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eCommerce has driven global parcel shipment volumes sky-high. Today’s consumers are comfortable buying from eCommerce vendors located overseas, boosting the number of packages being shipped cross-border. Simultaneously, retailers have adopted an omnichannel shipping strategy that has shifted inventory from centralized distribution centers to brick-and-mortar stores and even directly from manufacturers, regardless of their location.
This has resulted in an avalanche of inbound packages that has overwhelmed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resources, whose systems have historically been geared to processing larger containers. Add to that more retailers using an endless aisle to deliver goods from anywhere to anywhere in an attempt to capitalize on an omnichannel shipping strategy, and you have a lot of small packages traveling internationally.
With this growth in international shipping, there are plenty of challenges being faced by global shippers, including:
Border security compliance
Download this eBook today to learn how navigating customs both in your home country, as well as a growing number of others, can help your omnichannel strategy deliver efficiently from the endless aisle.
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