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Latest Updates in Logistics Industry That Every Dropshipper Must Know

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

The purpose of this blog post is to keep you informed of some most recent updates about worldwide shipping performance (as of April 2021), which are prepared by our data analytics team at Xianchao Logistics. We hope to provide you with some valuable insights so that you can make better decisions in managing your dropshipping business.

The countries with the most packages sent monthly are typically United Kingdom, United States and Australia.

The chart below (April Shipping Time) gives the aggregated shipping time across all shipping lines at the 15th and 85th percentile. The 15th percentile means 15% of the packages have arrived at the destination country within the specified days or less.

Shipping time (for normal goods)

  • United Kingdom: 7.6 - 9.6 days

  • United States: 12 - 17.8 days

  • Australia: 8.5 - 11.3 days

Shipping time (for electronic goods)

  • United Kingdom: 6.8 - 8.3 days

  • United States: 9.6 - 14. days

  • Australia: 9.6 - 13 days

Chart 1: April Shipping Time

Looking at how shipping time changed over the past 3 months, the chart below (Changes in Shipping Time) shows the shipping time taken every half a month.

Changes (for normal goods)

  • United Kingdom: a little fluctuation, but for most, fairly stagnant

  • United States: great fluctuations

  • Australia: decreasing slightly, but still fairly stagnant

Changes (for electronic goods)

  • United Kingdom: slight decreasing trend

  • United States: lesser variations

  • Australia: slight fluctuations, but decreasing trend from March

Chart 2: Changes in Shipping Time

Recommended shipping lines based on time

Based on further in-depth analysis on our data, these are some of the recommended shipping lines based on shipping time for the 3 different countries:

  • United Kingdom

    • Yanwen / 燕文 for normal packages

    • 4px / 递四方 for electronic packages. However, it may be good to also consider using 4px / 递四方 for normal packages as well.

  • United States

    • Exit Yi / 出口易 for both normal and electronic packages.

  • Australia

    • TopYou / 通邮 for normal packages

    • Huahan /  华翰 for electronic packages

If you find this article helpful and would like to seek further advice on how you can expand your store, contact us today! With over 30 years of logistics experience, Xianchao Logistics began to branch out to serve the dropshipping industry in 2015. With our experience in logistics fulfilment and close relationships with suppliers, our company has risen to help different dropshippers grow their businesses over these years. We believe that our company’s success and growth will only come with helping our clients grow. Let’s get started ASAP!

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