Package forwarding is a relatively new industry that allows businesses to use a company as a middleman between international customers and an e-commerce site. These package forwarding firms expedite shipping, navigate customs-related bureaucracy, and streamline the global shipping process — saving companies money and getting customers their products more quickly.
How well does this approach work? Let’s look at five companies who are thriving, thanks in part to package forwarding.
The Internet has allowed people to purchase products from home instead of picking them out in a showroom. That’s how Blinds.com is making money — by letting customers figure out their own measurements for blinds and choose a style they like from the website, then having their purchases shipped right to their doors. When non-U.S. shoppers place an order, they are automatically redirected to a package forwarding website, where they can arrange to have their products shipped to a U.S. address and then to their location. With this service, Blinds.com can now service customers in hundreds of nations around the world.