Full Container Orders - High value / Low cost per computer

   
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Full Container Orders – High Value – Low Cost per PC:

The most economical volumes to order are those that make maximum use of a standard 20-foot or 40-foot sea-going container. In addition to providing the cheapest cost per PC, inclusive of shipping, there are other additional benefits, which are available only when ordering at these volumes:

Computers shipped in standard 20 or 40-foot sea freight containers suffer less transit damage than smaller individual consignments. We are able to determine
box and packaging sizes in our containers, which mean that the PCs are extremely tightly and securely packed ensuring minimal opportunity for movement during transit.

A 20-foot container will contain 225 full computer systems of our current standard specifications. With each order we will also provide approximately 14 additional boxes of equipment at no extra charge. Computer Aid International provides an optimum level of spare monitors and full systems within this allocation as well as including peripherals such as printers and networking equipment. You can tailor the contents of these 14 extra boxes to meet your needs in consultation with Computer Aid International staff depending on what is in stock in our warehouse the week that we pack your container. We will send you our default packing list for your input after we receive your payment. There is no charge for the contents of these 14 boxes.

A 40-foot container will contain 450 full computer systems of our current standard specifications. With each order we will also provide approximately 28 additional boxes of equipment at no extra charge. Computer Aid International provides a optimum level of spare monitors and full systems within this allocation as well as including peripherals such as printers and networking equipment. You can tailor the contents of these 28 extra boxes to meet your needs in consultation with Computer Aid International staff depending on what is in stock in our warehouse the week that we pack your container. We will send you our default packing list for your input after we receive your payment. There is no charge for the contents of these 28 boxes.

Spares: When ordering 20-foot or 40-foot containers you may also request extra (second-user) power supply units, hard disks, floppy drives, CD-ROM drives, network cards etc. We sometimes have software manuals and spare floppy disks. When we are able to supply these spares as part of your extra 14 or 28 boxes we do so without making any charge.

All our computers are donated in the UK from many sources and so we cannot guarantee any brand or particular type of computer. Wherever possible we keep machines of a particular brand and model together and ship them together but we can never tell you what makes, models or brands will be in a particular consignment. No one is allowed to reserve “only Dell” or “only major global brands” etc.

We test and refurbish each machine and label it with its technical specifications on the base unit and on a label on the outside of each box for your convenience.

Once the container has been loaded we will have a detailed packing list which will go to make up the Bill of Lading, Shipping Invoice and Gift certificates. Once your consignment is at sea and these documents have been prepared we will DHL them to you at the earliest opportunity in order to assist you in negotiating the smooth passage of your equipment through customs.

We can also supply some example shipping documents and default packing lists to illustrate your discussions with customs officials. Please ask for these if they would be helpful.

We have excellent experience in dealing with pre-shipment inspections if this is necessary in your country.

You will need to be proactive in liaison with customs at your end to effect clearance efficiently and to avoid unnecessary charges. It is your responsibility to make sure that you provide customs and (where necessary) the pre-shipment inspection agency with all relevant documentation in good time.

 

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