Brazil, Italy and Spain Increase Share of US Shipments

Brazil, Italy and Spain Increase Share of US Shipments The US supplies many of the world’s niche products and services. In 2020, Brazil, Italy and Spain saw the largest uptick in US-based shipments, respectively. This suggests that these countries, amidst lockdowns,...

The US Remains The World’s Throughway

The US Remains The World’s Throughway Despite steady advancement by China, the US remains the world’s largest consumer economy. In turn, the US is the primary conduit for cross-border shipping, and hosts the greatest number of shipping channels, or service lanes, to...

The Most Popular US Couriers Are USPS, UPS, and FedEx

The Most Popular US Couriers Are USPS, UPS, and FedEx Our research shows that the most popular domestic US delivery services are the USPS, UPS and FedEx. Historically, USPS is a trustworthy option for eCommerce merchants. This is largely due to its range of...

Delivery Times Are Normalizing

Delivery Times Are Normalizing In 2021, delivery lead times (DLT) should return to normal. Supply chains were disrupted by the pandemic as well as geopolitical events last year, including Brexit, shipping container shortages, and the budding trade war between the US...

Demand Increasing For Affordable Global Shipping Options

Demand Increasing For Affordable Global Shipping Options What’s top of mind for eCommerce brands and crowdfunders around shipping and logistics? Unsurprisingly, it’s money. “The Cheapest Way to Ship Internationally” was the most popular article published by Easyship...

Courier-Messenger, Inc. – Big or Small We Ship It All

Over 40 years of experience in logistics! We're Local CMI is a local company, based in the Valencia Industrial Center, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads. We Deliver Nationwide CMI provides same day,...

5 Best Delivery Apps That Every Courier and Delivery Company Should Have

What Are the Best Delivery Apps? Here are listed 5 best delivery apps for courier and delivery companies: DeliveryMark – works with all deliveries, best on the market Axon – eliminate driver pay stress On Fleet – increase on-time deliveries OnnAway – making your...

CMI – Our Services

Courier and Truck Service Guide CMI is a local company, based in the Valencia Industrial Center, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads. CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point...

Shipping Tips

The Box Choose a box with enough room for cushioning material around the contents. If you are reusing a box, cover all previous labels and markings with heavy black marker or adhesive labels. Always use a heavy-duty corrugated box when shipping items. Never use gift...

How to Clear Forwarding & Shipping Notes

Moving goods internationally is a complex process that manages to occur millions of times each and every day. Forwarding and shipping notes are required for goods to clear and board a ship. Freight forwarders are responsible to complete these notes and help their...

Courier-Messenger Inc is a local company, based in the Valencia Industrial Center, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.

CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.

CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion via email.

CMI provides 24/7 Dispatch

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Brazil, Italy and Spain Increase Share of US Shipments

Brazil, Italy and Spain Increase Share of US Shipments

The US supplies many of the world’s niche products and services.

In 2020, Brazil, Italy and Spain saw the largest uptick in US-based shipments, respectively. This suggests that these countries, amidst lockdowns, developed their tastes for products originating in the States.

Europe is historically the leading recipient of US shipments. As expected, our data shows that France, Germany and the UK also saw an influx of US-based shipments in 2020. Outside of Europe, the top three countries with increasing US shipments were Brazil, Russia, and Israel, respectively.

Though 2020 was an anomaly, our research indicates that merchants have opportunities to expand in these foreign markets. Confirming this, experts predict that eCommerce penetration will rise from 15% to 25% worldwide by 2025.


COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL

  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

The US Remains The World’s Throughway

The US Remains The World’s Throughway

Despite steady advancement by China, the US remains the world’s largest consumer economy.

In turn, the US is the primary conduit for cross-border shipping, and hosts the greatest number of shipping channels, or service lanes, to other countries. For US-based merchants, this means that cross-border shipping prices should be relatively stable for the coming year.

Our research shows that the most popular service lanes for cross-border shipping are between the US and Canada, Hong Kong and the US, and Australia and the US.

As the graphic below shows, the top five service lanes for cross-border shipping are:

  1. US to Canada
  2. Hong Kong to US
  3. US to Australia
  4. US to UK
  5. US to Brazil
Top five service lanes for cross-border shipping

Notably, Brazil is now one of the largest recipients of US shipments. As high-speed internet becomes more widespread in this massive country, shipments should increase further.


COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL

  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

The Most Popular US Couriers Are USPS, UPS, and FedEx

US Most Popular Couriers

Our research shows that the most popular domestic US delivery services are the USPS, UPS and FedEx.

Historically, USPS is a trustworthy option for eCommerce merchants. This is largely due to its range of inexpensive shipping options, with First Class and Priority Mail being the most popular.

FedEx and UPS also continue to be popular for their mix of speed, reliability, and options like insurance and package tracking. Though courier rates went a bit wonky last year, as might be expected, rates and delivery times should be more predictable going forward.

Merchants can use our free domestic shipping rate calculator to access real-time shipping rates for 250+ shipping companies.


COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL

  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Delivery Times Are Normalizing

Delivery Times Are Normalizing

In 2021, delivery lead times (DLT) should return to normal. Supply chains were disrupted by the pandemic as well as geopolitical events last year, including Brexit, shipping container shortages, and the budding trade war between the US and China.

Seen below, US domestic deliveries arrived in 3.2 days on average in 2020, up from 1.9 days on average in 2019.

Average Domestic vs International Delivery Times

Recent innovations in shipping and logistics promise to stabilize delivery times going forward. This includes the rollout of commercial drone deliveries, shipping container optimization, and increased automation.

We predict that DLTs will approach pre-pandemic times as operators adjust to these new systems. The table below shows the average predicted delivery times for domestic and international shipments in 2021, based on our analysis.

Predicted Delivery Lead Times in 2021
Domestic 2 Days
International 10 Days

For merchants, reliable deliveries are essential to happy customers. By contrast, delivery disappointments cause churn and diminish revenues. To avoid fallout, merchants must develop strategies to both mitigate the risk of delay and manage customer expectations. Shoppers appreciate transparency in shipping, and are more tolerant of delays when kept in the loop.

Here are a handful of best practices used by top brands to promote reliable delivery times:

  • Pay a premium for express solutions if customers expect quick delivery
  • Set transparent shipping policies and make them obvious on your site
  • Offer package tracking to foster peace of mind, when available
  • Provide shipping insurance, especially on higher price items

The following popular resources can help you create a shipping strategy that results in a positive customer experience:


COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL

  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Demand Increasing For Affordable Global Shipping Options

Demand Increasing For Affordable Global Shipping Options

Global Shipping Options

What’s top of mind for eCommerce brands and crowdfunders around shipping and logistics? Unsurprisingly, it’s money.

The Cheapest Way to Ship Internationally” was the most popular article published by Easyship in the last year. This was one in a series of articles that discussed the cheapest way to send various products to different global locations. As global eCommerce continues to boom, demand for cost-effective global shipping options should increase to match.

Cost management will always be a top concern for businesses. This is why we pulled last year’s shipping data to help you identify the cheapest shipping options in your target market for 2021.

Use the four charts below to determine the best shipping company for your next cross-border shipment.

The Cheapest Cross Border Shipping Companies From the US

Package weight determines the most affordable domestic courier. The chart below shows that FedEx offers the cheapest rates on packages below 1kg (2.2 lbs), while UPS is cheapest for heavy packages, with several options in between.

Courier Service Weight
FedEx Cross Border 1kg and below
SkyPostal ePacket 1-5kg
DHL eCommerce Parcel Direct 5-10kg
UPS Standard 10-15kg

You can find the cheapest, fastest, or best-value international shipping options with our free shipping rates calculator. Compare real-time rates from the US to anywhere in seconds.

The Cheapest Cross Border Shipping Companies From Australia

Like the US, shipping rates from Australia vary by package weight. The chart below gives you the cheapest cross-border shipping companies from Australia.

Courier Service Weight
Quantium International Economy 1kg and below
Australia Post Economy Parcel 2kg and below
Australia Post Express International 5-10kg
Toll Economy Parcel 10-15kg

Compare rates from Australia to find the cheapest, fastest or best value by using our shipping rates calculator.

The Cheapest Cross Border Shipping Companies From Hong Kong

Affordable cross-border shipping from Hong Kong offers two options, seen below.

Courier Service Weight
Quantium Intl Priority AU 1kg and below
SF Express Domestic 1-15kg

Use our shipping rates calculator to find the most affordable cross-border rates from Hong Kong for your specific order.

The Cheapest Cross Border Shipping Companies From Singapore

Choose from the following two couriers below when looking for cost-effective shipping rates from Singapore.

