Features of door door international shipping
Not so long ago, door-to-door delivery meant exclusively the supply of goods from different countries. But as the popularity of buying cars abroad is growing every year, more and more dealer companies, especially international ones, are offering this service. It can be used by a large buyer, who, for example, wants to replenish his corporate vehicle fleet or buy special equipment from a manufacturer, as well as an individual. In this case, the buyer most often does not even have to come to the country or city of departure to conclude a transaction. All procedures can be carried out remotely today.which is very important given the restrictions for some countries in connection with the current situation.
Who are forwarding companies and what do they do
A forwarding company is a company that takes full control of the delivery. She accepts a car from a seller, prepares all documents, builds a route, while taking into account the wishes of the client. If the customer wants to get his car in the shortest possible time and he is not very interested in the financial side of the issue, the forwarders are likely to offer air transportation. This is the fastest and safest way of transportation today. Also, the car can be delivered by car transporter, if we are talking about a land route or using rail transport, or by sea if delivery is carried out from another continent.
What else is the responsibility of forwarders
Transportation of a car within one country, from abroad, and even from another mainland is always associated with a large amount of documentation and certain risks. In case of concluding a contract with forwarders, the client frees himself from this “headache” completely. The entire package of documentation is drawn up by the forwarder. Most often it includes:
- Transfer acceptance certificate;
- Contracts with carriers at every stage of transportation;
- Registration of customs documents;
- Accompanying documents for the cargo.
It is important to understand that each type of transport has its own characteristics, which means that it requires knowledge of all the nuances. For example, when transporting by sea, you need to issue a bill of lading. And an ordinary person who buys a car and wants to deliver it by water has not even heard such a word.
For an experienced freight forwarder, all new laws that relate to customs law and very often appear in different countries are not a secret or a surprise, so any problems at customs are resolved very quickly.
How much does door-to-door delivery cost
There is no unambiguous tariff for door door international delivery service and cannot be. It all depends on many factors. Starting from the places of departure, schemes, insurance prices and so on, ending with the services of the forwarder himself. Usually the fee for organizing door-to-door delivery consists of a commission for each stage of transportation. This is a certain percentage that is paid to the forwarder and depends on how much the transportation service itself will cost. When concluding long-term contracts, companies reduce interest rates for regular customers.