A retail shipper or shipping clerk needs to know the commodity of each shipment. Commodities vary from household goods, furniture to a refrigerator, microwave ovens, generators, radios, computers, televisions, cell phones & accessories, and other electronics. Contraband of any kind – e.g., liquors, tobacco, firearms & ammunition, and illegal drugs are prohibited by law
Shipping barrels of personal effects from anywhere in the US to the Caribbean can be a labor of love. The commodity of choice is usually household goods. Household goods range from non-perishable food items, clothes, shoes to small home appliances. Lots of shipping companies and freight forwarders offer customers the right logistics infrastructure that makes it possible for them to stay in touch with their country of origin. Americans and legal residents use that same infrastructure to cultivate relationships with friends, business associates, and peers in the Caribbean. When shipping to the Caribbean, most customers choose not to do an ‘Export Declaration’ of their shipment because it means an additional charge to the costs of international shipping. An HS Code is often required to facilitate the inspection of any shipment by Customs Agents.
It is crucial at this juncture to address the 800 pound gorilla in the room – i.e., human trafficking. Human trafficking is a serious and severe violation of a myriad of international laws. Moreover, it is a crime against humanity. Therefore, human traffickers should be prosecuted and will be prosecuted to the full extent of international laws.
To comment on this blog post, use the space below. I am also looking forward to receiving your input on ways to combat human trafficking on a global level.
Fast and reliable international shipping service from Seattle, Washington to Kingston, Jamaica and Montego Bay, Jamaica 🇯🇲; we sail every Thursday of the week. Our drivers and winning team are professional, consistent, and dependable. CentEx Cargo has been assisting valued customers with local pickups within the continental US 🇺🇸 and shipping to Jamaica since 2004.
CentEx Cargo provides door-to-port service. The main office and our agent in Jamaica track the freight of each individual customer. The Export Team provides you with regular updates of the movement of your cargo on WhatsApp once it leaves our warehouse and an ETA informing the consignee when his/her freight is ready to be picked up. Please find our agents info below:
Fast and reliable international shipping service from Atlanta, Georgia to Bridgetown, Barbados. CentEx Cargo sails every Hump Day – i.e., Wednesday – of the week. Our winning and professional team is consistently dependable. We have been providing quality services from the state of Georgia to this port of discharge – i.e., Bridgetown – since 2010.
To inquire about the CentEx Cargo Less than Container Load (LCL) Service, call 770-864-4871
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When you ship barrels of household goods from the US to the Caribbean, you, without a doubt, are telling your loved ones how much you miss them and appreciate them. Shipping your full barrels to the Caribbean is definitely a labor of love.
Though, we recommend that every customer put a security and utility seal on each barrel, our team has also an excellent track record of making sure, every item you put in a barrel, get to its final destination intact.
We have been shipping barrels of household goods to the Caribbean for valued customers in over a decade. CentEx Cargo provides reliable Caribbean shipping service from Baltimore, Maryland, Linden, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia, Miami, Florida, and Seattle, Washington.
Stay in touch with the team that delivers, 770-864-4871
CentEx Cargo provides full container service and business to business service from Manhattan, New York City to the ports and airports in the Caribbean, Central America, and worldwide. Whenever you are shipping a 40ft container from anywhere on the U.S. eastern seaboard, using ‘Live Load’ or ‘Drop & Pick,’ think of CentEx Cargo. We provide fast and reliable service. And ‘Accountability in Shipping’ is our motto.
Business to Business (B2B) Shipping is a multi-billion dollar industry. CentEx Cargo has an excellent track record of shipping quality products directly to businesses in the Caribbean and Central America. The CentEx Cargo team understands the importance of building and maintaining relationships with our overseas partners. Moreover, we compete for their businesses. Our team is competent and loyal to our partners’ brand. We get our products directly from the manufacturers then export them to a port or an airport near your business to save you money.
Business owners and entrepreneurs alike are always eager to talk about their journey to the top, their areas of expertise, and even show a willingness to share their experiences and the working model that has been proven successful to them and to countless others in their network. Whether it’s Ray Kroc who joined McDonald in 1955 as a franchise agent, and eventually bought the fast food chain from the McDonald brothers. Or Fred Deluca, co-founder and president of Subway and William Rosenberg who created Dunkin’ Donuts, their stories are almost identical. The desire to describe to “want-to-be” franchisors how they conceptualize the idea for a franchise is always present. They incessantly provide detailed account of the step by step process of the planning stage, and finally how they got to the implementation phase of their franchise. This blog entry, however, is different and unique. I am taking the initiative to explore and discuss a concept for a franchise that has been discussed by many but has yet to come to fruition. Therefore, my question to readers is as follows: can a good entrepreneur franchise the international shipping business from the Eastern Seaboard of the United States to Haiti? I am looking forward to reading some of your input and feedback.
First and foremost, before starting any business venture, an entrepreneur has to get all his/her ducks in a row. In this particular instance, it means having the right expertise, enough capital, and your immediate family’s support before you start working on having your first retail location, the single store that will hopefully serve as your operating prototype. Don’t put the cart before the horse by rushing into renting an expensive back office -e.g., an executive suite – without having first a strong customer base. There are so many factors to consider. For instance, 1) Is the international shipping business from the U.S. to Haiti franchisable? 2) Can my personal life handle such an arduous process? 3) Is my significant other fully on board? and lastly 4) Can I afford (money wise and in terms of mental commitment) to tackle a project of that magnitude? The litmus test for this project is to spend at least 6 months in your first retail location and be 100% involved in its day-to-day operations. That valuable experience will help you determine whether you are in this for the long haul and whether you have a proven operation and money-making prototype that’s absolutely necessary before you begin to consider having your next retail location. For the purpose of this blog entry, let’s say that the local customers are buying your products and services like hot cakes, and consequently, you make a sizable profit every month while manage to keep your overhead fairly low. Are you with me on this? Better yet, are you now ready to take your stand-alone store to the next level?
The prototype or working model I have in mind for this project, is a one-stop shop that sells moving and shipping supplies and specializes in courier services and Less than Container Load (LCL) International Shipping Service. Here is the hard part: a business idea is deemed franchisable for 3 specific reasons. 1) It’s profitable, 2) It can be replicated, and 3) It has a documented system that’s easy for others to follow. It is crucial at this juncture to understand that franchising is a separate business from running a “mom and pop” store or the back office of a retail shipping business. As a franchise owner, you would need to devote full-time to creating a much bigger and challenging business system. To proceed to the next step, you would need to hire a consultant that would help all interested parties determine that this franchise idea is solid, and then assist the main stakeholders with finding ways of becoming well-capitalized.
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