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How to Ship Clothes Clothes are relatively easy to ship: they typically don’t weigh too much, they are neither fragile nor perishable, and there are few shipping restrictions on clothes as far as international shipping is concerned. However, there are still things you need to know if you want to ship your clothes cost-effectively. Let us offer you a few tips on shipping clothes that might come in handy.

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Coolants and Refrigerants You Can Use to Ship PerishablesWhen shipping perishable goods such as certain foods or medical products, you need to make sure they are kept in certain temperature conditions throughout the transit, otherwise they can deteriorate. There are several types of coolants and refrigerants you can use to keep perishables cold or even frozen and prevent deterioration.

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A Few Tips for Shipping Baked Goods in the Mail Food items can be challenging to mail, since they’re classified as perishables, but a lot of baked goods travel well, so if you want to surprise a friend or family member with a box of homemade cookies or even a pie, go for it! Here are a few tips for shipping baked goods in the mail that may come in handy and make things easier for you.

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A Few Tips for Shipping Perishable Items While most postal and courier companies allow to ship certain categories of perishable items, they are typically shipped at the mailer’s own risk. It means that it is up to the sender to package them properly and make sure the time in transit isn’t enough for them to start deteriorating. Here are a few tips for shipping perishable items that may come in handy.

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Common Shipping Restrictions You Should Be Aware Of If something exists, you can ship it, right? Wrong! There are a lot of shipping restrictions and prohibitions you need to be aware of, especially when you’re shipping internationally and your package goes through the customs. Some of them are imposed by couriers to abide to local, national and international laws and regulations (including IATA regulations), others are imposed by destination countries. Let’s take a closer look at the most common shipping restrictions to understand how you can handle some of them.

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5 Tips for Packing Boxes Securely for Shipping Whether you’re running an eCommerce business or sending a gift to a friend who lives across the country, it is important to pack the box securely to protect its contents and ensure they reach their destination in one piece. Let us offer a few tips on packing boxes securely for shipping.

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How to Properly Reuse Boxes for Shipping Many people think that you’re not allowed to reuse shipping boxes, but this is just a common misconception. Reusing old shipping boxes helps you save time and money, and it is also good for the environment. However, you need to reuse boxes properly if you want your package to get to its destination. Here are a few tips on reusing boxes for shipping that you might find helpful.

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5 Common Shipping Label Fails to Avoid More and more people prefer to print their shipping labels online because it saves them time, money and effort. When printing shipping labels yourself, keep in mind that to err is human and double-check everything to prevent these common shipping label fails that can cost you money or result in your package not arriving to its destination.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Shipping Surcharges Shipping cost can get quite high because of the many surcharges applied by postal and courier companies. Some of these surcharges are unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean that there is no way to reduce your shipping costs. Let us offer you a few tips for avoiding shipping surcharges and saving money on postal services.

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Main Types of Shipping Surcharges There are many factors that affect the shipping cost, ranging from package size and weight to the type of transport used to deliver packages to their destination. To make things even more complicated, carries apply various surcharges to shipments, further increasing the shipping cost. What are the main types of shipping surcharges and is there any way to avoid them?

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What Are Peak Season Surcharges (PSS)? There are many factors that affect shipping costs such as package weight and dimensions, distance, type of shipping service, and demand for shipping services. Demand is uneven throughout the year: there are months when shipping carriers find themselves busier than usual. Since their operational costs are higher during these busy months, carriers tend to apply the so-called peak season surcharges.

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How to Measure a Shipping Box and Determine Package DimensionsMost shipping companies charge by dimensional weight, which is calculated based on, you guessed it, the dimensions of a package. Determining package dimensions is no rocket science, but it is still worth knowing how to measure a shipping box the right way in order to get the best shipping rates.

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What Is the Difference Between a Customs Declaration and a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous GoodsAny international shipment needs proper paperwork to get delivered to its destination without delays. Some of the documents that your shipment may need include a customs declaration and a shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods. They sometimes get confused with each other but there is a difference between these two types of postal declarations.

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How to Mark and Label a Package with Dangerous Goods A package that contains dangerous goods must have proper markings and labels to prevent safety hazards. If you don’t mark and label your dangerous good shipment, it may result in delays in transit and even fines. Let us give you a few tips on marking and labeling dangerous goods shipments.

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4 Tips for Safely Packing and Shipping Li-ion Batteries Li-ion batteries are so ubiquitous these days that we rarely think they can pose any danger. Shipping services and airlines, however, classify them as dangerous goods because batteries are sensitive to environmental factors and can explode while in transit. This is why it is important to properly pack Li-ion batteries before shipping.

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5 Tips for Attaching a Shipping Label to a PackageAttaching a shipping label may seem like the easiest thing about printing your shipping labels yourself, but it is still important that you do it properly if you want your package to reach its destination without any delays. Here are a few tips on attaching a shipping label to a package the right way to ensure it doesn’t get torn or become illegible while in transit.

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How to Calculate the Declared Value of Your Package“Declared value” is a required field in any international shipping label form. It serves two main purposes: determining the amount of insurance coverage and shipping cost, and ensuring hassle-free customs clearance. Let’s figure out how to calculate the declared value of your package in order to avoid any problems with the customs or while claiming insurance.

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4 Tips for Shipping Liquids Overseas Liquids are a tricky thing to ship, especially when it comes to international shipping. There are more rules and regulations to follow when you ship liquids compared, for example, to shipping books. Here are a few tips for shipping liquids overseas that might come in handy.

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5 Common International Shipping Mistakes You Might Be MakingInternational shipping may not be rocket science, but it does have a few intricacies to be aware of. Even a simple, seemingly insignificant mistake you make when shipping a package may result in the shipment being held by customs or getting lost in transit. Here are 5 common international shipping mistakes to avoid.

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Shipping Zones 101The cost of international shipping depends on many factors, one of which is the distance to the destination country. To make their rates more transparent, postal and courier services divide all countries into several shipping zones and assign different rates to different zones. Let us offer you a brief guide to international shipping zones that will help you plan your shipping costs.

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