How To Choose The Right Shipping Method For Kitchenware

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Kitchen utensils are a must for every family, so the demand for kitchen utensils in the entire market is also huge and the export value of Kitchenware wholesale is also very large. So how should we choose the right way of transporting kitchen utensils?

Account for the material of the kitchen utensils

During transportation, we have to take into account the material of the kitchen utensils. There are obvious differences in the materials of different kitchen utensils. For example, kitchen shovels, food shovels, etc. are all made of silicone and PP, refrigerator storage, etc. are all made of glass, and some other kitchen utensils are made of wood. There are also obvious differences between products of different materials in the process of packaging and transportation.

Silicone, PP

Silicone, PP, and other materials are relatively shock-proof and moisture-proof, so they do not need too much protection during the packaging or packing process, but they also need to avoid a certain degree of scratches.

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Glass

The material of glass is relatively difficult to transport, and it has the characteristics of brittleness. Therefore, during transportation, we need to specially protect the glass products to prevent them from cracking, scratches, etc.

Wood

Wood products need to take moisture-proof measures. Once they are not well treated, they will be prone to mildew due to excessive humidity during the shipping process.

It is important to have the above conclusions for the correct packaging of products of different materials. Many tableware and cooking utensils are made of glass. How should these glass products be packaged?

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How should these glass products be packaged?

First, use a brand new corrugated cardboard box and line it with cushioning. You’ll want to put your plates and cookware in a sturdy cardboard box, preferably one that hasn’t been used before. Once you find the box, then lay some cushioning material, such as foam paper, etc. on the bottom of the carton. The cushioning material can be previously used or new. This will help cushion the shock of any sudden movement during shipping and will help prevent any ceramic plates or glassware from cracking.

Also, remember that foam paper we just talked about? Time to take them out, this time wrapping each plate or cookware individually. Every piece of glass or cookware needs to be wrapped in bubble wrap, a few more layers, and then tape the wrapping together so the cookware doesn’t fall out. If you don’t have bubble wrap or bubble wrap, the newspaper will work too! The carton should be the same size as the cookware you put in, if the carton is too large, you will need to cut the carton (this is only for express shipping).

At the same time, you’ll need to fill the extra space between and around the glass items with extra packing material that cushions your items and keeps them from moving around.

Finally, you need to seal the box to ensure that the carton will not fall apart during transportation. Also, very experienced shippers strongly advise: do not stack plates for shipping! Instead, pack them vertically side-by-side, as if you had books on a shelf. This way, each plate within your package only bears its own weight, not the weight of the entire stack.

There are also many bamboo and wood products in kitchen utensils, including wooden boards and wooden shovels. The export of these products requires corresponding identification. According to the relevant regulations of the National Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Department, most wood products, especially wooden furniture, must first go through the export commodity inspection procedures to apply for the commodity inspection customs clearance form issued by the Commodity Inspection Bureau. , go through the export declaration formalities at the customs.

In addition, wood products exported to Australia and New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and other countries also need to go through fumigation procedures to obtain a fumigation certificate for smooth customs clearance at the destination port.

Matters needing attention in fumigation:

  • Please do not open the cabinet door within 24 hours after fumigation.
  • If there are goods with wooden outer packaging, they must meet the requirements of IPPC. The IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention) requirement is that the wood itself must be brand new. Without bark and soil, the humidity should not exceed 20%, the surface should not be moldy and black, and there should not be too many insect eyes and must be stamped with the IPPC logo in advance, and then fumigated.
  • The goods must be shipped within 21 days after fumigation. When the goods are packaged, they cannot be completely closed, and there must be some gaps so that the fumigant medicine can enter the box and actually play the role of fumigation.

Transportation

Several modes of transportation should be selected according to different countries and regions. Among them, shipping is the most used and is more cost-effective. However, as the price of crude oil continues to rise, shipping is also rising. Many European countries choose to import from Europe instead of China. But it has to be said that sea freight is still the most popular mode of transportation.

In addition, many choose railway transportation, such as Russia and other countries close to China, as well as countries along the Belt and Road Economic Belt.

Air freight is also a mode of transportation, but the price of air freight is relatively expensive, which is suitable for products that are small in size but high in value. Another method of transportation is express, which is also the most commonly used expression in the process of sending samples.

Today there are 4 kinds of international express in the world: DHL, UPS, FedEx, and TNT. DHL International Express is established by a German company and has advantages in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. UPS United Parcel, founded in the United States, has a strong advantage in North America. FedEx, which belongs to the US FedEx Group, has obvious advantages in Southeast Asia and North America. TNT International Express, an international express company from the Netherlands, has advantages in Western European countries.

Summary of Express Delivery

  • When sending small pieces of kitchenware by international express, especially for small pieces sent to the United States, it is better to go to DHL, and the freight and timeliness have advantages!
  • For bulk shipments over 21kg (large kitchen utensils), choose FedEx/FedEx or UPS International Express, the freight has an advantage.
  • If you send sensitive goods, UPS international express is preferred.

Therefore, it is necessary to choose different transportation methods for the export of kitchen utensils according to different materials, quantities, and international imports.

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