International Shipping - Another Question
ujeans subscriber Posts: 1
edited July 2007 in Strategies & Tactics for Getting Efficient
I need to have shipments sent from Hong Kong and India to me on a regular basis. Aside from the usual suspects (FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL) can any members recommend a good door-to-door courier service to Canada?Thanks
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2) How often do you do this?
3) How quickly do you need to get the items from the time they are shipped?
4) Finally, how do you cover customs clearance?
Shopping around definitely pays off but can take some effort on your part. Not all carriers price things the same way and you can save a lot of money from shopping around. This is true of all shipping domestic and international regardless of origin and destination countries.
Edited to add: In my experience most exporters - especially in in far east do have shipping agents they work with to export their material - Have you ever thought about requesting a quote from your supplier for the material including freight ?SunnyDays2007-1-28 15:29:1
costs. This will force your freight costs to be subject to any
GST/Duty/Tax rates on your commodity. Freight ALWAYS needs to be a
seperate line item on the commercial invoice"Freight Guy, and most exporters, especially in Asia ,are aware of that fact and provide just that