3 Tips to Help With International Packing and Shipping

3 Tips to Help With International Packing and Shipping

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Unless you are in a business that constantly ships items overseas, you might feel a little lost when it comes to international packing and shipping. What can be shipped? Where do I send it from? How can I make sure I follow any packing and shipping restrictions to make sure my items arrive as intended? In this blog post, we want to let you know about 3 tips to help with international packing and shipping.

  1. Use an experienced shipping company. An experienced shipping company will guide you to the best method for shipping your items internationally. Shipping a smaller item can be done by air with appropriate packing to make sure your item isn’t damaged. A packing company can use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, custom crating, Styrofoam, and more to protect your shipment. When it comes to freighting large items, a shipping company can ship boxes, pallets, or entire shipping containers.
  2. Research restrictions ahead of time. For the safety of others, there are shipping restrictions internationally and they vary from country to country. So it is important to speak with a shipping company and do your own research to make sure your don’t send anything that will be confiscated or end up right back in your mailbox. For guidelines and restrictions, check out this link from the USPS. 
  3. Get a shipping quote. A good shipping company will provide you with a shipping quote so you aren’t surprised by any of the costs. Costs vary if you need assistance with packing and then of course by the weight of your items and their destination.

Using an experienced shipping company, researching shipping restrictions, and getting a shipping quote are 3 tips on international shipping that will give you the best experience. For more information about international packing and shipping, contact us today at Pack n Send.

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