Which type of delivery to choose: tips for entrepreneurs

Starting an export business, any entrepreneur is faced with logistics issues and must decide which delivery format is most suitable for their product and will provide the best value for money. For B2C sales on international marketplaces, this is definitely an email format.

It should be noted that the final cost of delivery services from the postal operator is always flexible and requires individual calculations. Therefore, we will consider the cost of delivery to the territory of each destination country according to the model of Ukrposhta tariffs. For example, shipping costs to the US will be the same if the recipient lives in New York or Hawaii. The tariff is calculated from the actual weight of the shipment, the volumetric weight is not taken into account, but each type of shipment has a limit on the maximum allowable dimensions.

Consider the main products of international delivery:

Small package

Ideal format for small, inexpensive items (clothing, accessories, cosmetics, home decor, etc.). Convenient tariff gradation depends on the weight of the departure and the zone in which the country of destination is included (for example, the USA and Canada belong to the same zone). There is a fixed compensation in case of loss.

Accompanying documents – the CN22 postal customs declaration is generated automatically in your personal account/mobile application/API. You can print it yourself in a suitable format or go to an automated post office to print a thermal sticker.

This type of shipment has a cumulative system of discounts: more shipments – more savings on delivery.

Small packages are tracked in the territories of 194 countries (some countries, such as Canada and Australia, do not provide tracking data after the mailing crosses their border) and in most cases are handed over to the recipient under the signature of the recipient, if necessary, you can get a delivery confirmation.

Weight limit: 2 kg
Limit dimensions: Any side does not exceed 60 cm, and the sum of all dimensions does not exceed 90 cm.

For rolls: the diameter must not exceed 15 cm and the length must not exceed 70 cm.

Package

This type of shipment is intended for goods of greater weight and dimensions. The cost of delivery is calculated according to the tariff formula for 1 pc.  + N × tariff per kg, where N is the number of kg in the parcel.

 Accompanying documents – postal customs declarations CN23 in three copies, the sender must print out on his own.

The main plus is that such a shipment can be insured and, in case of loss, receive a full refund of the cost of the goods. To do this, you need to issue a parcel with a declared value.  However, not all countries accept such parcels, and those for which it is possible have restrictions on the amount of declared value, for example, for the United States, the maximum rating is 3448 SDR *.  You can check the conditions for receiving shipments in the manual.

* SDR (Special Drawing Right) – is a conditional unit of account of the International Monetary Fund, used by member countries of the Universal Postal Union to determine the tariff for postal items (on October 17, 2022, the exchange rate is 1 SDR: UAH 46.65)

Links are tracked in almost all countries for which delivery is valid.

Weight limit: 30 kg (for some countries 20 kg)
Limit dimensions: Any side – does not exceed 105 cm, and the sum of the length and the largest perimeter (length of the circle) in any direction (except for the length) does not exceed 200 cm. (Length + 2 * (height + width) ≤ 200 cm)

EMS

EMS (Express Mail Service) is an expedited international delivery service. EMS shipments are delivered by the fastest available method (usually air delivery) and are processed as a priority both in Ukraine and in the country of destination.  According to the standards of the Universal Postal Union, EMS shipments in the country of destination are handed over to the address of the recipient.

This type of shipment allows not only the most possible dimensions for the postal format, but also has a number of significant advantages, such as accelerated processing, full tracking on the territory of all countries for which the service is valid and mandatory targeted delivery (provided that the shipment has passed customs clearance).

Accompanying documents – postal customs declarations CN23 in five copies, the sender must print out on his own.

Weight limit: 30 kg (for some countries 20 kg)
Limit dimensions: Any side – does not exceed 150 cm, and the sum of the length and the largest perimeter (length of the circle) in any direction (except for the length) does not exceed 300 cm. (Length + 2* (height + width) ≤ 300 cm)

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Author: Ukrposhta 

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