International shipping is anything but simple. There are many milestones that must be reached during the process of getting cargo from point A to point B. Here is an overview of the entire shipping process, detailing the documents necessary for each milestone and what steps both the shipper and freight forwarder must follow in order to successfully ship products.
You can either jump straight to the section you want to know more about by clicking the link, or start at the beginning to have a good overview of the whole shipping process: from getting the necessary information about your company and product, completing the paperwork, to receiving your shipment.
Before you ship
The shipping process
Step 1: Request quotes
Step 2: Choose the quote that you prefer
Step 3: Prepare necessary documents for the shipping process
Step 4: Confirm the shipment details
Step 5: Book your freight
Step 6: Pay with credit card or via bank account
Step 7: Shipment passes through customs inspection at port of entry
Step 8: Receive and pay the bill for customs duties and taxes
Step 9: Receive the shipment