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February 1, 2008

News & Opinion: Shipping 'Over There'

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I just got an inquiry concerning shipping to another country and they were kind of disappointed to find out how much and how long it will take. Here are just some of my own personal Rules of Thumb to keep in mind when shipping overseas.
* Regular shipping time varies upon countries and customs may hold up boxes for an undertimed length of time, so if you need materials for a specific date, plan well in advance!
* Customs also may charge for the books to get released. If you can, provide your own account information (FEDEX, DHL number) when ordering. Sometimes it helps if the carrier is for the person or company in the country.
* Some countries may have the book there at a distributor or warehouse. If you can and you want to save time and money, the country you are shipping to may have access to the book. Chances are unlikely, but sometimes a popular book can be easy to get in other countries.
* There is no thing called 'Not Enough Information' so, when placing an order for overseas include everything you can about the receiver of the book(s). Email, phone, fax, cell number, even another person for delivery can be helpful. (Mom's maiden name is ok to leave out, but you never know...)

Hope this helps for some of you that order overseas. If you have any questions about pricing, availability of a certain title(s) just give us a call and we'll be glad to assist you!

In the meantime, here are the top selling titles we sent out overseas this past January:

Hostage at the Table - Mexico
Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls - Mexico
Customer Centered Selling - Malaysia
The CEO Within - Sweden
The Dip - Canada

Happy February Everyone!


About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.