$14,000 To Ship a Container To the UK, But the Usual Price is $2,500

  • The founder of start-up Houseof.com, which imports lighting from China, says the rise in shipping costs means she’s making a loss on what she sells.
  • The six-fold increase in shipping costs is hard to take, especially when getting hold of a container “is like gold dust”.
  • The really unfortunate thing is, the small businesses who can’t afford to pay those rates are going to go under as a result.
  • To be honest it is very difficult to survive if shipping things at this kind of cost continues.



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