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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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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filling Out a Customs DeclarationEvery international shipment needs a customs declaration, which is typically filled out by the sender. Any mistakes in the declaration may result in a fine, the shipment being returned to the sender, or even a fraud investigation, so it is important to always provide correct information for customs. What are the most common mistakes one might make when filling out a customs form for international shipping?

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How to File a Shipping Insurance ClaimIf your package gets damaged, lost or stolen in transit and it was covered by shipping insurance, you can file an insurance claim with your carrier to get reimbursed. Today, let’s figure out how to file an insurance claim with major carriers: the United States Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx.

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5 Common Questions About Shipping Insurance, Answered Although shipping carriers strive to be as reliable and efficient as possible, no one is perfect. Sometimes packages get lost or damaged in transit, especially when they are shipped long distances and go through multiple sorting centers. Of course, people whose packages have been damaged or lost would want to get reimbursed, and that’s why shipping insurance exists. Today, PostageMaker will answer 5 common questions about shipping insurance.

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How to Void a Shipping Label Printing shipping labels online can save time and money, so a lot of people prefer printing USPS, FedEx and UPS shipping labels at home to going to a post office. However, sometimes shipping labels end up not being used after they have been printed. Is their any way to void a shipping label and get your money back?

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Shipping Labels 101: Answers to 6 Common Questions. A shipping label is one of the key factors in getting a package to its required destination. It contains identifying information about the package, as well as serves as proof of postage and (for international packages) as a customs declaration. If you don’t ship often, you might have some questions about shipping labels. Well, we’re here to answer them!

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A Brief Guide to Shipping Fragile ItemsFragile items, such as various gadgets, pottery, glassware, musical instruments etc., are prone to getting damaged in transit because, alas, they are not always handled with care, and even when they are, accidents happen. Luckily, there are ways to protect fragile items and minimize the risk of shipping damages. Here’s a brief guide to shipping fragile items that might come in handy.

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5 Quick but Important Tips for Shipping Internationally Whether you need to send a birthday present or a care package to a friend who lives in another country, or you’re a small e-commerce business owner with customer overseas, there are things you should know about international shipping to make sure that your shipments arrive on time and intact. Here are 5 quick but important tips for shipping internationally that will make things easier for you and help you save time and money.

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3 Ways to Get Discounted Shipping Labels Shipping is rarely cheap, especially when it comes to international shipping, so it is not surprising that a lot of people are looking for ways to save on shipping. There are several ways to reduce shipping costs; shipping discounts are one of them. How can regular shoppers and small e-commerce businesses get discounted shipping labels?

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How to Pack for International Shipping: A Few Tips and Tricks When you’re shipping internationally, you want your package to get to its destination safe and sound. Sadly, there’s always a risk that an international package might get damaged during transit. To minimize this risk, you should know how to pack for international shipping. By the way, proper packaging might also help you save money, which is something you want because shipping overseas can be quite expensive.

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The Pros and Cons of Flat Rate Shipping for Online RetailersMost postal services and shipping carriers charge postage by weight, but there is another pricing option called flat rate shipping. Some online retailers prefer it to standard shipping due to a number of benefits, but one should never forget that for every pro there is a con. So what are the pros and cons of flat rate shipping for e-commerce businesses?

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How to Save Money on Shipping Bulky Items Most postal carriers charge either by gross weight or by dimensional weight, whichever one is greater. Large items, even lightweight ones, are typically charged by dimensional weight because they take up much space, which results in a high shipping cost. Luckily, there are ways to save money on shipping bulky items. Let us give you a few tips.

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How to Create a Return Shipping Label According to statistics, 15 to 40% of online purchases are returned, compared to about 9% in traditional brick-and-mortar stores. However, over 90% of consumers will buy again from a store even after returning a purchase if the store makes it easy for them to make a return and offers free return shipping. One of the simplest ways for small e-commerce businesses to handle returns is to provide their customers with a return shipping label.

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5 Cost-Reducing Tips for Small Businesses When you’re running a small business, you need to minimize costs and maximize revenue to not only stay afloat, but help your business grow. Shipping costs are one of the most costly expenses for small online retailers, and they only tend to grow as carriers increase their rates, which happens at least once a year. Luckily, there are ways to save on shipping and boost your profits. Let us offer you a few tips that might be helpful in this regard.

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