An Importer Of Record Ensures Your IT Equipment Arrives With No HasslesApril 10, 2017 No Comments
Featured article by Andre Smith, Internet Marketing and E-Commerce specialist
World-wide cloud-based service providers such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix have been on the frontlines of technological innovation, spearheading video media and social media into the 21st century. Over the last decade, they have influenced the way in which current generations consume data, instantaneously and often. It is therefore crucial that the IT equipment enabling these companies to transmit their signals and satisfy this need is shipped with speed, supervision and care. Additionally, it is crucial to bear in mind the complexity of cross-border transactions; importing hundreds of thousands (or in some cases millions) of dollars worth of equipment to another country is an involved process. You must comply with the receiving country’s customs and regulations or else risk serious delays, fines, and costs.
As a technology re-seller, having your shipment reach its destination on time is a top priority if you want to keep your clients satisfied. However, even the most organized individuals who are well-versed in logistics can have a difficult time securing the proper permits, documentation, and clearances for their equipment to make it past another country’s border. In fact, many countries make acquiring an Importer of Record compulsory when shipping controlled commodities without an importing entity.
If you want to ensure a hassle-free delivery, it is highly recommended to seek out a global distribution partner. It’s best to find one that will act as your Importer of Record and secure you duty refunds, and a company that routinely secures compliant shipping documents understands the different types of permits and requirements from country to country, they’ll ensure your equipment is cleared through customs without any unforeseen hold up.
Consider going with a company like TecEx.com as your partner, as they have points of presence across 136 countries around the world. They generate better lead times, and can even retrieve a Value-Added Tax Refund for you from the countries that offer it. They clear all required documents for you, or if you prefer to do it yourself, they provide you with straightforward, detailed instructions and guidance on preparing commercial invoices, freight delivery waybills, and customs supporting documentation (certifications, import permits etc.) Furthermore, as your Importer of Record, they have an on-the-ground team, offering you hands-on service; making sure your equipment clears customs smoothly. They also work with your carrier or forwarder of choice to ensure the arrival of your equipment. You can also access the freight services they provide as well.
Finally, the expert team manages to secure customs pre-approval within 3 days, and clearance within 7 days thereafter enabling you to give your clients an accurate ETA. What’s more is that you only pay the landed cost quote irrespective of any changes to a country’s legislation. Where technology is advancing rapidly, and its consumers’ expectations are increasing, it is important for those reselling the necessary hardware to move at a comparable speed. Shipment delays are not worth the risk, nor are the associated expenses; with a global distribution partner doing the leg work, your IT equipment is carefully monitored, and cleared from point A to B. At the end of the day, working with an expert, professional service will save you time and unnecessary stress.
Andre Smith is an Internet, Marketing and E-Commerce specialist with several years of experience in the industry. He has watched as the world of online business has grown and adapted to new technologies, and he has made it his mission to help keep businesses informed and up to date.
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