What logistical considerations are available to Cross-border? What sparks buyers’ preference for Cross-border logistics over other companies? Is Cross-border efficient, or effective, or both in terms of management of its order-to-delivery turnaround time? What is the variety of cargo shipment that Cross-border handles? Is the company client-centered or management-focused? Does Cross-border have a specialty cargo? Are Cross-border costs or charges weight-based or product type-based, or both? What are some of the vital concerns for any potential clients of Cross-border? If you have all these questions with you, you are in the right place. This post provides an answer to most, if not all of these questions in subsequent sections.
With the increasing evolution of the e-commerce platform at Cross-border, the cross-border logistics component is also diversifying. Various variables determine the shipment method such as destination country, cargo weight, or even user timeliness demands. The available modes of shipment include Ocean special line, Air shipping, overseas warehouse, EUB, EMS, International Express (UPS DHL) Airline special line, Ocean shipping or Postal parcel. In relation to delivery time, the fastest time is usually between 3-5 days for international deliveries, whereas the slowest time could get to as many as 15days normally through postal parcel, although as expected this option is way cheaper than the 3-5 days’ method. Besides the freight costs, there are also packaging, handling, and tariff fees. Within these costs, while the freight costs cannot be modified, the packaging costs are often adjusted depending on the conditions and the client recommendations. Packaging variables that Cross-border adjusts include the strength of the package, lightweight packaging materials, and efficient packaging space.
With regards to the guarantee in terms of protection of the goods when trading with Cross-border, Cross-border logistics runs a complex chain of processes that ensure that the shipping of the packages is secured. E-commerce implementation at Cross-border also helps to ensure the security of the cargo, as then, their status and conditions are closely monitored. Multiple loading and unloading may sometimes damage the package. Other issues besides damage or loss of the package include the wrong destination address label, failed delivery, and damaged address label. In order to avoid these issues relating to address and labels, Cross-border ensures that the clarity of labels and flat surface placement of labels on the packages. Cross-border also has region-specific solutions to a problem arising from clients’ inability or failure to clear their goods. The solutions are region-specific since different countries have different customs policies governing clearance fees or charges. For instance, being a client-centered company, customers from the US are exempt from tax for any goods within 800 dollars, whereas Australians are exempt from tax up to a maximum of 1000 Australian dollars. Clearance in Europe and Africa is easier if the client is well acquainted with the requirements of their specific environment.