Have you ever considered what is involved when you send a package from Florida to New York? What about sending a package from Florida to New Zealand? International shipping is much different than domestic shipping. As a result, it is essential to work with a shipping company that is not only experienced, but also trustworthy. The complexities of international shipping are impressively vast.
First and foremost, there are different laws and regulations regarding commodities entering different countries. There are also specific rules related to things like international duties, import taxes, brokerage fees, and a variety of other potential added costs. On top of that, international shipping requires specific documents to get a package to its destination.
With all of those complexities to consider, it is imperative to choose a reputable shipping company. The following are some of the most notable risks linked to using an untrustworthy international shipping company:
- Delays in customs due to things like address errors, missing or inaccurate tariff codes, and unsatisfactory shipping documents
- Damage to the packing materials or inadequate packing methods
- Mistakes made in required documentation
- Lost shipments
- Being overcharged for international shipping services
- No notice of duties and taxes that the receiving country might add
At Espresso Mail, we ship to over 200 countries on 7 continents with multi-carrier shipping options (UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL), international packing service, international documentation, and automated airway bill. In addition, we offer Air and Ship cargo for shipments that are not time sensitive. We are proud to be West Palm Beach’s most trusted international shipping company. Come into our store today to learn more!