what is a customs broker

How to Tell If You Need a Customs Broker

Does dealing with customs send a shiver down your spine? Just thinking about the paperwork involved is headache-inducing, so any opportunity to reduce the stress of importing is tempting. But is using a customs broker right for your business? Let’s take a look at what they do, and then you can make your mind up. What Read More

sustainable logistics

Making Your Logistics Practices Sustainable

Sustainability is today’s buzzword, but is sustainable logistics something that can be applied to the logistics industry? The answer is yes, it can. Sustainability is all about being green. The problem is many people associate green with extra costs. But it doesn’t have to mean that. Let’s face it; you’re not going to change your Read More

7 Reasons Why You Should Outsource to Smart Directions

We’re talented, good-looking, intelligent, well-presented, make a mean cup of tea… OK, so they’re probably not the reasons you were hoping to find, so let’s go back a step and look at why outsourcing logistics to a 3PL (third-party logistics provider) is such a good idea. As you can see from the title of this Read More

e-commerce

E-commerce and Brexit – taxes, rules, and regulations

What you’ll learn What the new VAT rules for e-commerce sellers are How to best prepare for the latest customs regulations The health and safety impact What to tell your customers Brexit continues to have an enormous impact on UK businesses, especially for those involved in e-commerce. For e-commerce sellers, it means more bureaucracy and Read More