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Frequently Asked Question

Our sourcing and procurement fees vary depending on the specific project to be worked upon. For basic sourcing of items via links from platforms such as,,, we charge a flat fee of NGN2,500 for 4 links.

Yes, we allow for item consolidation at our China warehouse before shipping but we currently do not consolidate at our US, Turkiye and UK warehouses. Items received are shipped out on shipping days as they arrive due to warehousing constraints and load capacity cut.

FCL and LCL mean Full Container Load and Less container load respectively. FCL shipment refers to when the shipper / owner of a package chooses to bear the entire cost of a container from origin to destination. It is a single shipment that is then put on a ship and the shipper may either have enough goods to fill the container or not as various reasons can lead to the use of FCL such as time, issues around damage to goods. On the other hand, an LCL shipment also called a consolidated shipper is when the shopper shares volume space in the container alongside others and pays specifically for only their total volume weight.

Packages arriving at either of our Guangzhou or partner warehouses are consolidated, crated if desired at a cost and sent off as a single shipment into the destination location.

MOQ stands for Minimum Order Quantity and is the smallest or minimum number of items a supplier will accept for an order. The MOQ for any product is determined by the supplier, it is advised that you carry out a proper research on the MOQ of suppliers before procuring from them.

ETA simply means, Estimated Time of Arrival. An estimated time of arrival, is a term used widely in shipping to predict when a freight shipment will arrive at its destination. At SARA Procurement, Our ETA varies, depending on the mode of shipping and nature of goods. For our air freight, the ETA for battery goods is 15 days while for non battery goods, it is 10 days. For sea freight, our ETA is 90 days.

The job of a Freight Forwarder is to simplify the shipping process. As a Freight Forwarder, we educate and guide our customers through the often complex and ever-changing shipping regulations and processes. For many small to medium-sized businesses, the Freight Forwarder acts like a shipping department, caring for the company’s logistics needs.

Sara Procurement Services Limited caters for the interest of all manner and sizes of businesses as long as you procure from China, USA, UK, Turkiye, Dubai and India. We also cater for individuals who do their personal shopping from the above mentioned countries. Whether you are procuring and shipping for your personal use or for your businesses, we are available to serve you.

Yes. We render shipping services to clients who know how the procurement process works and can do it by themselves. For those who don't know how to go about it, we are always available to render procurement services to them and our service charge is very reasonable.

Regardless of what you’re shipping, the following factors help determine the rate: Commodity, mode of transportation (ground, air, sea or rail), shipment dimensions (cubic footage), weight, origin , destination and seasonality.

Accessorial fees are extra charges a customer incurs that exceed standard shipping charge. Accessorial charges or accessorial fees are usually applied when there is a need for additional labor, equipment, time, or fuel.

Ocean freight, in general, is cheaper than air freight. Ocean shipping helps traders to reduce logistics costs significantly compared with air freight. If you are shipping less than a container load, your price is often determined by cubic meter. With larger and heavier shipments, it is often much cheaper to ship by sea. Of course air freight is a quicker form of transport.