Most online merchants are hesitant to try cross-border trade between the US and Canada because they assume that transport costs will be quite expensive. There are also customs duties and taxes that can affect the prices of goods. They stick to local customers within the country and miss out on all the opportunities for profit and growth.
There are many reasons why a business must ship internationally but the most common is “There is a big market out there” and “Competitors are doing it, why can’t you?” Cross-Border trade will depend on what products are being offered to customers and where they will be shipped. There are products that are highly in-demand and receives a lot of traffic from other countries.
There are long-established cross-border routes between the US and Canada; however, they are regulated for a variety of reasons. There are shipping regulations and restrictions based on the product’s point of origin and destination. There are items that are heavily restricted and may require some efforts and costs to be shipped across the border. The most common reason is the items are dangerous or illegal like ivory.
Businesses that want to explore cross-border trade must start with high-profit margins so that they won’t lose a fortune in case the experiment does not work out. It is also very important to be aware that things can change pretty quickly like tariffs and treaties. New markets may suddenly open up. Items that you used to ship without restrictions have suddenly been prohibited.
There are lots of options when it comes to cross-border shipping like United States Postal Service (USPS) and express carriers. Logistics and trucking providers are much faster and can provide features like insurance and real-time tracking that allow clients to know that their freight is on its way. USPS can be more cost-effective but it is excruciatingly slow.
The dedicated and professional team of Titan Transline is always ready to handle even the most complicated transport requirements. They understand the importance of every shipment so that they are handled with care and personalized service at all times. Your shipment is guaranteed to arrive on time, every time.