5 Things to Consider When Shipping a Parcel Internationally

by Varun Sharma E-Commerce services and logistic

Owing to the rapid evolution of the e-commerce industry, the need for businesses to ship their products overseas has increased at an astronomical pace. So, if you are also planning to expand your reach and tap a wider range of audience, you must be aware of how to execute a successful international shipment. Here are a few things that you must consider when shipping a parcel overseas

Custom Regulations

While sending a parcel to another country, you would have to oblige to the customs rules of the destination country. Each and every product in your parcel must clear customs, and only then you can send the products across the border. Usually, the sender would have to fill two forms – one for his/her country and another one for the destination country. Apart from this, you can also attach a declaration on the package stating the products inside the parcel to avoid any hassle in the shipment process.


Another thing that you must put into consideration is insurance. Although one might be tempted to save a few bucks and omit insurance, it is one of the things that should not be overlooked while shipping products across the border. Insurance will help you financially if your products get lost or damaged while in transit.

Restricted Items

Each country has a set of restricted products that cannot be shipped to another country. Thus, as a sender, you need to be sure that your parcel does not fall under the ‘restricted’ category. Otherwise, your shipment will be rejected and would not reach its final destination.

Fee and Tariffs

The sender would also have to incur some shipping charges on international packages. Usually, the fee and tariff depends on the type of products you are sending and their value. Apart from this, you must also check the other freight charges that apply to your parcel. You can also look around for courier companies that will help you know more about these charges.

Transit Time

Since international packages take much longer to reach their destination as compared to domestic packages, it is important to consider the transit time and ensure that your parcel reaches on time. It is also important because international shipments involve a lot more checkpoints making it more prone to delays. So, it is crucial to choose an international shipping service provider that can provide you with a definite time of arrival.

Mode of Transportation

The mode of transportation you choose plays a vital role. As it impacts the time as well as the cost of the shipment. Since air transport is much quicker than water transport, it can save you a lot of time. But on the other side, if you are on a budget, you can go for water transport that is quite cheaper as compared to air transport.

There are a lot of things that need to be put into consideration while shipping products overseas. We hope that this information will come in handy for you when you plan your next international shipment. 

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