What are the benefits of consolidating packages?

Borderlinx is committed to help you in your international purchases. For that reason, we offer you the consolidation service.

You may ask how Consolidation works. First of all, Consolidation is the process of combining multiple orders onto one tracking number so all your packages will be delivered together but in their original packages. Let’s say you buy the latest smartphone and a pair of T-shirts from Lacoste. Borderlinx will put the original boxes together to be treated as a single shipment, so you will receive the 2 packages at the same time.

- You can not​ consolidate packages when using the Economy service.
- Consolidation does not involve repacking multiple packages into one box.

What are the benefits of consolidation?

Due to the handling cost associated with Express Services (which includes courier pickup, customs clearance, and courier delivery), the first half kilo is usually the most costly for the International shipments.

When packages are shipped separately, each package will bear the burden of a minimum charge for the first half kilo.

In the example below, 5 packages are shipped separately to the same address. Each one weighs 1 kg.

  • Package 1 = $18.25 1kg
  • Package 2 = $18.25 1kg
  • Package 3 = $18.25 1kg
  • Package 4 = $18.25 1kg
  • Package 5 = $18.25 1kg

Total Cost $91.25 5kgs

As an alternative, when shipments are consolidated, multiple packages are shipped together on the same airway bill to the same address.

The shipment minimum (which is the 1st half kilo) is satisfied with the first package, eliminating the minimum charge for each.

When the same 5 packages are shipped through consolidation, you will save a significant amount in the shipping cost…

  • Package 1 = $18.25 1kg
  • Package 2 = $4.35 1kg
  • Package 3 = $4.35 1kg
  • Package 4 = $4.35 1kg
  • Package 5 = $4.35 1kg

Total Cost $35.65 5kgs

Shipped Separately $91.25

Consolidated $35.65

Savings $55.60