How can DHL Import Express help manage your inventory?

Are you facing out-of-stocks because of international transit times? Do you want to get products to your customers quicker?

While growing sales are great for business, they can also lead to logistical challenges with managing inventory. Many businesses also struggle with keeping expensive items in-stock when sales are uncertain or follow an irregular sales cycle.

This all [...]

Imports | Posted on: April 25, 2017 | Share This Article:

What is the DHL Capabilities tool?

DHL’s Capability Tool is used to determine origin pickup ready time availability, as well as to calculate the shipment’s estimated transit time. The Capability Tool allows the user to entery very important details of their shipment such as the ship date, origin, destination, pieces, weight and the customs value, so it may provide accurate transit [...]

DHL Tools | Posted on: October 28, 2013 | Share This Article:

What is the DHL Trade Automation Services tool?

DHL’s Trade Automation Services tool provides the information you need to ensure complete and accurate customs paperwork, landed cost estimates including customs duty and taxes, and efficient transit of your goods.

Key features include:

Landed Cost Calculator — estimate duties, taxes and other fees upfront
Product Compliance — ensure your shipment complies with each country’s import and export [...]

DHL Tools | Posted on: October 28, 2013 | Share This Article:

Can I pay for my shipments using a credit card?

Absolutely. At any time, you can call your credit card into our International Help Desk for manual processing, or you can fax/email our credit card authorization form directly to our billing department. If you would like to get setup for auto billing, just let somebody in our billing department know.

General | Posted on: October 25, 2013 | Share This Article:

Why didn’t my shipment clear in the air before arriving at customs?

While most shipments clear customs in the destination country during transit, there are a number of possible situations that could cause a shipment not to clear during transit, including:

Manual air waybills
Missing/incorrect paperwork or documents
Improper HTS codes
Mismatched paperwork or documents
Incorrect use of a pro forma invoice
Formal customs entry was required due to the value and/or commodity
Additional permits or [...]

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

Who has the customs registration number for my shipment to China?

All importers and exporters in China are required to register with customs authorities for an importer or exporter Customs Registration Number (“CR Number”) that must be indicated on the commercial invoice. Your Chinese consignee or shipper must indicate the CR Number in order to clear customs, with the exception of documents and personal effects (limited [...]

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

Where is my shipment?

You can track your shipment from any page on the Preferred Shipping website by entering the tracking number into our tracking widget, by calling the International Help Desk, or by contacting your local shipping expert.

General | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

How can I find a nearby DHL drop box?

You can search for a near by drop box to send a package or envelope using DHL’s website.

DHL Tools | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)?

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of tariff nomenclature, or Harmonized Tariff Schedule, is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers for classifying traded products developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization. This helps customs officials in any country easily determine what’s being shipped, and what the required duty and taxes for the shipment may be.

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

What is the difference between a commercial and pro forma invoice?

A commercial invoice is the most common part of your shipping documentation, and is required for most shipments. It should have the shipper’s information and logo, the invoice information, the consignee’s information including tax ID or VAT number, if required, as well as a phone number. It will have each item listed in the shipment [...]

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

How can DHL Import Express help manage your inventory?

Are you facing out-of-stocks because of international transit times? Do you want to get products to your customers quicker?

While growing sales are great for business, they can also lead to logistical challenges with managing inventory. Many businesses also struggle with keeping expensive items in-stock when sales are uncertain or follow an irregular sales cycle.

This all [...]

Imports | Posted on: April 25, 2017 | Share This Article:

What is the DHL Capabilities tool?

DHL’s Capability Tool is used to determine origin pickup ready time availability, as well as to calculate the shipment’s estimated transit time. The Capability Tool allows the user to entery very important details of their shipment such as the ship date, origin, destination, pieces, weight and the customs value, so it may provide accurate transit [...]

DHL Tools | Posted on: October 28, 2013 | Share This Article:

What is the DHL Trade Automation Services tool?

DHL’s Trade Automation Services tool provides the information you need to ensure complete and accurate customs paperwork, landed cost estimates including customs duty and taxes, and efficient transit of your goods.

Key features include:

Landed Cost Calculator — estimate duties, taxes and other fees upfront
Product Compliance — ensure your shipment complies with each country’s import and export [...]

DHL Tools | Posted on: October 28, 2013 | Share This Article:

Can I pay for my shipments using a credit card?

Absolutely. At any time, you can call your credit card into our International Help Desk for manual processing, or you can fax/email our credit card authorization form directly to our billing department. If you would like to get setup for auto billing, just let somebody in our billing department know.

General | Posted on: October 25, 2013 | Share This Article:

Why didn’t my shipment clear in the air before arriving at customs?

While most shipments clear customs in the destination country during transit, there are a number of possible situations that could cause a shipment not to clear during transit, including:

Manual air waybills
Missing/incorrect paperwork or documents
Improper HTS codes
Mismatched paperwork or documents
Incorrect use of a pro forma invoice
Formal customs entry was required due to the value and/or commodity
Additional permits or [...]

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

Who has the customs registration number for my shipment to China?

All importers and exporters in China are required to register with customs authorities for an importer or exporter Customs Registration Number (“CR Number”) that must be indicated on the commercial invoice. Your Chinese consignee or shipper must indicate the CR Number in order to clear customs, with the exception of documents and personal effects (limited [...]

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

Where is my shipment?

You can track your shipment from any page on the Preferred Shipping website by entering the tracking number into our tracking widget, by calling the International Help Desk, or by contacting your local shipping expert.

General | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

How can I find a nearby DHL drop box?

You can search for a near by drop box to send a package or envelope using DHL’s website.

DHL Tools | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)?

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of tariff nomenclature, or Harmonized Tariff Schedule, is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers for classifying traded products developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization. This helps customs officials in any country easily determine what’s being shipped, and what the required duty and taxes for the shipment may be.

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

What is the difference between a commercial and pro forma invoice?

A commercial invoice is the most common part of your shipping documentation, and is required for most shipments. It should have the shipper’s information and logo, the invoice information, the consignee’s information including tax ID or VAT number, if required, as well as a phone number. It will have each item listed in the shipment [...]

Exports | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:
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