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Invest in Cargo Insurance Now and Save Immensely Later

Discover How Cargo Insurance Can Prevent Headaches and Costly Fees

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When it comes down to importing or exporting goods, regardless if you are using air, ocean, or ground freight forwarding services, you may consider investing in cargo insurance. Legally, carriers must provide a standard amount of insurance coverage, known as carrier liability. Many companies question whether the choice for cargo insurance is truly worth it but here at Promptus, we always recommend all importers or exporters purchase some form of insurance to protect their cargo. read more

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The Practical Benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone

Why Companies Prefer to Use a FTZ For International Trade

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Shipping and logistics can often span to multiple areas throughout the world, which means dealing with international trade laws and global market rules. This includes customs duties, taxes and tariffs, and other bureaucratic regulations. For US-based shippers, this can mean expensive costs and complicated instructions. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) created secure areas outside of their typical jurisdiction, known as Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ). read more

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Hazardous Materials: What They Are & How to Handle Them

Properly Prepare Handling Instructions, Labeling, and Documentation

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When many people think of hazardous materials, they picture radioactive liquids and dangerous materials. While these are definitely proper examples, they also include materials and goods that most people don’t think to consider – we will address these below. Because of this, many shippers find that they incur safety violations and costly fines because they did not comply with the necessary paperwork or labeling requirements. read more

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Exploring Freight Forwarding Solutions: Bonded Warehousing

What Is Bonded Warehouse and When Is It Useful?

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In the world of freight-forwarding and import/export services, many companies will find that one of the biggest challenges will be in finding where to store your goods. While you are, in fact, free to store them wherever you see fit, you may find that many locations lack the safety and security that you need. Additionally, you will be required to pay the duty tax required by the Customs and Border Protection once your goods have been imported (or exported) to their destination. read more

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How 3PL Can Help You Maximize Efficiency with your E-Commerce Company

Operate More Profitably By Outsourcing Online Sales to Third-Party Logistics

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E-commerce is a broad term that refers to business transactions that are conducted exclusively on the Internet or via electronic devices or applications. It can range from a multitude of business types, with some of the most common being electronic retail sites. This means businesses selling physical merchandise through electronic means. Additionally, many of these electronic retail sites have completely abandoned the traditional brick-and-mortar shopping experience to instead provide twice as much merchandise to three times the customer base. read more

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Logistics to a 3PL

Save Time, Money, and Resources By Switching to a Third Party Logistics Company

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As technological advances are made in the world of supply chain management, business owners are starting to recognize the advantages to abandoning the traditional in-house warehouse and delivery fleet. Instead, they are opting to outsource their logistics needs to 3rd Party Logistics companies, or 3PLs, such as Promtpus, LLC. Trusting an experienced global logistics provider can mean you have more time, money, and energy to dedicate to what’s truly important: running a business. read more

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What You Need To Know When Importing Apparel

Familiarize Yourself With the Necessary Steps to Maximize Productivity

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Apparel is one of the most important import industries in America, bringing in around $80 billion in clothing and other apparel per year. Naturally, there are a number of regulations that your business is expected to comply with if you wish to import any type of apparel or textile into this United States of America. Missing a step or failing to submit the necessary documents, could put your business at risk for incurring hefty tariffs or penalties. read more

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What is Distressed Cargo and When Does it Occur?

Learn the Truth About What Distressed Cargo Means For You

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Whether you are new to the freight forwarding field or have years of experience, the term “distressed cargo” has probably come to your attention at least once. Put simply, cargo is categorized as distressed when the buyer abandons the goods. read more

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4 Tips for More Successful International Shipments

Eliminate Mistakes to Help Boost Your Company’s Efficiency

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When it comes to providing your customers with the best services possible, one of the most important aspects is ensuring safe, efficient delivery of all your goods. Too often, mistakes are easily overlooked, which can mean returned goods, wrong deliveries, late shipments, and more. Not to mention, all of these can mean extra in fees and costs for you. Thankfully, avoiding these oversights can be as simple as following these tips and dedicating extra care and attention to your freight forwarding services. read more

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4 Steps Essential to Successfully Importing Trademarked Goods

Create a Shipping Checklist to Ensure You Don’t Miss Anything Important

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When it comes to shipping trademark goods anywhere, you will need to take special care to ensure all the necessary paperwork has been obtained, filled out, and filed properly. As you can imagine, US Customs and Border Protection can be quite strict when it comes to shipping intellectual property both nationwide and internationally. read more

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