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How to ship window films from China to your window film shop?

KSB High quality nano ceramic films will bring more competitive edge to your tinting business for its price and performance. If you are thinking about sourcing some films from a Reputable Chinese window film company, but still have no clue how the full process will be like, such as the shipping and the customs clearances. This article will bring some information.   

Shipping window films from China to your window film shop involves several steps to ensure a smooth and efficient process. Here’s a general overview of how to do it:

  • 1. Choose a Reliable Shipping Method: Research and choose a reliable shipping method that suits your budget and timeline. Options may include air freight, sea freight, or express courier services like DHL, FedEx, or UPS.
  • Express couriers are relatively higher priced with shipping freight, but they are the fastest way to get shipment from overseas suppliers. It takes about 4-7 days depends on the season. Low seasons 3-5 days while peak season may take up to 7-10 days. It is suggested to ship small to medium size order with express couriers, since shipping would cost as much as the window tint itself.
  • Door to door sea shipping might be a good way for medium size window film orders from 10-100 rolls. The shipping cost is much more cost effective, and each window film roll would cost about 15-20 dollar depending on the order size and season. One cons of the door-to-door sea shipping is that 60 inches/1.52-meter rolls will occur an oversize charge. If tint shop owners can plan order a head of time, this is a great way to save on the shipping cost and build up more film job price competitiveness and margins.
  • Full container is perfect way for window film shipping in case the over all shipment is over 500 rolls. Shipping time takes anywhere from 30-25 days and the breakdown cost on shipping for each roll would be 8-10 on each roll. The good thing about a full container shipping is that we can have any size of film to put in side the container without worrying about any extra cost.
  • 2. Prepare Your Shipment: KSB films is a professional window film manufacturer and wholesaler. We can pack your window films securely in appropriate packaging materials to protect them during transit. Ensure that each package is properly labeled with the recipient’s address, contact information, and any necessary shipping labels or documentation. We are prompt in delivery window film orders in a very short time. If tint shops want to mix orders and ship together, we can also help.
  • 3. Arrange Customs Clearance: If shipping internationally, you’ll need to arrange for customs clearance for your shipment. Work with a freight forwarder or customs broker to ensure that all necessary paperwork, including invoices, packing lists, and customs declarations, is completed accurately and submitted to customs authorities. Usually there is a duty-free threshold for import orders of less than 800 USD, if ship with international express shipping such as DHL or UPS. For example, if we import 4-5 rolls of Nano ceramic window films from overseas to the United States, the import taxes are most probably to be waived. But this can be subject to local policy and regulations.
  • 4. Track Your Shipment: Monitor the progress of your shipment using tracking numbers provided by your shipping carrier. This will allow you to stay informed about the status of your shipment and address any potential delays or issues that may arise during transit. KSB films will provide tracking # with both air and sea shipments, so you can always have a hold of it.
  • 5. Receive Your Shipment: Once your shipment arrives at your window film shop, inspect the packages to ensure that they have arrived in good condition and that all items are accounted for. Notify your shipping carrier immediately if you discover any damage or discrepancies.
  • 6. Store and Distribute Your Window Films: Store your window films in a secure location at your window film shop until they are ready to be distributed to customers. The shelf-life for un-opened tint rolls can last 3-4 years if proper installed. Ensure that your inventory management system is updated to track incoming shipments and manage stock levels effectively.


By following these steps, you can successfully ship window films from China to your window film shop and fulfill customer orders efficiently and effectively. There seems to be a lot of moving parts when buying window films from an overseas supplier. In real, it is not that difficult and KSB films can guide you from step to step.

Thinking about sourcing window films from a reputable tint supplier for ceramic films to stay competitive in the tinting business? KSB films is the #1 go-to source to partner up with. Get in touch with us for a free quote.