Courier Service Weight
Ninja Van ExpressB2C 1kg and below
Janio Express 1-15kg

You can compare rates from Singapore to find the cheapest, fastest or best value by using our shipping rates calculator.


COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL

  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Courier-Messenger, Inc. – Big or Small We Ship It All

Over 40 years of experience in logistics!

We’re Local

CMI is a local company, based in the Valencia Industrial Center, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.

We Deliver Nationwide

CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.

Internet Tracking

CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion via email.

Direct

Pick up shipment and go directly to destination.

Rush

Picked up and delivered within 3 to 4 hours in Los Angeles County. Add an hour for every county traveled through i.e. from Valencia to Orange County would be 4 to 5 hours.

Regular

Must be placed by 11:00 A.M. and will be delivered by the end of day in Los Angeles County. Regular shipments outside of Los Angeles County must be called in by 10:00 am (Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties).

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

5 Best Delivery Apps That Every Courier and Delivery Company Should Have

What Are the Best Delivery Apps?

Here are listed 5 best delivery apps for courier and delivery companies:

  1. DeliveryMark – works with all deliveries, best on the market
  2. Axon – eliminate driver pay stress
  3. On Fleet – increase on-time deliveries
  4. OnnAway – making your delivery operation easier
  5. Key Software Systems – all-in-one courier app

1. DeliveryMark

DeliveryMark

Website: www.deliverymark.com
Available on:
Apple Store: download here
Android: download hereDeliveryMark.com is an effective and reliable app used by delivery organizations, couriers, movers,  and other small businesses. At just $7 per month, DeliveryMark can be used by all businesses making deliveries, regardless of size, profitability and market influence. Using this software will help your small company or start-up look incredibly professional and reliable, without you having to spend hundreds of dollars every month to achieve logistical efficiency.So, what else makes DeliveryMark so good? Well, it’s very accessible, affordable, and easy to use. Even if you aren’t particularly tech-savvy, you can master the app with very little experience or technical knowledge. Using the website is just as easy and intuitive. Moreover, DeliveryMark allows you to do everything you need to do when organizing deliveries and orders. Through the app, you can create orders, take photos, track deliveries via GPS and even create a POD (proof of delivery) document, which is stamped with the time, date and location. Tracking and collecting signatures for your deliveries has never been this easy!

2. Axon


Website: www.axonsoftware.com
Available on:
Apple Store: download here

If you want to slash your administration work in half, Axon Software can achieve just that. There are over 16 000 Axon users in the US, which has generated over 53 million leads through this innovative and ground-breaking software. What makes Axon so great is the level of integration – everything you do via the app is integrated in real time, meaning the vital information only needs to be entered once, saving you time and money. With Axon, your delivery company can increase cash flow, eliminate driver stress, increase driver/customer retention levels and improve your productivity with the same level of raw labour units. By cutting costs, Axon will ensure that your business can expand its operational scope and improve its revenue margins.

3. On Fleet

On Fleet delivery app

Website: www.onfleet.com
Available on:
Apple Store: download here

On Fleet is a must-have app for anyone in the delivery industry. Why? Well, some of their numbers are rather impressive. For example, they’ve tracked over 100 million miles worth of deliveries and are currently operating across 90 countries. On Fleet were able to increase their delivery capacity by almost 50% using their route optimisation engine, which has helped thousands of customers improve their satisfaction rates through accurate ETAs (estimated time of arrival) and real-time visibility. With automatic SMS notifications, real-time driver tracking and a myriad of feedback collection tools, On Fleet will allow your delivery company to improve its efficiency margins via seamless, effective integration of core activities.

4. OnnAway

best delivery app

Website: www.onnaway.com
Available on:
Apple Store: download here

OnnAway is a high-quality, delivery management software that has been helping small and large businesses for many years. OnnAway provides a variety of reliable services for couriers, including real-time driver tracking, which ensures that the driver’s location is accurate and in real-time. It also allows for clients to track orders, via real-time status updates (including relevant ETAs), followed up by text messages reaffirming the current status of the delivery.

Clients also have access to OnnAway’s Client Portal, which allows customers to order online, receive new orders and amend existing orders. Using this portal ensures that delivery companies can provide exceptional customer support, increase their operational productivity and improve driver accessibility in the long-term.

