Does it feel like the beginning of 2020 was a lifetime away? We don’t blame you: it’s been an exceptional couple of years for most of the shipment industry.
Let’s forget about COVID for a moment - we could all use a break from COVID talk in the shipping industry. Let’s talk about cargo shipping for a moment. When we talk about freight shipping, almost anything can happen! Human error accounts for 75% of marine liability losses. It’s not surprising that most of these accidents could have been avoided by contingency planning and proper training.
There comes a time when all business owners begin to wonder what more they can do to keep their company successful and growing. Whether you are the owner of a large company that has been around for many years or a small business owner who is just getting started, learning how to ship products internationally is a priority with most companies when they are looking for ways to expand.
Those with e-commerce experience are probably aware of the frustrations that come along with the order fulfillment process. Receiving, processing, sending, and tracking shipments to customers can be one of the most challenging and time-consuming aspects of life for an online retailer.
Organizing the import and export of goods, both domestically and internationally, requires a laser focus on details and the ability to adapt when things don’t go as planned. There are many parts of shipping that rely on completed paperwork, transparent communication, and an understanding of the hoops that need to be jumped through.
Ironing out all these details beforehand can make the shipping and payment process much easier for import and export partners. As the governing body of international trade, the International Chamber of Commerce has laid out some regulations for the financial responsibilities of buyers and sellers. These responsibilities, called Incoterms, are in place to regulate and streamline the financial obligations of importers and exporters.
The holiday season is a busy time for sellers throughout the world, as importers and exporters face the many challenges of getting packages from point A to point B. These companies worry about the speed and safety of their packages throughout the year. However, the holiday season adds even more stress to their everyday duties.
There are many challenges to deal with in the holiday season, but most shippers strive to ensure their customers are pleased with the outcome. Here we will take a closer look at ways to overcome the obstacles of the holiday peak shipping season.
Last mile delivery is the riskiest step of the e-commerce package delivery process that can make or break the customer experience. During this final delivery stage, parcels can be lost, damaged, or stolen. Fortunately, merchants can combat these shipping risks and inconveniences with innovative software and services that address these critical delivery challenges.
Businesses that manufacture and sell large items must use freight transport to move their products across the world.