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How to Begin Exporting and Shipping Your Product the Right Way

Posted by Janet Turner on May 27, 2016 1:54:35 PM
  Making the decision to ship your product overseas can greatly expand your business profits. Yet when you decide to start exporting, you assume responsibility for properly preparing your items and handling all the shipping arrangements. Learn about common variables you will need to handle when exporting goods and how a freight forwarder can help.  What to Expect When Starting an Exporting Business Exporting businesses commonly rely on sales agents and foreign representatives to arrange the purchase and sale of goods. As you prepare for exports, the day when initial orders come in may seem far away. However, you must plan for this stage in advance. ... Read More

Expecting the Unexpected: Proactive Move-Related Problem Solving

Posted by Janet Turner on May 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Expecting the Unexpected: Proactive Move-Related Problem Solving Whether you've moved once before or a dozen times, each move can play out very differently from the last and lead to problems you've perhaps never before experienced. Use this guide to thoroughly assess your next move and root out problems before they arise. By expecting the unexpected, you can proactively ensure that your move carries on seamlessly. Costs, Costs and More Costs While your moving company will do its best to give accurate quotes, costs can often increase as the work involved with your relocation moves forward. Here are just a few areas where move costs can increase: ... Read More

3 Tips for Building a Successful Employee Relocation Program

Posted by Janet Turner on May 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM
A business expansion is always exciting. It means that the hard work you've been doing is paying off, and your company is ready to broaden its horizons. However, that comes with its own set of challenges, especially when you're looking at expanding long distance or overseas. One important challenge is relocating employees who will be responsible for various operations at the new locations. Long-distance and overseas relocations are tricky, and it's important to have a solid program in place to ensure that they're done correctly. Take a look at some features you'll want to incorporate in your new employee relocation program. Support for Local ... Read More

How to Keep Moving Costs to a Minimum When Relocating Employees

Posted by Janet Turner on May 9, 2016 4:29:35 PM
Moving key personnel to a new location is an enormous undertaking. Corporate relocation services coordinate the fine art of minimizing legal, logistical and financial issues while ensuring that the overall move is accomplished successfully. As an HR manager, you'll be looking for a company that sets a high bar for service for its corporate clients. Use this best practices guide as you work to keep costs and timelines reasonable while seamlessly transferring employees to their new location. Single Point of Contact Imagine the frustration you'd face by having to speak with a different person each time you discuss your employee's international move. ... Read More

Relocating Abroad? – 5 Tips for Selecting an Approved Freight Forwarder

Posted by Jackie Dennis on May 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Moving overseas can be a pressure cooker. There are so many things to organize. Whether you are changing residences, shipped abroad for Military purposes, or opening a new corporate branch in another country, the considerations seem almost endless. One of the smartest things you can do is contact an approved freight forwarder. They are the experts in all things "international" and can help you to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together. Your choice of a household goods freight forwarder should be based on the following criteria: Longstanding reputation of handling personal and corporate effects Recognized certification Experience in the proper ... Read More

Moving? 4 Apps Just For That

Posted by Melissa Morr on May 2, 2016 11:21:00 AM
There are apps for just about everything these days. If you have an iPhone, Smartphone, Android or other compatible devices, you can download literally thousands of apps for finding anything around the world. Of course, entertainment apps are hugely popular but those apps that make our lives easier and more organized can be invaluable. For the past number of decades, industries have been striving to establish a global presence. As such, employee relocations are increasing daily, not to mention retirees who are looking for a resort type lifestyle to leave the cold winters behind. Today, there are many apps that can help you plan your relocation from ... Read More

Is a Freight Forwarding Service Necessary for Your Next International Move?

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM
  People are constantly on the move in today's global society. It can be quite daunting to prepare for a challenging career promotion that involves a long-distance or even international move. Worrying about the logistics of a move only adds more stress to an already difficult time. It's more than just renting a truck Moving internationally or across the country from Point A to Point B involves a great deal more strategy and steps than the average consumer realizes. When it comes to International, the safest, most economical route must first be plotted utilizing air, land, or sea cargo carriers. These safest modes are determined by calculating volume, ... Read More

3 Great Websites For Checking Moving Company Reviews

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM
 Relocating overseas is a very exciting but very intimidating venture. International freight forwarders who specialize in moving household goods can reduce a lot of the anxiety associated with moving. But when hiring an international mover, it's important to seek detailed quotations that include a full description of the various service options they offer. Choosing a Reputable Household Goods Mover Most freight forwarders have websites where you can view their services and a description of the company on the "about us" page.  You may also find a few testimonials from previous customers,  but really there's no way to contact that customer for a ... Read More

Hiring a Professional Overseas Mover or Moving DIY – It’s Not Just a Toss of a Coin

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 22, 2016 10:13:00 AM
Whether you’re arranging a corporate relocation, moving to a new country, or returning to your native nation, the intricacies of coordinating such a move are tremendous. People relocating overseas have to choose between hiring a certified IMA (International Movers Association) household goods freight forwarder and taking it on themselves. Here are a few pros and cons for each scenario. DIY Household Goods Shipments If you have the time, you can pack your goods, arrange for insurance, hire pick-up and delivery companies in the respective countries, and make your customs declarations for both export and import. Cons There’s an incredible amount of ... Read More

Avoid the Hassle of Insurance Claims With These 5 Proactive Tips

Posted by Jackie Dennis on Apr 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Shipping household goods overseas is not a perfect science. Most shipments arrive without hassle, especially when you engage a certified IMA (International Movers Association) member to coordinate the movement. But one of the biggest contributors to customer dissatisfaction is having their goods arrive in damaged condition or just plain missing. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens. So how do you go about obtaining compensation in such instances? Here are 5 tips that can make your life easier should you have to file a claim for your personal effects. Inventory – Create a detailed list of all items being shipped including furniture, clothing, art ... Read More

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