Glossary

ASN (Advanced Shipping Notice)

Electronic information concerning a single shipment of movable units sent to a WMS from suppliers and sent from a WMS to customers. If you do not have this capability, please download a shipping notification form.

Commercial Invoice

A document used in foreign trade. It is used as a customs declaration provided by the person or corporation that is exporting an item across international borders.

Consignee

The person to whom a shipment is to be delivered.

Customs

An authority or agency in any country responsible for collecting customs duties and for

controlling the flow of goods into and out of a country.

 

Duties

A duty is a tax. The calculation of duties depends on the assessable value of a shipment.

International Priority Airmail (IPA)

This is an untracked service to almost anywhere internationally where your items travel by air directly from China to the destination countries. They never stop at an intermediate country along the way for posting. Upon arrival in the destination country, IPA items are delivered on a priority basis.

 

Pallet

A portable platform for handling, storing, or moving materials and packages. Usually made of wood or plastic.

 

Parcel

A package sent through the mail.

 

PO Box

A numbered box in a post office assigned to a person or organization, where mail for them is kept until collected.

 

Signature Confirmation

You require a signature for your package to be delivered.

 

Tariff

A tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.

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