If you work in or own a business that deals with importing and exporting goods, you know just how tricky and stressful the job can often be, especially if you import and export goods from outside the country. With high tension between countries, dealing with customs while bringing in or taking out goods can be quite the nightmare. A customs broker can help you if you work in this kind of business. At Cordova Brokerage International, we’re dedicated to helping businesses master the importing and exporting game by serving as a customs broker for them.
Benefit #1: Customs Brokers Work With Government Agencies on Your Behalf
Working with government agencies can be a lengthy, stressful process when you don’t have someone on your behalf talking to them. Customs brokers with government agencies so you don’t have to worry. They will fill out paperwork, meet, discuss, and do what is needed to do with these agencies in order to get things rolling.
Benefit #2: Customs Brokers Calculate Tariffs and Fees
Figuring out how much money is needed to cover tariffs and fees when importing and exporting can be difficult. A customs broker is trained to determine these numbers so you can prepare financially for the expenses you’ll need to cover when importing and exporting goods. You can focus on other aspects of your business while this aspect is taken care of for you.
Benefit #3: Create Better Market Strategies
When it comes to running a business—no matter the kind of business you’re running—creating better market strategies is a must if you want your success to continue for years to come, and that’s just one of the many benefits of working with a customs broker. Customs brokers are trained to better understand the market, specifically the international market, and can help you create strategies based on what they have learned.
Benefit #4: Customs Brokers are Licensed
Lastly, by working with a customs broker, you can bypass many of the licensing issues many businesses in this industry face. A customs broker must be licensed and ca, therefore,e help you with certain activities that require this kind of licensing.
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As a business who supplies products in different regions, it’s important to keep things moving. You know how critical it is to have your items be delivered on time. To help keep your supply chain in a healthy state, cross docking services can provide the peace of mind you need to feel better about your company’s ability to deliver.
The Basic Concept of Cross Docking Services
Cross docking allows companies to get their products from one place to the next using a large truck. The process generally involves one truck delivering the goods to a warehouse, where they are stored or delivered to their final destination. While there are different types of cross docking, the general concept is to get a large number of items to its final destination within a certain amount of time.
Benefits of Cross Docking
Leave the logistics of cross docking up to the service provider. As a company, you can benefit from cross docking in the following ways:
- Items will arrive on time. Getting items delivered on time is key. Cross docking service providers know the correct amount of time needed to ensure correct delivery. You don’t want your items to get there too late or too early.
- You’ll save time. If you’ve been scrambling to get things sorted out and have lost valuable time in the process, you can leave that in the past. When you hire a cross docking company, you’ll save a lot of time from not having to worry or plan out the delivery process.
- If items are temperature-sensitive, they’ll be protected. With cross-docking, you have the option of requesting climate-controlled warehousing space so that items that need to be stored at a certain temperature will be protected.
No more overloading trucks. When it comes to heavy cargo, leave it up to a professional cross docking company to make sure the truck is loaded according to the industry standards.
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Here at Cordova Brokerage International, we’re committed to providing the best cross docking services for our customers in El Paso. If you have additional questions or would like to get started, please connect with us today!
November 20, 2018
As we approach the end of 2018, it’s necessary to consider the aspects of your business that worked and which ones brought you no added benefits. For many business owners across El Paso, 2018 was a year of trial and error. Our city experienced new commercial development as well as some closures. There’s no doubt that some industries are struggling while others are fruitful and multiplying. If your business didn’t meet its annual financial goals, it’s time to consider which areas you can implement new practices in order to increase your profits and cut back on expenses.
Whether you’ve already tapped into the global market or are considering venturing out, there are numerous benefits and disadvantages of international trade. A global logistics strategy can be extremely profitable. However, since every product exported and imported to and from the US must meet custom and tariff regulations, it can be overwhelming to follow this model. For this and other reasons, it’s necessary to use import and export services from an experience brokerage company. Not only will these services ensure you are in compliance with trading regulations, but they will also help strengthen your business and allow you to focus on other important areas.
1. Your Supply Chain Will Be Stronger
If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that global supply chain management can get complicated. Managing import and export logistics on your own can be time-consuming and difficult. There are major negative repercussions on the line, which will affect your overall business. Seeking professional assistance from a freight partner is the way to go. They will examine your current business model and provide you with viable solutions that will strengthen your supply chain and help your business grow.
