Friday FAQ’s, Shipping And Import Tax

Author xlxmarketing 5.3.2010. | 16:09

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It’s been a busy week at Chinavasion.

Not only are we putting the touch on our 350th video (stay tuned for a fantastic competition we are holding to celebrate video 350) but we also took a look at The Hottest Gadgets For February.

We also found couriers and professional drivers the car DVD player they never knew they needed. Read more in Michael Wong’s Handheld GPS Navigators VS Car DVD Players.

car dVD players vs GPS

So without further ado lets look at some of the more common questions we saw this week.

Can I use a freight forwarder to buy from you?

Absolutely! The bigger wholesale quantity you order, especially above 200kg, the better the per-kg shipping prices. Bulk ordering is usually the best way to get the cheapest landed cost for your items.

In Chinavasion, our standard shipping is through courier companies, like UPS, DHL, and FedEx. But sometimes, for really good rates you need to use a freight forwarder.

A freight forwarder is a company based in your own country that arranges bulk shipments for cheaper prices than those offered by courier companies, due to the volume of shipments they handle.

If you can find a shipping forwarder in your local area first, that will make things much easier.

Most shipping forwarders operate through a global network with offices around the world. Generally speaking, if you can find a shipping forwarder in your local area, we can find its branch office in either Shenzhen, or Hong Kong, as the twin cities are now the major logistics centre in the world. And as the company operates from both your and our location, this means they can provide a much more competitive quote than other shipping forwarders.

So if you have a shipping forwarder in mind get in contact with us at and we will work with you to arrange shipment with them

I’m trying to contact you but I can’t, Why?

We are sorry that we seem to be missing each other.

We usually reply to our emails within one working day at, you can also get in contact with us via Livechat or ticket, for more information on how these work you can check out our blog How to get your questions answered in record time.

You can also call us at Chinavasion on 0086 755 26451869 any time between 9am – 6pm Monday through Saturday. China is on Beijing time so that means that it is 8 hours behind GMT.

Chinavasion Time!
Shenzhen, China

Do you ship tax free?

Chinavasion does not add any taxes to the order. You will pay the product and the shipping costs only.

However when the item will arrive in your country you may have to pay import taxes. These charges need to be paid to your government.

The couriers companies will in general pay this taxes first and then will send you the bill when you receive the goods.
Since you have bought the product from China, as the consignee you are considered as an importer.

We recommend our dropshippers to inform their customer about import taxes and contact their local customs to know more about the import rates but please do not worry as taxes usually don’t add too much to costs.

For more information read the answer to the quetion
Do I have to pay tax?

You’ve always got the latest gadgets. What products should I watch out for in the near future?

How would you like a security cameras system that you could just pull out of the box and set up, for the low wholesale price? Next week we can deliver!


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  • I saw the red light but I still forgot to change the battery and the key is at home, what do I do?!

    There is a 9V battery connector located below the door knob at the bottom frame of the unit; a simple connection using a 9V battery will bring it back to life.

  • I followed the instructions exactly but my fingerprints aren’t being read, what’s going on?

    This unit uses a swipe sensor, which is different from a press sensor. You need to slowly swipe your finger down the fingerprint reader.

  • Where is the key hole?

    On the door handle. You can easily remove the cover to reveal the lock’s key hole.

  • For a bigger list of questions visit the Chinavasion FAQ page or to ask your own question leave a comment to this blog (provided you don’t mind the whole world knowing about it).

    We’ll answer them here and, if they’re good enough we may even re-publish them in a future Friday FAQ.

Author xlxmarketing 5.3.2010. | 16:09
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