International Shipping Rates, Mail Forwarding Service, Package and Parcel Shipping

International Shipping Rates

eForward.com is an international shipping & logistics company offering a wide range of international shipping services.

International Shipping Rates

International Shipping Rates

Introduction:

International Shipping Rates and services. For the U.S. merchant International shipping can open doors to markets all over the world. Most U.S. merchants don’t offer their products internationally simply because they don’t have the processes and know how in place to insure a smooth delivery. Other reasons are shipping rates. Here at eForward.com we handle thousands of international shipments annually which means we’re able to negotiate significant discounts with both air and ocean carriers which we pass on to our customers. Our goal is to help U.S. merchants expand into new territories as well as provide our B2C customers with the best possible shipping rates and services.

How international shipping works:

There can be many parties involved in an international shipment depending on what type of service you’re looking for. If you’re shipping a small package internationally and need quick international shipping rates, you can simply look up rates and book your shipment directly from our website. If you need a more customized solution that requires ocean freight services you will need to contact our offices so we can put together international shipping rates for you. eForward.com works with partners like DHL and FedEx for parcel shipments or smaller packages. If you’re looking to ship furniture or larger items we would recommend ocean freight services. Ocean freight services can help you save on international shipping, but please keep in mind that the transit time are a lot longer.

International Shipping Rates and Services:

eForward.com offers door to door, door to port, port to port and port to door services. We also offer a white glove service if you need in home delivery service. We have CFS’s (container freight stations) set up at every major port in the U.S. and abroad. We also offer professional packing and crating services if needed. Please note that ocean freight services is based on volume (cubic feet) while air freight is based on the weight or dimensional weight. Please visit this link to learn how to calculate dimensions weight.

Below is a guide to international shipping service and international shipping rates and how it works:

1. The shipper

You’re the shipper, the person that’s actually doing the shipment. You’re also the “exporter” on record. It’s very important that you understand that as the “shipper” you’re accepting full responsibility for the legality of any goods that are being shipped, any import duties, supplying the correct paper work and of course any charges that may arise in the event of something unusual like a customs inspections. Therefore you need to make sure that you know all the rules for importing to the country you’re shipping to. Please also budget extra money in case of unforeseen charges.

2. International Shipping Rates

International shipping rates are based on the information that you provide us. It’s important that you’re accurate when supplying the information for international shipping rates. If you’re purchasing something from a U.S. merchant please make sure to ask for the details of your shipment. Once you have the information you can either calculate the rates directly on our website or send us an email with the information so we can calculate the total cost. International shipping rates vary based on the weight/volume or where you’re shipping. Contact us for any international shipping rates.

3. Consolidations for international shipping

If you’re someone who purchases from the U.S. frequently we would recommend a consolidation service.  This is when we receive all of your packages and group them together into one box. This will help save money on international shipping and you’ll receive all of your goods at the same time, which most people like. Please click here to learn more about consolidation services.

If you have any questions about international shipping or would like to request international shipping rates please contact us at anytime.

Helpful Links:

http://www.cbp.gov/ (US customs)
http://www.fmc.gov/ (Federal Maritime Commission)
http://www.dhl.com/en.html (DHL)
http://www.fedex.com/us/?lid=shipNget_shippingservices (FedEx)

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