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Small partners who ship by sea often encounter "Shanghai style" and "sea card". Especially in some quotation links, the price difference is quite obvious, so what do DDP by truck and DDP by express mean, and what are their advantages?

1. What are DDP by express and DDP by truck? What are the advantages and disadvantages?


DDP by express refers to the use of commercial express delivery such as UPS and Fedex to deliver the goods to the door after the sea arrives at the port.


The advantage of DDP by express is that it has a wide coverage, can be reached wherever express delivery can go, and can accept a wide variety of products, especially small goods and loose parts.


Because DDP by express is dispatched by express delivery at the end, there are restrictions on the weight of a single piece of goods, just like commercial express delivery. Generally speaking, a single piece of goods cannot exceed 30kg, and the length of a single package does not exceed 120cm. DDP by truck means that after the sea arrives at the port, trucks are used to transport the goods to the door at the end of the journey.


Since the last trip is delivered by truck, DDP by truck usually does not have strict restrictions on the unilateral length and weight of the goods, so it can accept larger and heavier products, such as furniture and equipment or large quantities of items. In this regard, DDP by truck just makes up for the shortcomings of DDP by express. If the weight and volume of the goods exceed the range of DDP by express, the seller can choose DDP by truck.


The disadvantage of DDP by truck is relative to Shanghai style, and the transportation performance is not good in the flexibility of the tail section, and it is not suitable for the transportation of small and loose parts. 

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2. What are the differences between DDP by express and DDP by truck?


1. Due to the difference in the delivery method of the last journey, the goods that can be received by DDP by express and DDP by truck are different. DDP by express can pick up many types of goods and cover a wide range, but it can only pick up small pieces of goods, and DDP by truck can pick up large pieces of goods. Generally speaking, the weight of DDP by express cargo is limited to 30kg, and the length of unilateral cargo does not exceed 120cm.


2. The transportation time is different. Normally, the timeliness of DDP by express is higher than that of DDP by truck, but according to the actual situation of the current shipping market, there are some situations that will cause the timeliness to be different. Take the American line where Chinese sellers are the most concentrated as an example.


When the seller's target warehouse is close to the western port of the United States, the time limit of DDP by truck is more likely to be higher than that of DDP by express, which is determined by the operation process of the two.


After DDP by express's goods arrive at the West American port, because DDP by express transports mostly small pieces of bulk goods, it needs to first arrive at an overseas warehouse or an overseas transit warehouse - unpacking and sorting - making an appointment for express delivery - arriving at Amazon's warehouse.


After the DDP by truck cargo (full container) arrives in Hong Kong, you only need to reserve an Amazon trailer and go directly to the Amazon warehouse. Moreover, the general purpose warehouse of Hi-Car is the popular Amazon warehouse, which means that the truck fleet operation process of this warehouse will be very mature, which will greatly shorten the process time, so the final Hi-Car time efficiency will be higher than that of DDP by express!


When the seller's target warehouse is close to the US East warehouse, the above situation will change because most of the lines are docked at the US West Port (Long Beach of the Mason Clippers). Also unloading at the US West port, to transport the goods to the corresponding warehouse in the US East, the time limit for tail-way express transportation is obviously higher than the time limit for trucks crossing the US West to the US East.


In addition, whether the goods are full containers or bulk cargoes, these factors will have different degrees of impact on the timeliness. Therefore, we have come to the conclusion that the timeliness of DDP by express and DDP by truck is affected by multiple factors, and there will be different results for different situations. Sellers should judge the timeliness according to the properties of their own goods, the target warehouse location and the specific conditions of the route, and stock up reasonably. . 3. The billing methods are different, and the billing methods of DDP by express and DDP by truck are obviously different. DDP by express uses kilograms, that is, the cost is calculated according to the actual weight of the goods, and DDP by truck generally transports large goods, so it also needs to calculate the volume weight. 

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4. Shipping costs are different. As mentioned earlier, there is an obvious time difference between DDP by express and DDP by truck, and there must be a difference in price. Taking the shipping price of the United States in normal times as an example, the cost of DDP by express is about 9-15 yuan/kg, while the price of DDP by truck is at 8-12 yuan/kg. At the same time, compared with DDP by truck, DDP by express's delivery service will also be better, and the terminal delivery capability is stronger.


5. The specific operation is different. Generally speaking, DDP by express does not need to make an appointment and can deliver it to FBA warehouses or overseas warehouse addresses at any time. However, not all Amazon warehouses can receive DDP by truck's goods, and only some popular warehouses will provide DDP by truck services. In addition, DDP by express will have an order number after placing an order, and the follow-up logistics track can be queried, which is more reassuring for sellers, while DDP by truck does not have a transfer order number after delivery.


6. The use groups are different. Due to its fast timeliness and more flexibility, DDP by express is more suitable for cross-border e-commerce sellers to send small goods, and the billing method is simple, billing according to the actual weight, which is more friendly to sellers. On the other hand, those who issue sea cards are mostly foreign trade merchants, export companies, or big sellers who have the strength to withstand greater pressure on stocking.


About DDP by express and DDP by truck, have you figured it out? 

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