June 8, 2016 International Shipping

Is Your Business Going Global? These Are the Things to Keep In Mind

If your domestic business is booming and you’re ready to ramp things up by going global, congratulations! Scaling your business is a necessary step to achieving new levels of success, but taking your business global comes with its fair share of headaches and requires careful planning and consideration. In our 25 years in business, AFP Global Logistics has learned a few things about what it takes to bring your to the global market and in this week’s blog, we share some of our best tips for what it takes to achieve international success.

Is Your Business Going Global? These Are the Things to Keep In Mind

Is your business going global? These are the considerations you’ll need to keep in mind.

Smart global logistics are key to success

When you begin thinking about shifting your domestic business to an international market, you’ll need to think through how you will operate on this much more complex scale. While the logistics for your domestic dealings may be well-thought out and effective, that doesn’t mean they will translate to a global rollout. That means that you’ll need to create new logistics solutions that are specifically tailored for global businesses.

Your global logistics solutions will need to factor in a variety of new considerations, including:

 

  • International shipping methods. Air shipping is one of the most common methods that global business use to move their goods internationally, but you may also require ocean shipping depending on the needs of specific shipments. That means that you’ll need to work with an experienced logistics provider who can handle the details of any type of international shipping method, such as AFP Global Logistics.
  • Customs and import/export laws. It is vitally important that your global business operates to the letter of the law, which means that you will need to take care to honor all of the laws that comes with shipping goods between countries. An experienced logistics company will understand the ins and outs of dealing with customs as well as the import/export laws that will impact your business dealings so you can be sure that your company will be beyond legal reproach.

AFP Global Logistics

If you’re taking your business global and need the help of an experienced international logistics provider, AFP Global Logistics is the best and only choice! We provide a full range of customizable logistics services for both domestic and international shipments, and our 25 years in the business have given us the tools we need to tailor our logistic solutions to each and every individual customer. For more information or to start designing your own logistic solutions today, get in touch with AFP at 410.590.1234 (toll-free 800.274.1237), email us at info@afplus.com, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!

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