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.

The Hidden Costs of Cheap Shipping

  Shipping from China to South Africa is extremely cost-effective. However, the hidden fees of shipping and logistics can carry the true cost of cheap shipping.  The Hidden Costs of Cheap Shipping Whether you’re a first-time importer

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Are You Ready for Black Friday?

There are three things that every eCommerce retailer should be doing to prepare for the chaos of Black Friday. Our latest article tells all. Are You Ready For Black Friday? Here’s the funny thing about running an

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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)