Worldwide Free Shipping. Why Does That Work?
April 19, 2012
Wether you order one chip, two microcontrollers, ten servos, hundred toys or thousand LEDs - you can
order them Worldwide Free Shipping from China.
When I think about that and all the hands my order go through from the online shop through local post through customs through harbor through another harbor through customs through trucks through local post to my mailbox. Shure there are even more steps and hands the order goes through.
It's obvious that the shipping costs are a part of the product end price. But with this small amounts - and I mean we talk here from $0.50 up to $20.00 - it's simply not obvious how to ship that around the world and not make a heavy loss on this deal.
Why does that work for so little money?
Why can a company survive with this business model?
Does anyone have information about that?