5. Key Software Systems

best app for delivery courier

Website: www.keysoftwaresystems.com

The last entry into this list is Key Software Systems. Key Software Systems is an incredibly powerful, all-in-one courier of software solutions. It is a very versatile platform, designed for all carriers, regardless of size, scope and efficiency. If you want to unlock your business’ potential and derive the best results possible, Key Software Systems should be high up on your list.

The platform uses a variety of different metrics to optimise delivery functionality. These metrics ensure that your company can deliver packages with increased accuracy and speed, thereby bolstering your accountability. With these benefits, your business can attract new suppliers and expand your network while strengthening existing business relationships.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

CMI – Our Services

Courier and Truck Service Guide

CMI is a local company, based in the Valencia Industrial Center, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.

CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.

CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion via email.

 

Courier – Messenger’s Services

Direct: Pick up shipment and go directly to destination.

Rush: Picked up and delivered within 3 to 4 hours in Los Angeles County. Add an hour for every county traveled through i.e. from Valencia to Orange County would be 4 to 5 hours.

Regular: Must be placed by 11:00 A.M. and will be delivered by the end of day in Los Angeles County. Regular shipments outside of Los Angeles County must be called in by 10:00 am (Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties).

Return Trip’s: The price when picked up at the time of the delivery.

Waiting Time: The first 15minutes are free. If waiting time goes over the 15 minutes the waiting time become retroactive to the time of arrival.

After Hours: Starts at 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. (Weekends) and is 1 1/2 times the direct charge or $45.00 minimum witch is ever greater.

Weight: No charge for the first 100 pounds 5 cents a pound there after.

 

Truck – Pallet Services

Truck Sizes: Full size Pick up, Cargo Van, 24’ Straight Truck and 53’ Dry Van

Specialized Equipment: Flatbed, Lowboy and 53‘ Dry Van with Lift gate and Air ride

Same Day Service: Pick up pallets, large crates or boxes and deliver before close of business or agreed upon time.

Exclusive Truck Service: To only have your product on the truck from pick up to delivery!

Overnight Service: Pick up available between 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. to deliver next day by 5:00 P.M.

Additional Services:Lift gate, Inside Delivery, 2 Man deliveries, Blanket Wrap, Appointment Delivery, Residential Delivery and Pallet exchange.

Fuel Surcharge: Applies to all services.

Fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. See “Terms and Conditions” for more details.

The prices in these indexes are published by the Energy Information Association of the U.S. Department of Energy and can be accessed via the web at http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/gdu/gasdiesel.asp. C.M.I is not responsible for the information provided.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Shipping Tips

The Box

  • Choose a box with enough room for cushioning material around the contents. If you are reusing a box, cover all previous labels and markings with heavy black marker or adhesive labels.
  • Always use a heavy-duty corrugated box when shipping items. Never use gift boxes or shoe boxes that can be easily crushed.
  • When reusing boxes, make sure the structural integrity of the box is intact. A box that is floppy or soft is not suitable for shipping.
  • Do not wrap packages in paper or bind them with twine – this can cause them to get caught in conveyor belts or to be ripped during handling. In fact, UPS will not accept packages wrapped in paper or bound in twine.
  • Enclose an extra label, business card or letterhead with the shipper’s address and phone number and the recipient’s address and phone number inside the package before sealing it. If the outer packaging gets damaged the shipper will still have the return information.
  • Use an appropriate size box. A box which is too small does not allow adequate space for cushioning. A box which is too large leaves too much room for an item to shift and may be charged a surcharge.

Cushioning

  • Put 3″ of cushioning, such as air-cellular cushioning, loose fill peanuts, corrugated fiberboard, foam pads, crumpled paper or molded plastic, on all sides of the container to fill void spaces and prevent movement of goods inside the box during shipping. Close and shake the box to see if you’ve used enough. If your item shakes or shifts, add more.
  • Place goods that might be affected by dirt, water or wet conditions inside a plastic bag.
  • Consolidate small parts or spill able granular products in a strong sealed container.
  • Double-box fragile items with 3 inches of cushioning in and around the smaller box.
  • Wrap items fragile individually with cushioning material and center them in cartons away from other items and away from the sides, corners, top and bottom of the container.
  • Position bottles that contain liquids upright. Use an inner seal and perforated breakaway cap. The inner packaging must be able to contain leaks.
  • Place items that might be damaged by normal handling, such as soiling, marking or application of adhesive labels, in a protective outer container.
  • Band or shrink wrap printed materials that can shift around, and then cushion them within a heavy-duty corrugated cardboard carton.
  • Wrap rolled goods such as fabric and wallpaper in air-cellular cushioning, reinforced plastic or heavy brown paper before placing them in an outer container.

