Less than Container Load (LCL) service is a new logistics service available on Alibaba.com tailored for smaller and frequent trading orders typically placed by SMEs and newcomers to import/export. Alibaba.com is currently rolling this service for US-based buyers only, for shipping routes between China Mainland and the United States.
As with so many business transactions these days, overseas sourcing is typified by geographic, cultural and communication barriers. So it’s no wonder most importers sourcing from Asia utilize some form of pre-shipment inspection.
Moving products from one part of the world to the other can be both complicated and expensive. We’ll step you through some of the basic terms you should be familiar with when choosing an international logistics partners and highlight some of the potential costs you’ll run into when shipping goods.