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  • Determine the Selling Price of Imported Products with the Landed Cost Calculator: Pricing Strategies and Formulas

    Last updated on June 12, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    To grow your import business, understand landed costs, profit margins, and operating costs. Create a solid plan for selling products in your market. Calculate landed costs, set profitable selling prices, and consider operating expenses like storage and working capital. Plan sales and marketing strategies, considering market risks and costs. Invest in efficient software to streamline…

  • Incoterms® 2020 Explained – The Complete Guide

    Last updated on May 28, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2020 chart for import export

    The International Chamber of Commerce have published new Incoterms® 2020 that have come into effect from the 1st of January 2020. The ICC originally published Incoterms® in 1936 and have continually made updates to reflect the changes to the Global Trade environment. It’s important that all parties involved in trade clearly understand the changes and…

  • FCA Incoterm® Explained

    Last updated on May 8, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    FCA Incoterm

    FCA Incoterm® simplifies international shipping by defining when the seller's responsibility ends and the buyer's begins. It is ideal for managing logistics, costs, and ensuring compliance with export and import regulations. Learn more about using FCA in global trade.

  • How to Calculate the Landed Cost of Imported Products

    Last updated on February 26, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Calculating landed cost of imported products

    Businesses that are involved in Global Trade are faced with dozens of additional costs, fees and charges involved with importing products through to the final location. It’s imperative that buyers understand the actual final costs of imported products in advance, to make smart decisions for their business.

  • How Many Cars Fit in a Shipping Container: Maximizing Space for Car Shipping

    Last updated on February 2, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    The advantages of car container shipping, where safety meets cost-effectiveness. This method not only shields your vehicle from harm but also offers the convenience of transporting multiple cars simultaneously. Explore how it's changing the game in vehicle logistics.

  • Incoterms® 2024: Guide, and changes of Incoterms® Explained

    Last updated on January 31, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2024

    Incoterms® Guide to use in 2024 Incoterms® were first published in 1936 and are continually updated over time to reflect the changing global business environment to be continually used in 2024 and beyond. The International Chamber of Commerce ICC published the latest version of Incoterms® 2020.  These changes came into effect on the 1st of January 2020 and…

  • Incoterms® in 2023 Guide

    Last updated on December 6, 2022 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2023 Guide

    It is important to know which Incoterms® are applicable in 2023 as they determine the responsibilities of buyers and sellers. Additionally, incorrect Incoterms® can result in costly errors or delays in international trade.

  • Best Software for Small Business Exporters in 2022

    Last updated on June 16, 2022 by Ben Thompson

    Simplify & streamline your day-to-day import/export business operations with the best software for exporters 2022.

  • Incoterms® in 2022 Guide

    Last updated on April 13, 2022 by Ben Thompson

    Incoterms® were first published in 1936 and are continually updated over time to reflect the changing global business environment to be continually used in 2022 and beyond.

  • Brexit Guide, Shipping Beyond 2020

    Last updated on December 11, 2020 by Ben Thompson

    The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on the 31st of January 2020. The UK is in a transition period (or implementation period) that ends on the 31st of December 2020. During that time, the UK-EU trading relationship remains the same.

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Glossary of Shipping Terms

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Private: Types of International Payment terms for Import Export Shipments.

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Export Manager's Guide to Remote Working

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