If you are planning on expanding your shipping markets overseas, then you will eventually need to enter into a contract with an overseas carrier. The burden of knowing just what the specifics of a contract are when you enter into one puts a lot of pressure on you as the shipper. Many of these contracts can last over a year or more. If you enter into a bad contract, you could be stuck dealing with some of the following issues:
- Rates that are too high for you to get a return on your shipment investment
- Market conditions that do not support selling your products in the markets that your shipping contract has given you access to
- Being unable to adjust the contract to address any of the above two points
The burden is on the shipper to know what to do if any of the things above happen. Here are some things you should be looking for when shipping overseas. Continue reading
Are you looking to expand across the border? Well then you’re in the right place. The Port of Vancouver is the largest in Canada and ranks first in North America in total foreign exports and second on the west coast in total cargo volume. Given that we are poised at the gateway for pan-Pacific trade, it makes sense to take advantage of opportunities in international markets. Many businesses opt to open up their online sales to clients overseas. Millions of users everyday shop online from our next-door neighbor or across the Pacific Ocean from China, Japan and India. Whether you are an online retailer with international customers or small import/export business that relies on international trade, you will need international shipping services. It isn’t nearly as easy as it seems, is it, than simply putting your products in a box, placing a proper label upon it, and having it sent out. That’s why, in the next two blod entries, we will provide you with five tips that we hope will help you simplify your next shipment.
Know your destination country’s regulations in advance for all international small shipments