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42agent helps you to buy good quality products from China and only charges you for the services you can afford. You can find out all the costs of the whole shopping process on our website before you pay and we guarantee you 100% that there are no hidden costs. The table below shows the charges for our three basic services. A detailed description of the fees for each service is included at the end of the table.
|42agent service||Service fee||Minimum service fee|
|Shop For Me||8% of items costs + domestic shipping fee||30 CNY|
Shop For Me service fee
Shop For Me includes two payments. The first payment includes 3 fees: the cost of the items, the domestic shipping of the items, and the service fee of 42agent. The service fee is 8% of the item cost plus the domestic shipping cost, minimum service charge is 30 CNY (Learn more from example).
|Service type||Service fee rate||Minimum service fee|
|42agent membership||8%||30 CNY|
42agent aims to help all customer buy what they want and we can do as your request to make you have a happy shopping experience. Sometimes customers have complex requirements and it may take a long time to process, for such situation we also have some value-added services for a fee:
- Repeatedly merging and splitting orders
- Bulk removal of packaging materials or special packing needs
- Value-added service fee for product detail photos
Repeatedly combine, merge and split orders
After combine orders is done, the customer requires to cancel the combine and repack the items. We can do for you for free for 2 times if it is less than 10 items and within 10 KG. For the 3rd time repacking the items:
|Parcel weight||Value-added services fee|
|< 10 KG||50 CNY|
|10-30 KG||100 CNY|
|> 30 KG||200 CNY|
After combine orders is done, the customer requires to pick up specified items: additional service fee of 5 CNY per item.
Bulk removal of packaging materials or special packing needs
Value-added services fee for postcards, albums orders:
- Customer requires to move poster out from the original tube and put more posters to same tube: additional service fee of 2 CNY per each item.
- Customer requires to open albums to take out only the cards inside: additional service fee of 2 CNY per item.
Why is there an extra charge?
The posters usually come in separately tubes, when customers requires to fold posters, we need to open each tube one by one and then fold them one by one. The similar to albums, when customers require to only keep photo cards inside album, we need to open them one by one and take out all the photo cards one by one. These requirements add some extra work and take some time to proceed, so extra service fee will be charged.
Value-added service fee for product detail photos
Customer requires for detail pictures of each item (except the picture we uploaded). We don’t charge extra service fee if items within 3. However, if more than 3 items we will charge value-added services fee of 5 CNY per item.
Order pricing example
For your better understanding of how your Shop For Me order is charged in detail, the following example may help.
A client from France places an order with us, and he pay in USD via PayPal. Let us assume items cost: 450 CNY, domestic delivery fee: 50 CNY, service fee will be:
(450 + 50) * 0.08 = 40 CNY
The first payment in USD will be based on the current exchange rate of 1 CNY = 0.153 USD (The exchange rate is always changing, here we assume 1 CNY = 0.153 USD):
450 + 50 + 40 = 540 CNY / 82.62 USD
If pay via PayPal, we’ll add PayPal fee of 4.4% + 0.3 USD which will be charged by PayPal. The amount you actually pay will be:
82.62 * 1.044 + 0.3 = 86.56 USD
If the order is paid via other payment methods, there will be no PayPal fee, so actually you pay 540 CNY / 82.62 USD.
For international shipping fee, which is the second payment of an order. Let’s suppose weight of his package: 2000G, shipping rate for the first 500G to France by EMS is 280 CNY, for the additional 500G is 75 CNY. So, the standard EMS fee is 505 CNY.
But we offer big discount on EMS fee with 40% off when parcel weighs less than 5000g, and 45% discount off when parcel weighs over 5000g. So the final discounted EMS fee is only 303 CNY / 46.36 USD. You can refer to our online shipping calculator.
Discount EMS fee 303 CNY / 46.36 USD
If you pay via PayPal, we’ll add 4.4% + 0.3 USD which will be charged by PayPal, the amount you actually pay will be:
46.36 * 1.044 + 0.3 = 48.7 USD
If the order is paid via other payment methods, there will be no PayPal fee, so actually you pay 303 CNY / 46.36 USD.
If you want to buy insurance, the additional fee will be:
(540 + 303) * 0.05 = 42.15 CNY / 6.45 USD (this is optional)
If pay via PayPal, insurance fee will be 7.03 USD.
Total cost via PayPal without insurance fee will be 86.56 + 48.7= 135.26 USD.
Total cost via PayPal with insurance fee will be 86.56 + 48.7 + 7.03 = 142.29 USD.
Total cost via other payment methods without insurance fee will be 82.62 + 46.36 = 128.98 USD.
Total cost via other payment methods with insurance fee will be 82.62 + 46.36 + 6.45 = 135.43 USD.