Domestic Zone-Based Pricing

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Nov 29, 2018 11:43:17 AM

The USPS has announced that Zone-Based pricing for USA Domestic First Class Package Service will take effect on January 27, 2019 along with other rate changes.  This means that shipping from one USA location can increase postage costs above and beyond the current cost of postage and where you enter your goods and ship from will determine your cost.  With our 4 strategically located facilities and distribution points at key airports across the USA, IBC can help reduce postage costs via the new Zone-Based Pricing.  

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Topics: eccf holiday clearace, Domestic Delivery, ECCF, E-Commerce, Holiday Shipping, Holiday E-Commerce

Express Parcel Clearance during peak holiday season

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Nov 6, 2017 1:57:26 PM

Many cross border e-commerce merchants realize the need for express consignment clearance during the holiday season. As cross border e-commerce purchases continue to grow, import parcel clearance to the USA is being challenged. Experts predict likely customs delays for parcels imported to the USA during the holiday season

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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

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

IBC Opens a New ECCF Facility in JFK

Posted by Sharon Fricker on Nov 8, 2016 2:59:07 PM

International Bonded Couriers has opened a new ECCF (Express Consignment Carrier Facility) at JFK International Airport!  This is our third operational ECCF in the United States, with facilites also in Miami and Los Angeles.

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Topics: E-Commerce, ECCF, section 321