When we get a chance to talk to customers or businesses about their experiences in shipping or exporting to Mexico, we tend to learn a lot. We work with hundreds of clients and businesses who have previously had something come up while shipping from the U.S. to Mexico that they didn’t quite expect. Whether they were shipping a single package, a less than a load (or LTL) shipment, or multiple trucks full of equipment, we’ve consistently heard a lot of the same issues about shipping out of the country.
Estafeta USA is the expert when it comes to helping our customers ship in between Mexico and the United States, and has been making sure our clients know exactly what to expect when it comes to partnering with us for their shipping needs. Now, we wanted to share some of those insights with you as you export to Mexico.
Work With A Knowledgeable Customs Partner. Dealing with shipping across the US-Mexico border is a complex issue, because of the multiple factors in play. Getting a package across customs is not only one of those important factors, it’s arguably the most important factor, as your package will not enter the country at all without the right paperwork. If your company is shipping internally, or working with a new service, they may not have the proper expertise in place to ensure that your package gets through each country.
Have the Right Options for Shipment. We deal with different types of companies and customers all the time; everything from small businesses who needed an occasional LTL pickup, to large businesses who need full warehousing services to Mexico. Whether you need to ensure that your package is delivered via ground shipping to get the most cost effective delivery, or if you need something more robust like administration and fulfillment, make sure the company you are working with understands up front what your priorities are, and how they can best help you with those needs.
Get The Right Price. How much are you shipping? What are those shipments worth? Being able to answers these questions up front helps ensures that you get the clearance you need for any and all international packages, and avoid an unwelcome surprise in the process. Our experts make sure to ask you for all the details up front, discuss your options, and then set up the best way for you to ship anything you need.
Protect Your Packages. Depending on what you’re shipping, you may need to get insurance or damage options to protect your business from unexpected losses. Along with attractive insurance offers that make sure you’re fully covered, make sure the company you’re working with also provides GPS tracking tools so you can make sure your package gets from point A to point B without any setbacks.
Understand Your Distribution. Estafeta USA prides itself on offering great single-service, multi-service, and turnkey solutions to businesses shipping to Mexico, but there’s nothing “turnkey” about losing a package or having your distribution being mismanaged. We offer a lot of services when it comes to shipping, but one thing you can count on is that Estafeta takes care of distribution across Mexico.
Delivery to the Right Place. Often when you ship to Mexico, other services are limited by how far they will go, and may end up having to add in extra charges just to get your packages to the right place. Estafeta provides single-service delivery options with the largest delivery network in Mexico.
Estafeta USA is proud to offer all of these services to our customers, and many more! If you are currently experiencing difficulties with shipping to Mexico, looking for a better option when it comes to pricing or services, or just want to ship to Mexico with the industry experts, contact us! Just fill out the form on this page, and one of our experts will be in touch with you shortly.
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As you and your company gear up to hit trade show season, the usual debate will come up as you begin planning. What trade show will help you gain leads? What trade show is most important to have multiple people attend, vs having one representative attend? What is the “big” trade show everyone should go to?
Especially in the e-commerce space, with limited resources (including employees, time, and budget) picking events and planning accordingly around expectations will help you and your team track gain. Instead of sending your whole team to every trade show, set expectations early, and plan your trips accordingly.
Our helpful guide is a one-stop shop for some of 2017’s best trade shows for learning, networking, and growing your business.
eTail Regional Conferences. Canada, May 16-18. Europe, June 20-22. East, August 14-17.
Each eTail event is crafted with care to be a fun, think-outside-the-box show that caters to people looking to learn. Certain shows provide extra-curricular activities to network, including a bowling reception and video game challenges at their Boston event. Bonus: Each conference has a downloadable attendee list to help you determine if it’s a good fit for your business.
Most ecommerce professionals have had a relationship with direct selling platforms, and the Direct Selling Association’s annual conference is a gathering of some of the top minds in the direct selling space, creating opportunities for independent contractors and entrepreneurs. With a great panel of speakers, and social events designed to get you to make connections based on your experience level (from new sellers to CEO’s), DSA has become a staple for independent employees and straight to consumer businesses, all across the country.
The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition is cultivated each year by Internet Retailer Magazine, with the show earning a reputation as being well-attended and humming with opportunity. Touting over 600 vendors, over 200 speakers, and more than 130 conferences, IRCE ensures the opportunity for participating businesses to talk to the right people and get the right information. If you’re hoping to stay ahead of the e-commerce trends, attendance at IRCE has become a must.
Retail Global. September 12-14.
97% of attendees of this annual show in Las Vegas said they would re-attend primarily due to the networking opportunities. Retail Global is highly regarded for the opportunities that are presented to network, as well as the education from the event, prestigious and knowledgeable keynote speakers, and high quality content strategies shared. If you’re looking to learn and network, Retail Global may need to be on your list of 2017 events to attend.
Shop.Org Digital Summit. September 25-27.
Shop.org’s annual convention is regarded as a who’s-who meetup in the digital space, with a known ecommerce player bringing together hundreds of companies doing business digitally to network and share ideas. With an impressive collection of future-forward options to improve sales and content, Shop.org’s summit is a way to expand your list of contacts in the ecommerce space.
eCommerce Fuel. October 19-21.
Marketed as “the event for 6 & 7 figure store owners,” this meeting of the minds in the heart of Georgia is specifically designed for consumers who are looking for realistic, affordable solutions in the eCommerce space. With speakers and attendees with vast experience in the struggles of starting from the ground up, eCommerce “fuels” community conversation and networking to a very specific niche.
Attending the right trade show is a great way to gain business for your company. When it comes to getting them their product, Estafeta can help.
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Use Estafeta U.S.A. to provide highly flexible, seamless, in-house cross-border outbound logistics services and solutions for all your orders going to Mexico. We can provide LTL pick-up in U.S. and delivery in Mexico via LTL or by parcel express. And with Estafeta U.S.A., packages clear customs in hours instead of days, typically arriving in the customer’s hands in eight to ten business days.
Estafeta also has the largest LTL fleet in Mexico for the broadest coverage in the country.
The US holiday shopping season will be starting soon.
Take advantage of all the deals from US e-commerce retailers with your US “Ship To” address from Estafeta.
As you shop, use your Mexican address as the “Billing Address” and your US Estafeta address for the “Ship To” address. The retailers will send your packages to our warehouse in Laredo, TX. When your packages arrive, we will advise you of taxes, duty and delivery date. Estafeta will deliver to your address Mexico.
Black Friday, November 25, 2016
Although considered an in-store event, many Black Friday deals are now being offered online by some stores. Also, large retailers may have separate items for online sales in addition to Black Friday in-store sales. Look especially for great deals on electronics and kitchen appliances.
Cyber Monday, November 28, 2016
Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. This day is all about on-line sales, especially clothing, jewelry, and toys.
Where to find the deals?
When it comes to sales, you need to be at the head of the pack.
www.TheBlackFriday.com is a sale site aggregator. You will receive alerts as sales are announced. The site also shows scans of sales ads, fliers and catalogs as they are released and links to the retailer sites.
Take advantage of the free shipping to a USA address offered by US retailers and Estafeta U.S.A. will ship your purchases to you in Mexico.