Shipping Samples to Potential Customers

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Just like any other product purchase, the export marketing community too, relies on the sample examination of the products. In some the cases, the export market clients shy away from the if they are not able to determine the quality of the product by first receiving a sample. Therefor, using good quality sample products as a standard part of your export business is essential for securing additional export customers worldwide. (more…)

Effective Shipping Methods

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

One of the vital factors behind a successful export business is the shipping procedure. Differences in shipping methods not only reduce your profit but may also damage your customer experience. On the other hand, even small export businesses have been able grow within their export industry by focusing on efficient shipping procedures. (more…)

Labeling You Shipment for Export

Friday, December 21st, 2012

One of the vital prerequisites of the exporting business is the efficient and effective handling of all matters related to the product shipment. Labeling holds significant importance in the success of your export business.

Basic Export Label

In most cases, the exporter will paste a label on top of the shipment. The labeling often contains the address of the buyer, the shipping date and an order number as well as the number of pieces in the shipment. This may not be enough.  For newbie export marketers, the procedure of labeling could be a difficult job.

Here are some of the more known types of shipment labeling samples. (more…)

Packing Your Shipment

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Continuing our coverage of the importance of packing,  you may know, professional packing plays a significant and vital role in any export shipment.  Absence of genuinely quality  shipment packing for export can cause any exporter dearly.

An exporter may follow few basic and well-tested procedures for packing international shipments.  Your product will indicate how it should be packed.  Fragile items are packed with proper internal and external cushions, air-bags, beans, etc.  Larger exterior boxes may be double walled (see picture) in order to withstand the weight of multiple boxes of the product being consolidated in a larger box.  Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Materials have specific packing requirements as well as labeling requirements to ensure the safety and well being of all those who come in contact with the shipment. (more…)

Export Packaging

Monday, December 17th, 2012

As mentioned numerous times, one of the essential aspects behind the professional exports is the packaging. Professional packaging of an export item requires an overall approach starting from planning of packaging to the hiring freight forwarder for the transportation of your shipment.

Lets look at proper packing.  Improper packing could result in damage loss or even death. There are certain procedures that you must follow when packing your shipment for international transportation.

Packing and Insurance (more…)


Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I would like to first Thank You all for being part of our community.  It is a pleasure to receive your input and questions.  Please keep them coming.

Several readers have suggested that we create an FAQ tab, but our concern is that since we recently started posting on a regular basis, we wanted to ensure that the questions, concerns and areas needed more attention will come directly from our community.  This is the reason why we do not yet have an FAQ tab.  We will have one, once we see what questions and material you would like to learn more about.  To that, please keep your questions coming.  We are excited that you are interested in not only growing your business, but growing it globally. (more…)

Why You Need to Know What Your HTSUS Number

Friday, December 7th, 2012


What is HTSUS?

Schedule B and HTSUS are the two different number classifications for US exporters. HTSUS is an acronym for ‘The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.’  The World Trade Commission (WTC) is responsible for establishing the harmonized classification system.  Practically all countries use the same classification system (same first 6 digits) in order to maintain a global standard reference.  Although both numbers can be used for exports, only the HTSUS can be used for classifying US imports. (more…)