OptimalShip's Helpful Shipping Tips

Where to Find a Country's Import Requirements

Posted by L. Thompson on Dec 4, 2018 7:11:00 AM
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Topics: International Shipping, Import Basics

Can I ship heavy or large shipments through DHL Express?

Posted by L. Thompson on Nov 30, 2018 7:15:00 AM

DHL Express is the quickest way to ship internationally—1, 2, 3 business days (depending on destination) to nearly every location in the world. Express shipments are in constant motion from pickup to final delivery. For 95% of Express shipments, customs clearance is completed while the packages are in the air so that they are delivered the day they arrive at the destination.

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Topics: International Shipping, Export Basics

The 15 Tiniest Countries Where You Can Ship a Package with OptimalShip

Posted by L. Thompson on Nov 27, 2018 7:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: International Shipping, Fun Shipping History

Benefits of Using OptimalShip

Posted by L. Thompson on Nov 20, 2018 7:13:00 AM

So, you ask, why should I use OptimalShip for my international shipping?

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Topics: About OptimalShip, International Shipping

KYC Documents for Shipments to India

Posted by L. Thompson on Nov 16, 2018 5:14:42 PM

 

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Topics: International Shipping, Export Basics, Shipping to India, KYC Documents

Does my shipment include a "Dangerous Good"?

Posted by L. Thompson on Sep 25, 2018 11:38:41 AM

 

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Topics: Import Basics, International Shipping

Who is OptimalShip, and What Can We Do for You?

Posted by K. Sterrett on Aug 3, 2018 1:24:05 PM
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Topics: International Shipping

Most Commonly Used International Shipping Terms Everyone Should Know

Posted by K. Sterrett on Jun 27, 2018 12:56:10 PM

Are you confused by some of the lingo in international shipping? Abbreviations, acronyms, words that look different but mean the same thing…international shipping is tricky business, and the extensive vocabulary one must develop takes time and patience. Don’t worry, everyone must start somewhere, and we’re here to show you where.

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Topics: International Shipping

The Difference Between HS, HTS, and Schedule B Codes

Posted by K. Sterrett on Jun 6, 2018 1:33:03 PM

All of these abbreviations can be downright confusing in the shipping world, especially when it comes to codes that define your products at the customs borders. Here, we talk a little about the most commonly confused codes and when they're used.

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Topics: International Shipping, Export Basics, Import Basics

What Happens if My Shipping Address is Wrong?

Posted by L. Thompson on Jun 4, 2018 11:46:05 AM

One of the most frustrating things in the shipping process is realizing that you – or a customer – have accidentally shipped a package to the incorrect address, such as an old address. Fortunately, in some circumstances, you can correct this seemingly uncorrectable mistake –if you catch the mistake before the package has been delivered. Depending on what carrier you are using and when you catch the mistake, you do have some options.

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Topics: Domestic Shipping, International Shipping

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