What is FOB shipping, how does it differ from other incoterms, and when should you use it? Find out everything you need to know in this easy-to-understand guide.
Incoterms are critical for shipping but are also very confusing. Here’s some clarity.
Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide What Is FCA In Shipping Terms For FCA (Free Carrier) shipping, the seller arranges most or all of the export country stages (e.g. customs, trucking within the export country). The buyer arranges all other stages to the cargo’s ultimate destination. Where Is The Named Place For Handing Over […]
Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide DDP In Plain English Where Is The Named Place For Handing Over Responsibility From The Seller To The Buyer? What Does The ICC Say? Is This A Good Choice? DDP Tips And Tricks DDP Cost Calculator What is DDP Shipping? For DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) shipping, the seller […]
Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide What Does CIP Mean in Shipping? CIP (Carriage And Insurance Paid To) means that the seller is responsible for delivery, delivery costs, and insurance costs of the goods until they are transferred to the first carrier tasked with transporting the goods. Once this delivery takes place, the buyer […]
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Feeling overwhelmed by customs duties – the paperwork, the requirements, the regulations, the ever-changing rules? You’re not alone. More than half of the questions we get from our customers are about customs. That’s why we made these videos. Watch to learn more: What are US customs duties? Paperwork & documents Do I need a customs […]
What is 3PL Fulfillment? E-commerce delivery can seem like a paradox. It’s complicated, but must look simple. It’s a long process, but must look quick. A lot of companies are involved, but it has to feel like one person is steering with all the parts moving in perfect unison. Intimidating, right? But it doesn’t need […]
If you’ve been shipping goods internationally during the pandemic, you already know that prices have gone a bit haywire. Around 90% of goods sold globally are moved by ocean freight. But getting stuff from where it’s made to where it’s sold involves a surprising number of stakeholders, documents, forms, and abbreviations. This can be daunting […]
What Is A Commercial Invoice For Shipping? If you’re an e-commerce importer or exporter, you’re probably already well aware of the online shopping boom. E-commerce sales are skyrocketing and with many SMBs looking to save money by sourcing goods overseas, demand for shipping capacity from Asia to Europe and North America is exploding. When shipping […]
Customs can seem complicated – but it doesn’t have to be. Adam Lewis of Clearit joined us to explain everything you need to know to clear customs smoothly. Got your customs questions answered? Check out freight rates – for free!
For those of us that have been in freight shipping for more than a year, the current conditions are a bit bewildering. If you’re also wondering what in the world is going on and how to manage your shipping supply chain then keep reading for a quick rundown of the situation and some super actionable […]