12 Ways to Save on your next import / export

Platinum Freight® offer many ways to save on Customs Clearance and over 17 years experience means we find savings that many other brokers miss.

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FREE METRO DELIVERY for < 50kg*

FREE standard metro delivery for Imported shipments 50kg and under.

 

 

NEW CUSTOMER BONUS

Refer a friend and we’ll send you a $25 Woolworths gift card. Use promo code “NEWBIE”.

LOYALTY SCHEME BENEFITS

Receive up to $1000 in benefits through our customer loyalty scheme. Learn more

5 STAR SERVICE

Our experienced staff will save you time and money by exploring every possible option to save on your customs clearance.

BEST PRICE FOR SEA FREIGHT EXPORTS

The lowest sea freight rates from Australia. We will match and beat any LCL quote*.

 

 

DISCOUNTS FOR GREEN IMPORTS

We will credit the clearance fee for green product imports with credits to the value of $45 for every shipment that we process that meets the GCC criteria*. Learn More

MAXIMUM SAVINGS

Savings on customs clearance fees DO NOT equal savings on duty and or GST. We provide savings on both. 

WE FIND SAVINGS OTHER BROKERS MISS

We keep on top of latest international trade news to find new ways to save you $$$.

FREE BROKERING FOR UNDER 25's

Free customs brokering services for the first three shipments to entrepreneurs aged under 25 who are importing goods for their business. Learn More

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USE OUR IMPORTING ADVICE SERVICE

For as little as $75+GST you can receive detailed advice from our qualified brokers – potentially saving you thousands in fees and taxes. Learn more

REFER A FRIEND BONUS

Refer a friend and we’ll give them the same quote. PLUS we’ll send you a $25 Woolworths gift card as a thank you. Use Promo code “FRIEND”.

 

* Terms and conditions apply and is subject to Platinum Freight® Management’s list of excluded goods.

Perfect service, very professional. Such an easy process. Saved me hundreds of dollars within the first two emails negotiating an LCL rate from China. Will definitely use again.

Travis M

New to importing I thought I might stuff it up, and be up for storage fees, but The staff at platinum were patient and generous with their time, helping me and my supplier get them the required paperwork and clear my goods quickly and with no excess storage fees. Would highly Recommend.

Damien S

Great customer service and always on time. They also went above and beyond finding GST exemptions on some of my products. So Im a huge fan of Platinum Freight.

Byron W

Do you transact 10 or more shipments a month?

If so, you can receive the following additional benefits…

  • Customs rulings protecting your business for 5 years

  • We provide landed costings reflecting the cost per item when all other costs [duty, GST & shipping costs] have been taken into account

  • Track and trace your shipments 24×7

  • We retain your files for 5 years in the event  that Customs wishes to undertake an audit

Call us on 1300 882 877 to find out more!

Importing Tips & Special Offers to save you $$$ on your next import

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Export Special

It was Australia’s first bilateral free trade agreement since the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement with New Zealand came into force in 1983.

Platinum Freight® has supported Australian businesses sending Sea Freight LCL cargo to this region since its inception. To celebrate the 12th year of the agreement we have some fantastic specials… Call 1300 882 887 to find out more!

Importing Caravans into Australia from the UK

Caravans are often much less expensive in the UK than in Australia, which means importing caravans into Australia from the UK makes sound financial sense. At Platinum Freight Management, we are dedicated to ensuring your import is trouble-free, and we assist every step of the way by helping you avoid any unnecessary costs. Our highly compliant customs clearance agents understand all Australian Customs and Border Protection Service requirements, and will guide you from point of origin to delivery of the caravan at your chosen destination.

Overcoming challenges importing from China

The key steps to ensure a profitable business importing from China are:

Identifying your local market before you place a Chinese order;
Sourcing a range of potential suppliers;
Ensuring your supplier is reputable;
Organising your freight forwarder / postal service;
Engaging a customs broker;
Organising freight pickup from port;
Checking the quality of the goods
Delivering to your market.

How to avoid an importing horror story

Importing goods into Australia can become an expensive nightmare for those who try to manage it themselves. It’s not uncommon for a novice to experience delays, damaged and missing goods, or extra charges, so it pays to understand the potential importing pitfalls in order to make the right choices. Every country has different importing/exporting regulations, therefore it makes sense to employ the services of an experienced freight management company. Here are some real life importing horror stories.

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