Checklist To Deliver An International Shipment
If you’re thinking about shipping a parcel from Singapore to anywhere worldwide, you may be scared or overwhelmed by the numerous unknowns and requirements you have to comply with, or be aware of.
You’re in luck! We’ve written up a short but comprehensive checklist. Just make sure you have all the checkboxes ticked and your parcel is good to go.
This checklist is a tool that accompanies our ultimate guide to international shipping from Singapore to worldwide destinations. So, if you need any more context, check the guide out! Without further ado, let’s dive right in.
1. ☐ I’ve checked on Customs requirements, my items are allowed for shipping
2. I’ve estimated the duty and taxes required for my shipment:
☐ I know how much the duty and taxes will be
☐ I know whether I want them paid by sender or recipient
3. I’ve packed my items securely and efficiently:
☐ H-tape sealing method used to tape box up
☐ Box is at least double corrugated
☐ Items don’t move much when box is shaken
☐ Box size kept minimised
4. I’ve ensured that my shipment details have been declared accurately:
☐ Value of items
☐ Item description
☐ Weight and size of package
☐ Sender and recipient addresses
Starting to get tired looking at that checklist? Maybe consider JustShip! Here's why:
Task 1: I’ve checked on Customs requirements, my items are allowed for shipping
JustShip’s Solution: DYOR (Do your own research), but our free expert review will help you avoid most of the common customs pitfalls!
Task 2: I’ve estimated the duty and taxes required for my shipment
Instantly know if you will get taxed while filling up our order form. Not expected to get taxed? Kick back and relax, you can ship without worry.
If taxes are expected:
You could have it charged to your recipient i.e. customs will reach out to your recipient with the exact amount to pay when the parcel reaches the destination.
Or, you could opt for JustShip's pre-paid option. We quote you a fixed, upfront cost along with your shipping quote. After that payment, expect no more charges for taxes.
Task 3: I’ve packed my items securely and efficiently
We offer optional packing services for items of all sizes and fragility. Our packing automatically meets all requirements under this checklist.
Task 4: I’ve ensured that my shipment details have been declared accurately
This is the only real work you need to do! Submit your shipment details accurately on our form here.
To give you a helping hand, we verify your information as much as possible before your shipment is sent across borders. This both reduces and caps our shippers’ risks.
Any more questions?
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Otherwise, get started by submitting your order form to get your free next weekday pick-up!