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All that you need to know about International Logistics

by Shimoli S. Engineering Graduate

Globalisation means a world where borders do not exist. Globalisation has taken the e-commerce and retail industry by storm. More and more number of businesses are looking to go global. This helps them to reach the customers across the borders. And that, in turn, assures higher sales and profits. But, customer satisfaction matters the most in such businesses. Customer satisfaction can be achieved by giving them the product that they want, and as quick as possible. This implies that you need to partner with an efficient international logistics service providers. International logistics is shipping to customers abroad, sourcing from global suppliers/manufacturers, and transporting goods using one or more modes of transport.

While going global can be beneficial for your business in many ways, but there are certain challenges that freight forwarders and international logistics can face. Such as -

 

Customs and border protection

The rules and regulations of customs clearance in every country is different. Also, the basic regulations such as type of packaging of different products and documentation is also different. For overcoming these issues, you need a logistics company that has strong network and experience in the location that you want to ship your products to.

 

Ownership

In international freight forwarding, the problems of ownership might also arise. This falls under the customs clearance and brokerage section. Hiring the right international freight forwarder who have an expertise in such matters can help you save a lot of time and money.

 

Time and Cost Effectiveness

When it comes to international shipping, one or more methods of transportation are used. If the delivery is time-conscious, you might want to go for air freight. If there is no time restriction ocean freight can be an option for you. When you partner with the right firm, they give customised solutions which will not only be cost-efficient but also time-saving.


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About Shimoli S. Freshman   Engineering Graduate

2 connections, 1 recommendations, 27 honor points.
Joined APSense since, September 21st, 2017, From Kolkata, Asia/Pacific Region.

Created on Sep 24th 2018 08:01. Viewed 236 times.

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