Shipping from China to the USA

Shipping from China to the USA

The USA is considered the largest market for most dropshippers and is the country where we ship the most packages for our clients. This guide will cover all the topics you need to know about shipping from China to the USA. NicheDropShipping is here to support you all the way from sourcing, purchasing, warehousing to shipping to the USA. Grow your dropshipping business and leave the hard work to us.

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Shipping Solutions by Regions for Shopify Dropshipping

Shipping Cost & Time from China to the USA

Price and timeframe are the primary two aspects to consider when choosing a shipping method. Therefore, we can tell from the table below, the most cost & time-efficient choices from China to the USA are USPS, Yunexpress, CJPacket and Yanwen Ordinary.

100g Ordinary Products
Data as of 12 July 2020

Shipping methodsShipping CostAverage Delivery TimeTrackable or notDelivery Confirmation
PostNL$9.0315-35 Day(s)

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USPS$5.33

10-22 Day(s)

YY
Yunexpress$4.49

12-26 Day(s)

YY
CJPacket$4.14

12-22 Day(s)

YY
DHL Official$26.22

3-7 Day(s)

YY
EMS Guangzhou$18.05

15-35 Day(s)

YY
CJPacket MY Sensitive$6.01

15-30 Day(s)

YY
ePacket Yiwu$4.86

12-50 Day(s)

YY
Yanwen Ordinary$4.24

8-25 Day(s)

YY
Yanwen Sensitive$4.39

8-25 Day(s)

YY
CJPacket YDS US$4.94

10-22 Day(s)

YY
CJPacket Liquid US$4.37

18-35 Day(s)

YY

Note : The shipping costs given above are estimates. Shipping rates are subject to change at any time, especially during special times such as epidemics. For the latest shipping rates, you can register and check with our shipping calculator.

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Customs & Taxes

In 2016, the USA increased the minimum threshold for customs duties from $200 to $800, which means most goods valued below $800 are not subject to duties or taxes.

If the package has duties applied, it is your customer who is responsible for paying customs duties (or import taxes) on the items shipped from China across the US border. Make sure you add such information on your store so that your customers are aware that the items they ordered may come from abroad so they should expect to pay customs duties. The point of being upfront is to protect you from complaints or refund requests because of customs costs.

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Prohibited and Restricted Items

There are items that are prohibited or restricted by law to enter the US. You need to avoid or pay attention to these items when deciding on your dropshipping products if you want your customers to receive their packages with no problems.

Such items are listed below:

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Biologicals

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Medication

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Gold

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Firearms

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Automobiles

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Pets

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Soil

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Absinthe (Alcohol)

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Alcoholic Beverages

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Dog and Cat Fur

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Drug Paraphernalia

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Fish and Wildlife

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Ceramic Tableware

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Fruits and Vegetables

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Photographic Film

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Game and Hunting Trophies

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Haitian Animal Hide Drums

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Prior Notice for Food Importation

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Plants and Seeds

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Textiles and Clothing

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Food Products (Raw and Prepared)

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Defense Articles or Items with Military or Proliferation Applications

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Cultural Artifacts and Cultural Property

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Merchandise from Embargoed Countries

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Trademark and Copyrighted Articles

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Biologicals

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Medication

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Gold

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Firearms

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Automobiles

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Pets

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Soil

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Absinthe (Alcohol)

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Alcoholic Beverages

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Dog and Cat Fur

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Drug Paraphernalia

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Fish and Wildlife

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Ceramic Tableware

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Fruits and Vegetables

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Photographic Film

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Game and Hunting Trophies

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Haitian Animal Hide Drums

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Prior Notice for Food Importation

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Plants and Seeds

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Textiles and Clothing

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Food Products (Raw and Prepared)

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Defense Articles or Items with Military or Proliferation Applications

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Merchandise from Embargoed Countries

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Cultural Artifacts and Cultural Property

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Trademark and Copyrighted Articles

For details, please refer to Prohibited and Restricted Items

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Shipping Solutions by Shipping methods for Shopify Dropshipping

We have listed the most common shipping methods for dropshipping and introduced each of them separately. Click the following logos to view the details for the corresponding shipping methods.

Epacket

USPS

DHL

PostNL

EMS

China Post Registered Air Mail

Turkey Post

YunExpress

Yanwen Airline

Australia Line

Epacket

USPS

DHL

EMS

China Post Registered Air Mail

PostNL

Turkey Post

YunExpress

Yanwen Airline

Australia Line

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Shipping Solutions by Product Attributes for Shopify Dropshipping

Different shipping options

Product attribute is an important factor in your choice of shipping methods. Some products with sensitive attributes such as products containing liquid can only be shipped by a limited number of shipping methods.

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Check out the table below to see what shipping methods are available to ship products of different attributes from China to the US.

 PostNLUSPSYunExpressCJPacketDHLEMSCJPacket MY SensitiveePacketYanwen OrdinaryYanwen SensitiveCJPacket YDS USCJPacket Liquid US
Ordinary
Electronic
Battery Contained
Liquid
Powder
Cream
Magnetic
Sharp (e.g. knife)

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How to Overcome Long Shipping Times?

Long shipping time is one of the main concerns of those who hesitate about creating their own dropshipping stores. You may wonder, “Why would anyone want to order from my store when s/he can receive what s/he bought from Amazon in two days?” Keep reading and you’ll know why long shipping is no big deal and how to get rid of the shipping time issue.

Sell a Product that Evokes the Desire

The truth is people don’t buy from you out of necessity. You need to sell a product that customers did not know they wanted but they see your ad on Facebook and it gives them a feeling that they must have it.

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Be Frank about Shipping Times

Make sure your customers are aware of how long it might take to receive their packages. It’s crucial that customers can get clear shipping information on your site. You need to manage your customers’ expectations properly by giving realistic shipping times. You might worry about a decline in conversion when customers see they need to wait for weeks. Trust me, it’s far better to sell a few less than to spend an awful lot of money on chargebacks.

Offer Excellent Customer Service

You’ll receive emails from customers asking about their parcels, and more emails when shipping delays. Although there is nothing you can do to speed up the delivery, responding to customers’ concerns timely can give them peace of mind of not having to wonder if they’ve been scammed. By doing this, customers won’t require refunds for having to wait a couple of more days.

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Cut Down Shipping Times by Shipping from US warehouses

The ultimate way to avoid long shipping times is to ship from the country where your customers are. You can either find suppliers with local warehouses or buy products to stock in a local fulfillment center.

NicheDropShipping can cut down the delivery time to the US into 2-5 days by shipping from our two US warehouses. Fast Shipping will get you ahead of the competition.

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How and Where to Track Your Orders?

There are several ways to track your orders.​

In fact, with the tracking number you get from the supplier, you can track your orders easily via the Internet in a number of ways. if you are about to or are using our services, you can directly track all the orders on our platform in real time. We have listed several common ways below, so you can choose the one that is most convenient for you.

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First, check from the official website of the shipping company you used for the order.

Another way is to use third-party package tracking websites such as 17TRACK so that you don’t have to switch back and forth between different sites.​

If you use our service, you’ll be able to track all of your orders through our platform.

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