Getting Ready For International Shipping
International Business Shipping
Shipping products to other countries is a great way to expand your customer base. It is important to keep in mind that shipping products to other countries isn’t always simple. There are a variety of factors that affect the process of making it happen.
Get Ready for International Shipping
First, you’ll need to ensure that your packaging is safe and protected from damage in transit. You can buy a variety of packaging supplies online or at your local post office.
The next step is to determine what kind of package you’re sending. You might choose to use a larger shipping company like UPS or FedEx if you have an extensive parcel. These carriers are known for their efficient and fast service, and they will pick up and deliver your parcels to a distribution or warehouse center in the country you are aiming for.
You’ll need to fill in the right documentation for your shipment and this will vary based on the country you’re shipping to. For instance, the majority of countries require a commercial invoice as well as an export packing list.
Next, calculate the total cost required to ship your product abroad (also called its ‘landed cost’). Duties, taxes, fees and tariffs all affect this figure.
You can use a free Even Mix Ships Internationally calculator to estimate the landed cost of your shipments and decide whether it’s worth it to ship overseas. You can also contact an established freight forwarding company in your area to assist with this process.