At Nexxio, there is one thing that terribly breaks our heart. It’s watching businesses limiting their own potential. One of the most common ways to do that is to deny your international prospects the pleasure of joining your customer base. We take pride in being a company that helps even the smallest of businesses reach an international customer base without dealing with the hassle of the traditional shipment process.
While our technology has largely simplified and optimized the whole process, shipping procedures more or less remain the same. The same trucks and transporters, the same custom rules and regulations, and the same cargo ships. Pretty much everything is still the same, and it helps to know all of it no matter how far we take automation or how advanced the carrier shipping company you have chosen.
So, Nexxio presents a brief overview of the key steps involved in an international shipping operation in order to provide an idea of how matters will be handle should you decide to venture outside the border.
This is the very first step where the cargo is transported from shipper’s destination to that of the forwarder’s, which tends to be warehouse in most cases. Usually, this movement is handled by road or rail since the distance isn’t too long depending on your shipping company.
Before any package leaves the borders of the country of origin, it must go through certain regulatory requirements. This is a phase where documents must be submitted to the authorities, directly by the forwarder or via custom brokers chosen by the shipper.
Origin handling may involve a lot of process, but it is mainly an inspection conducted at the warehouse before the package is loaded in a container. Usually, the forwarder is responsible for all the steps involved in the particular phase, which may depend on the nature of shipment mostly.
This is the main transportation phase when the package is finally on the freight and travelling towards its destination. Freight charges are paid by the shipper, which they in turn are included in the amount they charge from their customers. Shippers and consignees, however, rarely have any direct connection with the shipping line.
Destination handling involves the whole process of transferring the container from the ship all the way to the destination warehouse. The package is taken from the container and is prepared for the next step.
Finally, this is the phase where your package will finally be hauled to your customers and its ultimate destination. If you are using a credible and dependable forwarding company, they will handle the whole haulage hassle for you.
With automated shipping solutions, managing your international orders is a breeze. Our solutions allow for multi-carrier shipping management to help you further streamline the whole process based on factors such as destination or nature of the shipment. Talk to us to learn more about Nexxio solutions and how they can simplify international shipping for you.