Sept. 21 2010
When sending packages via USPS, you must pay the shipment costs in advance. Stamps may be used in every circumstance, but for larger shipping volumes, they may not the best option because of the labor... View More
June 18 2010
Last week, one of my friends in business consulting sent me a question. His client had told him that one of the US international small package carriers was preferable to the others because they would always... View More
Feb. 10 2010
Shipping charges for less than a full truck load (LTL) or container load (LCL) have historically been calculated on the basis of gross weight in pounds or kilograms. If a carrier charged only by weight,... View More
Oct. 8 2009
Economic issues have impacted all US companies. One answer is to seek volume elsewhere, and a great market exists to the north. The Canadian dollar is approximately 10% lower than the US dollar currently... View More
Aug. 26 2009
One of my clients was shipping a lot of small packages from Asia to the US on a regular basis and had negotiated very good discounts with a freight forwarder. Due to a temporary manufacturing delay, he... View More
June 29 2009
We have often heard Canadians interested in purchasing goods from the US ask what the total duties and taxes payable are on the item. Four elements -- (1) country of origin, (2) classification, (3) duties,... View More
March 30 2009
Whenever you want to arrange an international shipment for anything other than documents (when shipping documents, the country of origin is not important), the forms require that you identify the country... View More
Feb. 9 2009
Recently, I had a call from a customer who wanted to understand an international small package invoice. Here are two of the tips I provided: Dim Weight Her package actually weighed two pounds, but the... View More