2. Knowledgeable Customs Brokerage
Teaming up with an import and export team can dramatically minimize the amount of time your goods are held at customs. The provider will make sure your goods meet the requirements in order to leave customs without a hitch. This includes complying with all regulatory associations such as the FDA, USDOT, TSA, and more. A custom brokerage company knows that delays are costly, which is why they make sure your products will be delivered on time and without any additional costs.
3. Always in Compliance With Changing Regulations
With global government trade regulations always changing, as a business owner, it’s hard to keep up. You shouldn’t be spending your time combing through complex requirements. Instead, you should be able to reply and a customs brokerage company who follows regulatory mandates from the TSA and USDOT. By using their import and export services, your goods will always be in global compliance. In return, you avoid costly penalties and shipment delays.
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Let 2019 be the year your business really thrives! All it takes is some strategic planning and you will be on your way to seeing better results and higher numbers. To learn more about the import and export services, contact Cordova Brokerage. Our team has assisted numerous El Paso businesses and we have the experience and certifications necessary to help you.
October 31, 2018
There is a key difference between cross docking services and warehousing and shipping that many business owners fail to understand, which can lead to confusion when it comes to seeking out these services. To help bring awareness to these differences, we’re going to focus on the logistics involved in cross docking and how you may need these services in connection to warehousing and shipping. To begin, warehousing services provide you with a place to store your products until they are ready to be shipped to customers or their final destination. Before those goods get to the warehouse, they are transported to the warehouse thorough cross docking services.
Pre and Post Distribution
Cross docking can be broken down into two processes: pre-distribution and post-distribution. In the phase of pre-distribution, good are first unloaded, sorted, then organized so they are prepared for distribution. Before the materials leave, it’s important that all of the items are identified and instructions have been given so that once they are transferred, the process will go smoothly. In the post-distribution phase, the materials leave the docking facility and are delivered to the customer. Once they arrive at the warehouse, they are placed in the warehouse until the customer is prepared to transfer them into their store or other types of final destinations.
Who Benefits From Cross Docking?
Manufacturing and other companies who need to transfer their goods from a warehouse to another location such as a distributor can benefit from our cross docking services. Cross docking services can serve a variety of product needs — from packaged goods to larger items. Other benefits of cross docking services include saving time and having the confidence that an experienced company will safely transfer your valuables to their destination without risking the possibility of loss. This gives you a competitive edge. One of the riskiest aspects of business is a delay in shipment or a loss in product. All too often companies have to learn from beginner mistakes. Even companies who have been in business for years may experience an issue. Whether you’re a new business or one with years of experience, allow Cordova Brokerage to help you avoid mistakes and costly delays.
Contact Cordova Brokerage International, Inc. For Reliable Cross Docking Services
At Cordova Brokerage, we provide distributor, manufacturing, opportunistic, and transportation cross docking services. We’ll help ensure that your inventory doesn’t experience a delay or loss. If you are in need of cross docking services, please contact us today.
August 16, 2018
For import and export companies, handling the day-to-day needs of transporting goods can be a full time job. International laws for shipping and transporting seem to change daily too. All this can make it very hard to stay on top of deliveries and shipments. Which in turn can affect your company’s bottom line. Hiring a broker to do handle these matters for your business can be the best choice for your company. Cordova Brokerage International Inc. understands local El Paso workings and can help any import and export companies with their unique border experience.
Experienced Brokers for Import and Export Companies
Getting experienced brokers is the easiest way for import and export companies to thrive in the global market. Keeping up with transportation laws can be very hard and time consuming. This is where your broker can step in. They train to accurately classify goods and then determine what the taxes and fees might be. As a result, your company’s costs and profits will be clear and organized each month. When your broker knows what they are doing, it can only benefit you.
Import and export companies who also outsource warehouse services can increase their product outflow. Now you not only have a broker who can oversee your international transport, but they can now help you store and maintain your goods. This will make shipping your goods much easier as they will all go through the same person. Having one person oversee your goods makes delivering these goods easier and often faster too.
Import and export companies who use a broker service will greatly reduce their costs. Instead of having to hire, train and maintain workers to ship and store our goods, you can have another company handle it. This will mean less payroll and more time to gain shipping contracts. It is a win-win as you can increase business and reduce your costs at the same time.
Compete in A Competitive Market
Lastly import and export companies who outsource have an easier time competing in a very competitive market. When it comes to the moving of goods all around the world, there is not a prize for second best. An experienced broker will find any time you can cut, making your shipments faster and more reliable. This is will ultimately give your company the edge it needs to succeed.
