M.O.Q : (Minimum Order Quantity)

Micrometer understands that each customer has very different needs on quantity, we are a company that takes orders as task focus. We calculate the cost according to our customers’ specifications and quantity, and then present our best offers based on long-term cooperation hopes.

However according to our more than 20 years’ experience in the perforated metal industry, it will be much easier for a job to be handled if we can reach the following quantity or value.

For Stainless Steel Perforated Metal (Grade 304, Grade 316L): Value needs to be above USD1000.00

For Perforated Stainless Steel (Grade 430, 2304, 2205 or any other than 304 or 316L): Raw material weight needs to be Min 3 tons.

For Aluminum Perforated Metal (Grade 1050 or Grade 1060): Value needs to be above USD500.00

For Perforated Aluminum (Grade 3003 or Grade 5005, or Grade 5050): Raw material weight needs to be above 5 tons.

For Galvanized Steel Perforated Metal (zinc coating 50-80 grams per SQM): Value needs to be above USD500.00

For Perforated Galvanized Steel (zinc coating 120 grams, or 275grams): Raw material weight needs to be above 15 tons.

For Carbon Steel Perforated Metal (Q195, which is the most popular low carbon steel): Value to be above USD500.00

For Perforated Sheet Metal (Q235): Raw material weight needs to be above 3 tons.

Certainly, Micrometer welcomes orders in containers quantity or more. Most of our clients’ orders are in containers quantity, and one single order value ranges from USD30000.00 to USD120000.00.

Costs for an exporting shipment by sea:

For one exporting shipment, whatever the value and the quantity are, some fees are fixed; total fees are approximately USD150.00-USD200.00. These fixed fees are as following:

Customs and port charges: USD100.00
Bank wire transfer fees: USD20.00-USD50.00
Documentation and express fees: USD30.00-USD50.00

Lead Time

Lead time is quite different depending on specifications, quantity, and Micrometer’s manufacturing schedule. And the COVID-19 greatly influenced our lead time for most of the orders. The lead time below means the time from the day we accept the order to the day the order is ready for shipping, and it does not include the shipping time.

For normal specifications with LCL (Less Container Loading) Quantity: lead time normally ranges from 15 to 30 days.

For normal specifications with 1 x 20FCL (1 X 20feet container Loading) Quantity: lead time normally ranges from 20 to 45 days.

For normal specifications with 2 x 20FCL (2 X 20feet container Loading) Quantity: lead time normally ranges from 25 to 50 days.

For normal specifications with 1 x 40FCL (1 X 40feet container Loading) Quantity: lead time normally ranges from 25 to 50 days.

For normal specifications with 2 x 40FCL (2 X 40feet container Loading) Quantity: lead time normally ranges from 30 to 55 days.

Payment Terms

Micrometer DOES NOT accept Credit Cards. We only accept the following two ways:

Way1:50% by T/T to confirm the order, 50% by T/T before shipping.

90% of our orders are handled in this payment term. As for most of the orders, when Micrometer start an order, Micrometer need to pay full payment of the material cost. 50% of the total contract value is only part of the material cost, Micrometer also need to invest certain amount to money to book and get the material. All of Micrometer’s quotation is based on this payment terms unless otherwise specified.

Way 2: Micrometer accept L/C at sight under certain circumstance.

In this Case, an extra cost USD700 will be charged besides the order amount. The government of some countries requires paying an overseas company must be conducted under L/C terms, companies from these countries can only pay by L/C. If customer’s government has no restriction policy on foreign currency, Micrometer does not recommend L/C payment term. As most of the USD700 cost is mainly charged by banks on both sides. On the other hand, Micrometer will need to take a lot of time on paper works.

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