OptimalShip's Helpful Shipping Tips

How to Import Alcohol to the USA in 4 Steps

Posted by Cade Nordgren on Sep 7, 2022 4:27:54 PM
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Topics: Insider, Exports, restrictions, DHL, Customs Brokerage

How to Export Alcohol from the USA In 6 Steps

Posted by Ian McRae on Sep 7, 2022 4:11:00 PM
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Topics: Insider, Exports, restrictions, DHL, Customs Brokerage

3 Questions About Shipping Oversized Packages, Answered

Posted by Ian McRae on Jul 5, 2022 11:51:55 AM
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Topics: Insider, Exports, restrictions, DHL, Customs Brokerage

4 Things You Need to Know About International Shipping

Posted by Ian McRae on Jun 27, 2022 11:38:33 AM
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Topics: About OptimalShip, Exports, Imports, restrictions

4 Steps to Change an Incorrect Shipment Address

Posted by Ian McRae on Jun 17, 2022 10:28:45 AM

Tragedy Strikes

We’ve all been there. Business was running smoothly. You’re making some strong sales and getting all your orders ready to go out to your customers. You’re excited! You’re on top of the world! You’re making your business dream come true, one package at a time. In the heat of all that fervor; tragedy strikes! Not too long after you have your product picked up to be shipped, you’re looking through the invoice information for your customer, and you realize that the package is going to the wrong address.

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Topics: International Shipping, DHL

What Should you Do if your DHL International Shipment is Damaged, Lost, or Stolen

Posted by Alyssa Duarte on May 24, 2022 11:25:39 AM

 

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Topics: International Shipping, svp, Insurance, lost shipment, damaged shipment

Shipment Value Protection through DHL

Posted by Skylar Godinez on May 20, 2022 10:16:23 AM
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Topics: International Shipping, Import Basics, Exports, DHL, shipment value protection, svp, Insurance

DHL and Customs Clearance: A Guide for New Shippers

Posted by Nathan Hunt on May 12, 2022 3:02:41 PM

 

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Topics: International Shipping, Import Basics, Exports, Customs, Customs Brokerage

Actual Weight vs. Dimensional Weight

Posted by Courtney Evans on May 12, 2022 2:56:43 PM

Have you ever shipped a large box that seems to weigh nothing, yet the invoice you get is higher than you expected? This likely has to do with the difference between dimensional weight and actual weight. We all know how to find the actual weight of our international packages; we just look at the scale the box is sitting on and read the number. But why does my 10 lb shipment in a 12x12x12 inch box cost less than those same 10 lbs in a 24x24x24 inch box?

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Topics: International Shipping, Domestic Shipping, Exports, Imports, billing

How to Correctly Write an International Address

Posted by Cade Nordgren on May 2, 2022 2:54:31 PM

All too often a simple error or a missing piece of information in an address can mean that your shipment will be delayed, or, in more extreme cases, never arrive at its destination at all. In this article, we will cover the proper way to format an international address to ensure that this does not happen to you.

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Topics: Export Basics, International Shipping, Imports