Sealing

  • Tape the opening of your box and reinforce all seams with 2″ wide tape. Use clear or brown packaging tape, reinforced packing tape or paper tape. Do not use cord, string or twine because they get caught in mail processing equipment.
  • Apply at least three strips of pressure-sensitive adhesive plastic tape to both the top and bottom of the box.
  • Distribute the tape evenly across flaps and seams, using the H taping method.
  • Use pressure-sensitive plastic tape, water-activated paper tape (minimum 60-lb. grade) or water-activated reinforced tape.
  • Don’t skimp on tape. More is usually better. If in doubt add another strip. It is better to be safe and have your box overly secure than have it open in transit.

Correct Address

  • Using a complete and correct address is critical for efficient delivery.
  • Place delivery information inside and outside the package. Include an address for your recipient and yourself.
  • Supply a physical address rather than a P.O. box address when shipping with anyone other than USPS.
  • Remove or cross out any old address labels on the carton.
  • Package labels and packing slips should be applied facing the same direction on the same side of the package.
  • Avoid carbon-copy or stenciled labels unless you cover them with clear pressure-sensitive tape; they can smear and cause delays in delivery.
  • Avoid wrapping labels around the corner or directly on the edge or seam of the package.
  • Place shipping labels on the package’s largest surface.
  • Do not place labels over seams or sealing tape.
  • Use tie-on tags on transit cases (including tradeshow display cases), golf bags, skis and luggage.

Common Sense

  • Use overnight service for perishables and be sure to pack with a cooling agent (dry ice, cold packs, etc.). Never use ground shipping for perishables.
  • Packages will get be exposed to heat when the weather is warm and cold when the weather is cold (anywhere the package travels en route to its destination, which may not be a straight line). Keep this in mind if the item being shipped is temperature sensitive.
  • Shippers do not count Sunday or holidays as a delivery day. Only USPS counts Saturday as a delivery day unless Saturday delivery is requested. Plan accordingly.
  • Never mail live animals or dangerous items. See individual shipper websites for list of prohibited items.
  • Purchase insurance if your item is valuable. UPS, DHL, & FedEx automatically insure each package for up to $100. Supplemental insurance is available from all carriers.

Compare Shipping Rates

  • Shipping rates differ considerably between carriers depending on origin, destination, and package size, among other things. The only way for you to know if you are truly getting the best shipping rate for your money is compare rates between the carriers.
  • Know your options. With four national carriers in the US each offering a number of shipping options, you have literally dozens of methods to ship depending on how fast you want your package to arrive at its destination. Ground shipping provides the best value for packages which are not urgent. Consider priority or 2-day service for items which are more urgent. Finally, all carriers offer an overnight or express option for items which need to get there in a very timely manner.

Reference: click here.

COURIER-MESSENGER INC. – (661) 257-8689 – BIG OR SMALL, WE SHIP IT ALL!

How to Clear Forwarding & Shipping Notes

Moving goods internationally is a complex process that manages to occur millions of times each and every day. Forwarding and shipping notes are required for goods to clear and board a ship. Freight forwarders are responsible to complete these notes and help their customers move the goods from one location to the next. To complete the note, fill out the detailed forms with all the pertinent information. Although forms differ, they all have some common terms.

Instructions:

  1. Fill in the basic contact information about the product shipment. This information includes the origin of the goods and supplier information, the final distribution point and the purchaser’s information. Also include the intermediary information of the distribution firms.
  2. Complete the questions about the type of products. Include a detailed classification and number of the products being shipped. Match that classification with the tariffs associated with it.
  3. Itemize the fees and tariffs on the products that are being paid by your client. Demonstrate proof through a receipt or bank statement that payment was already made.
  4. Provide a detailed statement as to the risk that the materials might pose. There is a classification system for every type of hazardous or fragile material. If the material is hazardous, prove that it is packaged properly so as not to endanger the crew or other products.
  5. Submit the forwarder shipping notes and associated documentation to the captain or their representative at the shipping company. If they have questions they will return to you for additional information. Otherwise, the notes will be cleared and the products can board the vessel.

Reference: click here.

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