The Key Checklist for Exporting Goods Overseas

At Parcel Broker, we specialise in international, as well as domestic, logistics. This experience in handling overseas parcel shipping has led us to understand the golden rules of a smooth delivery abroad.

If your eCommerce business regularly exports goods, these are the key points you need to keep in mind.

Budget properly

Cheap parcel delivery is great for your bottom line. But, if you put price ahead of quality you might find regularly sub-standard results. It's important for you to budget for a quality parcel carrier. A little extra expense on the cost of delivery is nothing compared to the peace of mind you get from parcels reliably reaching their destination.

Do your homework

Are you familiar with the shipping legislation of the country you're shipping to? If not, you should be! Every country has its own import restrictions which you should be aware of before you begin. It's best practice for you to do your research before you start selling abroad. It saves time, money, and aggravation.

Solicit advice

If you're ever unsure about something, there's no shame in asking for advice. Your parcel carrier should have extensive experience handling international deliveries.

Package properly

The costs, paperwork, and delivery schedule are all taken care of. Now it's time to pack your parcel properly to make sure it arrives at its destination in the same condition in which you sent it. If you're not sure about the best ways to package your specific items, don't panic. You can use one of our handy guides to make sure you're shipping your parcel safely.

Check your insurance

If the worst should happen, you're going to want to make sure you're covered. Ensuring you have the proper insurance coverage is key to keeping both you and your customers protected in the event of something going wrong. If you have any questions you can contact Parcel Broker for help and advice.