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?
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.
If you're looking for the best international shipping companies, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before making a decision.
DHL introduced an Emergency Situation Surcharge (ESS) back in April of 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Today they have announced new changes that will be effective as of May 24th, 2020.