1.Can alibaba ship to the US?
Yes,it can ship to USA.
There are three options shipping from China to USA based on the goods weight, delivery time and shipping fee on Alibaba.
If the goods is light weight(less than 200kg) with less volumn weight and you need it delivered fast, you can try courier shipping service like DHL, UPS, FedEx and EMS;
If the goods weight is middle (between 200 kg and 1000 kg) with less volumn weight and you need it delivered fast, you can try air freight shipping, it is a little slower than courier service but it saves lots of shipping fee compares to courier service;
If the goods is havey weight (above 1000 kg) with large volumn weight and you do not have a time restriction, then sea shipping is your best choice to save shipping fee.
No matter which way you select to shipping from China to USA, always bear in mind the advantages and disadvantages of these three shipping ways and deal with the shipping flexiblely.
2.What's the shipping guide of Alibaba?
1、What are Alibaba’s shipping costs, and why am I not receiving a response from the suppliers?
It is wise to contact a supplier before finalizing a transaction. Simply emailing them a letter of inquiry requesting a quote (yes, you can negotiate the posted price on the product page) and samples. Here are a few good things to be sure to inquire about within your email:
Minimum Order Quantities
Pricing for Samples
Of course, not all suppliers will reply. In order to increase your response rate, be sure to keep your inquiry short and sweet.
The cost per unit questions should provide an answer for the cost of their samples, at which point you can ask to have them shipped to your address. In all, if you do not receive a reply, don’t worry. Move on to the next supplier.
Alibaba.com also offers guidelines for increasing your supplier response rate, below. Keep in mind that Alibaba.com is merely the platform that connects suppliers and buyers worldwide. The company is not responsible for suppliers who do not respond to inquiries.
Write inquiries that are detailed and specific. This is to help suppliers better understand your sourcing requirements.
Check the “Sent Box” of your “Message Center” to confirm your inquiry has been sent. If your inquiry is not in the ‘Sent Box,’ we recommend re-sending your inquiry again.
Chat with suppliers in real-time using our instant messenger service, TradeManager. Click here to download TradeManager
Call or fax suppliers directly. Their contact information can be found in the ‘Contacts’ page of the Company Website.
2、What is the estimated shipping time for my products?
Shipping from Alibaba’s Chinese manufacturers can take a while depending on where you live. Expect in some cases to be waiting up to six weeks for your items.
For cost savings, many orders are shipped by boat to foreign buyers (which means if you are sourcing from an Asian manufacturer and you live in North America, your items will likely be shipped). Be sure to plan accordingly.
Expect in some cases to be waiting up to six weeks for your items.
Also, if you are especially concerned with the timing issues related to shipping, you can always source your products from a closer manufacturer. Alibaba.com is akin to the Yellow Pages for manufacturers, and not all of their suppliers are Asia-based. As the platform grows and more international customers begin to use the platform, sourcing options near you will incrementally add up.