International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Your International Freight Shipping Questions Answered: Join Us!

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 03:20 PM

The world of international freight shipping can be a confusing place to even the most experienced business person. With so many rules, regulations, and certifications needed it can easily confuse and overwhelm someone without the proper training causing costly delays or even damage to the items that you’re shipping.

And that's PRECISELY why we put together this comprehensive webinar series!

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Tags: Freight Forwarding

Why you Should have a Relationship with an International Freight Forwarder

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 07:19 AM

As an international freight forwarder, my blogs are a reflection of my experiences handling various international shipments.

As a shipper, there is much value to see how your shipments are handled from my perspective so that you can understand what you should be looking out for, and what ultimately separates a company like ETC International Freight Systems from the large conglomerates.

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Tags: Cheapest International Shipping

5 Blogs that will Teach you How to be Successful Selling on Amazon

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 01:59 PM

If you’re thinking of becoming an Amazon FBA seller or are already selling on the marketplace, you’re probably constantly thinking of ways to be more successful than your competition. With such exponential growth (the FBA program grew by over 80% in 2016) it is crucial that you have as much information and resources possible so that you can not only keep up with you competition but beat them!

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Tags: Selling on Amazon

What You Need to Know About Your Pro-Forma Invoice

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

As the summer is reaches its apex, we are experiencing an influx of air and ocean imports mostly from China for shippers wanting their consumer goods to hit the shelves. As the busy season heats up for us it also means that the transit companies and customs agents are also seeing an influx in traffic.

This is why it is especially important, today, to use a Pro-Forma invoice during the quoting phase of your shipment.

Here's everything you need to know about it.

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Tags: Frequently Asked Questions, Freight Rates, Cheapest International Shipping, Important Shipping Facts

How to be Successful Selling on Amazon During the 2017 Holiday Season

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 07:31 AM

What's going to be this year's "Tickle Me Elmo?"

It may only be July but in the retail world it’s time to be thinking about the holidays and what the hottest gift items are going to be. As an Amazon FBA Seller, this obviously includes you! 

So, what's setting up to be this years' smash hits?

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Tags: Selling on Amazon

Why Good Customer Service Matters When Shipping Oversized Cargo

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 @ 05:09 PM

Industrial shipping, often, implies shipping oversized cargo requiring special equipment and handling. This can be quite a headache for both shipper and freight forwarder! When time, money, and many different parties are involved in such an intricate shipment, it is important that you find a freight forwarder that you not only trust but will provide you with the personal service that you require to get the product shipped on time.

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Tags: International Air Freight - Global Logistics, Oversized Cargo

How to Set up an Amazon Store

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 02:57 PM

As you’re probably well aware, the Amazon business model has been taking the e-commerce world by storm and with Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion it only stands to become more powerful than ever. 

Entrepreneurs today are seeking to jump on the bandwagon by signing up for Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program which lets anyone operate their own digital retail store on Amazon’s large and highly trafficked marketplace. This program takes the work of fulfillment off the seller and instead places it on Amazon who will pick, pack, and ship the order to the customer.

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Tags: Selling on Amazon

How to be Successful Selling on Amazon with Good Customer Service

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 04:44 PM

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “the customer is always right” thrown around during customer service situations and your side of the dispute might change your opinion of how valid that sentiment seems to be. But no questions asked customer service is something that Amazon.com has not only become known for but is also a key factor to the website’s cult-like success.

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Tags: Selling on Amazon

What Does FOB Stand For & Why is it Important for my Shipment?

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:49 AM

When you’re shipping goods either domestically or internationally, you’ve probably noticed that shipping companies and freight forwarders use a lot of freight terms that might seem foreign to you. Regardless of how valuable or large your shipment is, it is important for you to know exactly what these terms mean as they are often integral to the shipping process or liability of your shipment.

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Tags: Freight Forwarding, Air and Overseas Cargo Transport, Incoterms 2010

Tips for Shipping a Car Internationally Via Air Freight

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Jun 02, 2017 @ 06:16 AM

If you are moving overseas, one of the challenges you may face is how you will relocate your personal belongings both large and small. One item in particular you may be inclined to bring with you is your car.

There are two ways to ship a vehicle overseas: ocean freight or air freight. Most people will elect to ship via ocean freight because the cost of air freight for a large object often exceeds of 5 times or more than the ocean freighting. However the downside to ocean freight is it can take more than a month for your car to arrive at the intended destination. If time is of the essence, air freight might be the right choice for you. 

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Tags: Auto Shipping, Household Moving Overseas, Overseas Auto Transport, Vehicle shipping