The holiday season has come and with its arrival brings increased difficulty for the logistics industry. As a wave of shoppers have taken to the internet to complete their shopping, businesses are having to navigate how best to get these products from one place to another as efficiently as possible. However, as more individuals need products moved, a slowing of the shipping process occurs due to priority mail and ranked transportation. These slow speeds are especially an issue for businesses having to get their products through customs in a timely process.
Moving products through customs already presents a unique set of complications for businesses, with needs such as, appropriate paperwork, fees paid in full, and specific regulations that have to be followed for each product that is shipped both into the United States and abroad. Regardless of what products your business is shipping, if you do not have an effective process for dealing with customs or a trusted customs broker, then you will be unable to properly ship products. Such complications can slow the processes of shipping during this time of year.
More and more individuals are shopping for products online each year for the holidays and this year is no different. This year is, yet again, expected to be a record-breaking year for online shoppers all over the country. With over 20% of products purchased for the holidays, the online market is claiming more and more individuals thus slowing down the shipping process. This flood of people has created issues for individuals who are both shopping and shipping all over the world. Managing all ends of transportation can be hectic. No less than absolute efficiency is necessary during the holidays.
Like with other areas of the logistics industry, shipping products requires strict adherence to a strict set of rules and regulations to ensure that products are properly packaged and handled from location to location. From priority mail packages to differing package sizes, there are several variables that affect the speed and movement of the products you are shipping. These variables can cause packages to rank higher as priorities in comparison to others. While some of these variables are out of a company’s control, it’s important to have experts that know what will affect your shipping needs to ensure that your consumers get their products in a timely manner.
Whether you are shipping large or small products that are priority or standard, you need someone you can trust. James J. Boyle is an expert in managing shipping through the logistics industry. Handling products properly to ensure that they processed through customs can be a painstaking process that requires extensive knowledge. Make sure that your business is operating properly this season! Work with an experienced customs broker to optimize your shipping processes for the 2018 holiday season.
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