Saving on International Shipping

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Beyond Borders: Are there ways to decrease shipping and customs expenses?

Paul Griggs: Look at three things: The size of the shipment, the distance it's traveling, and how quickly it needs to get there. Decrease any one of these things and the price goes down. With regard to shipment size, think about what you can produce or purchase in the host city rather than bringing it from home. To reduce the distance, investigate shipping from a neighboring city or country rather

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