Airpool Articles


Want to learn more about  ecommerce and the shipping industry?

Our articles offer tips, tricks and industry insights that can help you grow your business and understand your environment.

Are You Ready for Black Friday? 

Are You Ready for Black Friday? Here’s the funny thing about running an eCommerce business. The minute you start seeing spooky little Halloween skeletons hanging from the aisles of your local grocer, it’s Christmas time. I mean,

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Landed Cost

Landed cost is the sum of all expenses associated with importing your goods from China to South Africa. This includes the cost of the goods paid to your supplier, the shipping costs, clearance costs and the import taxes & duties.

It is represented on a per unit cost and helps you with:

  •  Understanding what you would need to charge for the product to make it profitable
  •  How to cost the goods in your accounts or accounting package

Note: This is not what you are paying to Airpool but rather what you are paying to all the suppliers and relevant parties: Airpool, the Manufacturer of the goods and the Import Taxes (VAT & Duties)