Logistics for export, represents the entire supply chain channel which includes streamlining of order handling, transportation, inventory management and handling, storage, packaging, and clearing of the export goods. Efficient export logistics management by the entity can give them a competitive advantage through better order handling and reduced product cycles. This section will help you to take a closer look into logistics and warehousing for exports.


1. Packaging Advisor

Tell us about your shipment and we will create a customised list of packaging guidelines. Select any combination of up to 15 pre-defined categories or enter your own information, and then select View Guidelines to continue. See a full list of these items by selecting Common Items That May Be Hazardous.

How To Ship a Parcel | UPS - India

2. Packing Guide for Heavy Parcel Delivery

UPS has special guidelines and procedures to ensure that your heavy packages weighing over 70 lb (31.5 kg) arrive safely at their destination.

Packing Guide for Heavy Parcel Delivery | UPS - India

3. Learn About Dimensional Weight

Determining which weight to use in calculating your rate requires that you determine which rule applies. Dimensional weight reflects package density, which is the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. Dimensional weight may apply to all UPS domestic and international services. Billable weight is the weight used to calculate the rate.

Shipping Dimensions and Weight | UPS - India

4. Calculate Time and Cost

The Calculate Time and Cost application helps you find delivery dates and times for all available UPS package and freight services in over 220 countries and territories. You can also use the Calculate Time and Cost application to determine shipping costs for a range of UPS services in many countries served by UPS.

Parcel Delivery Quote | UPS - India

5. List of Prohibited Items

The is list of articles are prohibited from shipment to all countries served by UPS.

List of Prohibited Items | UPS - India

6. UPS TradeAbility International Tools

UPS TradeAbility® will help you effectively and confidently manage the movement of goods internationally in a timely, efficient, and compliant manner. Start using a TradeAbility service below, view the online demonstration, or learn more about the features and benefits of each service.Gain a competitive advantage by staying up-to-date with international trade regulations and compliance. UPS TradeAbility combines 80+ years of customs experience into one free online tool.

International Trade Regulations | UPS - India

6.1 Know your costs upfront

When you can predict your shipping costs, you can manage your business more effectively. With Landed Cost you can estimate the cost of shipments, including duties, customs fees, and taxes, forecast net profitability, minimize returned orders, and better serve your customers.

6.2 Be sure before you ship

Trade regulation compliance can be complex. Get it wrong and it can cost you valuable time and money. With Denied Party Screener you can tap into UPS® expertise and information to quickly identify restricted individuals and companies before you ship to them.

6.3 International forms at your fingertips

Don’t spend unnecessary staff hours on document preparation for international shipping. UPS will ensure you are up to date with the latest international laws and regulations so you can concentrate on growing your business.

6.4 Quickly access country specific codes

When you’re shipping to different countries it can be difficult to accurately calculate all the different tariffs and costs. Harmonizer makes your life easier by giving you easy access to, and verifying all the country-specific tariff codes from one source.

6.5 Save time and money on export license detection

The UPS Export License Detector identifies the latest U.S. export license requirements based on destination country or commodity information. Thus reducing the time and manpower needed for research and planning, while minimizing the risk of fines and sanctions.

6.6 Reduce the risk of import delays and fines

Non-compliance with import trade regulations can be expensive. UPS helps you maximize compliance with our up-to-date country-specific and product-specific trade regulation procedures and restrictions guide.

6.7 UPS TradeAbility API

Simplify the Complexity of International Trade

Confronting critical paths in real-time resolves compliance issues faster and keeps your business moving. Gain the competitive advantage by anticipating and managing trade regulations compliance and evaluating international partners. Get up-to-date regulations and licensing information, watch lists and forms, and accurate landed cost estimates with UPS TradeAbility Application Programming Interfaces (API).

TradeAbility API on Your Website

The UPS TradeAbility API is a suite of APIs that works to give you the information and services to manage international trade processes – all from a single web interface. It works with your business applications seamlessly once integrated by your developers or programmers in your IT department.

UPS TradeAbility APIs are available in the latest XML technology which adds a new level of customer service and functionality to your enterprise or e-commerce website. The documentation needed to integrate the APIs is free for your programmers or IT department resources to download and comes with e-mail technical support.

TradeAbility APIs

  • Denied Party Screener – Using just one source, find out in moments who is on the U.S. government watch lists, ensuring current and accurate compliance with government regulations.
  • Landed Cost - Estimate the cost of your international shipment, including duties, customs fees and taxes. It enables you to forecast net profitability, minimise returned orders, and better serve your customers.

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