Electronics are the most important part of any house. Your house chores are completely dependent on electronics. Be it small kitchen appliances or DSLR Cameras, tablets and phones or big home appliances like TV and fridge, the entire house chore depends on the appliances. Not only for houses, but even the offices are dependent on electronics. An IT system, centralized air conditioners, CCTV cameras and a number of other things without which a company is not able to function. There are times when you plan on shifting or migrating to some other city or country. For this, you cannot leave your most expensive and branded electronics and shift. You need to take them along with you. Small appliances can still be carried but big ones need to shipped separately. Even the small ones need to be carried with proper care and protection. Electronics are not easy to carry. This is because there are multiple problems that can arise. They are so sensitive that they are prone to damage, they can easily heat up, their specs can be misplaced. Anything like that can take place while shipping electronics. More than that, electronics can also be stuck at the customs and can you lead to a number of extra charges and taxes that you will have to pay along with the shipping cost. There are a few things that you can take care of while shipping electronics. This article will guide you about all these problems in a detailed manner.
Almost everyone can ship electronics from one state to another. A lot of companies ship electronics and they know the exact procedure for proper care. Shipping electronics that too properly and safely without any complications is even more difficult to handle. Usually, when we ship this IT equipment, they are stopped at the customs and held there and that’s where all the fee and taxes apply.
It is very important to get proper and special packaging done to your electronics in order to protect them from any sort of damage. Whether you are sending a crate of networking hardware or you are sending a tablet or phone to your family as a gift, your shipment must have snug cushioning. While a product is manufactured, the manufacturers make sure the packaging includes a proper space for all the specs that the box include so never misplace the original box. Stay clear of packing peanuts which can create static electricity and will do a lousy job of preventing items from shifting. Cushion your electronics with bubble wrap inside an appropriately small box. Then put it in a double box, wrap the first box with another layer of bubble wrap and then place it inside a slightly larger box.
There are a few rules and regulations that need to be followed while you ship electronics. For example, the lithium-ion batteries in our phones and computers come with a risk of explosion. The bigger the battery the greater the risk. Due to the change in the air pressure and temperature in planes, it can also cause a build-up of static electricity. If a laptop or some other device with a battery installed, turn on, it can create a great amount of heat surprisingly. The batteries could short-circuit or potentially set ablaze. All devices that are ‘radiation-emitting’ definitely need to have insurance and legally require specific paperwork and licensing.
If a shipment of yours has been stuck in the customs before, make sure you pay attention to this and learn to save money when importing IT equipment while not having this happened again. An easy solution for this is to partner with an importer of record. Negotiation is required legally. There are a number of companies that specialize in importing IT equipment and they will also guarantee you swift and efficient customs clearance. These companies will look after your international import licensing, permits, and they also offer additional tax-savings services like import VAT recovery. They have a chain of clients and partners at every point along the supply from manufacturer to end user. It is important to have an IOR because they understand the ever-changing rules and regulations of any country you wish to do business with. Plus, if you do incur indirect taxes in these foreign destinations, like VAT, GST, JCT, or HST, and this way they can also help you get a refund of the tax charged.
If you are prepared to ship stuff beforehand, shipping them on a small or large scale can be very easy. Just be sure that you use the right documents or seek help from companies that provide packing services especially the ones that specialize in electronics. This would be a great step and you can save a lot of money as your electronics will be shipped without any hassle or damage.
Now that you’ve read the article, your doubts about shipping electronics must be clear and you know the kind of precautions that you need to take. So, worry no more, get started with the packing and ship your most valuable electronics without any hassle.