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Cordova Brokerage International Inc. is a great choice for import and export companies looking to base themselves in El Paso. We can help you gain the edge you need to take your company to the next level. Call us today for an appointment.
September 11, 2018
As a business owner, you are probably constantly looking for opportunities to save on your budget and increase profit. This is one of the many ways to make your business thrive. This can become a bit more complex if you are conducting import and export processes across the borders. Utilizing warehouses services is just one way to maximize your business. Outsourcing to experts may at first glance look like an expensive choice. But at the end of the day, trusting industry experts with your needs can be less expensive than maintaining a staff. Not only that, you can put difficult, labor-intensive tasks in the hands of experts which will in turn free you up to focus on other vital areas of your business.
Outsourcing Warehouse Services
Utilizing a company to take care of your warehouse needs can be a big benefit for several reasons. First of all, many companies rent a warehouse building and employ a staff, but only use a small portion of the floor space. They end up paying too much for the facility, management, and the staff. Secondly, many export and importers don’t need a facility all year around. There are busy seasons and slow seasons that leave a warehouse empty for several months. Hiring a temporary staff over and over can become difficult. When you utilize a warehouse service you don’t have to pay full rent and wages. Your goods will be managed by a team of experts. On top of that, there will be an optimal security measure in place to safeguard your merchandise or goods.
Outsource Other Services to an Expert Customs Broker
Warehousing services in El Paso may only be the beginning of your business’ needs. You may also require help with customs, a customs warehouse service, cross docking, freight forwarding, and more. Entrusting these services to a qualified customs broker is the way to go. First of all, trusting a training expert is much better than trying to save a dime and do it yourself. You will end up spending immense amounts of time learning to do the things the experts spend their entire day doing and are masters at. You also won’t need to hire several employees to do the work that one expert can accomplish.
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If you are interested in outsourcing warehouse services as well as other services your business may need, be sure to give us a call at Cordova Brokerage, International, Inc.. We offer customized help. Contact us today for more info.
July 16, 2018
Any company that wants to expand their business, needs to consider cross docking services. This type of service is designed to help take your business to the next level. Cordova Brokerage International has years of experience with cross docking. We can help you through the process of adjustment for your company to use this service, and help manage the service for you too. We have worked with El Paso business before, which means we have knowledge of borderland needs.
Cross Docking Saves Time and Money
Using cross docking services is a way to help your business save time and money. What this service does primarily is reduce, or eliminate completely, the need for a warehouse. This means that you will no longer have to pay for storage of your goods. It also means you will not be paying for the labor needed to move and store, find and ship out your product either. Besides that, it will reduce the time it takes for your product to reach your customer’s hands. Faster delivery often results in more business. The benefits of cross docking services can also allow a company to branch out to different types of products. For example, shipping perishable food is easier with this method. Picking a quality company to handle cross docking services is one way to ensure that the product is handled properly.
Let a Broker Handle Your Cross Docking Needs
Having a broker handle your cross docking services is important to the smooth running of your business. A broker’s main job is to secure, maintain and ensure that your product is handled correctly and shipped swiftly. This means that they will be the one handling all the main concerns, complaints and day to day dramas of transporting your goods. Imagine how much more relaxed you will be without having to stress over every package going out? Or trying to figure out when the next shipment of raw materials is coming in? But there is also so much more that they can do for you too. They can help negotiate better deals on shipping, and help you expand shipping routes too. Having a quality broker manage your product will help relieve your stress and expand your business.
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Your business deserves the best, so turn to Cordova Brokerage International Inc. We have helped businesses in El Paso achieve their goals, and can help you too! Contact us today to set up an appointment.
June 15, 2018
When you turn to a brokerage company to take care of your warehouse services you will be sure to benefit from several advantages. Not only will you save time and energy, but you can be sure to get better security as well as other benefits. Outsourcing your warehouse services simply offers a wealth of benefits. You can be sure to get customized help when you turn to Cordova Brokerage International, Inc..
Save Time and Money
Of course, every business owner is eager to save time and money. Finding effective ways to save only adds to the bottom line. When it comes to outsourcing warehouse services, this is a great place to start. First of all, outsourcing means you don’t have to manage your own warehouse. This also means that you don’t have to pay for dedicated warehouse staff. Not only that, there is no need to pay monthly rent. This is especially true for companies that require warehousing, but have small inventory. While you still have to pay to outsource, the cost is simply much more effective.
