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How do Hong Kong sellers manage free shipping?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by sadekjake, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. sadekjake

    sadekjake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    And you can even get products priced $0.99 being shipped to US or UK (and other countries) for free. How do they manage this? These usually take 10-20 days to reach my address.
     
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    pixelgrinder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ive wondered this as well. I first thought maybe they were losing money to gain feedback but most of these sellers are powersellers and have no need for feedback.
     
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    Panther28 Elite Member

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    Their products are so cheap, that manufacturers pay them just to get rid of them.
     
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    I wondered this as well. My thoughts are that they manufacture the product for nothing, and they get country postal discounts? Something like open and distribute, where they ship to a major bulk postal facility, DMSC and the large quantities that got shipped together is opened at the US Postal hub, then gets distributed? They have to get quantity co-oped? discounts. Sort of like the co mingle bulk mail here in US.
     
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  5. sadekjake

    sadekjake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I did a few searches, and this is almost how they work. Still it's too damn cheap - similar system within Australia or UK (for domestic shipments) costs more than $1 (equivalent), in most cases.
     
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    shipping with China post (14-21 days) costs about 50p for a small/light product (if your shipping agent has a good discount)
     
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    1p to produce and 50p to ship!