What’s The Cheapest Way to Ship to Australia
Perhaps you’re moving from Singapore to Australia and shipping your items there. You heard that the default option would be shipping from Singapore to Australia via SingPost. Perhaps you wondered whether that would be the best or cheapest way to send luggage to Australia.
In today’s blogpost, we will cover some key concepts to help you know what’s the best way for you to ship from Singapore to Australia, as well as answer some popular questions from customers shipping to Australia.
4 factors to compare shipping providers
When looking at shipping, you will want to prioritise and weigh between 4 factors – speed, cost, reliability, and convenience.
Speed and cost are easily understood.
Reliability for shipping is about having low parcel damage and loss, responsive and trustworthy service recovery, and parcel tracking as part of the service.
To get an idea of how reliable shipping partners are, one useful proxy is to look at their customer reviews.
Convenience is a combination of the other value-added services included with the shipping service e.g. pick-up of your parcel, packing of your items, helping you print the airway bill, supporting you in customs requirements, shipment insurance. These can go a long way to make your overall shipping experience hassle-free and enjoyable.
What are your needs?
What’s the best way to ship to Australia? Now we know that there’s no one size fits all answer. It depends on your needs!
For example, sea shipping can be less reliable, less convenient, and slower. But it’s the cheapest shipping method.
So, for example, if you have just retired and are relocating to Australia, you might have more time and energy that you can dedicate to handling the move. In this case, sea shipping might be a great option for you to save on costs.
On the other hand, if you are a busy professional rushing to move your few but expensive belongings, and you want to save time and have a hassle-free experience, sea shipping would be a poor option.
Generally, there are 4 buckets of shipping times. The first is 1-2 days’ time frames, which is exorbitant and usually for niche use cases. The second is 3-7 days, which is increasingly popular. The third is 8-14 days, which is moderately popular too. Finally, 1-2 months’ time frame, which can make sense for very budget sensitive but time insensitive people.
It is standard to express shipping time in working days, which in most cases are the weekdays. So note that the difference between 3 days shipping and 6 days shipping is more than it seems when you add up the weekends!
JustShip ships in 2-5 working days to Australia. At a similar price range, Singpost ships in 8-14 working days.
How much does shipping cost to ship to Australia?
What can I ship?
Toys, care packages, dry foods, electronics
Medium sized luggage
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How can I ship to Australia cheap?
The cheapest option available depends on the other factors that you prioritise for yourself.
If you have no constraints on speed, reliability and convenience at all, and you are shipping small items or 1-2 boxes, you can go for the cheapest air shipping available.
A simple google search will return a list of shipping companies sorted by price, and you can pick the cheapest option available! If you are shipping furniture and the like, a better option would sea shipping.
If you want the sweet spot of ~1 week shipping time, an all-in-one hassle free and reliable service, then JustShip will be the cheapest option to get that experience!
The best way is one that best matches and meets all your requirements.
If you value speed, reliability and convenience, and want the cheapest option that can meet all 3 needs, use JustShip!
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