Have you ever been charged extra for a shipment you already paid for? This can be the most frustrating and painful part of shipping, I know I’ve been there.  Those nasty fees are called carrier adjustments, and you’ll get them when submitting shipment information that isn’t entirely accurate.   I...
Have you ever been charged extra on a package you thought you had already paid for? These nasty little surprises are called carrier adjustments, and they happen when you submit shipment information that isn’t entirely accurate. Among the many reasons these adjustments happen is something called ...
There are more documents required when shipping goods internationally than with domestic shipping, and they can be easily overlooked or forgotten if you aren’t careful... It’s happened to me once or twice. One thing that you should never overlook and will absolutely need, is a commercial invoice. ...
Receiving a damaged package can be heartbreaking, I’ve been the recipient of more than a few. But by using proper packaging techniques, and choosing a reliable carrier, you can avoid it. I’ve put together a short guide to help you pack your items with the right packing materials, and get them to...
You’ll be glad you paid a little bit extra for shipping insurance if your package gets lost or damaged in transit, because frankly, it does happen. Packages don’t get lost or damaged very often, but when they do, having shipping insurance is the best and a huge relief. If your package did get lost...
Disclaimer: The shipper is ultimately liable for any duties and taxes assessed on the shipment. Duty and taxes, not something many people like the sound of. But, if you're shipping internationally, you’re going to hear it a lot, so get used to it. When shipping goods across borders, you should be...