Fuel surcharge around the globe - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > WallStreetBets > Dropshipping & Wholesale Suppliers > Shipping Talk

Shipping Talk General discussions on shipping, customs, tracking, USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, EMS, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-04-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 60%
iTrader: (0)
Default Fuel surcharge around the globe

I noticed yesterday that the fuel surcharge here in the United States for international express shipments has fallen to single digits for the first time in what seems like years.

One thing shippers should always consider is how carrier fuel surcharges differ around the world. If you are in the United States and are importing from, say, China then you should be aware that their fuel surcharge in China is typically twice as high as the U.S. rate.

Example, for the month of June, DHL Express rate in the U.S. is 9%, whereas it's 21.5% in China. You might think that since your shipments come from China there's nothing you can do about that, but actually that's not correct. If a U.S. account number is being used for the shipment, then the U.S. fuel surcharge will apply. Similarly, any shipment put on the Chinese DHL account will be charged the 21.5% rate, regardless of whether it's leaving China or coming in.

It's possible that your supplier has better 'base' shipping rates, but then the inflated fuel surcharge can become an equalizer.
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 06-04-2013
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 71,919
Thanks: 5,700
Thanked 8,538 Times in 7,839 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (7)
Default

AlanM, would you happen to have any info on European change in fuel surcharge? Apologies if you're not in the know - seems like their rates have been on the up
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-04-2013
slim jim's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,788
Thanks: 376
Thanked 440 Times in 349 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 72%
iTrader: (0)
Default

I remember when fuel surcharge was almost 30% a few years ago. Shipping companies making a killing
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-04-2013
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 60%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsot View Post
AlanM, would you happen to have any info on European change in fuel surcharge? Apologies if you're not in the know - seems like their rates have been on the up
It's all relative, but the opposite is actually true if talking about the last 3 months....

DHL Express rates for June 2013
Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Israel, Saudi Arabi, South Africa, etc
>16.5% (was 17% in May, 18% in April)

India
>24.5% (was 25.5% in May, 27.5% in April)

Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, S Korea, Japan
>21.5% (was 22.5% in May, 24.5% in April)

Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica,
>13.5% (was 14.5% in May, 16.5% in April)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AlanM For This Useful Post:
rsot (06-04-2013)
  #5  
Old 06-04-2013
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 71,919
Thanks: 5,700
Thanked 8,538 Times in 7,839 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (7)
Default

Thanks AlanM
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-04-2013
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 60%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsot View Post
Thanks AlanM
Use the info to keep your suppliers honest - ask them to itemize the shipping costs, if necessary. And if they start playing games you can just sign-up for your own account and take ownership of the process.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AlanM For This Useful Post:
rsot (06-05-2013)
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forced Surcharge by PayPal nice_guy9mm PayPal Talk 10 02-17-2010 09:08 PM
Fuel Issue_BMW M3 VS TOYOTA PRIUS an eductaional video rond100 Everything Else 16 01-16-2009 12:33 PM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58