Shipping 450kg from china to the US, express companies charge almost $2500 according to my supplier...Is there any other cheaper expressway to do that? How about air freight? Does that need a lot of work?
That looks good price. Talk for a freight forwarder and split your shipping: half air+ups, half sea+ups
I got a good quote from cn pack&send
Don't do express, it is expensive. If you have time, do freight. It will take about 12-16 days and will cost a lot less. You manufacturer will do it for you. Just ask them that you're not interested in express. I usually do FedEx IE (International Economy) Freight.