Shipping internationally can be a "bucket of eels", says Andy Cooperman as he shares information on the difficulties of international shipping.
Don't let your boxes get lost in the confusion of customs, forms, VAT, and other taxes. Shipping across international borders can be expensive with consequences. Plan ahead with all the proper forms (in quadruplicate). Dot your "I"s and cross your "T's" at every step of the way, or your packages my be lost at sea in a bureaucracy of paper work and unexpected expenses.
At the end of the presentation listen to more information from the audience about shipping to Canada and return to the U.S. offering additional international shipping tips and explanations.
The International Shipping Handout offers a glossary of international shipping terms that may confront you before your work crosses borders. Download PDS2012InternationalShippingCooperman
Shipping Planning vs. Sh*t Happening
Shipping Boxes for Art or Craft Should Include Instructions
PACKING YOUR WORK FOR EXHIBITIONS
Conditions Report from the Professional Guidelines
Many of these presentations were offered at the SNAG 2012 Professional Development Seminar about shipping.
Additional presentations about shipping for artists and makers are also available on the Professional Development Seminar page on my web site.