How much does a customs broker cost?
Customs brokers typically charge for the work involved in creating and clearing the shipment through customs.
Think of these two different types of transactions:
- 1 container of ceiling fans, $200,000 - This is 1 tariff item, a large transaction, very straight forward
- 1 container of 500 different items for a Dollar Store - $100,000 - This is potentially 500 different tariff items, a lot of effort to classify, not very straight forward
So the pricing for #1 above will be fairly straight forward, and pricing for #2 will be more expensive.
Customs brokers also typically give volume discounts just like freight companies - the more shipments you have with a customs broker, the more of a discount you will see. If you have 10 shipments per month, your pricing will likely be more expensive than if you have 200 shipments per month.
At A & A, our customers prefer simple, transparent pricing - and our customers typically prefer a flat rate fee per entry so they can predict their costs.
If you are looking for a quote, head to this page and we'll give you a no obligation quote on your imports: https://www.aacb.com/request-a-quote/