Excellent Security Services
Outsourcing to a brokerage with warehousing services also guarantees that you will have excellent security services. You can count on your brokerage to have such security measures that can include video recording, on staff security guards and quality inventory services. Aside from having these benefits, you won’t have to pay for them with your own budget.
Excellent Experts On Staff
Turning to a brokerage for warehouse services also means that you will be relying on an expert broker for needs as well as a staff that is well-equipped and knowledgeable. Often times, when you need these services, you probably also need other services that can include assistance with customs, importing and exporting help, cross-docking and more. All of this can be available to you at one convenient location when you choose the right brokerage.
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If you are looking for reliable service for your warehousing needs, contact Cordova Brokerage International, Inc.. We offer a wealth of excellent services. Our staff is always ready to help you with all of your international trade needs. Whether you have a large or small inventory or warehouse services and help, contact us today for more info. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer your questions and get you started with a consultation.
May 18, 2018
Handling the import and export of products for a business comes with great deal of work. A lot of details, paperwork and knowledge go into the process of shipping the goods from point A to B. Hiring an on-staff personnel is one option. However, outsourcing to freight forwarding services is more cost effective. You can work with an expert that is quite familiar with the ins and outs of international trade for a smaller cost. Find out more about freight forward services here.
Freight Forwarding Services
The main job of a freight forwarding specialist, or a broker is to act as a liaison between you the customer and numerous transportation services. This can include various carriers, customs and handlers. This specialist will be tracking your shipment every step of the way. Not only that, they handle and resolve any issues that arise during the process. They will get the shipment to the right end location by the given deadline. They will also ensure that products arrive undamaged. They may providing insurance services in the case of unforeseen circumstances.
Freight Forwarding is a Time Consuming Process
Often times, small business owners will try and take on this task on their own. However, handling freight functions can be time consuming and can take up a great deal of energy and resources. Outsourcing the import and export functions is a better option. This frees business owners up to focus on the function in their business that need their attention the most.
Outsourcing is the Way to Go
When you hire an employee to take care of this job you are entrusting them with a large portion of your business. You have to screen applicants to be sure you find the perfect candidate. You also have to pay employee benefits, taxes and insurances. However, when you outsource you can be sure you are hiring a trained expert that has had years of experience in the industry. There is no need for the extensive screening process. Not only that, they will have a wealth of knowledge to provide well-rounded, sufficient services.
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If you want to free up your time to focus on your business, contact us today at Cordova Brokerage International, Inc.. We offer a wide range of services for our import and export needs. Our experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience at your disposal. Give us a call today to get started.
April 18, 2018
Customs brokers and customs warehousing service providers are dedicated to assisting companies to navigate the complicated waters of international trade. Dealing with the various regulations, laws and of course tariffs and fees can be overwhelming for a business owner. There is the option of hiring an expert to handle all the details of international trade and the import and export process. However, outsourcing to a customs brokerage can be a much more economical choice.
How Can a Customs Brokerage Help?
Customs brokers manage all aspects of importing and exporting goods on the behalf of numerous clients. They will ensure that all documentation is handled correctly and in a timely manner. A broker will also apply the correct classifications of goods. They have expert knowledge to give you accurate determination of taxes, excises and duties. They will handle communications with government agencies on your behalf and keep you updated.
A brokerage will also provide customs warehouse services for your convenience. This can help in cutting costs on duties and tariffs. A customs warehouse is a storage facility with adequate security where you can store and manipulate goods. Goods can even undergo manufacturing operations. All of this can be done without paying duty. When you store your goods until the right time you can avoid a wealth of upfront costs. This can be especially convenient for companies dealing with seasonal item or busy and slow seasons.
Outsourcing is a Better Option
When you rely on a customs brokerage you don’t need a dedicated employee to handle your import and export processes. First of all, you can cut down on employment taxes and benefits costs. Secondly, when you turn to expert brokers you can be sure they have years of experience handling the ins and outs of the industry as well as the ever changing customs laws. With a broker you can pay less and get more.
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If you are interested in out customs services, brokers or customs warehouse services be sure to contact us at Cordova Brokerage International, Inc.. We can provide you with the right care for your unique needs. We know all too well that handling import and export functions can be a big job and overwhelming. Outsourcing your needs to our expert brokers is a great way to save time and money. Contact us today to get started! One of our friendly staff members will be happy to set you up with an appointment.