How to Ship a Dinosaur Costume via DDU/DDP

Crate Size

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For realistic dinosaur costumes, we use a stainless frame crate with lockable wheels. Flight case as an optional choice.

The shipping method for a realistic costume is normally 90% by sea, if you have an urgent request, shipping by air is a choice too.

Flight Case

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For international trade, trade terms determine the shipping costs and risk party. For a realistic costume, the trade terms EXW CIF DDU and DDP is often used:

  • EXW when you decide on your own forwarder to handle the shipment procedure.
  • CIF we ship the costume to a certain port as agreed. Learn more from another article.
  • DDU and DDP mean we arrange the shipment to your address. DDU with duty unpaid, DDP with duty paid.

In this article, you will understand more about the trade terms DDU&DDP.

What is DDU/DDP


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DDP Delivered Duty Paid

The seller is responsible for the payment of all taxes, duties, and fees associated with the delivery of the goods. In short, the seller is responsible for the goods until they reach their final destination.

You may want to ask your seller to include a clause in the contract that outlines their responsibilities for the entire shipping process. This clause should include a clear definition of the shipping process, the cost of the shipment, and any risks associated with the shipment.

What is DDP

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Additionally, you should also request that the seller provide an insurance policy to cover any losses or damages to the goods during the shipping process.

This way, you will be able to protect yourself from any potential losses or damages that may arise during the shipping process. All these listed is under the trade terms DDP, and the suppliers are responsible for all of these.

All you have to do is unload the goods at your place and provide the necessary information for the import procedure.



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How to Calculate DDP Price


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For example, you get a quote of $3500 for a set of products, and the DDP shipping cost to your address $3000, In total you get the costume at the price $6500. The seller will include all the costs associated with the freight in $6500.

Therefore, you will know the total cost of the product when you get the initial price quote from the seller.

However, please be aware that the fees charged by the freight forwarder can change due to certain external factors such as customs regulations, fuel costs, and other unforeseen expenses.

In such a case, the seller may need to change the total cost to account for these changes. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye out for any changes in the total cost.

Sea shipping

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Below is the cost details for the DDP shipping freight:

  1. Cost from the factory to Port of Ningbo/Shanghai: This cost will depend on the mode of transport (air, sea, or land) and the distance between the factory and the port.
  2. Export Customs Declaration fees: This cost will depend on the type of product being imported and the number of documents needed to facilitate the transaction.
  3. Sea freight from the Port of Ningbo to the Port of Destination: This cost will depend on the size of the shipment and the route taken.
  4. Import Customs Clearance fees: This cost will depend on the complexity of the import process and the number of documents required.
  5. Customs Duties/VAT: This cost will depend on the type of product being imported and the applicable tariff rate.
  6. Costs from Port of the destination to your warehouse: This cost will depend on the mode of transport (air, sea, or land)

Generally, the DDP and DDU terms are various from country to country. For a normal costume, the DDP shipping cost is about 80% of the product price. Check details with us by providing your detailed address information.

Pros of DDU Delivery Compared with DDP


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1. DDU delivery will help you save cost. When compared with DDP, DDU is more cost-effective because you do not need to bear the tariffs, duties, taxes, and other related fees.

2. DDU delivery is more flexible for you. You can decide to pay or not pay for the taxes, duties and other related fees.

3. DDU delivery is faster than DDP. The courier service usually only offers DDU delivery, and they usually have better pickup and delivery speed.

Cons of DDU Delivery

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1. DDU delivery has a more complicated clearing process. DDU delivery requires the receiver to clear the goods with local customs and pay the taxes, duties, and other related fees, so it has more complicated steps than DDP.

2. DDU delivery is riskier.

When to Use DDU and DDP Terms

Delivery Duty Unpaid VS Delivery Duty Paid

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If this is your first time buying a realistic dinosaur costume, or your first time importing from China, DDU and DDP is highly recommended.

Above is how to ship a dinosaur costume via DDU/DDP. If you want to learn more about another shipping method (CIF), check out this article.

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