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How much does ocean freight cost?
Ocean freight is free. It’s ironic that more people don’t realize how much of an improvement ocean freight is over air freight. It costs on average 5% to 10% less, because the ocean freighters can take advantage of economies of scale, getting better prices from their suppliers, and avoid fuel-intensive shipping routes like those in Europe which are little utilized due to high costs. It also enables them to use coastal routes that would be dangerous for a large carrier moving live goods across the oceans.
How much does freight cost per pound?
This is a tricky question because there are many variables. Carrier: What carrier are you using? Lift to Shipment; Carrier cost/1 ton ( http://wholesalecarriba.blogspot.mx/2014/02/krafty-you-care-our-carrier-delivery.html) Worldwide price for 1 pound , 1lb shipping containers: $20, $13 (translated from Spanish), $5 (http://www.shipsandboats.com/ NewsDetailsPage/?ID=73) Subtotal before taxes and handling; 1T / $20+$10+$7+$8= $63 [73*60]. Total freight 8,382 bones paid per one shipping container = 94 bones / boat – (1T * the above costing components). People prefer apple over bananas, so if somebody wants to eat bananas, he will pay 104 bones for them.(http://www.shipclothesmadeeasy.com/2013%20We%20Ship%20Clothes/ 5th%20State_Mexico%2011_BAG_2_barcode_09086290341406# ). Factor in % 5 off weight and the cost
How much does freight shipping cost on ebay?
It depends on where the item ships from and to. If the package is shipped via Post Office, they’ll charge starting at $127.99 (Australia). This is in addition to any customs fee that may apply when you pick up your item at the post office. If your item is shipped overseas, then it depends on how much it costs to have something sent across borders to you (usually air freight is more expensive than landline).
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