International Shipping: 5 Things to Be Aware of
When you are shipping something out of your country borders, there are few things that you need to be aware of, since the procedure involved in the case of international shipping is a lot more complex and intricate as compared to the domestic ones.
From a large amount of paperwork to custom regulations, International transport (ขนส่งต่างประเทศ, which is the term in Thai) has a lot to sort out.
Here are the top 5 things you need to know before shipping out your package overseas.
Every product, which travels out of the country of its origin, irrespective of the shipment medium, is mandatorily required to go through customs clearance. Hence, there is some paperwork involved, which needs to be handled with care.
Largely, you may expect to come across two forms; one of them is for the country from where you are shipping and the second one is for the country where the product is being shipped.
Custom fee Structure:
For every internationally shipped product, there is a specific custom fee, which is charged against it. However, the chargeable amount is dependent on the factors like the price of the object and the country where it is being shipped, hence, it is a variable.
The costlier the product value, higher is the shipment charge. You may look up the shipment (การส่งสินค้าทางเรือ, term in Thai) of various countries online before taking up the service.
Besides shipping fee, there can be some freight taxes applicable to the product, which are intending to ship internationally. Tariff charges are variable and are usually loaded on the shipping company website from where you can access it and compare.
When shipping across the borders, you need to plan meticulously based on your delivery date. As compared to domestic couriers, international shipping can sometimes take a lot of time for the delivery. Also, since there is custom clearance involved, there can be some unexpected hiccups along the way which can delay the matters further.
Hence, it is always better to keep all the possibilities in due consideration and plan your shipment in accordance.
Since the parcel needs to travel a long way, take extra care while packaging. Also, label your packet properly with all the details mentioned to avoid any sort of confusion.
Now that you are aware of all these important factors, make sure that you run through them before shipping your next international package out.