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4 Ways To Improve Customer Service With Your Supply Chain

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

With the impacts of COVID-19 causing disruptions through summer (at least), companies are thinking seriously about how to stabilize their supply chains.

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5 logistics essentials for retail companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The entire world is adapting to the new and shifting realities of the coronavirus pandemic—including retail businesses.

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Logistics 101: Duty

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

This week in our 101 series, we dive into duty.

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Blockchain: technology or business philosophy?

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Apr 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Much has been written about blockchain as an emerging technology in many industries, and shipping specifically.

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Logistics essentials for agriculture companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Feb 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The agriculture industry has a wide range of logistics considerations, including transporting large equipment, and importing/exporting products with varying requirements.

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5 logistics essentials for e-commerce companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

E-commerce is a massive industry accounting for 3.5 trillion USD in sales globally in 2019—and that number is only projected to rise.

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Logistics 101: Brokerage Basics

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Entering the complex business of import and export can be intense and overwhelming. Our Logistics 101 series is a gentle introduction and an easy-to-follow guide through turbulent, ever-changing waters.

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Switching customs brokers: a guide

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Oct 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A solid relationship with your customs broker, and a good fit with them, is essential for an importer. But what if it’s time for a change? This week, we dive deep into why you might consider a switch and how to go about it without disrupting your operations.

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Black Friday approaches. Are you ready?

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Sep 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Black Friday, Cyber Monday (falling on November 29 and December 2 this year) and the ensuing shopping frenzy leading up to Christmas bring significant opportunities – and challenges – to myriad businesses worldwide. Major global shipping companies deliver hundreds of millions of packages in the month between Black Friday and New Year’s Eve.

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Getting Up to Speed with Incoterms

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Sep 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Incoterms (or international commercial terms) designed to assist traders when goods are sold and transported. Published by the International Chamber of Commerce, the terms clearly communicate the costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. The Incoterms rules are used by buyers and sellers worldwide for clear interpretation of the most commonly used terms in international trade.

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