“We’ve been in business quite a long time,” Mary said, “but it’s only recently that we’ve added an e-commerce component to our website. That’s been a very satisfying experience for us.” Mary’s company sells gourmet food products and special cookware. “We thought that we’d largely be selling online to our customers who have moved away from Boston to warmer climates,” she explained, “but we’re getting orders from all over the country. And then we got an order from Malta.” She laughed. “I didn’t even know where Malta was! Does UPS go to Malta? I’ve never done any international shipping at all and frankly, I’m too busy right now to learn. I knew I had to get help.”
First things first – Malta is a group of small islands, not too far from Sicily, which is not too far from Italy. It’s part of the European Union, and is known today as a tourist destination: it’s got fantastic weather and lots of historic buildings and artifacts. They appreciate good food in Malta, so it’s not surprising that someone there ordered special baking dishes and other gourmet cookware from the United States.
International shipping can be complicated. Each country has its own rules and regulations, and international freight carriers like UPS and Fed Ex also have stringent guidelines that must be adhered to. As a business owner, you know how important a package’s appearance is as well as its integrity: you want to be sure that your customers receive their order on time, in great condition, and looking every bit as wonderful as your customer expected it be when they placed their order.
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