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DHL's Hours During the Chinese New Year

Posted by L. Thompson on Feb 2, 2019 11:52:15 AM


If you ship to China regularly, you know well that the Chinese New Year impacts international shipping during the holiday. If you plan on shipping to China or Southeast Asia soon, here's what you need to know about the Chinese New Year, closures, and DHL's hours during the holiday. If you are new to shipping to China, here's some important information for you. And, whether or not you ship to China, I'll share a checklist for shipping during any holidays that impact countries you export from and to that you can keep on file.

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Topics: China, International Shipping, holidays

Tips for Shipping to India & a Few Costly Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by L. Thompson on Jan 18, 2019 6:39:46 PM

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Unfortunately, India's Customs will no longer accept revised shipping documents. All documents must be correct and included with each shipment. Furthermore, India's Customs will not allow that shipments be returned to the origin location. This certainly raises the bar on accuracy for shipments to India (and stress levels). This new change has already taken effect, so please read below so that you can avoid any problems with future shipments to India.

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Topics: Shipping to India, KYC Documents, International Shipping, Exports

Where Do I 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

UPDATED: January 2019

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

What are the 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

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

How to Ship Alcohol Overseas

Posted by L. Thompson on May 14, 2018 3:39:47 PM


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Topics: International Shipping

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