You have to pay to ship your products to another country, but you don’t want it to cost you an arm and a leg. So what can you do? To be successful internationally, you must know how to get your products to your customers all over the world in a timely manner and at the lowest cost.

First things first, you might want to hire an international freight forwarder to ship goods by land, ocean or air. These are a couple services offered:

•    Arranging global transportation
•    Preparing price quotations
•    Advising on packing
•    Preparing documentation
•    Issuing cargo insurance
•    Suggesting banking collection methods

By using a forwarder, who has a great deal of knowledge of transportation rates, regulations, and documentation, services are frequently less expensive than using an exporter. This is because forwarders combine many small shipments into a bigger, more economical freight. Not only would using a forwarder be cheaper, but it is also less work for you as a business. For more information about international shipping, please see our modules on exporting, and our fine resources on logistics.

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