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AuthorClint Reid

Clint Reid is the founder and CEO of Zonos, a St. George-based technology company on a mission to create trust in global trade. During Clint’s previous experience working in international logistics at DHL and UPS, he repeatedly witnessed the pain and frustration on the faces of global business owners losing money due to refused packages and hidden international costs. Clint decided to take a chance and started Zonos with the mindset that many cross-border problems could be solved with technology. Today, Zonos helps thousands of companies to sell cross-border.

Zonos raises $69 million Series A

Zonos raises $69 million Series A I strongly believe businesses should bootstrap for as long as they can. For some companies, that could be forever; for others, that could be early in their journey — for Zonos, it was 12 years. I have never been dogmatic about bootstrapping but do admire companies that are able to bootstrap for a long time. I also admire companies that raise money early and...

Avoiding import tariffs on international returns

Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - In many cases, you can avoid paying duty on previously imported goods even when they’re not made in your country. This may come in handy for ecommerce returns or temporary exports; however, if the good’s value changes or gets improved or modified, you won’t be eligible for the duty exemption on an import. United States international returns The...

International shipping to Canada, brokerage fees with UPS, FedEx, and DHL

Last updated on October 12th, 2021 - UPS, DHL, and FedEx brokerage fees decoded de·code (dēˈkōd): to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Canadian brokerage or entry fees with UPS, FedEx, or DHL can be expensive and confusing. If you are not familiar with UPS, FedEx, and DHL clearance fees into Canada, your Canadian customers will literally pay the price by getting forced to pay...

Zonos, decoding cross border

Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - decode (dēˈkōd) – to take out of code and put into an intelligible form When you are first introduced to Zonos, the circle included in the logo appears to be random. But in fact, it is not. The symbol itself is a cipher and contains an encoded word. The cipher is a literal representation of our mission to decode cross-border. The Zonos mission is to...

DDU vs DDP International Shipping Terms (Delivery Duty Unpaid vs Delivery Duty Paid)

Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - DDU and DDP are both incoterms used loosely with international shipping in the small package industry to describe the party responsible for paying the duties and taxes. Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) are a series of 11 internationally recognized, universal terms that define and clarify the obligations between buyers and sellers. These set of keywords...

FedEx international ancillary fees

Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - When shipping internationally, FedEx as well as other carriers offer standard customs clearance on express air shipments, and do not charge brokerage fees; however, they will still charge different fees by country for other services associated with customs clearance. Examples of FedEx ancillary fees include additional line items, storage, freight clearance...

Free trade exists in ecommerce, just not for the United States

Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - I truly believe the vision of free trade is good for business, good for economies, good for the world, and good for America. Too bad that, at the moment, it’s not fair or free and has never been. Today, agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA or TPP still leave specific countries, states, or provinces on the wrong end of a deal, and it is usually the United States...

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