Exporting Centre

Exportation can be a tricky aspect of business growth, and it can often feel like a tangled web of complicated packaging labels and materials, regulations, and shipping uncertainty. And if you are looking to expand into foreign markets, daunting factors of product need and different legalities come to the fore of your mind.

As with any new business venture, packaging plays an integral role in making your exporting endeavor a success. Simply having the initial knowledge of knowing what packaging is best suited to different products can give you edge over your competitors, and this is just as much true in local markets as well as foreign ones.

We’ve taken the time to make exporting logistics much more digestible for you. Here you can learn everything from understanding what type of export packaging you might need if you’ve decided to start an shipping business, breaking down your export taxes, to improving your exporting efficiency. We want to let you know what the benefits of exporting are — and how you can reap the rewards.


Do I send my package as a small parcel or large letter?

  With most couriers, the amount you pay to send your items is determined by size, weight, speed and location. For a start-up business with a conventional shaped item, shipping domestically and seeking to control outbound packaging costs, we have a few short tips that can make the information aboutRead More

How to get the most out of your protective packaging

protective packaging

For any small business, three important types of internal packaging are bubble wrap, packing peanuts and packaging foam. All are designed for protection, but each product has its own specific properties and applications worth knowing about. Packaging foam    Packaging foam is made of air-filled polyethylene cells. Polyethylene, a thermoplastic, isRead More

A guide to trading abroad: UN certified boxes

UN certified boxes can go by many names: hazardous materials, dangerous goods, and hazmat packaging are a few examples. However, they all come under the same umbrella of being designed specifically for potentially hazardous goods transport. Whether the delivery is by air, sea, inland waterway, or road, it’s important forRead More

Making the case: wooden versus cardboard

Before the inventions of the corrugated cardboard box (in about 1890) and plywood (technically, some 5500 years ago, but more realistically, in about 1850), a traditional wooden crate was just about the only option for packing and shipping goods. It was still the first choice a lot more recently thanRead More

A guide to starting a shipping or export business

starting an export business

Going into the export business is a big decision. Perhaps you’ve conquered the UK market and you see it as the next sensible place for you to grow your business. Maybe you’ve had solid enquiries which have led you to decide the potential is there to expand into new territories.Read More