Get Ready for the 2020 Holiday Season

International shipping during the holiday season can be an incredible way to increase your sales but can also be stressful if you are not prepared.  To help you get ready for the upcoming season, you will find below a few tips to increase your global sales and improve customer experience. In addition, we are sharing…

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Goodbye NAFTA – Hello USMCA

The topic of COVID-19 and how it has affected worldwide shipping has overshadowed a major change coming to cross-border shipping in North America, The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. The USMCA includes a number of changes to NAFTA, across a variety of issues,…

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DDP Shipping – How COVID-19 is changing how you should ship

As the world navigates the coronavirus outbreak, many stores are turning to contactless delivery, to help protect customers and delivery personnel by reducing transmission opportunities of the virus. Customer places an order, completes payment for all services online so there is no need to pay upon delivery and item is left at the door. This…

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HS Codes for Cross-border Ecommerce

Have you ever tried to ship an international order only for your shipping partner to request something called an “HS code” for every product in the shipment? Then you Google “HS code” only to get overwhelmed with complicated jargon and intimidating instructions? Quick intro to HS codes The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (known…

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Easy DDP Shipping for Cross-border Ecommerce

Does your online store have an FAQ that says something like this – “International orders are subject to duties, customs, and value added taxes that aren’t reflected in our prices. The recipient will be responsible for paying these charges upon receipt of your order.” Or what about this – “Depending on your country, you may…

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