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Custom Clearance-How Does It Work?

Most of the newbie entrepreneurs shy away from international import or export due to the high complexities involved in cross border shipping. The one thing which makes International shipping a chill wind is the customs clearance. If you are planning to import the goods and sell it in the local market, then you must get used to the word “Customs Clearance” as this can wreck your import dreams if you don't understand what it is, how it works and how will it affect your import business. So let's dive in deep to understand what is customs clearance.
In order to monitor the movement of the goods across the border, a certain set of rules and regulations have been formulated by every country. Which every individual willing to import or export the goods across the border must comply. In order to conserve the local industries, employment opportunities and to protect the local market from the foreign competition, duties and taxes are imposed on the goods which are being imported. Further…

Things to Consider While Writing a Shipping Policy

Shipping policy is a predominant aspect of an online business. Many studies on customer behavior have revealed that a majority of the customer’s purchase decision solely depends on the shipping policy on the product. A shipping policy cannot be neglected as it can make or break your business, especially if your company is based out in India.

A substantial share of customers in India purchase products from an online store only if the shipping policy meets their expectations. Most of the customers shop online with an intention of returning it. This is the reason why they want to know more about your shipping policy, returns, and refund policy. In that event, only a customer friendly shipping policy can give that essence of trust and credence for your brand and can scale up your conversions.

Customers want to know inside out of the events that occur once they place an order i.e. when will I receive the product? Can I return the product? What is the time band in the return process? And the…

A Step by Step Guide on Importing Goods from China

The first name which comes to our mind when we think of countries to import from is unanimously China! It's hard to believe, but the fact is that the products which we use, right from the toothbrush to mobile phones are imported from China. Our lives are strongly controlled by the products with the label “Made in China” as we have been using them in our daily routine since quite a time. This drills down to the obvious question which hovers in our mind - Why China?

What makes China a favorite destination for imports, is cheaper labor cost and adequate resources. This has made China one of the top countries in the manufacturing sector, which not only attracts sellers from India but also from different parts of the world.
Importing goods from China seems like a tough job. Indeed it is! You will have to bear the hardship of currency, language, finding a genuine seller, transportation etc., but with proper planning and strategy, it can change your stars. With a drastic increase in the e-…

Shipping FAQs

With a surge in the count of individuals using online platform for shopping, shipping has become a part of the daily activity for any e-commerce sellers. Though you run an online store, you have to be aware of the insights on shipping as it can be of great value when you are sending your products to your customers.

Having acquaintance of shipping avoids your shipment from getting held up or getting delayed, which might occur if you aren't aware of how things work in the logistics industry. Along with your business strategies, you have to devise a plan for shipping as well. From how to pack your products to POD you should be aware of each and every bit that governs your business. So we have clubbed and listed out a few of the frequently asked questions that a shipper comes across while shipping.

1. How do I book courier online? Visit our website Sign up and create an account by giving all the necessary details. Once your account is created, fill all the details…

Why do shipments get lost in the transit?

Have you ever shipped a package to your high-value client, and later ended up getting a message after a few days saying the parcel is lost?
It is one of the worst things that could ever happen to an e-commerce seller. This is the most frustrating situation for any seller as this can lead to the loss of a potential customer.
Logistics industry has experienced a drastic shift ever after the adoption of advanced technology especially the automation.
The tech enables logistics has simplified the life of shippers predominantly the e-commerce sellers. The advanced tracking system which enables the shippers to know the exact location of the shipment to ensure a safe delivery of the products to the customer.
But even amidst these, mistakes may happen and your package might get lost in the transit. The reasons may be many, below are few of the possibilities due to which the parcel might get lost.
Why do shipments go missing or lost?
Possibility 1:
Generally, the common and recurring reason for a par…