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Cross Border e-commerce: Aggregating demand one parcel at at time

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Oct 23, 2017 2:53:23 PM

The traditional pattern of retailers "buying wholesale, and selling retail" is being disrupted by cross border e-commerce technologies and parcel logistics processes. The role of retailers and business distributors as aggregators of demand is being redefined by direct on-line ordering.

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Topics: E-Commerce, ECCF, cbp section 321

European Parcel Post and E-commerce solutions to the USA

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Oct 20, 2017 3:44:20 PM

For many European companies, their best option for domestic distribution is via their local postal authority but, increasingly, they are looking for alternatives for a direct connection with USA postal delivery.

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Topics: USA parcel import from Italy, USPS from italy, USPS from Germany, USPS from France, ecommerce parcel to USA, cbp section 321, ECCF

USA De Minimis Values and Section 321

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Oct 16, 2017 9:46:16 AM

Understanding the meaning of De Minimis and how it impacts your Cross Border e-commerce parcels

The "de minimis value" - also referred to as the "low value threshold" - is the value under which qualifying goods can be more simply entered for customs clearance. Qualifying shipments under the "de minimis value" also often qualify for lower duty and tax rates - and often are duty free.

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Topics: cfs de minimis, section 321 de minimis, cbp section 321, ECCF

Parcel importing to the USA: Understanding the new de minimis

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Oct 9, 2017 10:50:10 AM

Understanding the meaning of De Minimis and how it impacts your Cross Border e-commerce parcels

The "de minimis value" - also referred to as the "low value threshold" - is the value under which qualifying goods can be more simply entered for customs clearance. Qualifying shipments under the "de minimis value" also often qualify for lower duty and tax rates - and often are duty free.

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Topics: ECCF, de minimis parcel usa, de minimis section 321, cbp section 321

One Dollar for USA Parcel Clearance: Great deal, or way too much?

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Sep 20, 2017 8:41:09 AM

 

In building high volume e-commerce parcel import solutions, one of the first issues we discuss the is the value of paying the “$1 reimbursement fee” to customs. For importers of low value/ low weight parcels, this fee can seem exorbitant. Yet, for most others, express clearance processes provide incredible value.

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Topics: CFS, E-Commerce, cbp section 321, ECCF