refund later lol
Your translation is so much more interesting than the actual dialog. Mandarin is so boring. There is so often just one way to say things. Ancient Chinese is a different deal though. Just speaking of Mandarin.
Great video, maybe you could use tape to secure the item inside the package to minimise movements! And just a mini request maybe you could do payments options in China since contactless payments are so prevalent there. Cheers!
I recently had to send a phone from Spain to China for a refund on a defective item (thanks Paypal) and the price was just about the same. It was about 25 euros for registered mail with insurance, so I guess it's more or less the same, although I doubt the package from China has any insurance attached. But yes, I know it's chaotic. I've worked as a phone reviewer for some Chinese online shops and getting packages from China can be a bit of a mess. In our case, Aliexpress signed an agreement with Spain's postal service, and things arrive much quicker than before.
Hi, so interesting to follow you. China exported free shipping, goods to different countries. I live in Sweden also like shopping from China. Last week, news came to an end. If you want to buy from China then we have to pay 150 SEK = 15 $ + 25% in taxes, value is decided from their (Sweden) state. I thought we had Democracy in the country, but it seems like a Dictator country. Many Swedes were exploding, so angry, sad, etc. There is nothing we can do. It is not worth paying all the fees that Sweden wants. So boring . Hi, so interesting to follow you. China exported free shipping, goods to different countries. I live in Sweden also like shopping from China. Last week, news came to an end. If you want to buy from China then we have to pay 150 SEK = 15 $ + 25% in taxes, value is decided from their (Sweden) state. I thought we had Democracy in the country, but it seems like a Dictator country. Many Swedes were, so angry, sad, etc. There is nothing we can do. It is not worth paying all the fees that Sweden wants. So boring .
Damn, I just bought some earphones from Ebay, just to see if they will arrive. This doesn't make me optimistic.
I also wish to hear from the 2 winners, can they comment somewhere if they got the prizes?
Man, I just ordered a cheap Arduino kit that's expensive in America, from a chinese seller.. And i've been riding the seller with bad comments because it's been stuck at "shipping info sent to carrier - not yet received/processed" for weeks.. Im pretty sure I either got scammed, or my box is being used for a game of rugby after watching this video though..
10 years ago I almost never got anything sent from China, it was graphics cards ordered one it never arrived, seller claimed to send replacement never arrived, got refund went to someone else it never arrived, basically any electronic item that wasn't a cheap piece of junk never arrived.
4:50 to New Zealand I think is more cheap than to Denmark, becouse New Zealand is near of China, and here in Brazil "The Same" We can see that guys inside the truck, here in Brazil is the same like this in the postoffice "courrier" or "Correios do Brasil" hahaha