Things to Remember When Shipping Parcels Internationally
Posted on 17.10.2018
Freight shipping is convenient for those who have businesses involved in the trading of goods Internationally. This service is a great help in moving products to their destination on time, safely and in a cost effective manner. Although a reliable mode of delivery, sending a consignment abroad can be a stressful business. To help you with this, we have listed a few important things to remember when shipping.
Research on country-specific regulations
Remember that every country has their own set of rules and regulations when it comes to sending packages. This may concern import taxes and acceptable import products. It is recommended to research these requirements before shipping anything overseas to avoid any problems.
Properly package your goods
The recipient of your consignment would not wish to receive a damaged item. To prevent this from happening, quality packaging is the key. It is important to assess your package and then select what packaging would be the most appropriate to use. Use high-quality corrugated boxes for parcels. For fragile or heavy items, look for a box that is suitable for the weight of the package. It is important to wrap items individually if needed, do not leave an empty space inside the box especially if you are sending fragile items.
Choosing the right international courier
A quick search online will help you see the available shipping services in your area. In choosing the right company, you must evaluate the company’s industry expertise. Look for a cost-effective freight forwarding service that is dedicated in ensuring on time delivery and with a capability to develop and execute solutions quickly. It would be best if the company offers proactive shipment monitoring, (sometimes called shipment tracking.) This way, you will be able to receive information regarding the current status of your delivery.
Managing the paperwork involved
There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done when it comes to international shipping. This may include personal information, inventories or itemised lists of shipments and its value. The information provided helps in assessing the risk of your shipment and the applicable fees at custom ports. But you don’t have to worry because most of the paperwork will be completed by your freight forwarding operator.
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