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.


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

How to send an international package

If you or your business need to send parcels abroad, one of the key requirements is a cost-effective international courier. Here are some great tips and advice on international shipping. It is always worth checking out how you can save money and still have a fast, reliable, parcel delivery service.Read More

How to save 50% on postal packaging in just 3 easy steps

postal packaging

Everyone knows that books, console games, clothes and portable electronic devices are top internet buys – but did you know that if you pack and post these correctly you could save over 50% on your parcel postage costs? There are 3 easy steps to do this: 1. Buy direct fromRead More